Orange County Business Journal

OC BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY NEWS

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Apex Parks Buys in Indiana

Aliso Viejo-based Apex Parks Group bought Indiana Beach Amusement Resort in Monticello, Ind., on undisclosed terms.

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ClearLight Invests in Legal Marketing Firm

Newport Beach-based private equity firm ClearLight Partners LLC has made a “major” investment in Walker Advertising, a legal marketing firm primarily serving the Latino-American community.

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Allergan in $300M Deal for Aliso Viejo Eye Device Maker

Allergan PLC, which has its eye drug hub in Irvine, said today that it is buying Aliso Viejo-based AqueSys Inc. for $300 million up front, with the potential for milestone payments.

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UCI Set for Top 10 Public List

University of California-Irvine is in the top tier of public universities in the U.S., according to a ranking scheduled to be released next week.

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CareTrust Buys Florida Facility

San Clemente-based CareTrust REIT Inc. said today that it spent $5.4 million to buy a secured memory care and assisted living facility in Pensacola, Fla.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in midday trading to 1,953.56.

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Ex-Johnny Rockets Chief Lands at Coffee Chain

John Fuller, who in February left Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets Group Inc. “to pursue other interests,” was named president and chief executive of the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Los Angeles.

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Chapman’s Campbell to Step Down as Dean of Law School

Tom Campbell will step down as dean of Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law and return to teaching, the university said.

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Quiksilver Reportedly Talks With Possible Buyers

Quiksilver Inc. in Huntington Beach is holding discussions with potential buyers in an effort to avoid bankruptcy and keep its stores, Bloomberg Business reported today, citing sources close to the matter.

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Advantage Sales Acquires Firm

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC in Irvine acquired Springfield, Mo.-based advertising and marketing firm Marlin Network Inc. on undisclosed terms.

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Midday Stock Roundup

Stabilizing views on China and tech stocks led major indices higher in midday trading.

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Sales Up for 3 OC Auto Brands

Three of the four Orange County-based automakers beat the national sales pace for new vehicles in August, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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Midday Stock Roundup

Major indices were down in midday trading on renewed fears related to China’s economy.

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Hueston to Represent Navajo Nation in Spill Claims

Orange County attorney John Hueston has been tapped to represent the Navajo Nation in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.6% to 1,976.88.

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Anna’s Linens Postpones Part of Auction

Anna’s Linens Inc. in Costa Mesa has postponed the auction of its intellectual property, according to documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Santa Ana.

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Anna’s Linens Postpones Part of Auction

Anna’s Linens Inc. in Costa Mesa has postponed the auction of its intellectual property, according to documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Santa Ana.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.3% in midday trading to 1,981.28.

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Midday Stock Roundup

Major indices were higher in midday trading after the U.S. GDP growth rate for the second quarter was revised upward to 3.7% from 2.3% and strong labor market numbers.

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Job Cuts at WD

Western Digital Corp. has cut 81 positions at its Irvine headquarters, slightly more than 4% of its local employment base, the company confirmed to the Business Journal.

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Tilly’s Mixed Quarter

Shares in Tilly’s Inc. fell in after-hours trading Wednesday after missing Wall Street expectations but rose again by midday Thursday on higher net sales.

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Corinthian BK Approved

Corinthian Colleges Inc.’s bankruptcy plan was approved by a bankruptcy judge, the Wall Street Journal said.

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MemorialCare and Aetna Collaborating on Network

Fountain Valley-based MemorialCare Health System said today it is collaborating with West Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna Inc. on a new accountable care network.

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Concordia Student Count Up 132% in 10 Years

Concordia University-Irvine said a trade publication for higher education listed the school as one of the fastest-growing private nonprofit universities nationally as a result of a 132% increase in students over 10 years—from about 2,300 students in 2003 to about 4,050 in 2013.

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Midday Stock Roundup

Major indices were up strongly in midday trading.