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Clean Energy Shares Jump on Q4

Shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. surged in afterhours trading after the Newport Beach-based company reported sales and adjusted earnings in the fourth quarter that easily beat Wall Street expectations.

By Chris Casacchia March 7, 2017 1:45 p.m. share »
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January Unemployment Up

OC’s unadjusted unemployment rate rose to 3.9% in January from revised 3.5% in December and below the 4.1% reported in the same period last year, the state Employment Development Department said.

By Peter J. Brennan March 3, 2017 10:49 a.m. share »
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Boston Buyer for Wet Seal IP

Gordon Brothers Brands LLC in Boston, a 114-year-old restructuring and investment firm, bought the Wet Seal name and other intellectual property for $3 million during a March 2 auction, according to documents filed today in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

By Mediha DiMartino March 3, 2017 8:32 a.m. share »
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OrthAlign Appoints CEO

Aliso Viejo-based OrthAlign Inc. appointed Eric Timko as chief executive and the chairman of the board.

By Sherry Hsieh March 1, 2017 3:51 p.m. share »
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February Mixed for OC Automakers

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

By Mediha DiMartino March 1, 2017 3:25 p.m. share »
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True Drinks Raises $3.6M

True Drinks Holdings Inc. in Irvine raised $3.6 million in equity backing, the company and regulatory filings said.

By Paul Hughes March 1, 2017 2:48 p.m. share »
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Clean Energy Sells Unit to BP

Shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. surged today after the Newport Beach-based company said it would sell its renewable gas business for $155 million to BP Plc.

By Chris Casacchia March 1, 2017 10 a.m. share »
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Canada Company Wants Wet Seal IP

The YM Inc. Group of Cos. in Toronto posted a $1.5 million stalking-horse bid for Wet Seal LLC’s intellectual property, according to documents filed today in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

By Mediha DiMartino February 28, 2017 5:56 p.m. share »
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New Chief Creative for Mazda Ad Shop

Mazda North American Operations’ advertising agency of record hired Erich Funke as chief creative officer, effective March 6.

By Mediha DiMartino February 27, 2017 3:51 p.m. share »
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Alteryx Files for IPO

Irvine-based analytics software maker Alteryx Inc. aims to raise $75 million in an initial public offering, according to a filing late Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Chris Casacchia February 27, 2017 10:18 a.m. share »
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AMO Now J&J Vision

Johnson & Johnson completed its $4.3 billion acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics Inc., a Santa Ana-based former subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories.

By Sherry Hsieh February 27, 2017 9:59 a.m. share »
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Kaiser Tops Expectations

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. beat Wall Street expectations on revenue and earnings for the fourth quarter and full year.

By Mediha DiMartino February 21, 2017 3:35 p.m. share »
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Avenu Medical Raises $13M

Avenu Medical Inc. in San Juan Capistrano has raised about $13.1 million through private placement, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Sherry Hsieh February 20, 2017 10:26 a.m. share »
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Vans’ Revenue Tops for VF Corp.

Annual revenue at Vans Inc. climbed 6% to $2.3 billion in 2016, making it the largest and fastest growing brand for parent VF Corp.

February 20, 2017 9:52 a.m. share »
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New GM for Element Skateboards

Element Skateboards Inc. in Irvine named David Brooks its new global general manager, the brand’s top executive position.

By Mediha DiMartino February 16, 2017 5:13 p.m. share »