LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

Health Care Special Report

The market for health care in the Southland has never been more robust.

Special Report: Largest Public Companies

It's a wonderful world for Disney - but it's not quite as sunny for other L.A.-based businesses. The entertainment giant's gains helped drive up the market cap of L.A. County's publicly traded companies by 12% in the last 12 months, but the rest of the local market was shaky. Take a deeper look with the Business Journal's annual report on the area's largest public companies.

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Special Report: Supplier Diversity

Ensuring contractor diversity on a major infrastructure project used to be straightforward: Set a goal for the percentage of work that goes to minority-owned or women-owned businesses then find those businesses to encourage them to bid. Now, though, achieving a diverse contract base is a much more roundabout process. Under state law passed in 1996, public agencies are prohibited from showing preferences based on ethnicity or gender in awarding contracts.

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SpaceX Fuels Industry’s Rebirth

AEROSPACE: Company’s alumni launch local ventures

Alumni of SpaceX are leading a renaissance in aerospace.

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Will LA Stall Netflix Plan?

ENTERTAINMENT: Deal for Egyptian may face hurdles

Netflix Inc. may face hurdles in its quest to buy an iconic Hollywood theater.

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Community Centered

Business partnerships help Ketchum YMCA adapt to a changing downtown

The Ketchum-Downtown YMCA is adapting to changing neighborhood.

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Bill Requires SoCal Edison to Support Wildfire Fund

Energy: Customers will pay $3 billion over 15 years

New law requires Edison International to contribute to wildfire fund.

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100 Thieves Raises $35M

TECH: Series B will go toward growth, new headquarters

100 Thieves raises $35 million to fuel expansion and a new headquarters.

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Value Add

Property valuations in Los Angeles County rose by $94 billion in 2018

Assessed valuations in Los Angeles County rose by $94 billion in 2018.

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Banks Post Mixed Results

Finance: Interest rate cuts could increase profitability

Hope Bancorp, PacWest Bancorp and Preferred Bank report earnings.

Labor Unions Gaining Momentum

Potential for actions by workers increases

Unions across several industries are poised for action as the movement gains ground.

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Demand Soars for Warehouses

Homelegance one of many companies signing new leases

Homelegance LA Inc., Punch Studio sign new leases in a hot market.

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Office Buildings Pull in Record Sale Prices

Properties in Rancho Dominguez and Larchmont Village command top dollar per square foot

PRG Investment & Management Inc.’s sale of an office park brings top dollar.

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Sterling Buys Two Melrose Retail Sites

Investor spends $35 million on ‘high street’ storefronts

Sterling Organization acquires two “high street” buildings on Melrose.

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Snap Poised for Continued Growth

Snap Inc. will report second quarter 2019 earnings July 23, and analysts and shareholders expect the company’s finances to continue improving.

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The Mouse That Roared

Supersized Disney posts $99 billion gain to boost LA market cap

Walt Disney Co. posted a $99 billion gain, boosting the region’s overall market capitalization.

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LABJ INsider

Keeping Up with the Times — and the Y

Goings-on in L.A.’s business community.

Walt Disney Co.

The Behemoth

SPECIAL REPORT: LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES

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SPECIAL DELIVERY

Lorena Camargo • Pearl Transportation & Logistics

A different approach

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Beyond Meat Inc.

Splashiest Newcomer

SPECIAL REPORT: LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES

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Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Biggest Gainer in Rank

SPECIAL REPORT: LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIESMarket Cap: $2.51 billion

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Stamps.com Inc.

Biggest Decliner in Rank

SPECIAL REPORT: LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES

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Activision Blizzard Inc.

The Falling Star

SPECIAL REPORT: LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES

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Broadband Assets, Political Ads Drive Entravision

Media company focuses on Latino audience, boosts advertiser tech

SPECIAL REPORT: LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES

FEELING FIT

Carl Daikeler I Beachbody

Beachbody’s Carl Daikeler says staying fit shouldn’t be complicated

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Small Goes Big

Special Report: SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

For major projects like the LAX people mover, smaller businesses hold the key to contractor diversity

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LAX Takes an Alternate Route to Reach Targets

Special Report: SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

Airport puts emphasis on small contractors, local businesses

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