San Fernando Valley Business Journal

FAA Moving on Helicopter Noise Problem

The Federal Aviation Administration is setting up a system to take complaints from the Valley and elsewhere in Los Angeles County about helicopter noise, a problem that has generated political pressure on the agency.

Amgen Seeks Approval for Leukemia Drug

Amgen Inc. announced on Monday that it is seeking FDA approval to sell a drug for treating a rare and particularly deadly form of leukemia.

Research Solutions Closes French Business

Research Solutions Inc. announced on Monday it has closed a subsidiary company in France and hired an investor relations firm to reposition the company as digital-only operation.

Warner Bros. Restructures Labor Office

Warner Bros. Entertainment announced on Monday a restructuring of the office handling the studio’s relations with trade unions and guilds.

Business Events Calendar

Business Events throughout the Valleys.

L.A. County Unemployment Rate Steady

L.A. County’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.1 percent in August even as the area gained nearly 18,000 jobs, according to state figures released Friday

Metro Intervening in Kinkisharyo Union Dispute

A Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority committee gave its support to Japanese rail car manufacturer Kinkisharyo International LCC in its dispute with the electrical workers union over the company’s plans to build a manufacturing plant in Palmdale.

Could Valley Host MLS Soccer Team?

Local business leaders are trying to bring a Major League Soccer team to the Valley, but the effort could be a longshot.

Northrop's Triton Takes Flight

A newly developed unmanned aircraft built by Northrop Grumman Corp. in Palmdale completed a flight to Maryland where it will undergo further testing.

Warner Bros. Eyeing 1,000 Layoffs

Warner Bros. Entertainment this fall may cut between 900 and 1,000 positions worldwide, according to media reports.

Gov. Brown Signs Film Tax Credit Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill to more than triple funding for California's film and TV tax-credit program. to $330 million.

Management Shuffle at Interlink

Howard Goldberg is stepping down as president and chief operating officer of Interlink Electronics Inc., which has hired a new executive to lead its Asian expansion.

Anthem to Compete in HMO Market

Anthem Blue Cross announced a joint venture with hospitals to offer employers a new health maintenance organization in the Southern California market.

Antelope Valley Gold Mine Finds Funding

Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd. closed this week on a joint venture investment for its gold mine in the Antelope Valley.

Briefs: Tutor Perini, Ceres, Valencia Lease

PPG secures Valencia lease,

Ixia Files Reports, Avoids Delisting

Ixia staved off potential delisting from the Nasdaq after it became current with quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Burbank Airport to Test Screening Shoes

Passengers at Burbank Bob Hope Airport will be the first in the country to test out new “flightfeet,” a lightweight plastic shoe aimed at expediting the security checkpoint process.

Clear Channel Changes Name to iHeartMedia

Clear Channel Communications Inc. announced on Tuesday it has changed its name to iHeartMedia Inc. to better reflect its multi-platform approach.

LAX Redevelopment Breaks Ground

Southwest Airlines on Tuesday kicked off the $508 million redevelopment of Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport.

Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Contract

Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX and Chicago aerospace giant Boeing Co. will share a contract to ferry U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station.