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Dole Food Co. Withdraws Planned IPO

Dole Food Co. has called off its proposed public offering after talks to sell the company to a Belgium firm broke down.

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Live Nation Settles Litigation, Acquires Songkick Assets

Live Nation Entertainment in Beverly Hills and Complete Entertainment Resources Group Inc. and related entities formerly known as Songkick (CERG) have announced that Live Nation has acquired some assets from CERG, including CERG’s ticketing commerce platform, anti-scalping algorithm, API application and patent portfolio.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Santa Monica Gets $2.5M to Study Cancer in African-American Men

The founder of a San Francisco-based private equity firm has donated $2.5 million to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Santa Monica to research prostate cancer in U.S. veterans and African-American men, officials announced on Jan. 15.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 15: Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey Won’t Seek Re-Election to Disney Board

Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey won’t seek re-election to Disney board; Virgin Galactic conducts 7th glide test of spacecraft; and safety panel raises concerns about SpaceX’s Falcon 9

Sports Titans Profile: Dean Spanos

Led the 100-mile move that changed everything for Chargers

Dean Spanos, L.A. Chargers owner, talks new respect for his team in L.A.

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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 12: Snapchat’s Big Redesign Rated Negatively by 83% of Reviews

Snapchat’s big redesign rated negatively by 83 percent of reviews; Pentagon refuses to answer questions about failed $1 billion Zuma satellite launch; and The IMDb Show launched.

New Tune For Old Trade

Beverly Hills pawn shop more like hedge fund of hard knocks

Beverly Hills pawn shop operates like a street-level hedge fund.

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Biotech Seeks $5B More on Stem Cells

Where did $3 billion in voter-approved funding for stem cell research go?

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Record, Notable Dips for L.A. in 2017 Visitor Counts

Tourism is up for L.A. County from high-spending international visitors.

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Business Push-Back Keeps New Gas Hookups Flowing – for Now

Business groups push against possible moratorium on gas hookups.

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County’s Economy Dips on Milken Measure

A slowdown in the rate of job creation in Los Angeles County last year caused a 13-position drop in an annual ranking of economic vibrancy among metropolitan areas, according to a recent Milken Institute report.

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PAGE 3: Stan’s Suit; Steven’s Spanish-Language Edge

Anyone else notice that Stan Kroenke wore the same harvest wheat suit with crisp white shirt to his Rams’ playoff game that he rocked for the cover of our annual Book of Lists?

Social Niche

‘Doing well by doing good’ is a priority at Cal State Dominguez Hill’s business incubator.

Incubator gets new home at Cal State University Dominguez Hills.

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Disney’s Fox Buy Nets Streaming Outlet

Company gets majority stake in Hulu, direct platform to consumers

Walt Disney Co.’s ambitions to sell television shows and movies directly to consumers through proprietary streaming platforms got a big boost last week when Hulu announced its paid subscription base grew 42 percent to more than 17 million at the end of 2017 from May 2016.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Firms Get Fast Start on 2018

Transom Capital closes new $300 million fund, sells portfolio business to Icahn

Transom Capital Group rings in the New Year with $300-million fund.

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L.A. Gets Bulk of State’s Global Trade Traffic

$44.6B in import-export over 12-month period accounts for 2/3 of total

More bad news for Mattel as analysts lower 4Q forecasts.

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Newegg Expanding New Role in Fulfillment

Electronics seller’s eBay partnership shows logistics business segment growing

Head of TaskUs moves to San Antonio to oversee first new U.S. call center.

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Property Managers’ 2017 Takeaway: Big Get Bigger

Retail-focused firms buck trend to grow local square footage by 4-plus percent

Firms managing L.A. County’s commercial properties saw little growth – here’s why.

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Union Bank Plaza Owners Face Property Gluts

Office tower returns to market after sale deal dies with appraised value drop

Union Bank Plaza, the 40-story downtown office and retail space at 445 S. Figueroa St., remains on the market and its owner is facing difficulties offloading it.

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LA Rising: Koreatown

Driven By Transit

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