FINANCE

OC 2022: Job Growth, House Price Dip Projected

Salaries for new residents a concern

Chapman University economists expect OC to see solid employment growth with a modest dip in house prices next year, but stressed certain needs

OC on Tech Hiring Tear as 2022 Nears

Anduril, Rivian, Virgin Galactic push

2022 could shape up to be a banner year for hiring in Orange County’s tech sector for a variety of emerging businesses

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Midday Stock Roundup

Rivian falls; Xponential climbs

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Midday Stock Roundup

loanDepot soars; MaxLinear sinks

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Midday Stock Roundup

Rivian, WM technology fall

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Taco Bell to Bump Average Minimum Wage to $15

Targeting pay boost by mid-2024

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Record-Breaking $70M Sale in Laguna Beach

LUXURY HOMES: Billionaire buys in Abalone Point

Orange County hit a new sales price record for luxury homes twice over last year, now that record has been shattered again

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La Jolla Group Execs Plot $150M SPAC

FINANCE: Focus on media, tech, consumer for acquisition

Blank-check company with ties to one of OC’s larger multi-brand apparel companies, La Jolla Group, is banking on continued success of digital-first brands

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STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

Irvine’s Carro raised a $20 million Series B round led by Alpha Edison, with participation from PayPal Ventures, GC1 Ventures, and Corazon Capital

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Midday Stock Roundup

Oncocyte, Sonendo fall

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Word & Brown Names New CEO

Co-founder's daughter Jessica Word takes top spot

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Concierge Tech Rises on Uplift to NYSE

Changing name to hot fintech unit Marygold

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California Pizza Kitchen to Begin U.S. Franchising

Program begins in 2022

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Howard’s Makes Another Retail Buy

Riverside deal brings Taylor’s Appliance into fold

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Home Franchise Concepts Buys Aussie Pet Mobile

Second purchase this year

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CareTrust REIT May be Sold: Bloomberg

Says San Clemente firm exploring strategic options

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NB PE Firm Searches For ‘Next Sandy Weill’

FINANCE: Everest raises $172.5M for SPAC

Newport Beach private equity firm led by wealth management heavyweights is looking for the next big financial entrepreneur to roll up registered investment advisers

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Midday Stock Roundup

Tilly’s climbs; Alignment Healthcare slides

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Midday Stock Roundup

loanDepot rises; Razer Inc. falls

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Indie Semiconductor, Five Point soar

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CycleBar, StretchLab, Rumble Get New Zealand Master Franchisee

Deal is for at least 30 studios over the next 10 years

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How Do You Maintain the Appropriate Capital Structure for Your Business?

Maintaining the right mix of debt and equity to finance the business and its growth has always been a duty of company owners and financial executives.

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Hedge Fund Manager Inks Record Deal for Laguna Beach Home: Report

Oceanfront property trades for $70M

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Compass Execs Find Right Direction in OC

FINANCE: Seeks companies with moat

Compass Diversified buys and sells companies, yet it’s not a private equity firm

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Midday Stock Roundup

Glaukos rises 4.3%; Rivian falls 4.7%

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