Orange County Register: Business

  • Shoppers hit up early sales at Costa Mesa Kmart
    Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 10:51 PM

    Forget Black Friday. Thanksgiving deals are becoming the new norm, as shoppers who lined up for the 6 a.m. opening Thursday of Kmart in Costa Mesa could testify.
    The most sought-after items were the Xtreme Play 7-inch tablet for $39.99 and a RCA...

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  • Nancy's Notebook: Meet the new player in O.C.'s barbecue game
    Wednesday - 11/26/2014 - 07:45 PM

    When it comes to regional cuisine, nothing divides Americans more than barbecue. It’s a gloves-off food debate for anyone weaned on smoky meats from Texas, Memphis, Kansas City or the Carolinas.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Homeowners can buy back foreclosed homes
    Wednesday - 11/26/2014 - 08:16 PM

    What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take.

    RATE NEWS SUMMARY

    From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate improved to 3.97 percent from last week’s 3.99 percent.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Census reveals tech gap
    Tuesday - 11/25/2014 - 02:09 PM

    In an age when access to information is critical to both career and everyday life, it’s hard to fathom just how many U.S. homes lack the seemingly basic information tools.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • The high cost of affordability
    Sunday - 11/23/2014 - 02:51 PM

    You don’t need an economics degree to know that housing affordability is a challenge in and around Orange County.
    Another wave of studies depicts the region’s unenviable position of being a significant national laggard in having a plentiful...

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  • Gaming giant Blizzard celebrates 20th anniversary this weekend
    Friday - 11/21/2014 - 05:00 PM

    Twenty years ago this weekend, Blizzard Entertainment was born and its first orcs were released on the gaming world. Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment, spawned by three UCLA grads in 1991 as Silicon & Synapse, has morphed into a multiplayer gaming...

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  • Colleagues quitting? You might get you a raise out of it
    Friday - 11/21/2014 - 08:27 PM

    People are quitting their jobs like it’s 2007, which may be good news for worker paychecks. Almost 2.8 million Americans voluntarily left their employers in September, representing 57.5 percent of total separations, based on seasonally adjusted...

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  • Corinthian Colleges finds buyer for 56 schools
    Friday - 11/21/2014 - 12:47 AM

    Embattled Corinthian Colleges will sell 56 of its for-profit campuses for $24 million to a group that will convert the colleges into nonprofit schools, allowing more than 39,000 students to continue their education, under a deal announced Thursday....

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  • Habit stock soars on IPO
    Thursday - 11/20/2014 - 07:56 PM

    On its first day of trading on Wall Street, Irvine-based Habit Restaurants’ shares proved to be as addictive as its charburgers. The parent company of Habit Burger Grill restaurants saw its stock price more than double Thursday before closing at...

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  • Bankruptcy? Foreclosure? Come on down!
    Thursday - 11/20/2014 - 02:27 PM

    What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take.

    RATE NEWS SUMMARY

    From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate dropped under 4 percent, improving to 3.99 percent from last week’s...

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