Orange County Business Journal

OC BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY NEWS

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Fastest-Growing Private Companies Wanted for Business Journal’s Annual List

ECONOMY: Centerpiece of Sept. 19 Special Report

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Alliant Buys in Chicago

Newport Beach-based Alliant Insurance Services acquired on undisclosed terms Mesirow Insurance Services, the insurance division of Mesirow Financial in Chicago.

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More OC Jobs Beyond Downtown

Two reports by University of California-Irvine researchers show most job growth in two decades in Southern California has come outside of traditional downtown areas and central business districts.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.8% in midday trading to 2,153.94,

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Puri Interim Provost at CSUF

Anil Puri, dean of Cal State University-Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, has been named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 25.

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CC District Seeks Chancellor

Debra Fitzsimons has been appointed acting chancellor for the South Orange County Community College District.

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Choreographer Joins UCI Arts School

International artistic director and choreographer Lar Lubovitch has joined the dance department at the University of California-Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts as a Distinguished Professor.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.5% in midday trading to 2,141.04.

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Media Shipper to Top $1B in Revenue

Alliance Entertainment Corp. said it bought the retail music distribution business of Anderson Merchandisers in a deal that would push Alliance revenue above the $1 billion mark. A purchase price wasn’t disclosed.

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Midday Stock Roundup

Indexes were up strongly in midday trading on a better-than-expected jobs report.

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Pet Gear Maker Sold

Costa Mesa-based Precision Pet Products has been sold on undisclosed terms to Petmate in Arlington, Texas.

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JWA in Travel Mag Top 10

John Wayne Airport nabbed a top-10 ranking of domestic airports as chosen by readers of Travel & Leisure magazine—the only California airport on the list.

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Confie Buys In NY

Huntington Beach-based insurance provider Confie acquired on undisclosed terms two insurance brokerages in New York: Lloyd D. Sprague & Son, Inc. and J.N. Mason Agency, Inc.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.2% in midday trading to 2,095.39.

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WD Ups Targets, Promotes New CFO

Western Digital Corp. today raised its guidance for the current quarter and initiated an executive change.

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Marian Bergeson Dies

Marian Bergeson has died at age 90.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.3% in midday trading to 2,094.66.

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Providence St. Joseph in $100M Mental Health Effort

The newly formed Providence St. Joseph Health said today it is launching a $100 million effort toward improving mental healthcare in communities it serves.

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Edwards Names New Director

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. today named Leslie Heisz to its board of directors.

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Hoag to Perform Cancer Trials

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s Hoag Family Cancer Institute has launched a first-phase clinical trial program.

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Bravo Buys Skateboard Co.

Bravo Sports Corp. in Santa Fe Springs bought Sector 9 in La Jolla on undisclosed terms.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.9% in midday trading to 2,083.64.

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NextVR Raises $20M

Laguna Beach-based virtual reality content maker NextVR Inc. has raised $20 million from CITIC Guoan Information Industry, a state-owned investment firm in China.

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Most OC Auto Brands Below U.S. Pace

One of four Orange County-based automakers exceeded the national sales pace for new vehicle sales in June, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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New OC News Website To Launch

Los Angeles Times Community News, based in Fountain Valley, announced today that it will launch a website and email newsletter devoted to Orange County starting July 6.