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Producer Waited 10+ Years To Get Money for Follow-Up
It’s taken Brian Fargo more than a decade to get the band back together for a follow-up release to the smash hit “Wasteland.”
Acquisition Final, Local Operations to Stay Intact
Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. made plenty of headlines in its roughly four years as an Orange County-based public company.
Alleges They Reported Fake Earnings for Device
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Newport Beach-based equipment maker AirTouch Communications Inc. and its former chief executive and chief financial officer with misstating revenue and defrauding an investor.
Shares of Quiksilver Inc. dropped about 11% to $2.51 and market value of about $428.5 million in after-hours trading Thursday after the retailer posted a big loss and a steep drop in revenue for the quarter ended July 31.
Irvine-based medical device company AcuFocus Inc. has received $21 million in new venture funding.
Anaheim-based bathtub manufacturer Aquatic has been acquired by the Sterling Group, a private equity firm in Houston.
Trading in shares of Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. was halted for several hours after the market opened today.
Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. Chief Executive John Goodman left the company August 26 and was replaced by former Chief Executive Edmond Thomas, according to regulatory filings.
Irvine-based Kia Motors America plans to add 17 “fast-charging” electric vehicle charging stations to its 198 in California to support the Kia Soul EV that goes on sale later this year.
MARKETING: Manufacturing, R&D upgrades in Buena Park
Amway Corp. is expanding the Buena Park operations of its Nutrilite supplements brand with a $42 million investment for new manufacturing and research facilities.
Australia-based Billabong International Ltd. said it plans to sell its surf apparel retailer Swell.com in Irvine to a consortium of investors in a spinoff that also includes a 51% sale of SurfStitch, its other e-commerce business.
Aliso Viejo-based WaveTec Vision Systems Inc. will be bought by Alcon Inc., according to a statement.
Analysts Like Its Recent Showing, Suit Settlement
Irvine-based heart valve maker Edwards Lifesciences Corp. received kudos on Wall Street as it continues its yearlong market surge.
Brains, Female Enter Mix Of Popular Marketing Stars
Ever wonder who designed Kia Motors America Inc.’s first electric vehicle?
Shares of Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. were down 4.3% in after-hours trading Thursday after the retailer said it anticipates a third-quarter loss between 4 cents and 9 cents a share, and revenue between $203 million and $208 million.