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Graduate School Rankings Released

Orange County schools made U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of the best graduate schools.

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J.D. Power Names CEO

Dave Habiger was named president and chief executive of consumer data and analytics company J.D. Power.

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‘Next-Gen YouTube’ Gets First Investment Firm Cash

Indi Helps Companies Market for Less Money

It’s promising when a startup has Starbucks and Macy’s as clients, but online video platform Indi is ready to set its sights on emerging brands after a significant investment from Newport Beach-based Cambridge Cos. SPG.

Entrepreneur Taps Personal Experience in New Venture

RETAIL: Survivor Eyes targets cancer patients, others

Lisa Brambilla-Doble started eyebrow makeup company Survivor Eyes Inc. to help her friend Laurie Nalezny cope with losing her eyebrows to chemotherapy for breast cancer.

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Sports Goods Retailer Climbed Up Online

Gear Coop Snags Ex-Sport Chalet Exec Inc. is nearly every retailer’s nightmare, but outdoor sporting goods retailer Gear Coop has used the e-commerce giant to fuel its growth since launching nine years ago.

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Irvine Harley Dealership Sold to Texas Operator

RETAIL: 22,000-SF location one of OC’s largest

Bill Taylor and Ray Malzo are riding their hogs into the sunset.

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Earnings, Revenue Miss at AutoWeb; CEO, CFO Exit

Jeffrey Coats will leave his post as president and chief executive of Irvine-based AutoWeb Inc., formerly Autobytel, as the company missed analyst expectations on earnings and revenue in its most recent quarter.

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Sporting Goods Retailer Adds President

Longtime former Sport Chalet CEO Craig Levra has been named president of Costa Mesa-based retailer Gear Coop, a new executive role.

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Vacancies Help Prompt Westminster Mall Redo Talk

RETAIL: 43-year-old property hopes new pizzeria start of wave

An eye-catching floor-to-ceiling banner teases the arrival of a stand-alone John’s Incredible Pizza inside Westminster Mall.

February Auto Sales Mixed

February and year-to-date sales figures for Orange County automakers were mixed.

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Carmakers Shifting CEOs, Mitsubishi the Latest

Fred Diaz has been named chief executive and president of Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. in Cypress.

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Making the Switch

Orangewood’s Luker Came West, Got ‘Itch to Do Good’

When John Luker decided to work full time for a nonprofit organization, he figured it would be a short-term stint. That was more than 16 years ago.

Arbonne Business As Usual Post-Deal

RETAIL: But beauty-focused brand to use buyer’s expertise

While Arbonne International LLC was acquired by the nearly $3 billion Paris-based firm Groupe Rocher this month, it’s business as usual inside its Irvine headquarters, says its chief executive.

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Chapman University Tweaks Its Growth Pattern

EDUCATION: Science! and the ‘Chapman Experience’

Construction workers can be spotted through the large windows of Chapman University’s Keck Center for Science and Engineering—a milestone achieved in President Daniele Struppa’s first year in office.

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Luxe Goods Distributor Names CEO

Luxury goods distributor MadaLuxe Group in Seal Beach promoted Adam Freede from president to chief executive.

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Pair’s Site Aims to Revive Long Beach Sports News

Shock spread through the Long Beach community three weeks ago—even three-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor, Golden State Warriors rookie Jordan Bell and Philadelphia Phillies shortstop J.P. Crawford expressed their surprise on Twitter.

Joe Knows Shoes; Will See if He Knows Retail

RETAIL: Titan Industries doubles down on Mischka

Footwear licensee Titan Industries Inc. has lived up to its name for the past 20 years, attracting deals with apparel brands like Joe’s Jeans and Betsey Johnson while also helping celebrities Gwen Stefani and Zendaya launch footwear lines.

Boardriders Names CEO

Leadership changes were announced on Tuesday for Huntington Beach-based Boardriders Inc. following the recent tragedy involving Chief Executive Pierre Agnes.

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Employment Agencies Repair Flat and Grow

Growing Economy and Wage Boosts Lifted 2017 Placings

2017 was a better year for the Orange County operations of employment agencies. The placement firms saw growth across nearly all metrics, from annual revenue to number of temporary and permanent workers landing jobs with clients.

Arbonne Sold to Paris Beauty Group

Arbonne International LLC in Irvine and a sister company, Nature’s Gate, will be bought by Groupe Rocher on undisclosed terms.

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OC Carmakers Up in January

Orange County automakers started the year on a positive note with the exception of Hyundai Motor America and its Genesis brand, which saw January sales decline for the month.

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Live-Events Producer Names CFO

Worldstage Inc. named Rodney Miller chief financial officer.

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Vanguard Gets $300,000

Vanguard University will open a new science lab this fall, thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Fletcher Jones Foundation.

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Goodwill Makes Play For Cash in NFL Deal

NONPROFITS: OC-run auction site to sell to sports fans

Sports fans can soon bid on unique experiences and merchandise, like a round of golf with National Football League Hall of Famer Marcus Allen or a game-worn jersey, but the special auctions won’t take place at a fundraiser.

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Nothing’s Forever: 2017 Broke Carmakers’ Sales Streak

AUTOMOTIVE: Brands look to SUVs, CUVs, economy for ’18 revival

Spinning wheels don’t always accelerate. Ask Orange County automakers.

Mazda and Toyota to Build $1.6B ‘Bama Plant

Irvine-based Mazda Motor of America Inc. said it planned to open a $1.6 billion manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Ala., in a joint-venture with Toyota Motor Corp.

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