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Kardashian Lands $200 Million Investment From Coty

Deal values KKW Beauty at $1 Billion

New York-based Coty Inc. paid $200 million for a 20% stake in KKW Beauty, bringing the company's valuation to $1 billion.

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Elementary Robotics Raises $13 Million

Startup also rolls out device for inspection, traceability

Elementary Robotics Inc., a downtown-based robotics startup, has raised $12.7 million in Series A funding.

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Tech Tools Boost Efficiency for Financial Advisors

Tools like Zoom break down barriers

Jason Blumberg relied on face-to-face meetings — the firmness of the handshake, maintaining eye contact, a confident voice — to build trust with clients.

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WGA, Producers Reach Agreement

Deal is valued at $200 million

The Writers Guild of America has reached a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, eliminating fears of a possible WGA strike.

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City Approves $450 Million Project Near USC

Exposition Point, a long-planned addition to Exposition Park adjacent to the school, is moving forward after clearing the city of Los Angeles’ approval process last month.

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LeBron’s SpringHill Scores Funding, Content Deals

Firm strikes deals with ABC, Sister

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and longtime business partner Maverick Carter are riding high with recently announced funding and a new content deal for their entertainment and consumer products company.

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LVMH Acquires Another Beverly Hills Property

Company pays $30 million for its latest site in the city

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc. has added to its growing roster of storefronts in Beverly Hills.

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Poirier Brings a Fresh Approach for Colliers

New local executive will put an emphasis on diversity

Jodie Poirier has been named executive managing director overseeing the greater Los Angeles area for Colliers International Group Inc.

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eTailPet Helps Small Stores Boost Their Online Presence

Platform supports sales, inventory management

Santa Monica-based eTail Pet Inc. is giving small pet stores a longer leash in the digital space.

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LA Hits Reset on Cannabis Licensing Program

City Council prioritizes social equity, launches lottery

The city of Los Angeles has passed sweeping changes to its cannabis regulatory regime, with big implications for the industry in the one of the world’s largest legal markets.

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Hudson Pacific Founder Coleman Continues to Make His Mark

The LABJ Interview: Victor Coleman and Hudson Pacific take the high-profile route

Even after 30 years, developer Victor Coleman is still making his mark on the Los Angeles real estate market.

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In a Mask Moment, Makeup Companies Look to the Eyes

Lipstick sales fall as use of masks surges

It doesn’t take a cosmetics expert to guess that wearing face masks to fend off the coronavirus might be the kiss of death for the lipstick business.

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LAEDC Fills Key Leadership Roles

Nissen, Medina, Cheung are elevated

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. announced last week that recently retired NBCUniversal exec Steve Nissen has been elected as the organization’s new board chairman.

Nadel Architecture Sets New Ownership

Lyon, Winters take reins at firm

Sawtelle-based architecture firm Nadel Inc. has completed its transition to new ownership with principals Greg Lyon and Patrick Winters taking the helm at the firm.

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Executive Insights

In the midst of headlines about layoffs and shutdowns, L.A. business leaders seem to be ramping up in new ways.

Snap Rolls Out Shows, New Lenses

Social media giant launches offerings to counter TikTok

In a series of moves seemingly made with one eye on advertisers and the other on rapidly growing competitor TikTok, Snap Inc. recently announced shoppable shows, rolled out music lenses and signed partnerships with third-party developers.

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Cancer Awareness & Prevention: Study Shows Encouraging Results for New Treatments for Advanced Prostate and Pancreatic Cancers

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Positive results from two cohorts of the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR) Study provide real world evidence to support recent clinical trial data that demonstrate a role for olaparib (Lynparza) in the treatment of advanced prostate and pancreatic cancers with BRCA1/2 inactivating mutations.

Cancer Awareness & Prevention: Survey: Half of Cancer Researchers Report Their Work is on Hold Due to Covid-19

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A survey of American Cancer Society grantees has found more than half report their cancer research has been halted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cancer Awareness & Prevention: WHO Outlines Steps to Save Seven Million Lives from Cancer on a Global Level

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The World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this year spelled out the need to step up cancer services in low- and middle-income countries. WHO warns that, if current trends continue, the world will see a 60% increase in cancer cases over the next two decades.

Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Ryan Harding and Jennifer Frisk - NEWMARK KNIGHT FRANK

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Ryan Harding is an executive managing director with Newmark Knight Frank’s downtown Los Angeles office.

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