UFC is reportedly being sold to a group led by WME/IMG for $4.2 billion, Variety reports. The group includes WME/IMG, Dalian Wanda Group, the Kraft Group and Tencent Holdings. UFC was bought by casino executives Frank and Lorenzo Feritta for just $2 million in 2001.
Sacramento-area rocket engine maker Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc., will be moving its headquarters to El Segundo this summer, The Sacramento Bee reports. Only a handful of employees will be making the move and the operating plant will continue to build and engineer rockets in its Rancho Cordova location.
The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills will be debuting a screening room located adjacent to the property’s restaurant, Culina, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The theater will feature 38 recliner chairs, a 14’ HD wide screen, 3-D printer and state-of-the-art surround sound as well as “elevated” snacks and beverages such as truffle popcorn and fresh juice.
About 6,200 Department of Water and Power customers lost electrical service on Monday during the heat wave that made many run fans and air conditioners that strained the power grid, the Los Angeles Times reports. About 5,500 customers who experienced power outages resided in San Fernando Valley, but pockets of metropolitan L.A. also lost power and thousands experienced blackouts at various times on Monday.
The Dow Jones industrial rose 10 points in early Tuesday trading to 17,815. The S&P 500 rose 1 point to 2,084. The Nasdaq rose 4 points to 4,841. The LABJ stock index fell one point to 227.
President Barack Obama is expected to announce a project today to build a headquarters in Los Angeles for an institute to develop sensors to make manufacturing more efficient, The Los Angeles Times reports. The $140 million public and privately funded project will include five regional centers including one at UCLA and will include investors such as Google, Microsoft, and Northrop Grumman.
“Finding Dory” set a record for opening weekend ticket sales for a Pixar film this weekend, making an estimated $136.2 million in estimated weekend ticket sales in North America, The New York Times reports. “Central Intelligence” starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson came in second, making $34.5 million.
Shoppers going to Nordstrom at The Grove can now browse for a Tesla as well as the latest fashion, the Associated Press reports. A Tesla Gallery opened Saturday and includes a 400-square-foot gallery where the latest model, the Tesla Model X SUV is showcased. Customers can’t buy a car at the gallery, but they can explore trim options and go for a test drive.
A heat wave that moved in on Southern California over the weekend brought in triple-digit temperatures, shattering some long-held records, The Los Angeles Times reports. Burbank broke a 1973 record of 104 degrees with 109 degrees while Woodland Hills also hit 109 and Palm Springs hit a sweltering 118 degrees.
The Dow Jones industrial rose 252 points in early Monday trading to 17,927. The S&P 500 rose 27 points to 2,098. The Nasdaq rose 66 points to 4,866. The LABJ stock index rose four points to 230.
A Canadian developer has entered into a preliminary agreement to buy the 750,000-square-foot Los Angeles Times building near City Hall, the Los Angeles Times reports. Vancouver-based Onni Group plans on redeveloping the estimated $100 million property into modern offices and retail.
“Skylanders Academy,” Activision Blizzard Inc’s first television series developed in-house, will air on Netflix Inc. this fall, The Wall Street Journal reports. The animated series will run for two 13-episode seasons.
Sim Group Hollywood is opening its new 66,000 square-foot facility on the former Eastman Kodak site in Hollywood today, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The new building will be the Sim Group’s West Coast headquarters and includes its Sim Camera rental services, Chainsaw postproduction business and Bling Digital workflow services brands.
The Dow Jones industrial fell 49 points early Friday trading to 17,683. The S&P 500 fell 6 points to 2,072. The Nasdaq fell 27 points to 4,818. The LABJ stock index fell one point to 227.
Fortune Magazine is out with its annual issue listing the nation’s 500 largest corporations by revenue – 13 of which call L.A. County home. That’s down one from last year as DirecTV, formerly of El Segundo, was merged into AT&T Corp., which has its headquarters in Dallas, TX.