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Capstone Gets PPP Loan

Capstone Turbine Corp. received a $2.6 million federal loan under the Paycheck Protection Program to be used for payroll costs, rent and utilities.

Scorpion’s HQ

TECHNOLOGY: Digital execs see building as people pleaser.

Digital marketing firm Scorpion moves into new headquarters in Santa Clarita.

Sky High

Capsule for world-record skydive built by Lancaster firm.

AEROSPACE: A Lancaster firm that made the Batmobile helped Felix Baumgartner break the world free-fall record.

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Bigger Footprint

Matthew Shepherd at website design firm Scorpion is planning to move into a new 100,000-square-foot building to accommodate fast growth.

Scorpion’s internet marketing expands in Valencia.

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B. Riley’s Ready to Deal in a Disrupted Economy

FINANCE: Management sees investment opportunities in an ‘uncertain time.’

B. Riley Financial Inc. will continue pursuing an aggressive strategy of acquisitions and deal-making in the future, the company’s co-chief executive said in a conference call with analysts.

Dine Brands’ Appetite for Growth Still Strong

RESTAURANTS: Analysts upbeat despite $135 million quarterly loss.

Analysts, executives upbeat about future prospects of Dine Brands Global Inc.

Cargo Ships Target of Capstone Growth

Capstone Turbine Corp. is targeting cargo ships using U.S. waterways as its next big growth area for its liquid natural gas micro-turbines, the company announced Wednesday.

Earnings: NetSol Technologies, Velocity Financial

NetSol beat earnings estimates while Velocity missed in its first quarter as a public company.

Interlink Increases Production of Sensors for Ventilators

Interlink Electronics Inc. has increased production of a sensor used on ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients.

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New Relevance for PR Firms During Virus Crisis

LIST: Communications professionals get creative in styling clients’ messages.

For Valley region public relations professional, it’s a time of caution about how much work they will be able to perform for their clients.

US Nuclear Narrows Quarterly Loss

US Nuclear narrowed its net loss in the third quarter even as its revenue decreased due to the coronavirus pandemic.

AmaWaterways Readies New Ships

Cruise line sees demand in the post-pandemic tourist season.

AmaWaterways took delivery of one new ship late last year and is scheduled to receive another this spring – even though none of its cruisers are sailing in Europe.

Disintegration Tester Coming Together for Firm

PHARMACEUTICAL: Hanson upgrading device that tests how pills dissolve in bodies.

Hanson Research is wrapping up development on an updated piece of test equipment used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Ember Technologies Raises $13 Million in Latest Funding Round

Temperature control technology developer Ember Technologies has received $13 million in a Series C funding round, the company announced. The Westlake Village startup said it will use the money for research, development and sales and marketing programs for new products to come out in the next six to nine months.

Update: Orion Blasts Off on Rocketdyne Engines

NASA successfully tested the first flight of the Orion space crew capsule on Friday morning – a program that is intended to once again take humans into deep space.

Rocketdyne Powers Satellite Launch

Upper stage engines built by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne powered an Atlas V rocket launched on Monday taking a satellite into orbit for use by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Office Building of the Future

How the coronavirus will change work in an office once the economy returns to full speed.

In this special report, the Business Journal has talked with professionals from a number of disciplines involved in the office market to collect their thoughts on how office space will be transformed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Decision to Delist

Interlink Electronics Chief Executive Steven Bronson talks about removing the company’s stock from the Nasdaq.

Steve Bronson of Interlink Electronics Inc.

Rocket Engine Lands Facility

AEROSPACE: New site’s furnace could power up Mars mission.

Engineers at Aerojet Rocketdyne in Chatsworth are working on taking humans to Mars.

Universal Studios Theme Park to Reopen

Universal Studios Hollywood will reopen on April 16, after having been closed for the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to media reports.