The S&P 500 was up 0.7% to 2,099.26.
Mission Viejo-based Ensign Group Inc. said today it bought one skilled nursing facility in Washington and a subsidiary bought two skilled nursing facilities in Utah, on undisclosed terms.
A number of limited partnerships plan to sell four portfolios of land and buildings that house a total of 22 Del Taco fast food restaurants in California, according to Newport Beach-based CBRE, the listing broker for the portfolios.
Shares in Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. were up about 4% in midday trading Friday to a market cap of $850 million after the company reported it earned $3 million in its most recent quarter, an increase of 20% over $2.5 million in the same period last year.
The Orange County Visitors Association said it would launch a presence this month on Ctrip, a Chinese travel and tourism website.
University of California-Irvine said it will get up to $5 million over five years from the federal National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases to further develop a bloodstream infection-detection system that speeds diagnosis times and improves accuracy.
The S&P 500 was down 0.6% to 2,094.31.
The S&P 500 was down 0.5% to 2,104.63.
Newport Beach-based Hotel Innvestor LLC plans to use crowdfunding to raise about $2 million.
The S&P 500 was up 0.2% to 2,113.30.