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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.01% to 1,883.90 in afternoon trading Friday.

By Kari Hamanaka May 2, 2014 10:49 a.m. share »
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BJ's Business Gets Back on Track

Huntington Beach-based BJ's Restaurants Inc. started its fiscal year off with improvements, an uptick that started in the second half of the quarter ended April 1.

By Kari Hamanaka May 2, 2014 9:19 a.m. share »
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Automakers See Strong April

Orange County automakers notched April gains across the board.

By Kari Hamanaka May 2, 2014 8:32 a.m. share »
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Automakers See Strong April

Orange County automakers notched April gains across the board.

By Kari Hamanaka May 1, 2014 2:55 p.m. share »
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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.14% to 1,886.60 in afternoon trading Thursday.

By Kari Hamanaka May 1, 2014 10:45 a.m. share »
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Creed Named Taco Bell Parent's Next CEO

The head of Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. was tapped to be chief executive of the fast-food chain's parent.

By Kari Hamanaka May 1, 2014 7:25 a.m. share »
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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.15% to 1,881.17 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

By Kari Hamanaka April 30, 2014 10:29 a.m. share »
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Retail Roundup: Zov's Set for Anaheim, Taps Founder Busy

Tustin-based Zov’s is set to open a 4,000-square-foot-restaurant in Anaheim this summer.

By Kari Hamanaka April 30, 2014 9:30 a.m. share »
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JWA Gets PreCheck Application Center

An application center for an expedited screening program at John Wayne Airport has opened in Terminal C.

By Kari Hamanaka April 30, 2014 7:08 a.m. share »
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JWA Gets PreCheck Application Center

An application center for an expedited screening program at John Wayne Airport has opened in Terminal C.

By Kari Hamanaka April 29, 2014 12:05 p.m. share »
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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.49% to 1,878.64 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

By Kari Hamanaka April 29, 2014 10:50 a.m. share »
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Former Allergan Exec to Alphaeon

Newport Beach lifestyle healthcare startup Alphaeon Corp. said it named Bob Rhatigan chief operating officer.

By Kari Hamanaka April 29, 2014 8 a.m. share »
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Del Taco Refinances $260M in Debt

Lake Forest-based fast food chain Del Taco Holdings Inc. said on Tuesday that it refinanced about $260 million in debt in exchange for a lower interest rate.

By Kari Hamanaka April 29, 2014 7:18 a.m. share »
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Toyota's Design, Racing Units to Stay Local

Two local units of Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. are expected to stay in Orange County following the automaker's announcement Monday that it will move its headquarters from Torrance to Texas.

By Kari Hamanaka April 29, 2014 7 a.m. share »
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Toyota's Design, Racing Units to Stay Local

Two local units of Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. are expected to stay in Orange County following the automaker's announcement Monday that it will move its headquarters from Torrance to Texas.

By Kari Hamanaka April 28, 2014 4:19 p.m. share »
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Former Allergan Exec to Alphaeon

Newport Beach lifestyle healthcare startup Alphaeon Corp. said it named Bob Rhatigan chief operating officer.

By Kari Hamanaka April 28, 2014 3:17 p.m. share »
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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.04% to 1,862.62 in afternoon trading Monday.

By Kari Hamanaka April 28, 2014 10:32 a.m. share »
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Sanuk Efforts to Broaden Customer Base Continue

Irvine-based footwear maker Sanuk’s international sales slowed for the quarter ended in March, leading to a slight decline in overall sales.

By Kari Hamanaka April 28, 2014 8:51 a.m. share »
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Vans Leads for Parent in Q1

Cypress-based skate shoe and apparel company Vans Inc. was the top performer for its parent in the first quarter.

By Kari Hamanaka April 28, 2014 7:22 a.m. share »

Another Push for Profitability

Kathy Bronstein might be Wet Seal Inc.’s biggest cheerleader—despite walking away from the teen retailer’s board just a few weeks ago.

By Kari Hamanaka April 28, 2014 midnight share »

Taco Bell Aims Here, There and Higher for $14B Benchmark

It will take a lot of tacos—even with the newfangled breakfast Waffle Taco—to add billions in sales under Taco Bell Corp.’s “Bold Goal” of doubling revenue to upward of $14 billion over the next decade.

By Kari Hamanaka April 28, 2014 midnight share »

BJ’s Makes Deal With Activist Investors

Huntington Beach-based casual dining operator BJ’s Restaurants Inc. struck a deal with two activist investors that includes three board nominees, one new director’s seat, and a $50 million share repurchase program.

By Kari Hamanaka April 28, 2014 midnight share »

Laguna Hills Mall Redo Likely to Change

Merlone Geier Partners is going back to the drawing board with its redevelopment plans for Laguna Hills Mall, now that it acquired rights to the space currently occupied by Sears.

