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BP plc-Arco will shed about 250 employees in La Palma after it sells its refinery in Carson and its 800 or so Arco service stations to Tesoro Companies Inc.
Shares of Meade Instruments Corp. skyrocketed Monday in its first trading session since the Irvine-based company announced it was set to be acquired for $4.5 million by the North American unit of Jinghua Optics & Electronics Co.
Shares of QLogic Corp. are down Monday in its first trading session following the resignation of Chief Executive Simon Biddiscombe.
Software Maker’s Irvine HQ Poised for Growth Amid Consolidation, Refocus
Sage North America’s next act: addition by subtraction
RGP Wants More Than “Modest Growth”
RGP is putting some kick into its marketing with an advertising campaign that includes its first-ever TV spots to go with print and radio buys.
HEALTHCARE: No shortage of suitors seen; $234M pile of cash
San Clemente company might be the next major deal in OC’s medical device sector
SERVICES: Private equity firm plans growth after $950M buy
Nielsen Expositions will keep its headquarters in Orange County and pursue strategic acquisitions under Toronto-based private equity firm Onex Corp.
REAL ESTATE: Industry sources expect high rise to reach benchmark
2030 Main Street office likely to be OC’s first building to trade hands for more than $100M this year
OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan
REAL ESTATE: Upscale demographics draw renovations
Retail construction in Orange County has been a rarity over the past three years, but the city of Laguna Hills appears ready to make up for lost time.
TECHNOLOGY: Second OC investment for Smith’s VC firm
The venture capital firm launched by former Quest Software Inc. Chief Executive Vinny Smith has invested in its second local company.
REAL ESTATE: Local projects joining those in Silicon Valley
The Irvine-based real estate investor and developer has found a niche of late as something of an office fixer-upper
THE LIST: Combined revenue up for 3rd year; Select Staffing No. 1
Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES list for download (pdf)
Airware, a Newport Beach startup that makes operating system software for commercial drones, raised $10.7 million in its first funding round.
Shares of Newport Beach-based William Lyon Homes traded above their offering price on the day of the company’s initial public offering last Thursday.
Executives at Billabong International Ltd.’s namesake and other brands reportedly left the company as possible sale talks drag on
Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. said last week that its board authorized a $750 million buyback of its stock.
ECONOMY: Subject of special report scheduled for July 8
The Business Journal is looking for Orange County-based companies that are at least 51% women-owned for our upcoming list of women-owned businesses.
PHILANTHROPY Column by Kim Haman
Other news items of interest from the Orange County Business Journal
Investors With Cash Grow Keen on Collaborative Space
SPECIAL REPORT-COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: Not your father’s office
SPECIAL REPORT-COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: Office Space
SPECIAL REPORT-COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: Industrial Space
SPECIAL REPORT-COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: Retail Space
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