OC BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY NEWS
The S&P 500 fell 0.27% to 1,949.85 in midday trading Friday.
Orange County lost 13,900 jobs in July, breaking a five-month streak of job gains.
Martian Watches, an Irvine-based maker of “smart” watches, has partnered with Guess? Inc. in Los Angeles to develop “interactive, voice-command wrist accessories.”
Irvine-based networking chipmaker ClariPhy Communications Inc. has raised $19.7 million in venture funding, according to San Francisco-based market tracker CrunchBase.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and activist investor Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management LP to determine if there has been a breach of insider trading laws in their hostile bid for Irvine-based Allergan Inc., according to reports.
Incipio Technologies Inc. said it has signed a licensing agreement with fashion designer Kate Spade & Co. in New York.
The S&P 500 rose 0.31% to 1,952.69 in midday trading Thursday.
Irvine-based ice cream shop Creamistry plans to franchise and expand its present single site at the Crossroads shopping center on Barranca Parkway.
Visit Laguna Beach has a new website.
Saddleback Medical Center Conversion Studied
Fountain Valley-based MemorialCare Health System said today that it would do a feasibility study with an eye toward converting the San Clemente campus of its Saddleback Memorial Medical Center to an ambulatory healthcare campus.
The S&P 500 rose 0.67% to 1,946.74 in midday trading Wednesday.
Irvine-based food manufacturer and distributor Golden State Foods Corp. has acquired a vegetable supplier in New Zealand.
Anaheim and Newport Beach were among the most-sought U.S. cities for events in the past year, according to a list released by a McLean, Va.-based online database of meetings venues.
The parent company of Irvine-based fast casual hamburger chain Habit Burger Grill is eyeing an initial public offering, according to reports.
The S&P 500 fell 0.24% to 1,932.22 in midday trading Tuesday.
Two Orange County-based investment firms have partnered to acquire a majority stake in Mob Scene LLC, an entertainment marketing and production company in Beverly Hills.
Wet Seal Inc. said it will celebrate the opening of 31 Wet Seal Plus stores across the country on Aug. 16, including one Orange County location at The Shops at Mission Viejo.
Cypress-based Real Mex Restaurants Inc. said on Monday it named Laurie Lawhorne its new chief financial officer.
The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau said it would integrate sales efforts with two other cities to target meeting professionals for multi-year bookings.
Irvine-based Urban Seoul will open this month at the Irvine Spectrum.
The S&P 500 rose 0.53% to 1,941.82 in midday trading Monday.
Four Orange County-based restaurant companies will compete in a fundraising food event at the upcoming Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Shares of Irvine-based Masimo Corp. fell sharply today, one day after its second-quarter results missed analysts’ forecasts.
The S&P 500 rose 0.4% to 1,916.80 in midday trading Friday.
Hyundai Motor America said it will pay a $17.4 million civil penalty and comply with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s oversight requirements for failing to report in a timely manner a braking system defect that affected Hyundai Genesis vehicle model years 2009 to 2012.