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JWA Opens Bob Hope USO

John Wayne Airport said it would officially open a site of the Bob Hope USO on Monday in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal B arrivals area.

By Paul Hughes November 7, 2014 12:36 p.m.   Share
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Community Colleges Seek to Offer Bachelor’s Degrees

Three Orange County Community College Districts have submitted letters of intent to offer bachelor’s degrees in some subjects, according to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

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OC Adds 15,800 Jobs, Unemployment Falls to 5%

Orange County employers added 15,800 jobs in October, helping push down the unemployment rate to 5%.

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NB Title Company Acquired for $36M

Newport Beach-based title insurance company Experience 1 Inc. has been acquired by Solutionstar Holdings LLC for $36 million in cash.

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SEC Suspends Trading of Penny Stock

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said today that it halted trading in Anaheim-based Wholehealth Products Inc. and three other penny stock companies that “claim to be developing products and services in response to the Ebola [virus] outbreak.”

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Universal Protection Buys Guard Services Firms

Universal Protection Service in Santa Ana has acquired two guard services companies on undisclosed terms.

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Corinthian to Sell 56 Campuses to NonProfit

Santa Ana-based for profit schools operator Corinthian Colleges Inc. said it will sell 56 campuses of its Everest College and WyoTech to Zenith Education Group Inc., an affiliate of Oakdale, Minn.-based student loan guarantor agency ECMC Group.

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Habit Goes Public

Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. went public on Nasdaq this morning priced at $18 a share and has doubled in price to about $36.

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UCI Nabs Stem Ed Grant

The University of California-Irvine will work with three community colleges to recruit and retain women and minority students to study science, technology, engineering and math at the schools, an effort supported in part by a $1.8 million grant.

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Corinthian Gets Second Nasdaq Notice

Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges received a second notice from the Nasdaq for failure to file timely reports, the company said today.

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Segerstrom Center Plans Dance School

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa plans to open a dance school in September 2015 with American Ballet Theatre, the center said.

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Habit IPO Set

Habit Restaurants Inc. has priced its initial public offering of 5 million shares tomorrow at $18 a share, the company said.

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Nekter Juice Bar Adds Food, App

Santa Ana-based Nekter Juice Bar Inc. is set to add food items to its menu and a smart phone app to order and buy them, the company said.

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OC Visitor Counts, Spending Up

More people came to Orange County in September, and they spent more money, the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau said.

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Garden Grove IT Company Acquired

Garden Grove-based Bar Code Specialties Inc. will be acquired by Quest Solution Inc., a Nevada IT integrator.

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El Pollo Loco Lock-Up Date Waived

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. said insiders will be able to sell 6 million shares as early as Wednesday, November 19, after a “lock-up” date was waived by the lead managers of its initial public offering in July.