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Soundstage Takes New Movie Role

FILM: Thunder looks to trade services for stakes in productions. Soundstage operator looks to cast itself as producer by offering services for stakes in indie films.

By Jonathan Polakoff July 28, 2014 midnight   $$ Share

VCA Inc. Beats Expectations

L.A. animal health care company VCA Inc. reported earnings on Thursday that beat analysts’ expectations.

Scripps Ends Talks With USC

Talks have broken off regarding an acquisition of Scripps Research Institute of La Jolla by USC or a merger or partnership between the two.

Harbor Truckers Go On Strike

Hundreds of truckers who work at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike on Monday to protest what they called unfair labor practices.

Study: Hotel Wage Hike Could Hurt City

Raising L.A. hospitality workers’ minimum pay above $15 may burden the local hotel industry to the point of causing a loss of tax revenue for the city, according to a study released Thursday.

USC in Talks With Scripps

The University of Southern California is in talks to form a relationship with the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, USC and Scripps said Tuesday in a joint statement.

West Hollywood Hospitality Firm Acquired

A Las Vegas hospitality firm has acquired a majority stake of West Hollywood hospitality firm H.Wood Group.

Barrack Donates $15 million to USC Marshall School

L.A. private equity billionaire Thomas Barrack has donated $15 million to the university’s Marshall School of Business, the university announced Tuesday.

Grocery Chain Says Workers Trying to Decertify Union

The owners of the El Super grocery chain said that even as some workers were on the picket line, others are trying to decertify the union.

Grocery Workers Ratify Contract

The grocery workers’ union has ratified two-year labor agreements for 60,000 employees at Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons supermarkets, the union announced Friday.

El Super Workers Picketing

Workers at an El Super grocery store in East Los Angeles picketed Thursday in what could be a prelude to a strike at a handful of the chain’s locations.

Grocers, Union Reach Tentative Deal

Three major grocery store chains and the union representing Southern California grocery workers have reached a tentative deal for a new contract, both sides have announced.

L.A. Unemployment Rate Falls

L.A. County’s unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in April as 30,000 more residents found jobs during the month, according to state figures released Friday.

Brisk Business Boosts Air Lease Profits

Air Lease Corp. late Thursday said first-quarter net income jumped 53 percent as the airline demand for plane leases was on the upswing.

Seacrest Buys Marketing and PR Firm

Ryan Seacrest’s investment firm, Seacrest Global Capital, has acquired marketing and PR firm Culture Shop through a subsidiary, Seacrest’s company announced Thursday.

Workers Vote to Approve Strike at El Super Supermarkets

Local 770 of the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union on Wednesday said that members working for the El Super supermarket chain have voted to authorize a strike if contract negotiations break down.