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Padma Nagappan

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Grocery & Clothing Wholesalers Stock Up As Market Demand Rises

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Food, produce and clothing sales have been increasing steadily, prompting wholesale suppliers to boost inventory levels as they anticipate more business from retail clients.


From Gang Member To College Student With Positive Peer Influence

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A free tutoring program helps troubled teens turn their lives around and win scholarships to college.

Solar Power To Save Marine Lives In Afghanistan

Making fuel runs through enemy territory is dangerous and expensive. The Marine Corps wants to switch to solar.

Jobs Outlook Brightens In SD County

The job market is improving; San Diego County saw its largest monthly hiring increase in more than a year. We speak to Dean Calbreath business columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune about the upbeat report.

Enterprise Zone Tax Breaks A Bone Of Contention For Labor And Industry

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Labor unions want to end the tax breaks that companies located in enterprise zones enjoy. But cities and businesses hope to keep them.

Entrepreneur Makes Big Business Out Of Beads

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Local businessman Shlomo Gruer taps into customers' shopping habits and is rewarded with loyal customers.

Cycling Gives Wounded Vets Hope, Determination

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Soldier Ride in San Diego helps wounded warriors bond and approach life with renewed purpose.

General Atomics Sends Critical Tool To Japanese Nuclear Workers

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A local defense contractor donated entire supply of radiation measurement device.

Small Businesses At Risk For Cyber Attacks

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Small businesses might think only big corporations need to worry about cyber attacks. But that's not true.

Quake May Disrupt Production Of Popular Electronics

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Delays in chip production could mean longer waits for the new iPad and fewer deals on other hot items.

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