Bendel Gets Yum Brands Backing for Burger Joint
Habit Restaurants Inc.’s (Nasdaq: HABT) $375 million sale to Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) is expected to turbocharge growth at a burger business that’s already seen a more than doubling in restaurant count over the past five years.
BIOPHARMA: Almirall deal could generate $540M
Bioniz Therapeutics, an Irvine-based medical research firm backed by prominent Orange County executives, has reached a deal with a Spanish pharmaceutical company that could ultimately result in a $540 million sale of one of its main drug products.
ECONOMY: D.C. disputes, trade tops list of concerns
Orange County executives are heading into the new year with a fresh dose of optimism, while they’re still keeping a wary eye on the how political turmoil in the nation’s capital may affect their companies, California State University-Fullerton economists said in their latest business expectations survey.
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