On Assignment, a temporary staffing firm for skilled employees — many in the technology field — has posted record sales and profits this year.
Forty years after co-founding a company that buys airplanes and leases them to airlines, Steven Udvar-Hazy is focusing on shorter flights.
Irvine firm founded in 1991 that buys and bundles loans has made it through two major boom-and-bust cycles. It now faces a challenge of new rivals.
The Santa Ana firm is the ultimate middleman in the IT industry, connecting 1,300 manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung with hundreds of thousands of retailers.
The Huntington Beach chain that specializes in deep-dish pizza and its own craft beer foresees growing to 425 sites from 132. It plans to add 17 this year.
Quiksilver has lost money 6 straight years although the surf apparel firm's new management team has attracted investors and analysts have praised its turnaround plan.
Drug maker Allergan posted record sales in 2012, with Botox its top seller, but plans to sell its Lap-Band unit amid falling sales and patient deaths.
Ceres, which uses advanced plant breeding and biotechnology to make better seeds for biofuels, is working to commercialize its products.