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Three L.A. Agencies Claim Ad Industry Awards

Ad agencies Deutsch LA, CAA Marketing and North Kingdom might go head-to-head when competing for new clients, but last week they celebrated with wins at the 50th Annual International Andy Awards in New York.

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Waiting Rooms

Hoteliers’ plans hinge on NFL stadium project

Downtown Los Angeles could score more hotel rooms if a plan for a pro football stadium fails to pan out.

Higher DineEquity Profit Still Disappoints

DineEquity Inc. on Thursday reported rising net income and revenue in the first quarter, but missed analysts’ profit estimates as its Applebee’s chain underperformed.

Adjusted Edison Profit Beats Expectations

Edison International reported a lower first quarter profit, but its core earnings rose as the company benefited from revenue growth, lower expenses and workforce reductions.

USC Marshall Receives $4 Million Gift

A USC alumnus has made a large gift to its Marshall School of Business to enhance programs and student opportunities there, the university announced Wednesday.

USC School to Offer First Online Doctorate

USC's Rossier School of Education is working with an Arizona provider of cloud-based educational software to launch the school's first doctorate degree delivered online, a Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership.

Apollo Global Wins Auction for Classic Party Rentals

Classic Party Rentals on Tuesday said that a bid by affiliates of Apollo Global Management beat out an offer by creditors to take over the company.

Jacobs Buys Verizon Unit

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. on Tuesday said it will acquire Federal Network Systems from Verizon Communications.

CIM Buying Farmers Insurance Complex

Hollywood developer CIM Group on Monday said that it has agreed to buy Farmers Insurance Group's longtime headquarters on Wilshire Boulevard.

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Latino Market

New licenses rev up auto insurer’s focus

Spain’s Mapfre hopes illegal immigrants obtaining drivers licenses will rev up its auto coverage market.

McMorrow Makes Gift to USC Marshall

The University of Southern California and its Marshall School of Business announced Tuesday that local real estate executive William J. McMorrow made a substantial gift to the school to establish a global real estate program.

Santa Monica Prop House Moves to Burbank

Omega Cinema Props is relocating from Santa Monica to the Burbank Airport Commerce Center.

Rubicon Project Goes Public

Shares of Rubicon Project Inc. on Wednesday rose more than a third in its New York Stock Exchange debut.

L.A. Council Passes Trash Franchise Program

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a controversial program to turn commercial trash hauling in the city into an exclusive franchise system.

Former Law Students Seek to Forge Online Links

INTERNET: Duo launches website to help customers connect with attorneys.

Michael Chasin and Aaron George were fellow students at Loyola Law School when they took a look at the industry they were about to enter and noticed a problem.