Finance

U.S. Index Futures Signal Stock Rebound Before Fed; Pfizer Gains

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rallied, signaling equities will rebound after posting their longest losing streak since January, as investors await the start of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting.

Oil Steady in Bear Market on U.S. Supply, China Demand Risks

(Bloomberg) -- Oil traded in a bear market amid surplus supplies in the U.S. and concern about demand in China, the two biggest consumers of the commodity.

REAL ESTATE

Guild Mortgage has record first half

San Diego-based Guild Mortgage, one of the largest independent mortgage bankers in the U.S., had its best six months in history for the period ending June 30.

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On the Agenda: Entrepreneurs, business efficiency, tax credits on tap this week

ServiceNow: a San Diego software success story

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TECHNOLOGY

Qualcomm to cut jobs after worst quarterly sales drop since 2009

Trovagene public offering closed

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Oil Steady in Bear Market on U.S. Supply, China Demand Risks

(Bloomberg) -- Oil traded in a bear market amid surplus supplies in the U.S. and concern about demand in China, the two biggest consumers of the commodity.

Oil’s Double Dip Here as Lasting Glut Spurs BofA Price Cut

(Bloomberg) -- Oil prices are experiencing a “double dip” and could extend losses as the supply glut persists for another 18 months, according to Bank of America Corp.

U.S. Index Futures Signal Stock Rebound Before Fed; Pfizer Gains

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rallied, signaling equities will rebound after posting their longest losing streak since January, as investors await the start of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting.

Merck Profit Beats Second-Quarter Estimates, Target Raised

(Bloomberg) -- Merck & Co. raised its full-year profit guidance and reported second-quarter earnings that beat estimates after sales of the company’s newest cancer drug grew.

UPS Exceeds Profit Estimates With Boost From Pricing Shift

(Bloomberg) -- United Parcel Service Inc. posted a second- quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates, buoyed by benefits from a new pricing system for package deliveries and operations outside the U.S.

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San Diego’s business news has demand for design activity increasing in the West once more, and Phil Baker test driving Google’s Android Auto interface.

Weekly Update

George Chamberlin on the Markets

July 27, 2015 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin recaps last week's financial events and looks at the week's upcoming announcements.

Finance Videos

Interview with Shelley Lyford, Paul Downey

July 16, 2015 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Shelley Lyford, CEO of West Health, and Paul Downey, president and CEO of Serving Seniors, about participating in the Conference on Aging in Washington, D.C., and the various issues addressed.

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Newsmaker Videos

Interview with Wells Fargo's Celia Lanning

July 1, 2015 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Celia Lanning, region president for Wells Fargo, about how Wells Fargo helps communities through charitable efforts, small business lending, and how customer service is still key to Well Fargo's success.

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INSIDER TRADES

Last Updated 7/27/2015

ILLUMINA INC

Flatley, Jay T, CEO, Sold
No. of Shares: 25,000
Date Filed: 07/23/2015

GEN-PROBE INC

Lazar, Jack R, CFO, Sold
No. of Shares: 75,000
Date Filed: 07/22/2015

DEXCOM INC

Gregg, Terrance H, OD, Sold
No. of Shares: 50,750
Date Filed: 07/15/2015

ILLUMINA INC

Henry, Christian O, O, Sold
No. of Shares: 5,390
Date Filed: 07/15/2015

DEXCOM INC

Balo, Andrew K, O, Sold
No. of Shares: 10,214
Date Filed: 07/22/2015

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