REAL ESTATE

Mortgage Applications Rose Last Week as U.S. Refinancing Climbed

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Mortgage applications increased last week as Americans took advantage of falling interest rates to refinance their loans.

FINANCE

U.S. Stock Futures Little Changed Before Fed as Retailers Slump

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed toward a record yesterday, as companies from Lowe’s Cos. to Target Corp. fell amid weaker forecasts and investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting.

DEFENSE

The good and bad of defense legacy systems

“If you buy a brand new house, sometimes you move in your old furniture,” said Dave Grundies, president of GET Engineering. In this case, that house is a state-of-the-art littoral combat ship or DDG Zumwalt-class destroyer or an unmanned aerial vehicle, and the old furniture is onboard systems such as the Navy Tactical Data System or Navigation Sensor System Interface.

DEFENSE

Former Navy mayor, civic advocate Boland dies

REAL ESTATE

Commercial property representation bill becomes law

BIOTECH

Salk ends fiscal year with nearly $68 million to Campaign for Salk

REAL ESTATE

Home prices, rates climb; student debt worrisome

BIOTECH

Sanford-Burnham appoints Nisen as CEO

LAW

Biotech Beach Law changes name to Wagenknecht Law Group

DEFENSE

Carl Vinson CSG deploys Aug. 22

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Apple Rises to Record on Optimism Over New Batch of Products

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc.’s stock soared to an all- time high, surpassing a 2012 record as investors look ahead to new products such as bigger-screen iPhones and a wristwatch-like device that may jump-start revenue growth.

Mortgage Applications Rose Last Week as U.S. Refinancing Climbed

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Mortgage applications increased last week as Americans took advantage of falling interest rates to refinance their loans.

U.S. Stock Futures Little Changed Before Fed as Retailers Slump

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed toward a record yesterday, as companies from Lowe’s Cos. to Target Corp. fell amid weaker forecasts and investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting.

Economic Calendar | Aug. 20

Major Economic Releases

Siri's successors won't be that smart, either

Wired magazine has an exclusive about Viv, a new product from the creators of Siri, who left Apple after Steve Jobs died.

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BUSINESS NEWS VIDEOS

In The News

Aug. 19, 2014, 5:00 p.m. -- In local news, defense contractors say they’re focusing on legacy systems as opposed to entirely new products, and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute appointed Perry Nisen CEO.

Feature Videos

ALS Association's Steve Becvar on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 18, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Steve Becvar, executive director of the ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter, about the Ice Bucket Challenge, the sixth annual ALS Golf Classic on Aug. 29 and other efforts to raise funds and awareness for fighting cure Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Special Reports

Sourcebook - 2014

The Daily Transcript presents SourceBook 2014, featuring our database of San Diego's top companies.

US & World

Staples to Shut 140 North America Stores in 2014 as Sales Stall

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Staples Inc. plans to shut about 140 stores in North America this year as the office-supply retailer responds to online competition that has hurt sales.

Target cuts annual profit outlook

Apple Rises to Record on Optimism Over New Batch of Products

Lowe's 2Q profit rises as weather improves

Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours

California

California Hospital Treating Patient Possibly Exposed to Ebola

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- A Northern California hospital said it is treating a patient who may have been exposed to Ebola as the worst outbreak of the deadly virus on record continues to spread across Africa.

California terror suspect undergoing mental tests

Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by wildfires

Waste Management sues Oakland over trash contract

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Soaring Dimensions - San Diego is Building Again. Get Involved!

Soaring Dimensions 2014, now and all year long on San Diego Source. The special August 28 print publication features articles, profiles and videos on some of San Diego's most recognized companies involved in making San Diego soar once more. Construction, architecture, engineering, tenant improvement companies, plus law firms and government, all working to create a vibrant economy and positive local impact.

Newsmaker Videos

Ted Bumgardner, Xpera Group

Ted Bumgardner, president of Xpera Group, discusses the many different support services the company offers to the construction industry, including forensics, construction management, quality assurance and more.

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Santee

A city in growth mode that has reinvented itself If you’re looking for a city where homes are affordable, shopping is close by, has a wide range of recreational opportunities and a low-crime rate that would be a good place to raise a family, Santee would fit the bill perfectly. This East County city has overcome serious image problems and transformed itself in recent years.