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Poll: The Hurt on Small Businesses Now ‘Profound’

About 76 percent of small businesses are being hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey put out Monday by the National Federation of Independent Business.

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Xirrus Signs Another School District

Wireless technology company Xirrus, Inc. in Thousand Oaks will deploy its technology in another school district.

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Ralphs Extends Hero Pay, Accepts SNAP

Grocery chain Ralphs has extended its “hero pay” for hourly employees as the coronavirus outbreak persists in Southern California.

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At Least 38 Virus Cases in Valley

At least 38 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the San Fernando Valley area.

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L.A. Times Closes Three Newspapers in Valley Region

The Los Angeles Times will close three community newspapers in the Valley region because of advertising declines during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Cheesecake Factory Settles for Misreporting Pandemic’s Impact

The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled charges against Cheesecake Factory Inc. for misreporting the impact of the coronavirus on its business operations and finances.

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Economists: Worse than Great Recession; Maybe Depression

Because of the near seizure of the economy prompted by the coronavirus scare, the second quarter may see GDP shrink by 13 percent.

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Preview: Hospitals Wash With UV Light

UltraViolet Devices has found itself in the middle of an unintended growth spurt, propelled by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Closure of Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Monday announced that it will close to the public until March 31 amid coronavirus concerns.

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Poms & Associates Rebrands with TV Ads

While most businesses have focused solely on surviving COVID-19, insurance brokerage Poms & Associates has launched a rebranding campaign.

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Analyst Likes Disney Despite Virus

Like many public companies during the coronavirus pandemic, Walt Disney Co. has watched its share price go down significantly in the past few weeks.

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Teledyne Sensors for Diagnosis of COVID-19

A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. is manufacturing image sensors called charged coupled devices, or CCDs, for use in COVID-19 diagnostic tools.

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Encino Training Video Firm Takes on New Name

Advanced Media Training Inc. has changed its corporate name to DeMatco Inc., the company has announced.

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Promenade’s Day: May 28

Hearing about the future of $1.5 billion redevelopment.

A March 26 hearing on the ambitious $1.5 billion redevelopment of the 34-acre Westfield Promenade shopping mall property in Woodland Hills into a mixed-use residential and retail destination was cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Burbank Airport Closes One Terminal

Hollywood Burbank Airport will close one of its two terminals on Friday as passengers have dwindled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Calabasas Firm’s COVID-19 Report

Study predicts hotel and resort properties will suffer.

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Top Growers

For companies focused on expansion, it’s time to re-examine the business model.

This year’s Fastest Growing Private Companies list reveals the diversity of the San Fernando Valley region’s economy.

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Tix Reports Zero Revenue During Las Vegas Closure

Tix Corp. brought in no revenue during the second quarter as its discount ticket booths in Las Vegas were shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Insurance Industry Stumped by Coronavirus Peril

LIST: Brokers advise clients to lower risk even if they can’t provide coverage.

Insurance carriers can’t put a price on coronavirus pandemic

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Exec Pay Restored at Disney

Walt Disney Co. is restoring executive pay levels to where they were prior to the coronavirus pandemic, according to media reports.