OC BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY NEWS
John Wayne Airport was named the fifth best airport in the country by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, the magazine said.
Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley is looking for a new marketing chief after former Vice President of Marketing Steve Shannon left in mid-November.
October sales of new vehicles at Orange County auto dealers increased 6.5% year-over-year to 12,869, according to the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.
The S&P 500 rose 0.13% to 2,069.63 in midday trading.
The Federal Reserve Board has terminated its enforcement action with Costa Mesa-based Pacific Mercantile Bancorp.
Irvine-based Java Bakery Café plans to open its third location in Lake Forest on Saturday, with a fourth to follow in Mission Viejo in January and a fifth in Corona del Mar later in 2015, the company said.
The S&P 500 rose 0.1% to 2,070.87 in midday trading.
Wet Seal Inc. has hired Houlihan Lokey Capital in Los Angeles and former Tilly's Inc. executive William Langsdorf to “identify and analyze potential strategic and financial alternatives.”
The S&P 500 rose 0.2% to 2,067.34 in midday trading.
FirstElement Fuel Inc. will receive a $13.8 million loan from American Honda Motor Co. Inc. in Torrance to build 12 additional hydrogen fueling stations in the state.
Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros has put $500 million in a fund managed by Bill Gross at Janus Capital Group Inc.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and activist investor Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management LP have slashed their stake in Irvine-based Allergan Inc. after losing a bidding war to Actavis PLC.
Three Orange County Community College Districts have submitted letters of intent to offer bachelor’s degrees in some subjects, according to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
The S&P 500 rose 0.36% to 2.060.19 in midday trading.
Orange County employers added 15,800 jobs in October, helping push down the unemployment rate to 5%.
Newport Beach-based title insurance company Experience 1 Inc. has been acquired by Solutionstar Holdings LLC for $36 million in cash.
Wet Seal Inc. named Thomas Hillebrandt its interim chief financial officer.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said today that it halted trading in Anaheim-based Wholehealth Products Inc. and three other penny stock companies that “claim to be developing products and services in response to the Ebola [virus] outbreak.”
Universal Protection Service in Santa Ana has acquired two guard services companies on undisclosed terms.
The S&P 500 rose 0.13% to 2,051.34 in midday trading.
Santa Ana-based for profit schools operator Corinthian Colleges Inc. said it will sell 56 campuses of its Everest College and WyoTech to Zenith Education Group Inc., an affiliate of Oakdale, Minn.-based student loan guarantor agency ECMC Group.
Henrik Fisker is expected to announce plans for a new muscle car with a body made of carbon fiber during an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show today.
Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. went public on Nasdaq this morning priced at $18 a share and has doubled in price to about $36.
Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s latest World of Warcraft expansion has sold more than 3.3 million copies in its first 24 hours on the market.
The Honda Center in Anaheim will host the West Regional of the NCAA basketball tournament in 2016, the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced.