Orange County Business Journal

OC BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY NEWS

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.5% in midday trading to 2,268.87.

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$1.2M to Symphony to Engage Chinese Community

The Los Angeles-based James Irvine Foundation awarded another $1.2 million grant to the Orange County-based Pacific Symphony to support efforts to strengthen its commitment to Orange County’s Chinese-American communities through arts engagement.

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UCI Taps Administrative Vice Chancellor

University of California-Irvine named Ronald Cortez vice chancellor for administrative and business services, effective Feb. 13.

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Confie Grows in Southwest

Confie Seguros bought Auto Insurance America Corp. on undisclosed terms.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.4% in midday trading to 2,247.95.

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Hyundai, Google Voice Controls Debut

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley plans to unveil a new feature tomorrow that allows vehicle owners to control various functions through Google Assistant voice commands.

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Manufacturer Buys Sharper Image

ThreeSixty Group Inc. in Irvine acquired The Sharper Image brand from Iconix Brand Group Inc. in New York for $100 million in cash.

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Manufacturer Buys Sharper Image

ThreeSixty Group Inc. in Irvine acquired The Sharper Image brand from Iconix Brand Group Inc. in New York for $100 million in cash.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.3% in midday trading to 2,242.09.

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PE Firm Buys in Virginia

Private equity firm Lotus Innovations LLC in Irvine acquired Edge Technologies Inc. in Reston, Va., on undisclosed terms.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.1% in midday trading to 2,246.65.

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Ensign Buys Assisted Living Land

Ensign Group Inc. in Mission Viejo bought the parcels under 15 assisted living facilities it runs in Wisconsin and plans to buy more land under the healthcare properties it operates in more than a dozen states.

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Accountancy Promotes Partners

BDO USA LLP in Irvine named Joe Johnson its West Region managing partner and Kristen McCarthy to succeed Johnson in his former role of Orange County assurance managing partner.

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Visit Anaheim Starts Show

Visit Anaheim plans to hold its first Sports Express show at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Jan. 11 to 13. The event will draw 15 to 20 sports event organizers and meeting planners, plus attendees from local hotels and cities.

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JWA September Traffic Up

John Wayne Airport moved about 867,000 passengers in September, up 5% over September 2015, when about 824,000 passed through its gates.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.3% in midday trading to 2,270.39.

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Electronics Maker Buys in Canada

Infinite Electronics Inc. in Irvine acquired KP Performance Antennas in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on undisclosed terms.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was flat in midday trading at 2,260.20.

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Kawaski, Citi to Offer Credit

Foothill Ranch-based Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. has arranged for Citi Retail Services to offer consumer financing via Kawasaki-branded credit cards at motorcycle manufacturer’s 1,100 authorized dealers.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.3% in midday trading to 2,259.20.

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Hyundai CEO Out

Hyundai Motor America Inc. has parted ways with Chief Executive Dave Zuchowski, who led the Fountain Valley-based automaker for the past three years.

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CalAmp CFO to Retire

Rick Vitelle, chief financial officer, corporate secretary and executive vice president at CalAmp Corp., is retiring from the Irvine-based company.

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Ubiquity Ordered to Pay $7.7M

A federal judge in Illinois levied a $7.7 million award against Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc. in favor of Gerald North, principal of the former Chicago-based Gerald D.W. North & Associates.

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Trump Taps UCI Professor

University of California-Irvine economics professor Peter Navarro has been selected by president-elect Donald Trump to oversee a newly created White House National Trade Council.

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Masimo Gets Sensor OK

Masimo Corp. in Irvine received FDA clearance for the sale of its TFA-1 Single-Patient-Use Adhesive Forehead Sensor.