Orange County Business Journal

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Midday Stock Roundup

The markets are closed today in observance of Good Friday.

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Fisker Appoints Interim President

Costa Mesa-based Fisker Automotive Inc. named Roger Brown interim president of the luxury hybrid automaker.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.33% to 1,868.39 in afternoon trading Thursday.

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Redesigned Kia Sedona Debuts

Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. unveiled its redesigned Sedona minivan this week at the New York International Auto Show.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.62% to 1,854.33 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

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Apparel Maker Inks Deal for China Factory

Lake Forest-based private label apparel maker 3D Industries said it partnered with a new factory in China.

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Hyundai Sonata to Get Apple CarPlay System

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. said its 2015 model year Sonata sedan will feature Apple Inc.'s new in-car app system.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.56% to 1,820.30 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.76% to 1,829.40 in afternoon trading Monday.

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Edwards Rises on CoreValve Ruling

Irvine-based heart valve maker Edwards Lifesciences Corp. shot up on Monday after it said that a U.S. District Court judge granted a preliminary injunction on rival Medtronic Inc.'s CoreValve in the U.S.

Flag is Up for 5.11

Nascar Deal Part of Apparel Maker’s Race for Growth

5.11 Tactical is in for a wild ride.

Advantage Sales to Go on Auction Block?

The parent of Irvine-based Advantage Sales & Marketing was looking into a sale of the company in a deal that could range from $3 billion to $4 billion, according to a Reuters report.

Vans President Promoted, Adds Duties

The parent of Cypress-based Vans Inc. promoted the skate shoe company’s president.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.57% to 1,822.67 in afternoon trading Friday.

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Big Meeting Group from China Books Anaheim

Some 7,000 visitors from China are expected to attend a conference at the Anaheim Convention Center in May.

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Rakuten Launches U.S. Credit Card

The parent of Aliso Viejo-based e-commerce company Rakuten.com Shopping has launched a new credit card for its U.S. subsidiary.

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Big Meeting Group from China Books Anaheim

Some 7,000 visitors from China are expected to attend a conference at the Anaheim Convention Center in May.

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Report: Advantage Sales & Marketing On Sales Block

The parent of Irvine-based Advantage Sales & Marketing is looking into a sale of the company in a deal that could approach $4 billion, according to a Reuters report.

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Johnny Rockets Continues Growth Push

Restaurant openings for Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets Group Inc.’s chain continue, with a new franchise deal struck for Hawaii and Guam and growth plans for Texas.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 1.63% to 1,841.67 in afternoon trading Thursday.

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Johnny Rockets Continues Growth Push

Restaurant openings for Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets Group Inc.’s chain continue, with a new franchise deal struck for Hawaii and Guam and growth plans for Texas.

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Report: Advantage Sales & Marketing On Sales Block

The parent of Irvine-based Advantage Sales & Marketing is looking into a sale of the company in a deal that could approach $4 billion, according to a Reuters report.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.34% to 1,858.29 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.24% to 1,849.55 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

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Vans President Promoted

The parent of Cypress-based Vans Inc. said it has promoted the skate shoe company's president.

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Bronstein Resigns From Wet Seal Board

Foothill Ranch-based teen and contemporary retailer Wet Seal Inc. said Monday that Kathy Bronstein has resigned and that it has eliminated two seats from its board.

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Bronstein Resigns From Wet Seal Board

Foothill Ranch-based teen and contemporary retailer Wet Seal Inc. said Monday that Kathy Bronstein has resigned and that it has eliminated two seats from its board.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was off 0.91% to 1,848.10 in afternoon trading Monday.

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JWA February Traffic Up Nearly 3%

Passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport in February rose 2.9% compared to a year earlier to 671,858, according to recently released data.

Quiksilver Aims for Addition by Subtraction

APPAREL: Rethinks retail strategy, product development under Mooney

Ripping off Band-Aids. That’s what Quiksilver Inc. Chief Executive Andy Mooney has been doing since taking the helm on a turnaround bid at the Huntington Beach-based action- sports apparel maker and retailer.

El Pollo Loco Looks to Have Right Recipe for IPO

DINING: Would be 3rd chain— 1st with profits—to file this year

Are El Pollo Loco Inc.’s private equity parents cooking up an initial public offering after two years of retooling the business?

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was off 0.65% to 1,876.46 in afternoon trading Friday.

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Krafcik Joins TrueCar Board

John Krafcik, former Hyundai Motor America Inc. chief, joined the board of Santa Monica-based TrueCar Inc., an online service that provides car pricing information and a listing of dealers certified by the company.

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Buena Park Mixed-Use Project Tops Off

City officials and executives from Lynwood developer M+D Properties and construction company Swinerton Inc. were on hand Thursday to celebrate the topping off of The Source in Buena Park.

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Buena Park Mixed-Use Project Tops Off

City officials and executives from Lynwood developer M+D Properties and construction company Swinerton Inc. were on hand Thursday to celebrate the topping off of The Source in Buena Park.

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Krafcik Joins TrueCar Board

John Krafcik, former Hyundai Motor America Inc. chief, joined the board of Santa Monica-based TrueCar Inc., an online service that provides car pricing information and a listing of dealers certified by the company.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.23% to 1,886.47 in afternoon trading Thursday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.10% to 1,887.39 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

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March Sales Jump for Mitsubishi

March sales for Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. surged 70% from a year earlier to 8,996.

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OCVA to Open Dubai Office

The Orange County Visitors Association has announced plans to open a sales office in Dubai.

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TravisMathew Names VP Sales

Huntington Beach-based sportswear apparel maker TravisMathew said it hired John Mills as vice president of sales.

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March Sales Jump for Mitsubishi

March sales for Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. surged 70% from a year earlier to 8,996.

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OCVA to Open Dubai Office

The Orange County Visitors Association has announced plans to open a sales office in Dubai.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.31% to 1,878.06 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

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Quiksilver, Kelly Slater End Partnership

Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver Inc. said it is ending its partnership with professional surfer Kelly Slater.

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Hobie Alter: Surfboard Shaper, Innovator

Hobart "Hobie" Alter, whose innovative surfboards and sailboats made him a legend in the surf industry, died on Saturday at the age of 80.

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Quiksilver, Kelly Slater End Partnership

Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver Inc. said it is ending its partnership with professional surfer Kelly Slater.

PacSun Sales Up, Loss Narrowed for Year

Anaheim-based Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. took another step on the comeback trail with a gain in net sales and a narrowed loss for the year ended Feb. 1.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.76% to 1,871.74 in afternoon trading Monday.

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Mazda Taps Mitsubishi for Solar Panels at Irvine R&D Center

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations' research-and-development facility recently added solar panels to its rooftop in a move that brought two big names in Orange County together.

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