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JenaValve Nabs $26.5M Financing

Irvine-based startup device maker JenaValve Technology Inc. said today it completed a $26.5 million found of financing.

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Marriott Boutique Hotel for SJC

Rivendell Land Co. said Marriott International will operate Mission Inn San Juan Capistrano, which is set to break ground by early 2016.

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Autobytel Shares Up On Q2

Shares in Autobytel Inc. in Irvine rose in midday trading as the company surpassed Wall Street’s expectations on revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ended June 30.

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Midday Stock Roundup

Major indices slumped in midday trading on disappointing quarterly earnings reports by media companies, a rise in jobless claims, and concerns about lower oil prices.

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LH Software Company Gets $3.5M

Laguna Hills-based Centercode Inc. has received $3.5 million in equity financing, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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UCI Physician Receives $3.1M Grant

UC Irvine Health, the medical enterprise of the University of California-Irvine, said today that Dr. Shaista Malik received a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes for Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

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Disney, Knott’s Owners Post Quarterly Results

The Walt Disney Co. and Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.—owners respectively of Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm—posted strong quarterly numbers in reports released after markets closed Tuesday.

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Del Taco Resets $164M Debt

Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. refinanced $164 million in debt under a new five-year, $250 million credit facility, cutting its borrowing costs by 3 percentage points and its annual interest payments by $5.4 million.

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Clean Energy Misses Q2 Targets

Newport Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. reported revenue and adjusted profits in the second quarter that missed Wall Street expectations.

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Juice, Food Chain Sets SoCal Growth

Scottsdale-based fast food and juice chain Grabbagreen said it signed an area developer agreement with Oceanside-based ConeHead Investments Inc. for 95 locations in Southern California, including 15 to 20 restaurants in Orange County.

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Habit Shares Down on Mixed Q2

Shares in Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. fell about 7.5% in midday trading Thursday to a market cap of $750 million after a mixed quarterly report Wednesday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in midday trading to 2,097.74.

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Disney, Knott’s Owners Post Quarterly Results

The Walt Disney Co. and Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.—owners respectively of Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm—posted strong quarterly numbers in reports released after markets closed Tuesday.

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Masimo Q2 Beats Projections

Irvine-based patient monitor maker Masimo Corp. today topped Wall Street forecasts with its second-quarter financial results.

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Boot Barn Misses on Earnings

Boot Barn Holdings Inc. on Tuesday after markets closed reported an increase in revenue but fell below Wall Street’s expectation on earnings for the June quarter.

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First Foundation to Raise $100M

Irvine-based First Foundation Inc. has kicked off an initial public offering of its common stock for $100 million.

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Cox Named to Pasadena Eye Device Maker’s Board

Chris Cox, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is a new board member at Pasadena-based Calhoun Vision Inc.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.1% in midday trading to 2,096.21.

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3 OC Automakers’ Sales Up in July

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

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3 OC Automakers’ Sales Up in July

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

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Ensign Buys in Wisconsin

Mission Viejo-based Ensign Group Inc. said today that it bought 15 assisted living facilities in the suburbs of Milwaukee and other areas in Wisconsin.

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Bicycle Maker Plans Move to OC

Delaware-based bicycle designer and manufacturer Blue Bicycles said it will move to Orange County by the end of the year and that its current chief executive, Steven Harad, has resigned and will remain with the company for 90 days to assist in the transition.

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Toshiba Exec Adds Role

Scott Maccabe, the president and chief executive of Irvine-based Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc., has taken on the same dual role for Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Inc., which makes installed retail point of sale systems.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.7% in midday trading to 2,089.59.

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Confie Buys 3

Huntington Beach-based insurance brokerage Confie has acquired three brokerages on undisclosed terms.