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Taco Bell to Open First Store in China

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. is planning to open its first store in Shanghai, China by the end of the year.

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OC Resorts Have New China-Based Owner

Two luxury hotels in Orange County – the Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach and the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point—have a new China-based owner.

Regulators Grant New Edwards Sapien XT Clearance

Can Now Be Used For A Different Procedure

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s Sapien XT replacement transcatheter heart valve gained another approval this month.

PacSun Tries Out App Game Product Placements

Players Pick Characters’ Favorite Spring Duds

BRAVEN LC, a subsidiary of Incipio Technologies Inc. in Irvine, signed on as the official sponsor of the Australian Open of Surfing.

Masimo’s New Irvine Space Leads to Musical Chairs

Boot Barn HQ, Printronix Office Also Part of Move

An expansion of Masimo Corp.’s local facilities appears to have set off a chain reaction of corporate relocations in the Irvine Spectrum area involving Boot Barn Holdings Inc. and Printronix Inc.

Steve Harvey Hatches Partnership on Branded Eggs

Comedian Partners With San Juan Startup

Comedian Steve Harvey recently announced that he and business partner Greg Calhoun have teamed up with San Juan Capistrano-based TEN Ag Tech to launch a line of food products under the brand name Just Ordinary.

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Freedom Auction Gets Stalking Horse

Digital First Media’s $45.5 million offer has been selected as the stalking horse, or starting, bid for Wednesday’s bankruptcy auction of Freedom Communications Inc. in Santa Ana.

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Moe’s Plans 13 OC Sites

Moe’s Southwest Grill said a franchisee will open 13 restaurants in Orange County over the next several years.

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Boeing Unveils Echo Voyager

Boeing Co. introduced its latest unmanned, underwater vehicle this morning at its Huntington Beach facilities that holds vast applications in sea exploration, surveillance and analysis.

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Nutrition Company HQ to Anaheim

Nellson Nutraceutical LLC, a maker of nutrition bars and powders, has relocated its headquarters from Irwindale to Anaheim.

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Alorica Cuts 160 Jobs in New Mexico

Irvine-based Alorica, a call center provider, will cut 160 jobs in Albuquerque, N.M., less than a year after the company opened an office there.

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JWA January Traffic up 10%

John Wayne Airport had 812,000 passengers in January, 10% more than the same month last year.

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Cottage Cheese Maker Gets $2M

Irvine-based Good Culture LLC got $2.1 million in seed funding led by Cavu Venture Partners in New York City with participation from 301 Inc. in Minneapolis.

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Carl’s Jr. Parent to Nashville

CKE Restaurants Inc.— based in Carpinteria, Calif., near Santa Barbara, but with a sizable presence in Anaheim, where it has its roots—is moving its headquarters to Nashville.

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Mission Hospital Names New COO

Mission Hospital said today that Tarek Salaway is its new chief operating officer.