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  • Restaurant owners grabbing opportunities, bouncing back

    Hesitation was not an option for James Brennan, the owner of San Diego hotspots Stingaree and Searsucker, when he considered his next business move.

  • BBVA Compass opens new wealth management, commercial banking office in La Jolla

    BBVA Compass, a Sunbelt-based financial institution and among the 20 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share, announced recently its plans to open a wealth management and commercial office in La Jolla. The new office, located at 4180 La Jolla Drive, will provide Southern Californians access to innovative credit and financial services designed to address the unique needs of affluent individuals.

  • Rising fuel costs affect local port, boating industry

    Fuel prices are wreaking as much havoc on local waterways as they are on roadways, according to people who make their living in the boating industry.

  • Market looks to home buying season for relief

    Home buying season is well under way, and real estate experts say these pivotal months will signal expectations for the rest of the year.

  • San Diego Business Outlook

    Rising commodity prices, uncertain tax and fiscal policies, and increasing regulations continue to work against San Diego’s economic recovery, according to a Daily Transcript survey sampling business leaders in San Diego County.

  • Coffee drinkers keep chugging, as prices rise

    NEW YORK — People are paying more to fuel up these days — on coffee.

  • New study tells students the worth of their majors

    PHILADELPHIA — The choice of undergraduate major in college is strongly tied to a student's future earnings, with the highest-paying majors providing salaries of about 300 percent more than the lowest-paying, according to a study released Tuesday.

  • Schools struggle to recover amid years of cuts

    STOCKTON, Calif. — The financial crisis hitting many of the nation's public schools is taking a heavy toll in cities such as Stockton, a blue collar port city that struggles even in good times.

  • Optimistic outlook for 'green' businesses

    Although the creation of “green jobs” has garnered more attention across the political and economic landscapes in California, specific figures on just how particular green industries are faring aren’t readily available.

  • Calif. creates task force to probe mortgage fraud

    LOS ANGELES — California's attorney general has formed a new task force to investigate mortgage fraud in the wake of practices that crushed the state's housing industry and led to a wave of foreclosures.

  • Fed efforts to cap debit card swipe fees in question

    It’s no longer certain that a swipe fee regulation imposed by the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act will go into effect as scheduled.

  • Unemployment drops below 10 percent

    San Diego County’s unemployment rate dipped below the important psychological barrier of 10 percent for the first time in nearly two years in April, something analysts attributed to a tech sector that held steady through the recession and tourism and financial services making a comeback.

  • Hotel REITS continue buying up properties, despite downturn

    Publicly traded hotel real estate investment trusts with properties in San Diego County may have had a difficult time during the downturn, but it hasn't stopped them from accumulating a staggering number of assets.

Roundtables

  • S.D. economic outlook bright after strong 1Q

    In important subsets of the economy, San Diego is outpacing the rest of the United States through nearly five months of 2011, according to participants in a recent economic roundtable hosted by the Daily Transcript.

Profiles

Economy videos

New financial education center for teens opens

Oct. 1, 2015 -- Reporter Carlos Rico tours the new Mission Fed JA Finance Park. The $4.4 million interactive learning campus in Mission Valley is designed to teach teens and young adults how to make smart financial decisions during a one-day seminar.

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