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Dream Act Passage Urged by L.A. Chamber, Biz Groups Statewide

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce joined business groups across the state Tuesday in publicly urging Congress to pass the Dream Act before current protections expire for immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors.

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Sedgwick Shut Down: L.A. Office Set to Close

Sedgewick LLP, an 84-year-old global law firm based in San Francisco, will close its doors by the end of the year, laying off nearly 50 attorneys and staff in Los Angeles, a company official said.

Kaiser Study Finds Computer Alerts Curb Antibiotic Use

Doctors at Kaiser Permanente Southern California cut the odds of prescribing antibiotics for sinus infections by using digital health alerts to advise other physicians about their correct use, according to a study published Tuesday.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 21: HopSkipDrive Raises $7.4 Million Round Led by School Bus Operator

HopSkipDrive raises $7.4 million round led by school bus operator, Ubtech Robotics is launching Alexa-powered humanoid robot and SpaceX may increase rocket launches next year by 50 percent.

HopSkipDrive Raises $7.4 Million Round

HopSkipDrive, which bills itself as a child-safe ride sharing service, announced on Tuesday that it closed a $7.4 million round led by school bus operator Student Transportation Inc.

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Denim USA Inc. to Shutter Operations

Alameda-based United Denim Inc. will shut its doors in December and lay off more than 160 employees, according to an Aug. 29 filing with the state’s Employment Development Department.

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Nestle to Exit Glendale by July

In an updated filing with state regulators, Nestle USA said it will close its headquarters in Glendale on July 6, 2018.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 20: Ten Franchise Teams for ‘League of Legends’ North American e-sports League Unveiled

Ten franchise teams for ‘League of Legends’ North American e-sports league unveiled, SpaceX launch of secret Zuma mission on hold until after Thanksgiving and Maglev transportation company Arrivo welcomes regulations.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $1.5 Million Research Grant

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded a $1.5 million federal research grant to study what triggers inflammatory bowel disease in more than 1.5 million adults and children, officials said Monday.

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Veteran L.A. Banker in Weinstein Company Offer

A veteran of the Los Angeles banking sector and former head of the Small Business Administration under President Barack Obama has reportedly submitted a bid to purchase the embattled Weinstein Co. and bring new, majority-women leadership to its board of directors.

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LAX Debuts Automated Screening, Eyes Record Run

Los Angeles International Airport and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration launched five automated screening lanes at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, airport officials announced late last week.

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PATRICK SOON-SHIONG INNOVATION AWARDS: Women in Business Can Have It All

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

My profession has some characteristics that make work/life balance challenging.

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PATRICK SOON-SHIONG INNOVATION AWARDS: Engineering Plus X

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Tech Must Ally with Other Disciplines in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Digital Medicine Goes Concierge at Westfield Century City

It’s billed as “Apple store meets doctor’s office,” its chief executive hails from Google and its newest office opened last week in Westfield’s Century City mall instead of a medical building.

Gladstone’s at Table on Extension

Lovers of Gladstone’s restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades probably still have another couple years to enjoy the seafood spot.

Gensler Tapped for Makeover in El Segundo

Downtown-based Gensler, a global architecture, design and planning firm, was selected to redevelop a portion of the former Northrop Grumman Corp.

Salute to Veterans: America’s Leading Companies Step Up to Hire 100,000 Veterans

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Vet-Friendly Job Initiative goal is to achieve 100,000 veterans hired nationally by the end 2020.

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Fitch: City’s Deficit Solvable, But Challenges Remain

Los Angeles can likely solve its projected $30 million deficit for the fiscal year ending in June, but spiraling pension costs and other possible expenses remain as challenges, according to a report issued by credit rating agency Fitch Ratings Inc.

L.A. Business Schools Climb in Latest Rankings

Three Los Angeles business schools rated among the nation’s best graduate MBA programs, with each moving up in rank this year, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2017 list of Best Business Schools.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 17: Hollywood Producer Plans to Fund Next Blockbuster with Cryptocurrency

Hollywood producer plans to fund next blockbuster with cryptocurrency, SpaceX Zuma launch slips again as teams investigate hardware issue and SpaceX expects government support for development of BFR launch system.

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