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Gaming Co. Rally Cry Expands Air Force Partnership

Esports Hub for Military Counts 17.5K MembersAir Force Gaming program has launched a second-season expansion made possible by a sponsorship deal with the United Services Automobile Association

Pokeworks partners with OmniFoods to launch new plant-based option

The limited-time offering is a plant-based version of the chain’s Garlic Spam Musabi

The limited-time offering is a plant-based version of the chain’s Garlic Spam Musabi

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Boot Barn falls despite good Q3; Staar misses Q4 consensus

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Brea’s Reborn Coffee Brews Up IPO Plans

7 stores now, 40 more on tap this year

Coffee roaster and retailer, known for award-winning cold brew with a handful of locally based retail locations plans for IPO at the end of the year

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Xponential Bulks Up on Fitness Franchising Thesis

CEO Geisler in shape for 2022’s fitness race

CEO Anthony Geisler knew it wasn’t the greatest time to go public last July, but he pushed forward anyway, raising $120 million in the IPO

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Kia America Appoints New COO and Executive VP

Hires Honda’s former VP of auto sales strategy division

Hires Honda’s former VP of auto sales strategy division

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Kura Sushi drops 22%; Glaukos rises after FDA approval

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Mazda reports 19.2% sales increase for 2021

The Irvine-based automaker’s daily selling rate also jumped 20.3% for the year

The Irvine-based automaker’s daily selling rate also jumped 20.3% for the year

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Rivian falls after Amazon inks deal with rival; Revolve continues decline

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Kia Sells 700K Units in 2021, Makes Company History

The overall sales performance represents a 20% jump from 2020

The overall sales performance represents a 20% jump from 2020

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iChips in Irvine

Apple Building Local Semiconductor Development Unit

Apple in early stages of setting up wireless chip development team in Irvine, adding a notable new addition to OC’s semiconductor sector

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WaBa Grills Up Growth as an OC Newbie

Operator keeps eye on franchise growth, innovation

Waba Grill placing growth on the grill as it plans to move headquarters to OC, incubate new restaurants, and expand a Korean chicken sandwich concept

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Romeo Power falls; Rivian rises

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Rivian falls; Xponential climbs

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Rivian Down on Q3 Results

Company confirmed second plant in Georgia

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Chipotle’s Next Digital Kitchen to Tout Chipotlane

Ohio tapped for latest restaurant design iteration

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