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STEM leaders advocate for middle-skills workers

Middle-skills jobs — held by people who have more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year bachelor’s degree — are now being seen as a crucial level of employment by policymakers and educators.

GENERAL

Tracon earns $3 million over FDA application

San Diego’s Tracon Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: TCON) is due a $3 million milestone payment from its partner, Japan’s Santen Pharmaceutical (OTC: SYNFY), which has filed an investigational new-drug application with the Food and Drug Administration to start clinical trials on its proposed treatment for wet macular degeneration, a chronic eye disease.

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Local biotechs shift on Russell Indexes

At least four San Diego companies were upgraded by a shift in the Russell Investments’ annual recalibration of its stock indexes.

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Cramer suggests biotechs as haven from Greek crisis

County names new deputy public health officer

EDUCATION

Dean will head organization matching medical students with residency programs

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Director trading spurs surge at La Jolla Pharma

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On the Agenda: Lawyers' fees, energy conference on tap this week

BIOTECH

Celladon may face liquidation

MEDICAL

Future of Palomar Health's downtown Escondido property uncertain

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Humana, Anthem get $1.3 billion in Obamacare risk payments

The U.S. government will pay Anthem Inc. $742 million and Humana Inc. $549 million to reimburse big insurance claims the companies covered under the Affordable Care Act.

County names new deputy public health officer

San Diego County recently named Sayone Thihalolipavan, M.D., M.P.H., as its new deputy public health officer.

New hospitals open, health insurance issues continue

The health care construction industry remains robust, while emergency room visits are on the rise despite the Affordable Care Act.

SupraMed announces two new board members

San Diego-based SupraMed announced that entrepreneurs and tech executives Tom Clancy and Steve Nye have joined its board of directors.

Coverage worries persist amid relief over health care ruling

Throughout the country, relief was the dominant emotion among consumers who get help from the government to lower their health insurance costs following Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding the subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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Three years after a $1 million gift from the Moxie Foundation kick-started the Moxie Center for Student Entrepreneurship at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering, the entrepreneur-support organization has closed its doors. 

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Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Semifinalist: Steve Mento

May 19, 2015 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin sits down with Steve Mento, president and CEO of Conatus Pharmaceuticals, to talk about his company, which develops and commercializes novel medicines to treat liver disease, and being a semifinalist for the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.

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Dick Crowley, Kitchell Contractors Inc.

Dick Crowley, Senior VP of Kitchell discusses the Largest Construction Project in San Diego County.

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Mira Mesa

Created as a suburb to house Top Gun pilots training in nearby Miramar, the community of Mira Mesa grew rapidly with the main shopping artery on Mira Mesa Boulevard, corporate offices in Sorrento Valley and a sprawling residential sector.