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Be Thankful for Socially Responsible Businesses

Saturday after Thanksgiving arrives with all the branded tote bags, coupons and Twitter hashtags common to American shopping spree days, thinly veiled as real holidays.

Freestone to Serve as 2017 President of S.D. Bar Association

Loren Freestone, partner with Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP, will serve as president of the San Diego County Bar Association in 2017.

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Personalization Platform Takes Guesswork Out of E-Commerce

SOFTWARE: Aim Is to Personalize the Experience In a Variety of Ways

There is a reason supermarkets put candy bars and copies of the National Enquirer by the check-out line.

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Foam Ban Carries A Cost for Eateries

LAW: Encinitas Action Attempts to Cut Pollution

Encinitas restaurateurs have about six months to replace the disposable plastic food containers and coffee cups they use to keep food and drinks warm.

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Cos. Find Comfort In 504 Loan Terms

FINANCE: Small Businesses Get Chance to Buy Key Assets

Michelle McLeod and her husband, Michael, found a property they thought would be a good addition to their growing business, which sells rocks and other landscape material.

PR Agency Opens First International Office in Tijuana

San Diego-based public relations agency Nuffer, Smith, Tucker has opened its first international office in Tijuana, Baja California, the firm said in a statement Wednesday.

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ProQuo Is Bridge to Legal Representation for Businesses

LEGAL: Clients Get Platform Where Lawyers Bid On Needed Legal Work

Eddie Signaigo, a local litigation attorney, is launching a technology startup that he hopes will bring legal services into the millennial age.

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Benefunder Gives New Direction a Try

GIVING: It’s a Selling Point For Donor-Advised Funds

When philanthropists give money to research, they don’t always feel like they’re making an impact. Money disappears into a foundation or a fund, and donors are left disconnected from how that money is being used.

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Right Ingredients and Pinch Of Luck Form Food Cluster

ECONOMY: Logistics, Labor and Space Bring Cos. to North County

When Olli Salumeria scored an agreement putting its products in Whole Foods stores across the country, there was no question the salami-maker would need to expand beyond its 15,000-square-foot plant in Virginia. But where?

Council Connections Renames Itself CNECT

San Diego-based Council Connections, a national group purchasing organization founded in 1979, has rebranded as CNECT.

AMN Healthcare Says Q3 Revenues Up 23 Percent Over Last Year

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. reported a 23 percent jump in revenues during the third quarter as compared with a year before, and disclosed plans to repurchase as much as $150 million of its outstanding shares.

Firm Maintains its Lofty Perch Among Employment Law Experts

U.S. News & World Report has named Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton as “Top Tier” in San Diego in three labor and employment categories: Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, and Litigation-Labor & Employment. This is the seventh consecutive year of recognition for the local employment firm. Paul, Plevin is the only law firm in San Diego to have been named “Top Tier” in all three categories every year the list has been published.

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$25 Million Gift is SDSU’s Largest; Endows Business School

EDUCATION: Fowlers’ Matching Donation Boosts Campaign to $750M Goal

Local philanthropist and San Diego Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and his wife Alexis have pledged a $25 million endowment gift to San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration. University officials said the gift is the largest in SDSU’s 119-year history.

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Vacation Rental Focus Shifts From Ban to Enforcement

HOSPITALITY: Council Rejects Proposed Change, Seeks Clarifications

Two years of debate over how to regulate short-term vacation rentals in the city of San Diego recently came to a head, as hundreds of residents packed a City Council meeting to debate competing approaches to the problem of nuisances being created by renters booking stays in private homes through sites including Airbnb.

UC San Diego Extension to Offer Coding Boot Camp

A big name in higher education is getting into a hot, business-oriented space: coding boot camps.