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Survey: Firms optimistic on hiring, wages in 1Q

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rising sales helped boost hiring at U.S. businesses in the last three months of 2014, and companies are optimistic that continued improvement in business conditions will bring increased employment and wages in the current quarter, a new survey shows.

Markets shrug off victory of Greek anti-austerity party

LONDON (AP) -- Global financial markets shrugged off the election victory of an anti-austerity party in Greece, with most investors appearing to conclude on Monday that it is unlikely to lead the country to fall out of the euro.

Crude Oil Erases Drop in New York, Trades as High as $45.95

(Bloomberg) -- Crude oil erased a slump in New York, trading at $45.95 a barrel, having earlier dropped as much as 2.7 percent.

Venture capital in '15 and beyond

Qualcomm paid Mollenkopf, Jacobs combined $118 million in 2014

Farmers, investors connect through Slow Money gatherings

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SD's venture scene strong but not without pitfalls

Kaitlin Coryell joins Callan Capital

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Otonomy launches follow-on public offering

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Obama's recovery efforts hold lessons for China

What a difference six years makes. China’s Premier Li Keqiang lands was in Davos last week, leading the most high-level Chinese delegation to the annual Swiss retreat since 2009.

Tsipras doesn't have option of muddling through

As expected, the left-wing, anti-austerity Syriza has won the Greek elections. Cue the speculation: what will this mean for Greece, and the euro?

AT&T to Buy Nextel Mexico’s Wireless Assets for $1.9 Billion

(Bloomberg) -- AT&T Inc., the second-largest U.S. mobile- phone carrier, agreed to buy NII Holdings Inc.’s Mexican wireless assets for $1.875 billion in its third deal to expand south of the U.S. border.

Markets shrug off victory of Greek anti-austerity party

Global financial markets shrugged off the election victory of an anti-austerity party in Greece, with most investors appearing to conclude on Monday that it is unlikely to lead the country to fall out of the euro.

D.R. Horton profits rise as sales, orders jumped

D.R. Horton Inc., the largest U.S. homebuilder by revenue, reported fiscal first-quarter earnings that beat estimates as sales jumped. The shares rose as much as 6.1 percent.

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The latest employment report shows that the unemployment rate in San Diego county was 5.2 percent in December. That's down from a revised 5.8 percent in November and below the year-ago estimate of 6.5 percent for the month.

Weekly Update

George Chamberlin on the Markets

Jan. 26, 2015 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin recaps last week's financial events and looks at the week's upcoming announcements.

Finance Videos

Steve Sexton on financial planning for baby boomers

Jan. 22, 2015 -- Daily Transcript reporter Katie Thisdell speaks with Steve Sexton, financial adviser at Sexton Advisory Group, about teaching retirees how to maximize their investments. Sexton will be on a panel of experts speaking at an upcoming “Silver Hair Tsunami” event -- named for the wave of baby boomers hitting retirement.

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Banking & Finance Quarterly - 2015

The Banking & Finance Quarterly report takes an in-depth look at the local economy, market conditions, financial institutions and more.

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The Daily Transcript celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit with small business news and how-to articles, roundtables and more.

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Last Updated 1/26/2015

ILLUMINA INC

Rastetter, William H, D, Sold
No. of Shares: 16,000
Date Filed: 01/20/2015

ILLUMINA INC

Walt, David R, D, Sold
No. of Shares: 6,000
Date Filed: 01/20/2015

ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Borer, Michael T, D, Sold
No. of Shares: 27,973
Date Filed: 01/15/2015

DEXCOM INC

Roper, Jess, CFO, Sold
No. of Shares: 7,000
Date Filed: 01/20/2015

ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Borer, Michael T, D, Options Exercised
No. of Shares: 27,973
Date Filed: 01/15/2015

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