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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 1% to 1,993.21 in midday trading.

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Yard House Sales Up 3.7%

Irvine-based Yard House saw quarterly same-store sales increase by 3.7% year-over-year according to the most recent report from its parent company, Darden Restaurants Inc., in Orlando, Fla.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.5% to 1,999.11 in midday trading.

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Juice It Up Taps VP for Growth

The parent company of Irvine-based Juice It Up said it hired Laina Sullivan as its first vice president of business development, with duties to include franchising, site selection and lease negotiation.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was fell 0.4% to 1,993.76 in midday trading.

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OC Fair Names CEO

The Costa Mesa-based OC Fair & Events Center named Kathy Kramer its new Chief Executive.

VidCon Back to Anaheim for 2015

VidCon will return to the Anaheim Convention Center for its 2015 edition, with a three-day run scheduled to start on July 23, according to the show’s website.

2014 Year in Review: Hospitality

Our prediction of a healthy year for local hotels proved accurate. Our person to watch was Ralph Grippo, president of Irvine Company Resort Properties.

2014 Year in Review: Restaurants

We said to keep an eye on Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. Chief Executive Greg Creed as he began overseeing the brand worldwide in January.

Brandman U. to Offer ‘Competency-Based’ Degree

EDUCATION: Online-only program now in test phase

Brandman University in Irvine is testing an online-only bachelor’s degree in business administration based on a “direct assessment” of student knowledge rather than a traditional university system of units per course.

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