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Sprouts merges with natural foods chain

Sprouts Farmers Market announced Tuesday the merger of its natural-food grocery chain with Sunflower Farmers Market, an independent chain of 37 natural-food stores.

May 31, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


New homes sales rise

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.3 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 343,000 units, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

May 30, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Realtors react to Brown’s plan for mortgage money

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to take all of the money from April's $2.5 billion mortgage settlement to offset the state's multibillion-dollar deficit, according to his revised May 15 budget.

May 30, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Company applies for trade status

Pursuing an ambitious project to benefit clients and grow its own business, AMS Fulfillment of Valencia is working on securing foreign trade zone, or FTZ, status.

May 27, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Recovery signs give encouragement to local Realtors

Multiple reports gave positive signs this week and showed a mounting strength in the resale and new home market, according to Santa Clarita Realtors.

May 25, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mending gear, fighting hunger

Alan Campos is driven to succeed – and wants to share the fruits of his success along the way.

May 24, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Experts tout potential of international trade

The size of the company is not key to international, or cross-border, trading, said a panel participant at Tuesday's panel discussion on International Trade at the Valley Industry Association's luncheon.

May 17, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Signal offers video job ads

Employment ads in The Signal received a big face-lift Wednesday when the newspaper added multi-media features to its classified employment liner ads.

May 17, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Realtors await federal response

Santa Clarita Realtors are encouraged by recent efforts by lawmakers to slow the foreclosure process, but they say more help for homeowners is needed.

May 13, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Owners celebrate access to credits

In celebration of approval for the long-awaited expanded Santa Clarita Valley Enterprise Zone, nearly 100 people gathered at TPC Valencia on Thursday, exactly one month after final approval was received.

May 12, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Recovering home market stalls

Would-be homeowners and actual construction trends show the fracture in a recovering home market, according to a recent survey.

May 11, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Agreement saves building-permit data

An agreement to continue the only collection and reporting of building-permit data in the state was announced this week by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

May 10, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Snapshot shows signs of recovery

The economic snapshot report for February was released Tuesday by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., reflecting signs of local recovery amid some areas of economic activity that are still depressed.

May 09, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Using the power of the masses to raise money

When the Jumpstart Our Business Startups, or JOBS, Act was signed into federal law last month, it modernized the means by which startup businesses can raise capital.

May 05, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


BizFed survey finds optimism

Los Angeles County business owners and executives report they are more optimistic about the economy this year. But plans for significant expansion or hiring are on hold over concerns about rising taxes, fees and growing government regulations.

May 04, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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Small business center launches restaurant startup program

The Small Business Development Center, hosted by College of the Canyons, offers a wide array of services, many at no cost to new and existing business owners.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


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