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Petco said to approach private-equity buyers alongside IPO plans

Petco Animal Supplies Inc. has reached out to private-equity firms that may be interested in buying the pet-supplies retailer, even as it prepares for an initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said.

San Diego Stock Exchange closes lower

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Thursday at 169.61, down 0.77 percent from Wednesday. Declining issues beat advancers 51 to 34, and 89 issues were unchanged.

H&R Block plans $3.5B buyback after selling bank unit to BofI Holding

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the biggest U.S. tax preparer, plans to buy back as much as $3.5 billion of its stock now that it has completed the sale of its banking unit to San Diego-based BofI Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: BOFI). The shares surged in extended trading.

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San Diego Stock Exchange closes down 2.4%

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Petco said to approach private-equity buyers alongside IPO plans

Petco Animal Supplies Inc. has reached out to private-equity firms that may be interested in buying the pet-supplies retailer, even as it prepares for an initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said.

San Diego Stock Exchange closes lower

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Thursday at 169.61, down 0.77 percent from Wednesday. Declining issues beat advancers 51 to 34, and 89 issues were unchanged.

U.S. Stock Rally Fades Before Jobs Data Amid ECB Move

(Bloomberg) -- U.S.stocksclosed little changed erasing a rally of nearly 200 points for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as optimism over European Central Bank stimulus faded before the government’s monthly job report

US trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July

The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to the lowest level in five months as exports posted a small gain while imports declined, reflecting a big drop in shipments of consumer goods such as cell phones.

Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 282,000

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remain at historically near low levels in a positive sign for the U.S. economy amid a broader global slowdown.

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Last Updated 9/3/2015

DEXCOM INC

Pacelli, Steven Robert, O, Sold
No. of Shares: 33,854
Date Filed: 08/24/2015

NUVASIVE INC

Miles, Patrick, P, Sold
No. of Shares: 30,000
Date Filed: 08/31/2015

ILLUMINA INC

Walt, David R, D, Sold
No. of Shares: 2,000
Date Filed: 09/01/2015

RESMED INC

Reiser, Anne, O, Sold
No. of Shares: 6,000
Date Filed: 08/28/2015

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Thornley, Anthony S, D, Options Exercised
No. of Shares: 38,195
Date Filed: 09/01/2015

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