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Health Tech Firm EasyHealth Secures $135M in Funding

The Beverly Hills company plans to use the funding to further develop and market its platform to analyze and improve Medicare patient care outcomes.

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Coretrust’s Thomas Ricci on the Future of Office Real Estate

Real estate veteran Thomas Ricci is co-founder of Coretrust Capital Partners, which owns and operates large office properties such as 444 S. Flower St. downtown and Pasarroyo in Pasadena.

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Dating Apps Introduce Digital Currency, More Ways to Engage Online

The world is changing quickly for singles looking for love online.

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Kellogg Garden Products Focuses Growth Plan on Organic Soil

Kathy Kellogg Johnson has put aside most of her Fridays to write a book about Kellogg’s Supply Inc., doing business as Kellogg Garden Products, a Carson-based garden soil company her grandfather started nearly 100 years ago.

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Ports of LA and Long Beach Take New Steps to Reduce Congestion Amid Record Amounts of Cargo

Several measures recently implemented to ease congestion at the San Pedro Bay port complex, coupled with the winding down of the busy holiday season for the shipping industry, appear to be paying off.

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LABJ Insider: Leading Attorneys Emphasize Focus to Produce Results

Attorneys are an adaptable group of professionals, keeping up with frequent changes to law, regulatory requirements, and social and cultural concerns.

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Local EV-Makers Unveil New Designs at LA Auto Show

Led by Fisker Inc., local automakers have a strong presence at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Rocket Lab Surpasses Revenue Expectations Amid Successful Rocket Launch, Acquisition Deal

Aerospace company Rocket Lab USA Inc. surpassed third-quarter revenue expectations and announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Planetary Systems Corp. in a cash and stock deal.

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EV-Maker VinFast Moves to Playa Vista, Plans US Expansion

Last week was a busy one for VinFast. The EV-maker, a subsidiary of Vietnam-based VinFast Trading and Service Co., moved into a 15,000-square-foot space in Playa Vista to set up its U.S. headquarters.

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AEG Sells Staples Center Naming Rights to Crypto.com for $700M

File this one under Did Not See That Coming. On Nov. 17, Anschutz Entertainment Group, the company that owns and operates Staples Center, announced that the iconic arena — home to the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Sparks and Kings — will soon be changing its name to Crypto.com Arena.

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Burbank Apartment Development Gets $199 Million Loan

The multifamily market in Burbank has been heating up with a substantial acquisition and loan announced this month.

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USC Purchases Life Sciences Building From Doheny Eye Institute for $57 Million

USC has purchased a 75,272-square-foot building on its Health Science Campus for $57 million.

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Romeo Power Reports 753% Revenue Increase

Commercial electric vehicle battery manufacturer Romeo Power Inc. reported third-quarter revenue of $5.8 million, up 753% over the prior year, on a third-quarter loss of 13 cents a share.

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Universal Music Teams With Authentic Brands to Manage Artist Names, Likenesses

Universal Music Group is entering into a partnership with Authentic Brands Group to acquire and manage artist and celebrity brands.

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Snap, Sony Sign Music Licensing Deal

Snap Inc. has signed a deal with Sony Music Entertainment to use the label’s music on its platform.

Digital Health Accelerators Boosting Local Companies

Business accelerators have long been a crucial link for taking startups from the research and prototype stage to marketing and selling their products and services to customers.

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Scrubs-Maker Figs Reports 34% Year-Over-Year Revenue Increase

Scrubs-maker Figs Inc. raised its 2021 full-year revenue outlook to $410 million from $395 million, citing strong third-quarter results and ongoing business momentum.

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Skims, Fendi Partner on Rodeo Drive Pop-Up Boutique

Ecommerce brand Skims Body Inc. has set up a temporary pop-up boutique on Rodeo Drive in partnership with Fendi, an Italian luxury fashion house.

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Toymaker Bandai America Plans Return to Orange County in 2022

El Segundo-based Bandai America Inc. is moving back to Orange County come April.

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$588M Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project Passes Key Milestone

It may be the largest construction project in Los Angeles history, but until recently, construction work related to the Sixth Street Viaduct replacement bridge had mainly been a local affair, rarely intruding on Angelenos’ larger consciousness.

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