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While the weather across much of the country has turned frightening, many people here in San Diego County and Southern California will include a round of golf during the Thanksgiving weekend celebration.

I've been hearing talk about the Nasdaq approaching all-time highs. The peak was in March 2000, when the index hit 5,400. By 2002, the Nasdaq had fallen below 1,500; today it is about 4,700, roughly 15 percent from hitting all-time highs again.

It's about time for CNBC to apologize to Jeremy Siegel. Remember about a month ago, when I told you of a confrontation on the cable business channel between a midday anchor, Kelly Evans, and professor Jeremy Siegel after he suggested the Dow industrials would hit 18,000 before the end of the year? "With all due respect, professor Siegel, how can we possibly reach that level?" she snidely asked.

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New-car sales in California during the third quarter rose nearly 9 percent from the same period last year, keeping the industry on track to post its biggest annual sales in nearly a decade, according to a report released this week by the California New Car Dealers Association.

Maxwell Technologies Inc. announced an enhancement to its industry-leading 48V module product, which now includes the benefits of Maxwellís new DuraBlue Advanced Shock and Vibration Cell Technology, and Oncosec Medical Inc. announced it has entered a Sponsored Research Agreement with the University of Washington to evaluate the immunologic mechanisms of intratumoral DNA IL-12 electroporation, according to company announcements, SEC filings and Bloomberg News.

San Diego-based CareFusion Corp. and Becton, Dickinson and Co. announced Thursday that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, in connection with Becton Dickinson's proposed acquisition of CareFusion expired on Nov. 19.

Taxus Cardium Pharmaceuticals Group Inc. and its advanced regenerative medicine business units reported on Thursday their corporate development activities through the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

The Dow dropped two, the S&P 500 three. Not percentage points but actual point declines. That's how quiet it was on Wall Street yesterday as people already started to get in the Thanksgiving mode, not to mention the massive snow system pushing through the northeastern part of the country.

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The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Wednesday at 174.49, down .39 percent from Tuesday. Declining issues beat advancers, 65-30, and 92 issues were unchanged. Reven Housing REIT Inc. (OTC: RVEND) was the top dollar gainer, up $5 to $11. Pricesmart Inc. (Nasdaq: PSMT) was the top dollar loser, down $1.90 to $93.60. For the complete, updated San Diego Stock Exchange Index, visit

Illumina Inc.: (Nasdaq: ILMN) announced that it, USAID, MITís Broad Institute and Harvard have entered into a public-private partnership to combat the Ebola virus with genome sequencing technology; and Qualcomm Inc.: (Nasdaq: QCOM) reported that itís making progress in talks with a Chinese company to resolve an investigation thatís hurting the collection of licensing revenue, according to company announcements, SEC filings and Bloomberg News.

Qualcomm Inc., the world’s largest maker of mobile-phone chips, said it’s making progress in talks with a Chinese customer to resolve an investigation that’s hurting the collection of licensing revenue.

More records on Wall Street. Both the Dow industrials and S&P 500 closed at record highs again yesterday. For the Dow it was seven times this month that it registered a record and 26 times in 2014. The S&P 500 has hit record closes eight times this month and 43 times this year.

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Organovo Holdings Inc. announced the full commercial release of the exVive3D Human Liver Tissue for preclinical drug discovery testing, and ResMed Inc. announced S+ availability through Apple retail stores in the United States and from the Apple Online Store. Company announced it began trading without the right to receive a 28-cent dividend declared Oct. 23, according to company announcements, SEC filings and Bloomberg News.

Renova Therapeutics, a San Diego-based biopharmaceutical company developing gene therapy treatments for congestive heart failure, completed its third round of funding, raising $7.52 million through a Series C Preferred Stock financing round.

Forty-two. The number most identifiable with Jackie Robinson, the baseball player. It also is the number of times the S&P 500 index has closed at an all-time high in 2014, including yesterday's record-setting finish.

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