Peter J. Brennan

Staff Reporter

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Recent Stories

CoolSys Hires New CFO, COO

CoolSys, a newly rebranded refrigeration company based in Brea, named Andy Mandell chief financial officer and Amy Freeman chief operating officer.

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Impac Hires loanDepot Vet

Irvine-based Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IMH) hired a longtime mortgage expert from larger rival loanDepot Inc. of Foothill Ranch.

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Gateway One Cuts 231 Jobs

Gateway One Lending & Finance LLC, the Anaheim-based automotive finance unit of TCF Financial Corp. (NYSE: TCF), is cutting 231 jobs, according to California’s State Employment Development Department.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 climbed 0.3% in midday trading to 2,667.93.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in midday trading to 2,657.95.

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Chapman Sees Largest Tax Hike in State History

OC Job Growth a Mixed Message

The Orange County economy is facing both good news and bad in the coming year, according to Chapman University’s annual forecast.

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Anton & Chia Fights SEC Charges

FINANCE: Accounting firm’s penny stock audits scrutinized

Newport Beach-based Anton & Chia LLP, ranked on the Business Journal’s list of Orange County accounting firms, is disputing civil fraud allegations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission involving penny stocks.

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Fifth Third Hires Yurosek

Joseph Yurosek, Comerica Bank’s market president for the Orange County region, has been named California Market President for Fifth Third Bancorp.

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Chapman: Tax Reform to Boost Economy

The U.S. economy will slow to a 2.2% increase in 2018 from an estimated 2.3% this year, according to the newest forecast from Chapman University’s A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research.

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MVE Promotes McLarand

MVE & Partners Inc., the fourth-largest architecture firm in Orange County, announced that President Rick Emsiek will step down as president and be replaced by Matthew McLarand, son of legendary founder Carl McLarand.

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