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Shares of Irvine-based Standard Pacific Corp. plunged Friday after a report said the homebuilder hired a restructuring and bankruptcy specialist.
Shares of Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver Inc. rose nearly 8% on Wednesday after an analyst said the company's strategy will help results.
Ensign Group Inc., a Mission Viejo-based nursing home and rehabilitative care company, is set to go public this week.
Shares of Western Digital rose nearly 10% a day after the Lake Forest-based disk drive maker reported earnings that Wall Street favored.
Bids for Ford Motor Co.'s luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover, whose U.S. base is in Irvine, are expected to come in at the end of October or early November.
Ensign Group, a Mission Viejo-based nursing home and rehabilitative care company, on Monday revised terms to go public, increasing the amount it plans to raise.
Shares of Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. plummeted 19% on Thursday after the retailer lowered same-store sales in September and cut guidance for October as well as third quarter profit.
Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. posted a drop in second-quarter profit on lower-than-expected heart valve sales and cut its outlook for the year.
Orange County's unemployment rate held steady at 3.5% in May, the state Employment Development Department said Friday.
Sally Frame Kasaks has held the chief executive post a little less than a month, but she's already putting her touch on Anaheim-based Pacific Sunwear of California Inc.
Anaheim-based mall retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc.'s bounced back with 6.4% increase in May same-store sales, prompting the company to affirm its guidance for the second quarter.
Anaheim-based mall retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc.'s bounced back with a 6.4% increase in May same-store sales, prompting the company to affirm its guidance for the second quarter.
Orange County's unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.5% in April, the state Employment Development Department said Friday.
Shares of Santa Ana circuit board maker TTM Technologies Inc. soared some 30% in trading Wednesday after its earnings beat estimates.
The price of an Orange County detached home increased from February to March but was down 1.5% from the median price seen a year ago, the California Association of Realtors said on Tuesday.
Shares of Foothill Ranch-based sunglasses maker Oakley Inc. surged more than 10% on Friday, a day after reporting first-quarter results and upping its outlook for the year.
Year in review: Amid a housing slowdown, the homebuilder saw a decline in the number of homes it sold,the first after years of gains.
Year in review: The past year saw a series of warnings from Quiksilver sparked in part by integration and sales issues at Rossignol.
Shares of Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver Inc. rose 6.5% Tuesday after an analyst upgraded the apparel maker saying it's undervalued by the market.
Orange County's unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in February, the state Employment Development Department said Friday.
Santa Monica-based Fremont General Corp. said Monday it's letting go a number of its 2,400 workers at its Brea-based subprime mortgage unit.
Brea-based subprime mortgage lender ResMae Mortgage Corp. on Monday said another bidder, Citadel Investment Group LLC, beat out Credit Suisse Group with a $180 million bid for the company.
Irvine-based HireRight Inc., which does employee background checks and drug screening for employers, on Monday filed plans for an $86 million initial public offering.
Willdan Group Inc., an Anaheim company that handles engineering, security and financial consulting jobs for cities and counties, debuted Tuesday in a public offering worth about $29 million.
Anaheim-based circuit board maker Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc. saw a big drop in profit for the recently ended quarter with a slowdown in sales to key customer Motorola Inc.
A medical device maker on Monday said it filed a patent infringement suit against San Clemente-based ICU Medical Inc.
Irvine-based Autobytel Inc. said Tuesday it's cutting 10% of its workers. The online marketing company, which had 426 people as of December, will cut about 40 jobs.
Several Orange County companies are "hot," according to BusinessWeek's Hot Growth Companies list.
The 393-room Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel has found a new owner,sort of.
Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc. reported higher first-quarter operating profit, beat forecasts for net income and raised its outlook for the current quarter and the rest of the year on Thursday.
Irvine-based Autobytel Inc. is shifting gears again. The online auto marketing company on Wednesday named a new chief executive and said it will not continue pursuing a sale of the company.
Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. said its U.S. sales were up 2.8% in January versus a year earlier.
Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. on Tuesday replaced its top executive with an official from the automaker's parent company in South Korea.
It was a mixed bag for Orange County-based automaking units in December, with sales gains at Suzuki, Hyundai and Mazda offsetting declines at a trio of others.
Alabama is courting Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. in a bid to be home to the automaker's first U.S. plant.
Tustin-based Cherokee International Corp., a maker of power supplies and other electronics, upped its fourth-quarter outlook on Wednesday.
Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. and Anaheim's Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. reported same-store sales gains in November.
It was a positive November on the sales front for all but two locally-based automaker units.
Orange County automakers reported mixed sales in October with Kia Motors America posting its first decline in months and Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. logging a gain, its second up month in the past three.
All but two Orange County automakers posted gains in September sales on Monday.
Tecstar Automotive Group, a unit of Irvine-based Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc., acquired a limousine builder for $600,000.
Orange County automakers posted gains in August sales,including Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc.
It's all about "The O.C." for Advanced Medical Optics Inc.'s latest marketing campaign.
The Yard House is expanding to Brea and three states
Irvine-based Kia Motors America is planning to build its first auto factory in the U.S.
Irvine-based Yard House USA LLC plans to open four restaurants in four states in 2006, the company said Thursday.
South Korea's Chohung Bank opened a branch in Buena Park that will target the city's Korean-American community, the company said Friday.
Orange County automakers posted solid sales gains in July,for the most part.
Irvine's Printronix Inc., a maker of industrial printers, said a slowdown in orders led to a decline in revenue for its most recent quarter, the company said Friday.