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Tipping The Pay Scale

VOTE: Poll Results Change Playing Field for Businesses; Attention Turns to November

San Diego city voters on June 7 clearly favored a minimum wage increase that was vehemently opposed by much of the local business community.

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Meal Delivery Firm Munchery Launches Service in San Diego

San Francisco-based Munchery recently began same-day meal preparation and delivery services in the San Diego market, the company announced.

Endurance Sportswire Partners With PR Newswire

Solana Beach-based Endurance Sportswire announced a partnership with commercial news distribution company PR Newswire.

AMN Healthcare Buys Peak Health Solutions

San Diego’s AMN Healthcare Inc., the largest health care staffing company in the nation, has snatched up its fifth health care company in less than two years. The acquisition of Franklin, Tenn.-based Peak Health Solutions, a health information management company, is expected to immediately boost AMN’s revenue.

Local Hotel Revenue Rose 3% in First Four Months of 2016

San Diego County hotels saw total revenue rise 3 percent from the year-ago period for the first four months of 2016, topping $812.3 million, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

ViaSat to Provide Wi-Fi on American Airlines' New Aircraft

Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. said on June 3 that it will provide in-flight Wi-Fi systems on new aircraft going into service for American Airlines.

Tennessee Company Acquires Tri-City Emergency Medical Group Operations

TeamHealth Holdings Inc., a physician services organization based in Knoxville, Tenn., announced the acquisition of the operations of Tri-City Emergency Medical Group in Oceanside. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Firm’s Lean Business Model Has Room for Solid Additions

Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3) recently hired two exceptional local real estate partners — David Swartz, former general counsel of Arden Realty Inc., and Dawn Saunders, previously with Mintz Levin — to the ranks of this three-year-old, growing commercial real estate law firm. You might remember reading here that CGS3 wants to build a new type of law firm as an alternative to the “Big Law” business-as-usual model with its high overhead, high hourly rate and lots of associate billing.

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Cubic’s Transport Arm Ready for Battle in NYC

TECH: City Contract Renewal May Be Big Driver of Growth

Matt Cole has New York on his mind. Cole runs the transportation equipment business at Kearny Mesa-based Cubic Corp., a company that wants to use the world of fare cards and subway gates as a stepping stone toward bigger things.

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Bold, Brash and a Bash: Welcome to Startup Week

Biz: Entrepreneurial Spirit Lets Loose in Unusual Biz Event

Thousands of aspiring, neophyte and seasoned entrepreneurs will head downtown next week for the city’s biggest — and most popular — startup event: San Diego Startup Week.

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Home2 Suites Hotel Planned for Site Near Carlsbad Airport

Carlsbad city planners are recommending approval of a new 142-room Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel, proposed for a site near McClellan-Palomar Airport.

Noble Group to Sell San Diego-Based Noble Americas Energy Solutions

Trading firm Noble Group announced the resignation of its chief executive officer and said it will sell San Diego-based Noble Americas Energy Solutions.

Wage Increase Takes Toll on Business Optimism

San Diego County business owners are less optimistic about prospects ahead because of the planned increases in the minimum wage and their own doubts about future hiring, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce reported May 19.

Ex-Qualcomm Employees Adjust to Life After Layoffs

TECH: Company’s Reputation Is Plus in Search for New Job

Sanj Gunetileke says he never experienced a boring work day during his six-year career at Qualcomm Inc.

UC San Diego Key Partner in New Binational Institute

Advanced materials able to withstand extreme environments are the focus of a new binational institute inaugurated May 24.