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La Jolla Pharma completes public offering

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. (Nasdaq: LJPC), a developer of therapeutics targeting significant life-threatening diseases, has closed its underwritten public offering of 5,395,000 shares of common stock.

Relational won’t seek new active targets during Whitworth leave

Activist fund manager Relational Investors LLC said it won’t seek new target companies while co-founder Ralph Whitworth is on leave for health problems, opting to focus instead on existing investments.

SANDAG to issue $350M in bonds

The San Diego Association of Governments last week authorized the issuance of $350 million worth of tax revenue bonds to raise money for high-priority regional transportation improvements, after gaining AAA scores from the Standard & Poor’s and Fitch bond ratings agencies.

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Targeson receives $776,800 in year 2 of SBIR grant

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Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June

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U.S. Construction Forecast Lowered on Lack of Public Spending

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Decline as Amazon, Visa Results Miss

WTI Set for Weekly Drop Amid Rising Fuel Supplies; Brent Steady

Lack of new construction hinders growth, economists say

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Relational won’t seek new active targets during Whitworth leave

Activist fund manager Relational Investors LLC said it won’t seek new target companies while co-founder Ralph Whitworth is on leave for health problems, opting to focus instead on existing investments.

Fed is weighing key issues but may reveal little

WASHINGTON — This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low.

Why being a US part-time worker is miserable

The worst thing about being on jury duty isn’t actually serving on a jury. It’s having to check in every day -- possibly several times a day, depending on your local system -- to see whether you’ll be needed.

McDonald's: Regulator says it's a 'joint employer'

McDonald's Corp. says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named as a “joint employer” for workers in its franchise-owned restaurants.

Americans’ confidence soars on improving job market

Confidence among consumers soared in July to an almost seven-year high as increased employment opportunities led to brighter views of the U.S. economy.

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In The News: Early Edition

July 29, 2014, 12:00 p.m. -- San Diego’s business news has Power Analytics Corp. being acquired by North Carolina-based Causam Energy Inc. and a conservation group is challenging a proposed natural gas power plant in Otay Mesa.

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George Chamberlin on the Markets

July 28, 2014 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin recaps last week's financial events and looks at the week's upcoming announcements.

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Dr. Lynn Reaser, Chief Economist of the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute at PLNU, discusses the Economic Outlook event, which was held Dec. 6.

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Last Updated 7/29/2014

ILLUMINA INC

Flatley, Jay T, CEO, Options Exercised
No. of Shares: 30,000
Date Filed: 07/24/2014

QUIDEL CORP

Bryant, Douglas C, CEO, Purchased
No. of Shares: 20,000
Date Filed: 07/24/2014

ILLUMINA INC

Bradbury, Daniel M, D, Options Exercised
No. of Shares: 2,100
Date Filed: 07/23/2014

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