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Agency Plans to Pick Up Pace on Acquiring Firms

ADVERTISING: Number of targets for Engage:BDR bumped up to 15 from 12.

Engage:BDR is completely committed to buying firms to round out its offerings to clients.

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Advertising Agency Supermoon Starts Fresh Mission

ADVERTISING: New name, execs help guide Supermoon.

Veteran agency hits the trail for campaigns with a new name and executive leadership.

L.A. Fast Casual Restaurant Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop Growing

L.A. fast casual salad restaurant Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop is growing.

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Some For-Profit Schools Flunk Out

EDUCATION: Rule changes make it harder to pass muster.

Some for-profit schools shutter after failing to make the grade under new financial aid rules.

Panda Express Grows Alternative Investment Platform

The Panda Restaurant Group announced plans today to expand their family office’s investment platform by bringing in Founding Partner and Managing General Partner of Breakaway Capital Warren Woo, and former Managing Director at Wells Fargo & Co. Carey Do Kim to the investment arm of the Cherng Family Trust Office in Los Angeles.

Muirfield Acquired by New York Public Relations Powerhouse

Public relations powerhouse Prosek Partners has acquired Westwood-based Muirfield Partners for an undisclosed amount of cash and equity from Muirfield founder Mickey Mandelbaum.

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Laser Focus Feeds Facial Clinic’s Expansion Plan

BEAUTY: Skin Laundry sees low-cost service as opportunity to clean up.

Skin Laundry has fleshed out a business strategy with a focus on low-cost laser facials.

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Shops Still Game to Trade on Departed Brand Name

RETAIL: Owner of Fred Segal wants moniker gone on Melrose.

Owner of Fred Segal name says Melrose shopping district property needs to drop the moniker.

Auction House Sees Lots of Advantages in IPO

ART: Investment could lift Carlyle’s business but firm faces online sales risks.

Auctioneer Carlyle Galleries International is bidding on going public to boost its business prospects.

Postproduction House’s Founder Calls for Action

ENTERTAINMENT: Fall of Modern Videofilm pitched as sabotage by hedge fund.

Founder of Modern Videofilm frames the postpoduction firm’s collapse as a hedge fund scheme.

USC School of Social Work Gets $60 Million Donation and a New Name

University of Southern California alumni Suzanne Dworak-Peck donated $60 million to the private university’s school of social work on Wednesday, one of the largest contributions in history to a school of its kind. With Dworak-Peck’s hefty gift came a change to the school’s name, which has now been dubbed the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

L.A. Promises Free Year of Community College Tuition for LAUSD Graduates

L.A. city officials launched a program Wednesday to guarantee all high school graduates within the Los Angeles Unified School District at least one free year of tuition-free community college education.

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Sinking Shipper Receives Bailout

Parent plans to sink $90 million into bankrupt Hanjin to get cargo moving at ports.

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Cocktail Offers Taste of Luxury

Restaurant taps rare rum in whipping up mai tai that will set you back $26.

Restaurant Here’s Looking at You has uncorked a $26 mai tai reliant on rare rum.

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Academy Looks to Spread out Emmys Action with Three Award Nights

TV: Academy looks to spread out Emmys action with three award nights.