Stories for April 2004
Monday, April 26
Endologix Inc. says it's OK to be small and specialized. At least for now. The Irvine-based company makes minimally invasive medical devices to treat blood vessel disorders called abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Businesses expecting savings from the workers' compensation reform package Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law last week will have to wait until next year.
Workplace safety inspectors are continuing to turn up serious violations of the state's landmark needle safety law at California medical offices
Here are comments by two of the most pro-business and fiscally conservative state legislators about the new reform:
Opposing groups are drawing up their campaign plans for a likely November ballot initiative aimed at reforming the 17200 section of California's Business and Professions Code.
Investors were thrown for a bit of a curve in January, when the drug maker gave earnings guidance for the first quarter that fell short of Wall Street expectations.
The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top Public Companies, 51 through 100
Monday, April 19
The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Brokers
VIEWPOINT by Judy B. Rosener, professor in the Graduate School of Management at UC Irvine and a noted author and speaker.
Health Care Property Investors Inc., a real estate investment trust specializing in healthcare facilities, has moved its headquarters up the San Diego (I-405) Freeway from Newport Beach to Long Beach.
The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top 25 Commercial Property Managers
The Sacramento Showdown is fast approaching. That's the annual exercise in June when the governor and legislative leaders in the Senate and Assembly get together to hammer out a state budget.
When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was readying to open its Huntington Beach store in 2002, it turned to the Orange County One-Stop Center. Dealing With Layoffs: Yellow Book's Case
Monday, April 12
It looks like the upcoming May revision to the budget will be worse than expected and could add another $2 billion to $3 billion worth of red ink in the upcoming fiscal year.
The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top 50 Public Companies
Orange County and other Southern California public agencies that buy healthcare for their workers through the California Public Employees Retirement System soon could get a bit of pricing relief.
Monday, April 5
Optimism among executives for the second quarter has been tempered from the start of the first quarter, though the outlook still is better than at any time last year.
Untried Owner Aims to Beef Up Former Prandium Business
Casanova Pendrill Inc. is moving to bigger space after winning some high-profile accounts.