GENERAL

Gas price spike likely ending, but fill-up prices $15 higher than Feb. 1

There are signs the Southern California fuel price spike is over and may actually reverse course downward, but not before gas stations raised their prices by about 65 cents a gallon in the last two weeks.

GENERAL

PriceSmart net sales exceed $200 million in February

San Diego-based PriceSmart Inc. (Nasdaq: PSMT) announced that net sales for the month of February 2015 increased 12.2 percent to $205.1 million from $182.8 million in February a year earlier.

BIOTECH

Intertek relocating some testing services here

Intertek, a leading worldwide quality testing company, has announced the expansion and relocation of its bioanalytical liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) facility in El Dorado Hills to Intertek’s existing testing facilities in Sorrento Valley.

FINANCE

Pacific Commerce, Vibra Bank merger approved

REAL ESTATE

Technology, demographics influence real estate decisions

FINANCE

Final application for tax credit opens Monday

LAW

Law school deans praise legal incubators

GOVERNMENT

Faulconer announces plans to fix 1,000 miles of city streets

FINANCE

Torrey Pines Bank names regional manager in East County

EDUCATION

Robert, Allison Price give $6 million to Birch Aquarium

Other Headlines:

Airlines are at it again, changing frequent-flier programs

Airlines continue to tinker with their frequent-flier programs, sometimes in ways that help business travelers but make it harder for occasional fliers to earn a free trip.

Fixing US baby bust might require help from France

A little while back, I suggested that the United States should help the millennial generation make the transition out of youthful poverty by forgiving some of their mountainous student debt.

Gas price spike likely ending, but fill-up prices $15 higher than Feb. 1

There are signs the Southern California fuel price spike is over and may actually reverse course downward, but not before gas stations raised their prices by about 65 cents a gallon in the last two weeks.

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Are Little Changed After Payrolls Data

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures fluctuated, with equities heading for a second straight weekly loss, as data showed employers added more jobs than forecast in February while gains in hourly earnings fell short of estimates.

Payrolls Rose by 295,000 in February, U.S. Jobless Rate at 5.5%

(Bloomberg) -- Employers added 295,000 workers to payrolls in February and the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent, figures from the Labor Department showed Friday in Washington.

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Weekly Update

George Chamberlin on the Markets

March 2, 2015 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin recaps last week's financial events and looks at the week's upcoming announcements.

Feature Videos

Interview with Armed Services YMCA's Tim Ney

March 5, 2015 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin sits down with Tim Ney, executive director of the Armed Services YMCA, to discuss the organization's programs and services.

Special Reports

Building San Diego - 2015

The nuts and bolts of construction in San Diego, from commercial and residential project updates to a review of how the industry is faring.

US & World

US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks dropped on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs survey raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. The dollar jumped and U.S. government bond prices fell after the report.

Oil Falls for Second Day as Dollar Strengthens After Jobs Report

Solid US jobs report: 295K positions added; rate at 5.5 pct.

US trade deficit in January falls 8.3 pct to $41.8 billion

Lew tells Congress of emergency measures to avoid debt limit

California

California unemployment rate drops to 6.9 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A state agency says California's unemployment rate dipped to 6.9 percent in January by adding 67,300 new jobs, showing the economy continues to improve at a healthy clip.

People bid farewell to San Francisco Bay Bridge lights

State sees higher minority, youth sign-ups for health plan

California inmates can appeal compassionate release denials

Head of mortgage fraud scam receives 24 years in prison

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