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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OC Adds 9,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Steady at 5%

Orange County added 9,000 jobs in November, continuing a streak of monthly job gains since a dip in August.

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Versant Closes $305M Fund

Healthcare-focused venture capital firm Versant Ventures has raised $305 million for its latest fund.

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Versant Closes $305M Fund

Healthcare-focused venture capital firm Versant Ventures has raised $305 million for its latest fund.

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Irvine Bank CEO and CFO to Retire

Irvine-based Pacific Enterprise Bank said Chief Executive Rick Ganulin will retire at the end of the year.

2014 Year in Review: Finance

Gross made the biggest people-on-the-move news in the finance industry this year, leaving Pacific Investment Management Co. for much-smaller rival Janus Capital Group.

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Irvine Bank CEO and CFO to Retire

Irvine-based Pacific Enterprise Bank said Chief Executive Rick Ganulin will retire at the end of the year.

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Mortgage Lender to Expand in OC

Stonegate Mortgage Corp. in Indianapolis said it plans to make more than 175 hires in Orange County for its recently created loan servicing subsidiary Stonegate Direct in Lake Forest.

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Alliant Acquires Employee Benefits Firm in N.Y.

Alliant Insurance Services Inc. in Newport Beach has acquired the Camps Group, a New York-based brokerage firm that specializes in employee benefits services.

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Parker Hannifin Takes Stake in Irvine Manufacturer

Freedom Innovations LLC, an Irvine-based maker of prosthetic devices, has received a minority equity investment from diversified manufacturer Parker Hannifin Corp.

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Chapman 2015 Forecast: OC Will Add 38,000 Jobs

Orange County businesses will add nearly 38,000 jobs in 2015, growing the local employment base by 3%, according to a forecast by Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics.

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