Orange County Business Journal

Jane Yu covers finance, education, manufacturing and professional services for the Orange County Business Journal. She can be reached at yu@ocbj.com.

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CSUF Index Continues to Mix It Up in Q1

ECONOMY: OC execs register slight dip in sentiment to start 2016

Orange County executives are entering the first quarter of the new year with mixed expectations that combine for a slight dip in overall business outlook, according to the latest quarterly index by California State University-Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.

Movies Part of Pacific Mercantile’s Move

Recast Puts Emphasis on Relationships, Convergence of Tech, Entertainment

Pacific Mercantile Bank is a different kind of bank as 2016 approaches.

2016 Preview: FINANCE

Orange County banks can expect to see local businesses take a more proactive approach to growth plans next year, according to Ted Tragos, a market manager with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

New Flight Path for PacLife Aircraft Subsidiary

Tran Tapped as CEO; IPO Under Consideration

The new year will see Khanh Tran go from chief advocate for Aviation Capital Group to chief executive of the aircraft leasing company.

Year of Gains, Deals for Nonbank Lenders

FINANCE: Smaller group of bigger firms claim ground on mortgages

The recent halt to a proposed initial public offering by loanDepot Inc. served as a check on a rally in the mortgage finance industry here.

2015 YEAR IN REVIEW: Finance

PIMCO last year named a battery of chief investment officers during internal turmoil and top executive changes that included the departure of co-founder Bill Gross.

Biggest Employers Pick Up Pace on New Hires

ECONOMY: 3.4% hike to 267,243 jobs; Disney keeps No. 1 spot

Orange County’s biggest employers grew their combined work force at the fastest rate in years.

Firm Adds Attorneys, Changes Name

Costa Mesa-based bankruptcy law firm Weiland Golden LLP added William Lobel and Alan Friedman as partners and changed its name to Lobel Weiland Golden Friedman LLP.

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Jobs, Unemployment Rate Up

The unemployment rate in Orange County moved up slightly in October despite an increase in local jobs.

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Bank to Form in OC

A new state-chartered bank has been approved to be established in Orange County.

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