By Kari Hamanaka April 28, 2014 midnight share »
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Vans Leads for Parent in Q1

Cypress-based skate shoe and apparel company Vans Inc. was the top performer for its parent in the first quarter.

By Kari Hamanaka April 25, 2014 1:59 p.m. share »
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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.70% to 1,865.55 in afternoon trading Friday.

By Kari Hamanaka April 25, 2014 10:22 a.m. share »
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Wet Seal to Shutter Arden B

Foothill Ranch-based fashion retailer Wet Seal Inc. said Friday it plans to begin a process that will eventually close its contemporary Arden B division and allow it to put more resources into a turnaround bid for its larger namesake chain.

By Kari Hamanaka April 25, 2014 8:09 a.m. share »
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Volcom Business Up, Sees Strength in Europe

Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc.’s business gained momentum during the first quarter.

By Kari Hamanaka April 25, 2014 7:24 a.m. share »
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Volcom Business Up, Sees Strength in Europe

Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc.’s business gained momentum during the first quarter.

By Kari Hamanaka April 24, 2014 6:12 p.m. share »
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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.28% to 1,880.66 in afternoon trading Thursday.

By Kari Hamanaka April 24, 2014 10:57 a.m. share »
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JWA Overall Traffic Up, International Down

John Wayne Airport served 776,360 passengers in March, up about 1% from the year-ago period.

By Kari Hamanaka April 24, 2014 10:20 a.m. share »
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Laguna Hills Mall Owner to Redo Redevelopment Plans

Merlone Geier Partners is going back to the drawing board with its redevelopment plans for the Laguna Hills Mall now that it has acquired rights to the space currently occupied by Sears.

By Kari Hamanaka April 24, 2014 10:17 a.m. share »
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Preferred Hotel Grows Membership in Q1

Preferred Hotel Group ended the first quarter with the addition of 29 hotels to its membership roster.

By Kari Hamanaka April 24, 2014 10:16 a.m. share »
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Laguna Hills Mall Owner to Redo Redevelopment Plans

Merlone Geier Partners is going back to the drawing board with its redevelopment plans for the Laguna Hills Mall now that it has acquired rights to the space currently occupied by Sears.

By Kari Hamanaka April 23, 2014 3:17 p.m. share »
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JWA Overall Traffic Up, International Down

John Wayne Airport served 776,360 passengers in March, up about 1% from the year-ago period.

By Kari Hamanaka April 23, 2014 2:21 p.m. share »
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Preferred Hotel Grows Membership in Q1

Preferred Hotel Group ended the first quarter with the addition of 29 hotels to its membership roster.

By Kari Hamanaka April 23, 2014 1:10 p.m. share »
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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.12% to 1,877.28 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

By Kari Hamanaka April 23, 2014 10:57 a.m. share »
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Taco Bell Q1 Sales Flat

Sales for Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. were flat for the quarter ended March 22.

By Kari Hamanaka April 23, 2014 9:06 a.m. share »
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Taco Bell Q1 Sales Flat

Sales for Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. were flat for the quarter ended March 22.

By Kari Hamanaka April 22, 2014 4:21 p.m. share »
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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.64% to 1,883.86 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

By Kari Hamanaka April 22, 2014 10:41 a.m. share »
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BJ's Strikes Deal With Activist Investors

Huntington Beach-based casual dining operator BJ's Restaurants Inc. said Tuesday it struck a deal with two activist investors that includes three new board nominees, one new director’s seat, and a $50 million share repurchase program.

By Kari Hamanaka April 22, 2014 9:43 a.m. share »
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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.25% to 1,869.57 in afternoon trading Monday.

By Kari Hamanaka April 21, 2014 10:47 a.m. share »

Vans’ Action Man

Action sports might be the equivalent of a four-letter word for some apparel brands these days as everything from music and street influences encroach on the segment’s traditional territory.

By Kari Hamanaka April 21, 2014 midnight share »

Sonata Will Have In-Car Apple System

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

By Kari Hamanaka April 21, 2014 midnight share »

Rakuten Brand on New Credit Card

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

By Kari Hamanaka April 21, 2014 midnight share »
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Midday Stock Roundup

The markets are closed today in observance of Good Friday.

By Kari Hamanaka April 18, 2014 9:40 a.m. share »
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Fisker Appoints Interim President

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

By Kari Hamanaka April 17, 2014 5:54 p.m. share »
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Midday Stock Roundup

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

By Kari Hamanaka April 17, 2014 10:52 a.m. share »
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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.

By Kari Hamanaka April 17, 2014 10:17 a.m. share »
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Midday Stock Roundup

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

By Kari Hamanaka April 16, 2014 11:07 a.m. share »
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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.

By Kari Hamanaka April 16, 2014 10:49 a.m. share »

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