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Mike Freeman

Mike Freeman covers technology for The San Diego Union-Tribune, where his coverage includes Qualcomm, San Diego's largest publicly traded company. Mike started at the Union-Tribune in 1999, covering the golf and action sports industries. Over the years, Mike has reported on commercial real estate, the housing bubble, banking and defense contractors. He also covered the Pinnfund Ponzi scheme and several real estate scams. He is one of the few journalists in the country who researches and writes a special section on executive compensation. Before joining the Union-Tribune, Mike was business editor of a daily newspaper in Bend, Ore. He graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. with a bachelor's degree in communications.
UTC Aerospace to end aircraft systems manufacturing in Chula Vista, cutting 300 jobs

UTC Aerospace Systems plans to wind down manufacturing at its southern San Diego County aircraft plant beginning early next year, eliminating around 300 jobs. The plant builds aerodynamic engine pods and mounts for customers such as Boeing and Airbus.

SEC alleges $61-million Ponzi scheme by San Diego duo that lured investors with iPhone angle

Investors were told by two San Diego men that they were funding a wholesale import electronics business that would return 5% to 15% on their stake in 45 days of less, according to a civil complaint in U.S. District Court in San Diego.

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