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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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K-town’s Vertical Ambition

Korean-language signs and a vibrant nightlife have long been prominent features of Koreatown.

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STYLE| Battle Ready | Renata Simril | LA84 Foundation

Renata Simril - LA84 Foundation

Renata Simril, chief executive of the LA84 Foundation, described herself as a player coach when it comes to running the private nonprofit organization dedicated to youth sports programs that she has headed since January 2016.

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New Era, New View… New Bowl Game?

Let’s have the sort of fun folks used to have when Los Angeles was the last train stop for folks itching to get out of the snow or just onto something new.

Economic Case for Early Childhood Development

Our business and political leaders talk a lot about the future of the Los Angeles area – especially the outlook for livability, economic growth, job opportunities and a skilled work force.

Japan’s 2nd Street Opens First U.S. Store in L.A.

2nd Street, Japan’s largest retailer of second-hand clothing and accessories opened its first U.S. store on Melrose Ave, the company announced Friday.

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$600M Redevelopment Proposed for Former MWD Site Near DTLA

The 5.5-acre former Metropolitan Water District campus that has long sat dormant at 1111 Sunset Blvd. may be developed into a mixed-use development with 778 apartments.

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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 11: Venture Capital Investment to L.A. Region Falls Again

Venture capital investment to L.A. region falls again; Internet Brands to acquire lawyer search website Avvo; and SpaceX delays commercial crew test flights to latter half of 2018.

Internet Brands to Acquire Lawyer Search Website Avvo

Internet Brands has reached an agreement to acquire Avvo Inc., an online directory of law firms and legal services, for an undisclosed amount, according to a press release.

Adidas, Burn Fitness Space in Santa Monica Sells for $30.3M

Golden West Properties and Starpoint Properties paid $30.3 million for the three-story, 30,000-square-foot Adidas and Burn Fitness building at 1231-1233 Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

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Venture Capital Investment to L.A. Region Falls Again

For the second year in a row, the amount of venture capital dollars invested into L.A.-area companies fell, dropping 8.6 percent to $3.2 billion from the year prior, according to a report by Dow Jones VentureSource.

Westside Move for L.A. Times?

The Los Angeles Times newsroom staff is awaiting the final tally of votes of whether the tronc Inc.–owned newspaper will go union by forming its own local of the NewsGuild, which represents journalists and media workers at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other organizations. The votes are due Jan. 18 and are expected to be counted on Jan. 19.

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Marlin Equity Partners Picks Up Majority Piece of Talkwalker

Marlin Equity Partners of Hermosa Beach has purchased a majority stake in Talkwalker, a global software listening and analytics company, officials announced Jan. 11.

Hasserjian Joins NAI Capital Management as President and CEO

Former CBRE Group Inc. executive Eric Hasserjian has joined NAI Capital Management as its president and chief executive, based out of the company’s Westside office on Olympic Boulevard.

Mixed-Use Development in Koreatown to Include 121 Apartments, Nearly 5,000 SF Retail Space

Construction is underway on The Mariposa, a mixed-use Koreatown development located at 269 S. Mariposa Ave., a seven-story building containing 121 apartments and more than 4,600 square feet of retail space.