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Supreme Court Declines Convention Center Case

LEGAL: Lawsuit By Company Claimed Antitrust Violations

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review an August lower-court ruling favoring the San Diego Convention Center in an antitrust lawsuit brought against center operators.

Marketing Agency AdEase Changes Name to Civilian

Community-centric marketing agency AdEase says it has changed its name to Civilian to better reflect the communications specialist’s character and sense of purpose. The change is effective immediately, announced CEO and founder Stacey Nelson Smith.

Software Company Measurabl Inc. Raises $2.3M in Financing Round

Measurabl Inc., a San Diego-based startup that makes software for companies to track environmental metrics, has raised $2.3 million in funding according to a recent business filing.

Law Firms Bring on Board Some Key Additions to Their Teams

Nadia Ruyle has joined the impressively growing Shustak & Partners law firm as an associate.

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Charter School Operator Buys Poway Property for $2.35 Million

Charter school operator Element Education Inc. of Escondido has purchased a commercial daycare center building in Poway for $2.35 million, according to brokerage company Pacific Coast Commercial, which represented the buyer.

Express Employment to Add Five More Offices in San Diego

Express Employment Professionals, a franchised staffing company based in Oklahoma City, Okla., said it plans to open five more offices in San Diego to expand from its current base of three.

SDG&E’s New East County Substation Is Operational

San Diego Gas & Electric announced that the new East County Substation project has been energized and is now operating as an integral part of SDG&E’s electric transmission system.

Petco Stops Selling Dog and Cat Treats Made in China

Petco Animal Supplies Inc. announced it has removed all China-made dog and cat treats from shelves at more than 1,300 retail stores nationwide, including Unleashed by Petco stores and online at Petco.com, making it the first national pet specialty retailer to complete such a move, according to the company.

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Data Liability Emerges as Growing Concern for Many Firms

Trindl Reeves is principal/chief sales officer for Barney & Barney LLC.

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Area’s Tourism Success Creates Room for More Luxury Hotels

hotels: Dual Brand Development Is Also Gaining Popularity

The San Diego region continues to get its share of large new luxury hotels whose developers intend to make a big splash in the market.

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Broken Yolk Café to Open 10th Local Restaurant in Del Mar

San Diego-based Broken Yolk Café has been signed as the newest tenant at the Beachside Del Mar retail center in Del Mar, according to the property’s owner, Donahue Schriber of Costa Mesa.

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China Reportedly Wrapping Up Qualcomm Investigation; Hefty Fines Expected

The Chinese government is close to settling its antitrust investigation with Qualcomm Inc., according to the Reuters news service, citing a Dec. 26 statement to that effect from China’s National Development and Reform Commission.

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City College Opens $94.6 Million Arts, Business Complex

San Diego City College recently marked the opening of a new two-building, $94.6 million complex housing the college’s arts, humanities and business programs in the downtown area.

Three Educators to Serve on Workforce Task Force

Sunita V. Cooke, superintendent/president of MiraCosta College in Oceanside, has been named to lead a 24-member Community Colleges task force. Members are charged with developing policies to prepare more students for existing high-value jobs and to promote job creation with workforce training that sparks small business development and lures out-of-state business investment.

AMN Healthcare Acquires Nebraska Company

AMN Healthcare Services Inc., the San Diego-based medical staffing firm, said it acquired Avantas, an Omaha, Neb. firm that provides clinical management services, for a price that could reach $25 million.