LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

Fertile Ground

More than eggs are growing at the Beverly Hills-based fertility clinic. Reproductive service centers grow business thanks to influx of Chinese clients.

Big Challenges Ahead at Big 5

430-store chain’s shares fall on Q4 revenue dip

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Starco Aims for Star Status

How Starco Group built a niche mini-empire specializing in aerosolized consumer goods.

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Consumer Confidence Continues Slide

Uncertainty on tax reform, trade, immigration

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New Heights for Drones?

Why telecom giant SoftBank joined forces with AeroVironment

Drone maker AeroVironment flies its drones high to become mobile telecommunications hubs.

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EPA Clears Superfund Space

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has included a former landfill site in Monterey Park that’s on its Superfund list as one of 30 such sites around the nation that can now be marketed for redevelopment.

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B. Riley Gets Erstwhile Mall Stalwart Bebe

B. Riley Financial Inc. has acquired 29 percent of struggling mall-based retailer Bebe Stores Inc. for $16.9 million, the company announced last week.

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Dole Sale Talks End, Company Pulls IPO

Dole Food Co. broke off talks to sell the business to a Belgian company last week in a recent move that came on the same day it pulled plans for a public offering.

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News Briefs

News briefs, January 22-28

Cable Calling Card

Hallmark Channel plans offering expansion after 2017 success.

2017’s winter season was a banner one for the Hallmark Channel. Will 2018 be a repeat?

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Deals & Dealmakers: Big Buy for Platinum’s Vertiv

Greif helps broker deal for integrated thermal systems manufacturer

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L.A. County’s New Hotel Rooms Lead State

2017 gains driven by 23 new hotels; market likely to top California again this year

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Medical Simulation Confab Displays Hot Market

Local companies among crowd to highlight new products to train doctors

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Regulation Plan Would ‘Gum Up Works’ at Ports

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach grabbed headlines at the end of the summer when they announced an ambitious plan to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and move to zero-emission cargo-handling equipment over the next several decades.

About These Institutions

It’s no fun to end a year with the taste of error in your mouth.

Athlete Inspired

Jason Glushon | Glushon Sports Management

Jason Glushon, president and founder of Glushon Sports Management in West Hollywood, has moved ahead quickly in the competitive world of representing National Basketball Association players.

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Calendar

Calendar of Events

Sports Titans: Jeanie Buss

Showtime’s backbeat reverberates as she guides team into new era.

This week we bring you additional coverage of two of the pillars of the one of the most-storied and valuable franchises in all of professional sports – the Los Angeles Lakers. We start with Jeanie Buss, chief executive and controlling owner of the team her legendary father lifted to the upper reaches of basketball lore.

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Sports Titans: Magic Johnson

Laker legend key player in another L.A. sports renaissance

This week we bring you additional coverage of two of the pillars of the one of the most-storied and valuable franchises in all of professional sports – the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson became a legend on the basketball court and now aims to bring a winning touch to the team as the president of basketball operations for the Lakers.

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Continued Strength Even With Office Vacancies Up

The overall office market in Los Angeles County showed continued strength in the fourth quarter despite a rise in the vacancy rate and net absorption that turned negative over the three-month period, as more space came onto the market than was leased.

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Real Estate Quarterly Submarkets

Special Report: January 2018

Overview of Los Angeles County’s office and industrial submarkets in the fourth quarter.

CUSTOM CONTENT: Millennials Weigh in on Careers, Automation and Getting Ahead in an Era of Uncertainty

Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

Volumes have been written about millennial work styles and behaviors – and for good reason. By 2025, millennials will make up 75 percent of the global workforce. Often missing from the discussion are millennials’ perspectives on their own careers.

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Sports Titans Profile: Dean Spanos

Led the 100-mile move that changed everything for Chargers

Dean Spanos, L.A. Chargers owner, talks new respect for his team in L.A.

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CUSTOM CONTENT: Top Ways to Grow Your Business on the Golf Course

Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

Sporting events have often been used as a method of conducting business, but the entertaining options in a stadium or arena luxury box are all the same.

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New Tune For Old Trade

Beverly Hills pawn shop more like hedge fund of hard knocks

Beverly Hills pawn shop operates like a street-level hedge fund.

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Biotech Seeks $5B More on Stem Cells

Where did $3 billion in voter-approved funding for stem cell research go?

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