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L.A. Region Leads Nation in Business Startups

The Los Angeles-Orange County region leads the nation in business startups, according to a report released Wednesday from the Economic Innovation Group.

L.A. Restaurants Could Be the Victims of Fish Fraud

Something fishy might be going on in the sushi supply chain. The 26 L.A. restaurants that a recent UCLA study found had incorrectly identified almost half of their sushi could be the victims of fish fraud rather than the perpetrators, according to one of the report’s authors.

Mixed-Use Complex Makes Hotel Room

Greenland Group will open doors to downtown development with boutique Indigo’s March debut.

Greenland Group looks to open doors downtown with the opening of boutique hotel Indigo.

Airport Plans Up in Air?

AVIATION: JetBlue’s losing bid for international flights may mean Long Beach cuts.

JetBlue Airways fails to land clearance for international flights at Long Beach Airport.

TPP’s Failure Could Stall Long Beach Exports

SHIPPING: Trump trade policy stokes concern among port executives.

Long Beach port’s CEO says scrapping of Trans-Pacific Partnership could sink export hopes.

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Trump’s TPP Move Could Impact Long Beach Exports

President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership could affect the Port of Long Beach’s ability to reduce its trade imbalance, Interim Chief Executive Duane Kenagy said Wednesday.

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Feeding Traffic

DINING: Developers add food halls to menu to draw in shoppers.

Developers serve up food halls as a means to feed foot traffic to retail properties.

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Licenser Turns to TV Vet to Channel Revenue

Genius Brands International enlists kids’ TV veteran to help produce more revenue.

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LAX Moves on $6 Billion Plan to Ease Transit In, Out of Airport

Getting Lift

LAX looks to get moving on transit improvements as the way is cleared for project bidding.

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California Pizza Kitchen Founders Starting New Seafood, Pizza Restaurants

The co-founders of California Pizza Kitchen Inc. are at it again. After selling their restaurant empire to private equity firm Golden Gate Capital in 2011 for $470 million, Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield are facing the heat of the kitchen again with the recent opening of an upscale seafood eatery in Brentwood and plans for a sit-down pizza restaurant.

2016 Container Traffic Up at Port of Los Angeles, Down at Port of Long Beach

For 2016, it was a tale of two ports when it comes to container cargo traffic. Last year, the Port of Los Angeles logged record container levels, with nearly 8.9 million container units passing through the port, up 8.5 percent over 2015 and eclipsing the 2006 record of nearly 8.5 million container units.

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Mars Offers $9.1 Billion for West L.A. Veterinary Chain VCA

VCA Inc., the West Los Angeles-based chain of veterinary clinics received a buyout offer Monday from Mars Inc. valued at $9.1 billion, according to the companies.

Magazine Serves Dining Venture

Former food editors now hope to make cut with Silver Lake’s Botanica.

Former food editors are using an online magazine to make headlines for their restaurant venture.

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Pizza Pioneers Now Pursue Slice of Seafood Pie

DINING: CPK co-founders dive into Bottlefish chain; another pizzeria planned.

The co-founders of California Pizza Kitchen Inc. are at it again.

Mobile Ad Firm Mobile Majority Moves on Location Intelligence

ACQUISITION: Both sides trumpet deal as means to improve service to clients.

The ad industry is still seeing a number of mergers and acquisitions with many of the bigger players gobbling up smaller firms.