Finance

S&P 500 Futures Rise as Index Heads for Best Week in Two Months

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock futures rose, indicating the Standard & Poorís 500 Index will move closer to erasing its losses for the month, after the Federal Reserve spurred its biggest two-day jump in three years.

Oil Rebounds From Five-Year Low as Saudi Comments Add Volatility

(Bloomberg) -- Crude prices in London and New York rebounded from the lowest closing levels since May 2009 as comments from Saudi Arabiaís oil minister yesterday added to the most volatile market in three years.

GENERAL

Terrorism Risk Insurance Act expiration could wreak havoc

The night before the U.S. government announced the Sony hack — which led to the cancellation of "The Interview" debut — was carried out by North Korean state actors, the U.S. Senate adjourned without reauthorizing the not widely known Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.

Bumble Bee Seafoods acquired by Thai Union Group

SD County Credit Union opens Clairemont branch

Daily Digest

MEDICAL

Philips buys Volcano for $1 billion to boost medical imaging

EdgeWave closes $2 million additional Series A

GOVERNMENT

San Diego pensionís retreat from risk avoids $100 million loss

REAL ESTATE

Evan Kovac joins HFF's health care practice

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Terrorism Risk Insurance Act expiration could wreak havoc

The night before the U.S. government announced the Sony hack — which led to the cancellation of "The Interview" debut — was carried out by North Korean state actors, the U.S. Senate adjourned without reauthorizing the not widely known Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.

San Diego Stock Exchange

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Friday at 186.33, up 1.03 percent from Thursday. Advancing issues beat decliners 56 to 38, and 90 issues were unchanged. Receptos Inc.(Nasdaq: RCPT) was the top dollar gainer, up $5.72 to $133.61. Otonomy Inc. (Nasdaq: OTIC) was the top dollar loser, down $2.03 to $36.49. For the complete, updated San Diego Stock Exchange Index visit sddt.com/stocks.

Fitbit said to plan 2015 IPO led by Morgan Stanley

Fitbit Inc., a maker of fitness-tracking wristbands, is working with banks on an U.S. initial public offering for 2015, said people familiar with the matter.

Sales for holiday shopping season come down to the wire

Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.

Investors leave stock pickers in droves

NEW YORK — Stock pickers might as well wear a scarlet A.

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In The News

Dec. 19, 2014, 5:00 P.M. -- NAIOP has concerns about the expiring Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, and companies find success in offering flexible hours and workspaces.

Weekly Update

George Chamberlin on the Markets

Dec. 15, 2014 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin recaps last week's financial events and looks at the week's upcoming announcements.

Finance Videos

Citizens Business Bank's Paul Rodeno on opening SD branch

Dec. 15, 2014 -- George Chamberlin and Paul Rodeno, senior vice president at Citizens Business Bank, discuss opening a new branch in San Diego and talk about the types of businesses that Citizens Business works with.

Special Reports

Who's Who in Real Estate - 2014

Read about some of the major real estate players in San Diego, current market trends and this year's TOBY Award- winning properties.

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Last Updated 12/19/2014

AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS-CL A

Katkin, Keith A, CEO, Sold
No. of Shares: 277,680
Date Filed: 12/15/2014

LA JOLLA PHARMACEUTICAL CO

Tang, Kevin C, DO, Purchased
No. of Shares: 232,925
Date Filed: 12/11/2014

ILLUMINA INC

Walt, David R, D, Sold
No. of Shares: 12,000
Date Filed: 12/09/2014

DEXCOM INC

Gregg, Terrance H, CEO, Sold
No. of Shares: 35,000
Date Filed: 12/15/2014

ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Hacksell, Uli, CEO, Sold
No. of Shares: 30,000
Date Filed: 12/15/2014

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