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EON Puts $20 Million Into VR Center in Mexico

TECHNOLOGY: Education push includes augmented realityIrvine-based software maker EON Reality Inc. hopes to keep its growth up by bringing virtual and augmented reality content to the masses through an aggressive international plan centered on education and awareness.

By Chris Casacchia June 13, 2016 midnight   $$ Share
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Unemployment Up as Labor Force Grows

Orange County’s unemployment rate was up to 4.4% in June from a revised 3.6% in May, much of the increase caused by 0.8% growth in the local labor force to 1.61 million.

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LA Fiduciary Adviser Invests in OC

Costa Mesa-based investment adviser New Market Wealth Management has a new equity owner in Cliffwater LLC, an investment adviser in Los Angeles.

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Ingram Sale Hits Bump

Ingram Micro Inc.’s pending $6 billion sale to Chinese conglomerate Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co. Ltd. has run into its first hurdle that could ultimately derail the deal.

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Pharmacy School Steps Toward Accreditation

Fullerton-based Marshall B. Ketchum University’s College of Pharmacy received precandidate status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, authorizing the college’s first doctoral students to start in the fall.

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Chicago Architecture Firm to OC

Oculus Architecture LTD has moved its headquarters to Costa Mesa from the Chicago suburb of Hickory Hills.

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NB & Co. Hotel Bookings Up

Newport Beach & Co. said it handled 18% of hotel room bookings in the city for its fiscal year 2016 that ended June 30, up from 15% of the city’s total in 2015.

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Innovation Institute Adds Exec Search

Innovation Institute LLC in La Palma has acquired Summit Talent Group, a healthcare industry executive compensation and search firm in Columbia, Md.

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Anaheim Tax Break to Luxe Hotels

Walt Disney Co. in Burbank and affiliates of Hong Kong-based Wincome Group will divvy up $560 million in tax money to be reimbursed over 20 years for building three luxury hotels in Anaheim.

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El Pollo Loco Debuts Design in Dallas

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. will debut new design elements for its restaurants when it enters the Dallas-Fort Worth market in August with two franchised locations.

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Rams to Summer at UCI

The Los Angeles Rams will hold the team’s annual summer training camp at University of California-Irvine for the next three years.

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Alliant Buys in Chicago

Newport Beach-based Alliant Insurance Services acquired on undisclosed terms Mesirow Insurance Services, the insurance division of Mesirow Financial in Chicago.

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More OC Jobs Beyond Downtown

Two reports by University of California-Irvine researchers show most job growth in two decades in Southern California has come outside of traditional downtown areas and central business districts.

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Puri Interim Provost at CSUF

Anil Puri, dean of Cal State University-Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, has been named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 25.

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CC District Seeks Chancellor

Debra Fitzsimons has been appointed acting chancellor for the South Orange County Community College District.

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Choreographer Joins UCI Arts School

International artistic director and choreographer Lar Lubovitch has joined the dance department at the University of California-Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts as a Distinguished Professor.