Orange County Business Journal

SPECIAL REPORTS

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Local Schools Experiment With a Developing Trend

MBA Programs Debate Merits of Open Learning Classes

More than 45,000 students are taking Peter Navarro’s economics class

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MBA Programs End Streak of Enrollment Declines

Programs Inch Up In Number From Year Earlier

Enrollment in master of business administration programs serving Orange County is up by nearly 1%. Includes the 2013 OC's DIRECTORY OF MBA SCHOOLS list for download (pdf)

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Whittier Law’s Hands-On Classes Aim for New Market

Law Firm Clients Now Require Real Experience

Whittier Law School is working on closing the practice-readiness gap

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More Companies Beefing Up Benefits to Lure Talent

Post-Recession Market Is Getting More Competitive

Growing competition among employers to attract and retain highly technical and professional talent is driving local executives to improve their employee benefits as they face uncertainties over the potential effects of healthcare reform.

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Q&A - Insurance Brokers

Executives in the brokerage business tell us about what risks they, as agents working between the insurer and the insured, are facing in today’s economy.

Insurance brokers, who helped clients manage risk during the recession, are now adapting to the different risks in a post-recession economy

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Projects Stalled By Recession Back On for Local Firms

Architecture, Engineering Work Rises in Recovery

A rekindling of once-dormant development projects has been a boon to Orange County’s architecture and engineering firms

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Architecture Firms Boost Billings by 13% In Recovery

35 Combine for 2% Employment Increase to 2,226 Positions

Orange County’s architecture firms rode the momentum of strengthening business opportunities through the past year. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS list for download (pdf)

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Engineering Firms Post Modest Gain on Local Billings

Good Year Is Industry’s Third in a Row After Declines

Orange County’s largest engineering firms saw increased business for a third year in a row. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST ENGINEERING FIRMS list for download (pdf)

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Mortgage Lender Branches Out, Up

Expands Beyond Southern California, Tops $180M in Revenue

Tustin-based New American Funding is increasing its geographic reach

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How Gallegos Grows

‘New Americanism’ Meets Mainstream Clients

There’s no shortage of controversy when it comes to immigrants and U.S. immigration policy.

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M&A Firm Takes Off

Momentum Builds for Defense, Aerospace Specialist

Janes Capital Partners Inc.’s recent momentum might look sudden, but it’s the latest leg in a steady run

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About the Annual Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

The Business Journal’s annual list of fastest-growing private companies

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By the Book

Colleges in Afghanistan, Fortune 500 Companies on Client List

Little was working in Tony DiCostanzo’s favor when he decided to go into bulk book distribution.

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Medical Device Makers Face Tougher Time in Europe

More Transparency, But Small Ones Could Spend More

Medical device makers are on the verge of facing a more challenging regulatory environment.

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Medical Device Makers Increase Employment in OC

Edwards Lifesciences Stays At Top of the Jobs List

Orange County’s 29 largest medical device makers added 960 jobs. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST MEDICAL DEVICE MAKERS list for download (pdf)