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Disney Now Not the Happiest Place

‘At some point, it would be uncomfortable for Disney execs to stand up at an annual meeting and try to convince shareholders that they’re carrying out their fiduciary responsibility by staying in California.’

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Is Prop 22 the Demise of AB 5?

LAW: Valley business groups talk of rewrite, maybe repeal.

Will passage of ballot measure Prop 22 spell the demise for state law that says who is – and isn’t – an employee?

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Avantus’ Buying Spree Fixes on Fastener Firms

Aviation company makes three strategic acquisitions.

Avantus Aerospace in Santa Clarita assembling a fastener division to compete against rivals.

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Wealth Managers’ Wild Ride

Financial advisors weathered market downs and ups during a year of surprises.

The onset of the coronavirus caused one of the sharpest nosedives in the history of global capital markets. Between Feb. 20 and April 7, the Nasdaq tumbled an unprecedented 1,864 points, a loss of nearly 20 percent.

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Extra Work on Teledyne’s French Acquisition

TECHNOLOGY: Company adjusts terms and price to reach deal with government.

In a rare move by a company that has grown through its acquisitions, Teledyne Technologies Inc. has made only one in the past year.

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‘Intersecting Crises’

PROFILE: Incoming CSUN president Erika Beck talks about how online work and learning impact education.

Interview with Erika Beck, the incoming president of California State University – Northridge.

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Market Scan, GM to Better Car Buying

Camarillo firm to work on ‘Shop. Click. Drive’ platform.

Market Scan Information Systems Inc. announced this month it would integrate its software with General Motors Co.’s “Shop. Click. Drive” digital retailing platform.

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Residential Rebound

REAL ESTATE: Homebuyers pounce on low mortgage rates to move into suburban markets.

A combination of low interest rates, people working remotely and children learning at home may have contributed to the biggest rise in home sales in the Valley region in September in over two years, according to real estate agents.

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The Man With an Investment Plan for 2021

Tony Battaglia, branch manager at Raymond James’ Woodland Hills office, discusses risk assessment.

Tony Battaglia believes in the power of a plan.

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Back to Business for California Resources Corp.

ENERGY: Oil producer drops debt load in Chapter 11.

Oil and gas producer California Resources Corp. has shed about $4.4 billion in debt after trading it for equity during a Chapter 11 financial reorganization, the company announced late last month.

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Glendale Man Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud

A Glendale man on Tuesday was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to running a series of credit card scams which defrauded over 20 banks out of nearly $5 million.

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Westlake Village BioPartners Debuts Funds With $500 Million

Westlake Village BioPartners has announced two new funds totaling $500 million to invest in life science startups and construct lab facilities for them.

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New Talent at Loop Media’s Content Shop

Greg Drebin brings expertise from Universal Music, MTV.

Short form video distributor Loop Media Inc. has brought on a veteran entertainment industry executive as the chief content and marketing officer for Loop Media Studios.

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Teledyne to Buy Flir Systems for $8 Billion

Teledyne Technologies Inc. announced Monday it will acquire Flir Systems Inc. in a cash and stock deal valued at $8 billion.

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Harman Extends 164,000-Square-Foot Lease in Northridge

Harman International has signed a 164,000-square-foot lease extension in The Mix at Harman campus at 8500 Balboa Blvd. in Northridge.

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Marvell Technology to Buy Inphi in $10 Billion Deal

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. is acquiring Inphi Corp., the San Jose semiconductor manufacturer that got its start in the Conejo Valley

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Ranch Kid on Board

Fruit packer Limoneira Co. adds two new members to its board.

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Chamber Talks Homebuying in 2020

Low interest rates, equity make it a buyers’ market.

Capitalizing on a third-quarter residential real estate boom, Van Nuys-based Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce held its annual real estate panel on Oct. 21.

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Valley Festival Takes Viewers to the Drive-In

Three-weekend event will debut comedy ‘Take Me to Tarzana’ and 21 other projects filmed in the region.

The Valley Film Festival wants to take you for a drive.

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Maybe Valley Will Get Some Offices

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Shortly after the coronavirus pandemic hit nearly eight months ago, businesses started questioning whether they would need as much office space going forward.