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Earnings: Marcus & Millichap Beats Estimates, LTC Properties’ Revenue Declines

Marcus & Millichap beats Wall Street expectations, while LTC Properties reports a slight decline in revenue.

CEO Change Doesn’t Impact Credit Rating at Crusader Insurance

A new chief executive at Calabasas-based Crusader Insurance won’t affect the company’s credit rating.

Low Interest Rates, Low Inventory Drive Up Valley Home Prices

Interest rates near historic lows fueled strong Valley home sales last month, pushing prices higher even as the inventory of homes for sale fell to a record low.

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Perseverance Carries Valley Components to Mars

The landing of the newest Mars rover on the Red Planet is of interest locally because of the many components created by Valley-region companies.

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Report: Raytheon Contests Aerojet Rocketdyne Acquisition

Raytheon Technologies Corp. will contest the acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. by Lockheed Martin Corp., according to media reports.

Lancaster Field Hospital Closes as COVID-19 Cases Decline

An emergency field hospital erected in the parking lot of Antelope Valley Hospital officially closed.

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Cheesecake Factory Slips on Earnings, Revenue

Cheesecake Factory missed Wall Street estimates for its fourth quarter earnings and revenue despite bouncing back nicely since the coronavirus routed its sales and stock price last spring.

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Arcutis Biotherapeutics Reports Operational Progress, Financial Loss in Fourth Quarter

Arcutis Biotherapeutics reported robust business progress in conjunction with its fourth-quarter earnings report.

Small Business Survey Finds Resiliency During COVID-19 Impact

Ventura County’s Economic Development Collaborative, or EDC, in partnership with the California Small Business Development Center has conducted a statewide survey on COVID-19’s impact on California entrepreneurs.

Apparel Wholesaler to Acquire Apex Global Brands

Apparel company Apex Global Brands Inc. has entered an agreement to be acquired by Galaxy Universal, a wholesaling, sourcing and brand management company based in Centennial, Colo.

COVID Economy Yields Quarterly Loss for NetSol Technologies

NetSol Technologies Inc. reported lower earnings and revenue for the fiscal second quarter.

Printful Relocates Fulfillment Center to Valencia

Print-on-demand service Printful has found new digs in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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Cal Lutheran Economists Win Bank of America Research Grant

The Bank for America Charitable Foundation has awarded California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, or CERF, a $250,000 research grant to identify the total economic contribution of Hispanics by U.S. state.

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Dole Opens Frozen Fruit Facility in Georgia

Dole Packaged Foods has built its third frozen fruit factory in the U.S.

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Ember Technologies Selects Head of Consumer Business

Ember Technologies Inc. has named Jim Rowan as chief executive of its consumer business.

Avery Dennison to Acquire Label Maker

Label and packaging materials maker Avery Dennison Corp. has announced it will buy a similar company headquartered in Tennessee.

COVID Is Killing Businesses, Too

The pandemic claimed a 74-year-old local victim in late January.

Why Some Franchises Are Thriving

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the food service industry, including the thousands of fast-food and sit-down dining franchises operating in the San Fernando Valley area.

Stickers Deflect Radiation From Wireless Earbuds

TECHNOLOGY: WaveBlock finds eager health-conscious market on social media.

TECHNOLOGY: WaveBlock finds eager health-conscious market on social media.

New Plan for Ex-Anthem Headquarters

Warner Landmark building to upgrade.

Film producer Avi Lerner, owner of the former headquarters of health insurer Anthem Blue Cross, has proposed a plan to redevelop his Warner Landmark building at 21555 Oxnard St. in Woodland Hills.