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The S&P 500 was flat in midday trading at 2,556.78.

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UCI Bolsters Jewish Studies

University of California-Irvine said today it will create a Center for Jewish Studies that will bring together faculty, students, visiting scholars and members of the public interested in exploring Judaism.

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Southwest Could See More JWA Cuts

Southwest Airlines will see a second year of passenger cuts at John Wayne Airport if county supervisors approve the airport's 2018 seat allocation request Tuesday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.1% in midday trading to 2,554.58.

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‘OC Silicon Cities’ Pitch For Amazon HQ2 Project

Willowick Golf Course Key Part of 10Msf Plan

A cluster of Central Orange County cities plan to throw their hats in the ring to get e-commerce giant Amazon’s second headquarters.

The Games We Play

How a Nobel Prize Winner Teaches Economics to Chapman Students

Ninety-year-old Vernon L. Smith likes to watch college kids play games.

Device Maker Vyaire Plans Irvine Move, Hiring Push

Yorba Linda CareFusion Ops Moving to Spectrum

One of the biggest medical device firms in Orange County plans a major expansion and hiring push after signing a deal to move its local operations from Yorba Linda to an office project being built in the Irvine Spectrum.

Accountants Strategize On Tax Overhaul

Customers Seek Advice, Even as Congress Debates

Accelerate deductions, and hold back on the income.

Southland Industries Adds in Garden Grove

REAL ESTATE: Contractor takes Money Mailer’s old headquarters

Southland Industries, one of the country’s largest mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems contractors, is stepping up its presence in its home of Garden Grove.

Women Value GC Work for Quality Focus, Flexibility

Management Prospects Part of In-House Appeal

While there’s no empirical data to chart a rise in female general counsels in Orange County, several local GCs say they’ve seen an increase over the past 15 years or so.


The Business Journal’s Deirdre Newman asked Orange County-based general counsels in industries ranging from manufacturing and technology to finance and legal, how they go about choosing outside attorneys to do legal work.

Morning Angels

Tech Coast Angels are the Blue Angels of angel investing.

Zero-Emission Innovator Moves to Riverside

MANUFACTURING: Firm gets first LA Unified bus order

ADOMANI Inc., the first equity crowdfunded company to list on the Nasdaq, has moved its headquarters from Newport Beach to Corona in Riverside County and landed its first contract to build an electric school bus.

Hyundai Styles Self As Auto Nordstrom

AUTOMOTIVE: Intros app, buyer cooling-off period, more

Worried you may not like your new ride the minute you park it in the garage?

Patient Monitoring Device Maker Plans $5M Series B

HEALTHCARE: Hopes to have five products 2018

ECOM Medical Inc. in San Juan Capistrano plans to raise $5 million series B preferred to grow sales of its Endotracheal Cardiac Output Monitor, or ECOM, a system that provides real-time blood-flow information used in post-surgery critical care monitoring. It includes a monitor and a tube that’s inserted through the trachea.

Sibling Startups a Thing In OC’s Ecosystem

Unique Synergies Provide ‘Competitive Advantage”

Siblings tend to know each other’s nuances and have each other’s back.

Aerospace and Defense Reverse Job Slide in ‘17

M&A, Growing Business Lines Highlight Sector

Two big takeovers and a headquarters move to Orange County shook up the local landscape for the largest aerospace and defense contractors with operations here.

Aerie Buys Envisia Technology to Expand Pipeline

To Speed Advancement In Back-of-Eye Uses

Irvine-based Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. bought the rights to use Envisia Therapeutics Inc.’s PRINT technology for $25 million in cash and Aerie common stock, with additional milestone payment potential.

Reality Star Wreaks Havoc Proving Badness Creds

Nicole Richie Gets Urban Decay Post in the End

Urban Decay Cosmetics LLC in Newport Beach released the first in a series of YouTube videos featuring its latest brand ambassador, Nicole Richie, star of comedic reality shows “Great News,” “The Simple Life” and “Candidly Nicole.”

D-Link Gets Break in FTC Security Claims Case

Judge Dismisses Counts Against FV Subsidiary

A federal judge dismissed three counts against D-Link Systems Inc. in Fountain Valley levied by the Federal Trade Commission alleging security lapses in its consumer router and IP cameras.