Orange County Business Journal

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Anaheim Convention Center $180M Expansion Approved

The Anaheim City Council on Tuesday night approved the 200,000-square-foot expansion of the city's convention center.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.28% to 1,871.84 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

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OC Hotels Up in January

Orange County hotels started off the year seeing strong growth across several key metrics.

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OC Hotels Up in January

Orange County hotels started off the year seeing strong growth across several key metrics.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.33% to 1,871.93 in afternoon trading Monday.

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Wet Seal Names Three to Expanded Board

Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. announced the addition of three board members that signal a push by the teen and contemporary retailer to grow its e-commerce business and social media presence.

Pacifica’s Play: Stay at Beach, Add Services

HOSPITALITY: Hotel operator looks to grow management services

Investing in coastal properties has been a no-brainer for Pacifica Hotels ever since 1993, when it got started in Santa Barbara as the hotel investment and management wing of private equity firm Invest West Financial Corp.

Convention-al Wisdom: Size Matters

Convention centers throughout Southern California and the nation battle in a never-ending contest to win the business of everyone from comic book geeks to medical device makers.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.16% to 1,874.04 in afternoon trading Friday.

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Quiksilver Narrows January Quarter Loss, Misses Street Estimates

Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver Inc. narrowed its adjusted loss for the January quarter, and the apparel maker and retailer said it continues to make headway on its turnaround plan.

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Anaheim/OC Visitor Bureau Adds to Sales Staff

The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau announced a raft of additions to its sales department as part of a plan to beef up local and national sales.

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Anaheim/OC Visitor Bureau Adds to Sales Staff

The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau announced a raft of additions to its sales department as part of a plan to beef up local and national sales.

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Quiksilver Narrows January Quarter Loss, Misses Street Estimates

Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver Inc. narrowed its adjusted loss for the January quarter, and the apparel maker and retailer said it continues to make headway on its turnaround plan.

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BJ’s Jumps on Activist Investor News

Two activist investors are making moves on Huntington Beach-based BJ's Restaurants Inc.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.26% to 1,878.60 in afternoon trading Thursday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.07% to 1,875.21 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

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JWA’s Cabo Service Set for Switch to Southwest

AirTran Airways' service from John Wayne Airport to Cabo San Lucas will switch carriers in August.

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JWA’s Cabo Service Set for Switch to Southwest

AirTran Airways' service from John Wayne Airport to Cabo San Lucas will switch carriers in August.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 1.47% to 1,872.82 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

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OC Automakers Hit Sales Slump in February

Orange County automakers saw sales fall in February with their national counterparts recording a mixed bag for the month.

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OC Automakers Hit Sales Slump in February

Orange County automakers saw sales fall in February with their national counterparts recording a mixed bag for the month.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.84% to 1,843.84 in afternoon trading Monday.

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Sanuk Sales Continue Rise in Q4

Irvine-based footwear company Sanuk USA LLC saw fourth-quarter net sales rise 45.2% from a year earlier to $22.2 million.

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New Details Out on Stokehouse Women's Brand

More details, including a name, on the women’s start-up that’s part of Paul Naude’s Stokehouse Unlimited have been released.

Goodwill Gets Into Boutiques

RETAIL: $48 million retailer spiffs up on new approach

Donated books and records repurposed into a whimsical chair display and a funky dress on a store mannequin are proof of what good merchandising can do for Goodwill of Orange County—or any retailer, for that matter.

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New Details Out on Stokehouse Women's Brand

More details, including a name, on the women’s start-up that’s part of Paul Naude’s Stokehouse Unlimited have been released.

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Sanuk Sales Continue Rise in Q4

Irvine-based footwear company Sanuk USA LLC saw fourth-quarter net sales rise 45.2% from a year earlier to $22.2 million.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.69% to 1,867.01 in afternoon trading Friday.

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OC 2013 Visitor Spending Rebounds to $9.6B

Visitors to Orange County spent $9.6 billion last year, up about 10% from a year earlier, according to the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

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JWA Posts 2.9% Gain in Traffic

Passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport was up 2.9% in January from a year earlier to 718,549, according to the latest numbers from the airport.

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JWA Posts 2.9% Gain in Traffic

Passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport was up 2.9% in January from a year earlier to 718,549, according to the latest numbers from the airport.

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OC 2013 Visitor Spending Rebounds to $9.6B

Visitors to Orange County spent $9.6 billion last year, up about 10% from a year earlier, according to the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.26% to 1,849.96 in afternoon trading Thursday.

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BroughtonHotels Renovates Chicago Boutiques

Anaheim-based independent hotel developer and manager BroughtonHotels completed renovations on its three Chicago boutique hotels.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.29% to 1,850.49 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.13% to 1,850.08 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

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DKN’s 120-Room SpringHill Suites Set for Opening

Irvine-based DKN Hotels completed the 120-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott.

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Taco Bell Breakfast Set for March 27 Rollout

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. released additional details on its expansion into breakfast that will be supported by what company executives called the largest advertising campaign in company history.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 1.12% to 1,856.78 in afternoon trading Friday.

Marriott’s Makeover Beckons Generation Next

HOSPITALITY: Starts with new look for lobby, lounge areas

Irvine Marriott spent about $5 million to hit the restart button on its lobby and lounge area in a project aimed at attracting the next generation of travelers staying at the hotel or just visiting.

Names New President for Kawasaki Motors

Irvine-based Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA named Masafumi Nakagawa president, effective April 1.

Fox Head Names Ex-DC Shoes Exec CEO

Irvine-based Fox Head Inc. tapped a former executive at DC Shoes for the top spot at the motocross apparel maker.

New Hands on OC Brands

New Yorker Approaches Pair of Labels Pragmatically

J Fin Group believes in the little guy: smallish brands with solid designs and loyal followings that just need some help on the backend.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.23% to 1,843.98 in afternoon trading Friday.

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Volcom, Electric Improvements in Second Half of 2013

The parent of Costa Mesa-based apparel maker Volcom Inc. and San Clemente accessories company Electric said Friday that both brands have shown signs of improvement in the second half of last year as new strategic initiatives took hold.

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Knott’s Berry Farm Notches Record Year

Buena Park amusement park Knott’s Berry Farm along with its parent released record 2013 results.

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Billabong Narrows Loss, Updates Market on Turnaround

The parent of Irvine-based Billabong USA saw its fourth consecutive half-year loss.

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Billabong Narrows Loss, Updates Market on Turnaround

The parent of Irvine-based Billabong USA saw its fourth consecutive half-year loss.

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Knott’s Berry Farm Parent Notches Record Year

The parent of Buena Park amusement park Knott’s Berry Farm released record 2013 results.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.62% to 1,840.07 in afternoon trading Thursday.