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On the Agenda: Expo, awards lunch, mixer and golf classic ahead this week

A busy week is ahead for business groups, including events that will tackle issues of digital health and new stormwater requirements, as well as hold awards luncheons and mixers.

VC investment starts year strong, posting huge 1Q

What a way to usher in a new fiscal year -- the first quarter of 2014 saw venture capital investment at its highest level since the first quarter of 2001, and mergers and acquisitions at their highest quarterly figure since the third quarter of 2000.

Vital Therapies prices IPO

Vital Therapies Inc. (NASDAQ: VTL) announced Wednesday evening the pricing of its initial public offering of 4.5 million shares of common stock, at a price to the public of $12 per share.

Torrey Hills Capital retained by Canadian cosmetic ingredient company

Daily Digest

SDCCU names two senior VPs

ARTS

Legality of opera shutdown questioned

Navy Federal opens new branch at Naval Base Point Loma

TECHNOLOGY

BrightScope hires Chris Riggio as chief revenue officer

Daily Digest

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In The News

In San Diego news, executive editor George Chamberlin writes about how people should review their income tax situation now and explore legal ways to reduce their obligation to federal and state governments.

Finance Videos

Health Savings Associates' Brad Chapin on insurance

April 17, 2014 -- George Chamberlin and Brad Chapin, sales director at Health Savings Associates, discuss the importance of wellness from an insurance perspective and participating in a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA).

Special Reports

Young Influentials - 2014

The Daily Transcript pays tribute to San Diego's newest entrepreneurs.

Small Business

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

Boomer Generation

News, expert advice and crucial information for a San Diego generation in transition.
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Newsmaker Videos

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 4/17/2014

PRICESMART INC

Laparte, Jose Luis, CEO, Sold
No. of Shares: 16,976
Date Filed: 04/14/2014

ARENA PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Nova, Bennett Tina Susan, D, Sold
No. of Shares: 35,000
Date Filed: 04/14/2014

ARENA PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Nova, Bennett Tina Susan, D, Options Exercised
No. of Shares: 35,000
Date Filed: 04/14/2014

VIASAT INC

Nash, Jeffrey M, D, Sold
No. of Shares: 1,125
Date Filed: 04/15/2014

ENCORE CAPITAL GROUP INC

Masih, Ashish, O, Sold
No. of Shares: 897
Date Filed: 04/14/2014

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Oceanside

Driving North on I-5, Oceanside is the last beachside community in San Diego before the long stretch of the Marine base at Camp Pendleton.