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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Plaza Bank Q3 Profit Dips on Lower Noninterest Income

Irvine-based Plaza Bank reported $1.4 million in net income for the third quarter, down about 2% from the same time a year ago.

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Boot Barn Gives IPO Details

Irvine-based Boot Barn Holdings Inc. has announced details of its initial public offering, including the number and price of shares to be sold.

Manufacturers That Survived Storm on Path of Growth

Expanding Local Plants, Adding Training Facilities

Manufacturing in Orange County is in growth mode, with many local companies—those that have weathered the recession and managed to notch consistent business gains—making investments in facility expansions and upgrading their training resources.

Companies Look to New Generation for Future

Recovery Growth, Offshore Jobs Return, Spur Hunt

Manufacturing companies and industry organizations are aggressively searching for young talent, with schools and businesses coming together to showcase advanced technologies and provide opportunities for hands-on work experience.

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OC Adds 12,100 Jobs, Unemployment Falls

Orange County employers added 12,100 jobs in September, helping bring down the unemployment rate to 5.1%.

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VC Funding Drops in Q3

Venture capital deal flow slowed in Orange County in the third quarter.

Gross Pushes ‘Small, Flexible’ as Calling Card at Janus

FINANCE: First comments in public focus on new nimble

Bill Gross chose to field two questions out of nearly 200 in his first public comments as part of Janus Capital Group Inc.—and his answers to both emphasized his contention that “small and flexible” is good for an investment management firm.

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Santa Ana Label Maker Sold

Santa Ana-based custom labels maker The Label Co. has been acquired by Resource Label Group in Franklin, Tenn.

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Santa Ana Label Maker Sold

Santa Ana-based custom labels maker The Label Co. has been acquired by Resource Label Group in Franklin, Tenn.

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Confie in 2 More Deals

Huntington Beach-based Confie Seguros Insurance Services has made two more acquisitions, the latest in a recent string of buys.

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