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Ubiquity Ordered to Pay $7.7M

A federal judge in Illinois levied a $7.7 million award against Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc. in favor of Gerald North, principal of the former Chicago-based Gerald D.W. North & Associates.

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Trump Taps UCI Professor

University of California-Irvine economics professor Peter Navarro has been selected by president-elect Donald Trump to oversee a newly created White House National Trade Council.

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Consultancy Names CEO

Resources Connection, Inc. in Irvine named Kate W. Duchene president and chief executive, effective Dec. 19

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Allergan in $2.9B Aesthetics Buy

Allergan plc bought LifeCell Corp., which develops aesthetic and regenerative medicine used in plastic surgery, for $2.9 billion, in a deal expected to close in the first quarter.

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Autobytel Sells Specialty Product

Autobytel Inc. in Irvine sold its specialty finance leads product to El Segundo-based Internet Brands Inc. for $3.2 million.

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OC Placement Firm Acquired

National placement firm Decision Toolbox in Irvine has been acquired on undisclosed terms by Engage2Excel in Statesville, N.C.

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Yamaha Unit Buys Engine Maker

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA in Cypress said its Kennesaw, Ga.-based Outdoor Power Equipment division acquired Subaru Industrial Power Products on undisclosed terms.

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Confie Buys in Arizona

Huntington Beach-based insurance provider Confie acquired on undisclosed terms Oasis Insurance in Mesa, Ariz.

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UCI Applications Set Record

The University of California-Irvine received a record 102,210 admission applications and expects the number to grow by the Jan. 3 deadline for the fall 2017 term.

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Proctor Joins Senior Living Board

Deborah Proctor will join the board of Front Porch, a Glendale-based nonprofit operator of senior and affordable housing communities, starting January.

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Chapman: OC’s Job Growth Slowing

A report released by Chapman University on Thursday said Orange County’s job growth is slowing along with the rest of the state, though the local rate will still exceed California’s next year.

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Hotels Manager Adds in Sacramento

Twenty Four Seven Hotels in Newport Beach added a management deal in Sacramento, its second in that market

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JetSuiteX Adds Santa Monica

JetSuiteX in Irvine plans in February to begin offering public charter flights from Santa Monica Airport.

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Genetics Nonprofit Grows Board

Global Genes in Aliso Viejo expanded its board from eight members to 11 with the additions of Wendy White, Natalie Douglas, and Nauman Shah.

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Galardi Gets Senior Slot

Wienerschnitzel in Irvine named J.R. Galardi executive vice president of the fast food hot dog chain.