Orange County’s unadjusted unemployment rate rose to 3.3% in June, up from a revised 2.6% in May and down from 3.7% a year ago, according to the state’s Employment Development Department.
China-based Yang’s Braised Chicken and Rice plans three franchised locations in OC, following its first store in the U.S., a corporate location that opened in Tustin in September.
Taco Bell Corp. in Irvine signed current franchisees in Spain and Brazil to add 40 locations a year between the two countries over the next decade.
Fund of hedge funds PAAMCO Prisma Holdings co-Chief Executives Jane Buchan and Girish Reddy are stepping down a year after combining their firms.
AutoGravity named a new chief executive and chief technology officer to replace two award-winning executives who unexpectedly departed the fast-growing Irvine fintech in the past two months.
Santa Ana-based Allied Universal, the largest private security firm in the U.S., said it will pay $1 billion to acquire U.S. Security Associates (USSA) from Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division.
A Pendry Hotel planned for a 2020 opening in Somerseet County, New Jersey, will include 24, for-sale residences on land once fit for a king.
The Art Institute of California-Orange County in Santa Ana, a campus of Argosy University, will permanently close.
Iteris Inc. will synchronize traffic signals and make other timing and infrastructure changes at 59 intersections under a three-year, $3.5 million contract with Orange County Transportation Authority.
Budapest-based International Weightlifting Federation moved its March 2019 youth world championship from Anaheim to Las Vegas during the group’s executive board meetings in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, a news report said.
Newport Beach's Alliant Insurance Services Inc., the largest insurance broker based in Orange County, said it acquired Austin,Texas-based CLS Partners, which has more than 50 employees. Terms were undisclosed.
A franchiser of fast food restaurants has said Australia looks good for more Taco Bell locations—in some cases possibly replacing Sizzler locations it operates there.
A series of six construction permits for projects with a combined value of $180 million pulled over the last 30 days in Anaheim suggest the home stretch for elements of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new “land” expected to open next summer at Disneyland Resort.
Average daily rates, occupancy, and revenue per available room held steady or grew year-to-date compared with the same period in 2017, research from CBRE Hotels in Los Angeles shows.
The National Science Foundation awarded the University of California-Irvine a $5 million grant to help it boost enrollment of low-income engineering students focusing on advanced manufacturing.