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Report Finds UCLA Impact on the State Economy Tops $11B

The University of California-Los Angeles is the fourth-largest employer in Los Angeles County with more than 43,000 full-time employees, which helped the institution generate $11.06 billion in economic activity statewide during the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to a recent report.

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Charles Drew University Inks Agreement to Educate More Doctors for South L.A.

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles inked an agreement with Ross University School of Medicine on Sept. 12 that could triple of the number of students who attend medical school.

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UCLA Snares Top Spot on U.S. News Public University Ranking

UCLA is the top public university in the country and tied for 19th overall among public universities, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s latest annual ranking of undergraduate programs released Sept. 10.

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Word to Wise on Managing Toxic Employees

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Toxic employees – people in the workplace with extremely difficult personalities – are quite prevalent.

Accounting for Teachers

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Anyone who doubts the importance of putting the Los Angeles Unified School District’s fiscal house in order should check our coverage of higher education this week.

Pepperdine, AEG Join on Classroom

Staples Center to house sports, entertainment business school classes

Pepperdine University’s partnership with Staples Center owner AEG puts new entertainment, sports and media management courses in the center of the action.

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PAGE 3: Segal’s U.K. Connection; Lagana’s Side Hustle

It takes a village to get a grip on fashion these days,

Demand Up for M.S. Degrees

EDUCATION: Business schools respond to market

How M.B.A.s have spawned a new batch of business-focused M.S. programs.

Amazon’s Cloud Certificate Is Ray of Sunshine

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While California’s economy is strong, many businesses in Los Angeles are having trouble expanding

L.A. Laurels for Lard

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Don’t let all those reality shows about chefs and restaurants cloud the fact that food is a necessity

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Bail Bond Supporters Plan to Seek Reprieve

FINANCE: Qualifying measure would delay effects

Bail-bond companies want referendum on new pretrial bail ban.

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PAGE 3: Montage on Sales Block? LA Weekly’s Latest Mess

Last week’s word of China-based insurer Anbang’s pending sale of a group of luxury hotels led to a round-robin among some well-informed industry watchers who speculated that the Montage Beverly Hills could change hands in a separate deal.

Q&A: Beutner Plans for Business, Education Ties

LAUSD Chief Seeks Bigger Role for Community of Business

The newly appointed boss of Los Angeles Unified School District talks about the role the community of business can – and, he emphasizes, should – play in the lives of local schools and student

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Compton College Clears Final Hurdle to Emerge from Trustee Oversight

Compton College on Aug. 29 cleared its final hurdle to emerge from trustee oversight as California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley signed an executive order certifying the college will regain full autonomy next June.

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Liquid I.V. Raises $5 Million

Marina del Rey-based nutrition company Liquid I.V. announced Aug. 28 it received $5 million in a series B funding round led by San Francisco-based CircleUp Growth Partners.

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