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Health care jobs, economic impact growing in SD

Health care has risen to be one of the largest job sectors in the local economy, employing more than 121,000 workers and representing 9 percent of the county's labor force, according to a report released Thursday by the National University System Institute for Policy Research.

Mitek's bank affiliations double to 3,000

Mitek Systems, a developer of mobile imaging for financial transactions, announced Thursday that more than 3,000 financial institutions have signed for its mobile deposit system, more than doubling the number from last year.

BIOTECH

Vical misses earnings estimates, beats on revenues

Vical Inc. (NasdaqGS: VICL) announced Thursday morning it lost $4.4 million in the third quarter, or 5 cents per share, which is 1 cent below what Wall Street analysts were projecting, but less than half the $9.9 million it lost in the same period in 2013.

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EDUCATION

Thomas Jefferson School of Law announces debt restructuring

TECHNOLOGY

Maxwell stock on roller coaster

Chargers' Hardwick plays Financial Football

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BIOTECH

Receptos on billionaires list

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Pending resales of US existing homes rise slightly in Sept.

Contracts to purchase previously owned homes rose in September, showing housing will take time to gain momentum.

Health care jobs, economic impact grows in SD

Health care has become one of the largest job sectors in the local economy, employing more than 121,000 and representing 9 percent of the county's labor force, according to a report released Thursday by the National University System Institute for Policy Research.

San Diego Stock Exchange

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Thursday at 176.41, up 1.25 percent from Wednesday. Advancing issues beat decliners 63 to 38, and 91 issues were unchanged. Illumina Inc. (Nasdaq: ILMN) was the top dollar gainer, up $4.54 to $193.42. Pricesmart Inc. (Nasdaq: PSMT) was the top dollar loser, down 65 cents to $87.68. For the complete, updated San Diego Stock Exchange Index visit sddt.com/stocks.

Fewer Americans Filed for Jobless Benefits in Last Four Weeks

Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits over the past month than at any time in more than 14 years, a sign the strengthening U.S. economy is buoying the labor market.

Bayer raises forecast on new drugs, addition of Merck unit

Bayer AG raised its revenue and profit forecasts, citing growing sales of new medicines, the addition of Merck & Co.’s consumer-health business and the weakness of the euro.

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Oct. 30, 2014, 5:00 P.M. -- Chula Vista will vote Tuesday on how the city bids and awards public works contracts, and new “smart” parking meters are being installed in downtown San Diego.

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George Chamberlin on the Markets

Oct. 27, 2014 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin recaps last week's financial events and looks at the week's upcoming announcements.

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Thomas Frost on common financial legal cases

Oct. 23, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with attorney Thomas Frost of The Frost Firm about the lastest types of financial cases his law firm is handling, including tenant-in-common investments and affinity fraud.

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Banking & Finance Quarterly - Fall 2014

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Dr. Lynn Reaser, Point Loma Nazarene University

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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INSIDER TRADES

Last Updated 10/30/2014

DEXCOM INC

Balo, Andrew K, O, Sold
No. of Shares: 10,000
Date Filed: 10/27/2014

DEXCOM INC

Balo, Andrew K, O, Options Exercised
No. of Shares: 10,000
Date Filed: 10/27/2014

VIASAT INC

Nash, Jeffrey M, D, Sold
No. of Shares: 325
Date Filed: 10/28/2014

PICO HOLDINGS INC

Hart, John Russell, CEO, Purchased
No. of Shares: 45
Date Filed: 10/24/2014

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