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Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 08:21 AM PST

Qualcomm Stadium Service Vendor Laying off 1,130

Qualcomm Stadium Service Vendor Laying off 1,130

The concession services firm for Qualcomm Stadium is laying off 1,130 workers at the end of March, according to a recent filing with the state Employment Development Department.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 03:46 PM PST

New Buzz: Oceanside Family Brews Up Coffee Pairing Business

New Buzz: Oceanside Family Brews Up Coffee Pairing Business

A family in Oceanside has brewed up an interesting new business venture: a subscription service that sends different types of coffee – paired perfectly with snacks – right to your door.

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 10:33 AM PST

New Dining Spots Coming to Westfield UTC

New Dining Spots Coming to Westfield UTC

Mall owner Westfield Corp. has signed leases with at least nine new dining-oriented tenants, slated to open in the company’s Westfield UTC in October 2017.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 10:43 AM PST

New Chick-fil-A Coming to Del Sur/4S Ranch

New Chick-fil-A Coming to Del Sur/4S Ranch

A new Chick-fil-A restaurant will open soon in San Diego’s Del Sur/4S Ranch area and the franchise owner is looking to fill about 100 jobs at the location

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 08:54 AM PST

Local Flight Training Co. Expands to Texas

Local Flight Training Co. Expands to Texas

San Diego-based Coast Flight Training said it plans to open a second location in Texas to train military veterans to fly for Envoy Air and American Airlines Group.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 10:31 AM PST

Shareholder Law Firms Add to Tech Giant’s Woes

Shareholder Law Firms Add to Tech Giant’s Woes

There seems to be no rest for Qualcomm Inc. After being sued by the federal government, law firms piled on to give it more headaches.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 01:38 PM PST

Sneak Peek: Legoland's Plans for New Castle Hotel

Sneak Peek: Legoland's Plans for New Castle Hotel

Legoland California Resort has broken ground on a new castle themed hotel in Carlsbad.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 07:48 AM PST

San Diego Pot Industry Scores Professional Help

San Diego Pot Industry Scores Professional Help

San Diego’s burgeoning cannabis industry has attracted a new law firm focused on the needs of local marijuana entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 07:27 AM PST

In the Mix: USD Grad to Open Female-Led Distillery

In the Mix: USD Grad to Open Female-Led Distillery

Using a mix of “math, science and precision,” a spirited University of San Diego (USD) graduate is gearing up to open her own local distillery in an industry historically dominated by men.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 08:00 AM PST

Local Architect Names New Partner, Rebrands

Local Architect Names New Partner, Rebrands

San Diego architect Walt Conwell, 74, who has had a career of more than 30 years as principal architect and owner of multiple design firms in San Diego, has brought on a new partner, Bryan Macias, 33, and...

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Russian Supply Ship Launches to International Space Station

Russian Supply Ship Launches to International Space Station

An unmanned Russian cargo ship lifted off successfully Wednesday on a supply mission to the International Space Station. A Soyuz-U booster rocket carrying the Progress MS-05 spacecraft blasted off as scheduled at 11:58 a.m. (0558 GMT) from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch complex in Kazakhstan. The mission follows the Dec. 1 botched launch of the previous Progress ship, which crashed less than seven minutes after liftoff, spraying fiery debris over a sparsely populated area in southern Siberia near the border with Mongolia.

Bill Gates Thinks It May Be Time to Tax Robots

Bill Gates Thinks It May Be Time to Tax Robots

Bill Gates sees an upside to the robots taking jobs from humans: taxes. Harnessing technology helped make Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, the richest man in the world. Now, told the publication Quartz that technology can be harnessed to help maintain the social safety net for the communities that lose jobs because of automation. "Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things," Gates said in the interview. "If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level."

Atlanta, Other Cities Eye Test Tracks for Self-Driving Cars

Atlanta, Other Cities Eye Test Tracks for Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology. Atlanta would become one of the largest urban areas for testing self-driving vehicles if plans come together for a demonstration as early as September. Nationwide, 10 sites were designated last month as "proving grounds" for automated vehicles by the U.S. Department of Transportation. They include North Carolina turnpikes, the eastern Iowa prairie and a Michigan site where World War II bombing aircraft were produced in a factory built by automobile pioneer Henry Ford. Atlanta isn't on the list, but city officials nevertheless hope to make an impact.

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