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Bain Capital debt strikes sour note at Guitar Center

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Bain Capital debt strikes sour note at Guitar Center

With rumors swirling of an ownership change at debt-laden Guitar Center, all eyes will be on whether the Westlake Village-based company reversed its sagging online sales over the critical holiday season.

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As big-box firms slash stores, uncertainty for Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on As big-box firms slash stores, uncertainty for Tri-Counties

Radio Shack plans to close up 1,100 stores around the U.S. and Staples, the largest office-supplies company in the U.S., said it would shutter 225 stores nationwide in a plan to cut costs by $500 million.

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Clean Diesel shares soar on Acura contract

By   /  Tuesday, March 11th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Clean Diesel shares soar on Acura contract

Clean Diesel said it has begun production of a new series of catalytic-emissions reduction products for the 2015 version of Honda’s gasoline-powered Acura TLX models. The announcement sent the Ventura-based firm’s shares soaring 74 percent higher in trading on March 11.

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South Coast golfers trod parched courses amid drought

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Features, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on South Coast golfers trod parched courses amid drought

Rancho San Marcos, a par 71 course in the Santa Ynez Valley, said dry conditions are affecting business. The course’s general manager told the Business Times that the number of rounds played at the course is at 10 percent of normal. (Alex Drysdale / Business Times photo)

Some of the greens on the South Coast are starting to look a little brown as regional golf courses cut back on watering amid California’s worsening three-year drought.

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Ventura Harbor to get $10.5M for dredging project

By   /  Tuesday, March 4th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura Harbor to get $10.5M for dredging project

The Ventura Harbor will receive $10.5 million in federal funding for a massive dredging project that it says is vital to its operations.

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Freezing out the competition: Australian frozen yogurt brand makes global push from Ventura

By   /  Friday, February 28th, 2014  /  Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Freezing out the competition: Australian frozen yogurt brand makes global push from Ventura

Australians Angus Murray and Michael Taylor have set up a California outpost for Foxy’s Frozen Yogurt in a bid to beat the Golden State at its own game.

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Investors place bets on Ventura advertising tech firms

By   /  Friday, February 28th, 2014  /  Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Investors place bets on Ventura advertising tech firms

In a major week for advertising technology firms in Ventura, The Trade Desk has raised $20 million in a second venture capital round and Connexity has been acquired by Los Angeles-based Shopzilla.

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