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Deckers shares stumble as shopping season takes off

By   /  Friday, October 24th, 2014  /  Earnings, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

The Goleta-based owner of Ugg, Teva, Simple, Sanuk and other popular footwear brands is a bit of a bellwether for holiday shopping and the overall retail climate.

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New AVAs put Paso in wine industry big leagues

By   /  Friday, October 24th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Top Stories, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

On the heels of a top national ranking from Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Paso Robles Wine Country is rolling out an expanded set of sub-brands to put it on equal footing with Napa and Sonoma counties.

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Containment strategy: Steel structures get the nod for restaurants, offices

By   /  Friday, October 24th, 2014  /  Latest news, Real Estate, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

With a few shipping container-based developments on the way in the region and several more in the planning stages, a handful of local firms are turning an already revolutionary item into a niche business that continues to gain popularity.

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Big wheels keep on merging

By   /  Friday, October 24th, 2014  /  Latest news, Top Stories, Tourism  /  No Comments

The recent merger of Silverado Stages with Silver State Coach positions the new, combined company to dominate the motor coach business in the Western states with a total fleet of 160 buses and shuttles.

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Sonos’ move into Territory Ahead HQ fills lower State Street

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The audio products maker is about to move 150 employees into Santa Barbara’s lower State Street.

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Dubroff: Author Michael Lewis is the master at spotting mispriced assets

By   /  Friday, October 24th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Lewis, who redefined how we think about baseball, football and Wall Street, will have a lot to say about the Obama presidency.

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Getting a grip on diabetes: Aptitude device gets fast track status for clinical trials

By   /  Friday, October 24th, 2014  /  Health Care, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Aptitude medical research associates John McDermott and Jing Wen, from left, prepare binding tests using a centrifuge. (Nik Blaskovich /Business Times photo)

Aptitude creates a special type of molecule called an aptamer, which it is using to develop a first-of-its-kind hand-held device that measures insulin concentrations in real-time and can diagnose pre-diabetes. The government’s interest in furthering such research is unsurprising as diabetes affects more than 9 percent of Americans.

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