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David Nazarian Gives $10 Million to CSUN Biz School

Cal State Northridge will rename its business school after David Nazarian following a $10 million gift by the L.A. tech and real estate investor.

Willow Bay to Lead USC's Journalism School

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced Wednesday that veteran broadcaster Willow Bay has been named director of its School of Journalism. Bay also is the wife of Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger.

Steven Hilton to Step Down from Family Foundation

Steven Hilton on Tuesday said that he will step down as chief executive of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation at the end of next year.

List Website Hopes It Has Your Number

Ranker takes Yelp-like ratings beyond just hotels, restaurants.

List-making website Ranker hopes it rates the description “a Yelp for everything else.”

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Overseas Appeals

LAW: Gibson Dunn touts recent Latin American wins for Dole, Chevron as it courts more work from multinationals.

Recent court victories for Dole and Chevron are helping Gibson Dunn make its case for more international work.

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Businesses Still Battle Disability Suits

LAW: Plaintiff attorneys raise costs by going straight to filing.

Reform intended to curb abuse of the Americans With Disabilities Act has not stopped business owners from being sued multiple times for the same infraction.

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Star Shine

Reality show gets ritzy pawnshop out of hock

Pawnshop owner Yossi Dina credits his reality TV show with extending the shelf life of his business.

PizzaRev Announces Expansion Plans

PizzaRev plans to open seven franchises in St. Louis, Mo. and Austin, Texas over the next two years, the Westlake Village fast casual pizza chain said.

Edison Mission Bankruptcy Plan Approved

Edison International said Tuesday that a bankruptcy judge in Chicago has approved the sale of most assets of one of its units to a New Jersey electric utility.

Profit Rises at Korn/Ferry

Shares of Korn/Ferry International rose more than 13 percent in Friday, a day after the staffing giant reported fiscal third-quarter profit that was significantly better than analysts expected.

General Finance Buys Texas Tank Storage Company

General Finance Corp. has expanded its capabilities in the liquid containment storage industry by signing an agreement to acquire Texas tank operator Lone Star.

Cemetery Settles Class-Action Suit for $35 Million

Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills has settled a class-action lawsuit for $35 million that accused it of digging up and dumping remains in order to reuse burial sites – though when all costs are included the total could reach $80 million, according to media reports on Friday.

Air Lease Profit Beats Wall Street Forecasts

Shares of Air Lease Corp. climbed in after-hours trading Thursday after the aircraft leasing company reported better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings and revenue.

Platinum Equity Sells Portfolio Company

Platinum Equity on Thursday said it completed the sale of fleet equipment rental company Nesco to an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners.

UTi Worldwide Breaches Debt Covenants

Shares of UTi Worldwide Inc. sank nearly 30 percent Wednesday after the logistics company said it had breached debt covenants and expected to report a fourth quarter loss.