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Pacific Dental Says Virus Devastating Industry

HEALTHCARE: Launches teledentistry offerings$2B in revenue expected pre-pandemic; half-that now

Biotech jCyte Inks $252M Licensing Deal

DRUGS: Eye-focused firm sees global interest

Japan backer; UCI connections

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Weekly COVID-19 Cases Down

Half of new cases from Anaheim, Santa Ana

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BlizzCon Canceled

Blizzard ‘deeply disappointed’

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COVID-19 Cases, Recoveries in OC

36% of OC residents have recovered from virus

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Newsom: Hair Salons, Barbershops Can Open

OC haircare gets green light

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South Coast Sets June 1 Reopen

Segerstrom flagship latest to welcome public

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Simon’s OC Malls Reopen

Brea, Orange, Mission Viejo properties ready

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OC’s Top Universities To Reopen in Stages

EDUCATION: Mix of virtual, in-person classes

Summer’s coming; with fall semester to follow

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Tu’s New Beat

John Tu helped build OC’s largest private company. Now he’s funding a device maker to fight the spread of COVID-19.

John Tu is coming off a standout year at computer memory company Kingston Technology Corp., with record-breaking sales pushing the Fountain Valley maker of flash memory products, gaming equipment and other computer-related memory products to the top spot among Orange County’s largest private companies.

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St. John CEO Talks Fashion, Luxury Post-Pandemic

APPAREL: OC’s heritage luxury house’s new focus: face shields

Eran Cohen already had his work cut out for him assuming the top spot two years ago at Irvine luxury house St. John Knits International Inc. He’s spent that time steering the nearly 60-year-old brand—known globally for its line of sophisticated knitwear sold at specialty, high-end retailers—through a corporate reinvention.

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Inari Medical’s IPO Launches

DEVICES: Shares surge on first day; $1.9B valuation

Irvine-based Inari Medical Inc., a commercial-stage medical device company whose products treat patients suffering from blood clots and other diseases affecting veins, says the impacts of COVID-19 have disrupted its local operations, but it didn’t scuttle its plans to go public.

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Weekly COVID-19 Cases Decline

Increases from Santa Ana, Orange

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OC Unemployment Jumps to 13.8%

County loses 222,400 jobs

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Weekly COVID-19 Cases Flat

How testing, hospitalizations in OC stack up against reopening orders

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