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Carnival Cruise Line to Double Size of Long Beach Terminal

Carnival Cruise Line has signed an agreement to more than double the size of its Long Beach terminal to accommodate larger ships.

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Labels Pursue Video Payback

MUSIC: Recording industry fights YouTube-derived MP3s.

Record labels’ piracy lawsuit could be a tune-up in the fight against converting videos into MP3s.

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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.

Reality and Web-Based TV Increased Filming in L.A. Last Quarter

Reality television and web-based TV productions helped boost Los Angeles-based production shooting days last quarter while features and commercials saw declines, FilmL.A. announced on Thursday.

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USC Named Media Center for Prospective Olympic Games

The committee to bring the Olympic Games back to LA in 2024 submitted a key report to the International Olympic Committee on Friday, outlining the city’s master plan and “ideal conditions” to accommodate an influx of athletes, spectators and reporters.

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New LAX Connector Joins Domestic, International Terminals

Los Angeles International Airport opened a $148 million terminal connector last week to make moving from domestic flights to international flights easier on passengers.

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Gannett Deal to Buy tronc May Be Imminent

The long-awaited end to the tronc-Gannett saga might be near. Then again, it might not be. The possibility of the announcement of a deal on Monday for Gannett, the newspaper chain and publisher of USA Today and other dailies, to purchase Los Angeles Times parent tronc was first reported by Politico on Sunday.

L.A. Downtown News Publisher Looking for Buyer

The Los Angeles Downtown News might soon have a new owner. After 44 years, its editor and publisher Sue Laris on Friday announced the free weekly paper is up for sale.

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California Pledges $250M Backup for L.A. 2024 Olympic Games

California Governor Jerry Brown signed state bill 1465 into law on Thursday, which would provide up to $250 million in state financial support to L.A.’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Lakers President Jeanie Buss Gets in Ring with Women’s Wrestling

A Look Ahead: What's on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week

Jeanie Buss knows a thing or two about entertaining basketball fans downtown, but now the Los Angeles Lakers president is bringing a different sport to the area: professional wrestling.

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Real Deal Eludes Parent As Paper Pursues Digital

MEDIA: Shares of tronc still up from Gannett bids while Times presses into future.

Los Angeles Times embarks on digital future as acquisition bid for parent tronc has yet to click.

L.A.’s Sports Museum Closes and Hopes to Relocate

The sprawling two-month-old Sports Museum of Los Angeles, which chronicles baseball from its infancy and details the Dodgers move from their Brooklyn beginnings to Chavez Ravine, has closed its doors to the public.

Digital Studio Gunpowder & Sky Acquires FilmBuff

Gunpowder & Sky, Van Toffler and Floris Bauer’s recently launched digital content studio, announced today that it has acquired independent content sales and distribution company, FilmBuff. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Broad Museum Smashes Attendance Projections in First Year

Downtown’s Broad Museum of Contemporary Art had a banner inaugural year, drawing in more than 820,000 visitors, according to figures the museum released Tuesday.

Emmis’ Texas Monthly Nearing a Sale, Confirms Smulyan

Emmis Communications Corp., parent of Los Angeles Magazine, is about to close a sale of one of its other crown jewels: Texas Monthly.