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Fastest Growing Private Companies: Interactive Education Concepts

Fastest Growing Private Companies: Interactive Education Concepts

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Disney Online Reports Jump in Web Site Traffic

More than 19 million people visited Disney Web sites in March, a 44 percent increase over last year.

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Strategies

Only about a quarter of the people who go online buy over the Internet. A recent study, commissioned by the American Institute of CPAs and performed by the marketing research firm Yankelovich Partners, found the following:

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Canyon Country Finance Manager Sentenced in Embezzlement

A former finance manager at a prominent reality TV production studio was sentenced to two years in federal prison on Thursday for embezzling $2.5 million from his former employer, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

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Tix Board Member Resigns, Replaced by Vegas Developer

Tix Corp. announced Friday the resignation of David Saxe as a member of the board of directors, effective Dec. 16.

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Interlink Electronics Hires New CFO

Interlink Electronics Inc. has appointed Raymond Li as its chief financial officer.

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AROUND THE VALLEYS

News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley area

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Elvis Airplane Sold to Fan For $500,000

Agoura Hills auction house gains publicity blitz from sale.

Jet owned by “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” puts local auction house in spotlight.

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Briefs: Hollywood Employment, Research Solutions, Fireman's Brew.

Jobs in the entertainment industry continue to decline, according to a report this week from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.

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US Nuclear Cuts Quarterly Losses

US Nuclear Corp. showed improved financial results for the third quarter as it narrowed its net loss.

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Conejo Valley

Office vacancy loosened to 17.4 percent, a significant uptick from 13.9 percent the previous quarter.

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United Online Names CEO

United Online Inc. announced on Thursday that Francis Lobo would become president and chief executive of the company next month.

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Online Service Brings Restaurant Ordering to Next Level

Technology: Program allows diners to order from multiple restaurants.

RESTAURANT: The Next Idea is developing a new website and online food ordering service for restaurants that rewards customers for their business

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Solar Panel Maker Shuts Camarillo Production Line

SolarWorld USA on Friday announced it will shut down its Camarillo solar panel production line this month and move the work to a newer and larger manufacturing facility in Oregon.

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Reports: Toys R Us Rejects Larian’s Bid for Stores

Toys R Us has rejected MGA Entertainment Inc. Chief Executive Isaac Larian’s $890 million dollar bid to acquire some of the bankrupt retailer’s stores in the U.S. and Canada, according to media reports.

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The Asylum Inks Deal for Distribution

Burbank low-budget studio will supply 10 films for UK market.

Production firm The Asylum inks deal with distributor Anchor Bay UK

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CrowdGather Buys Social-Gaming Firm

CrowdGather Inc., an operator of online forums, announced on Monday that is has acquired a social-gaming company for $5 million.

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Chinese Investment Firm Pays Nearly $46 Million for Valencia Apartments

Gemdale USA has closed a deal in Santa Clarita Valley to buy The Madison apartments at Westfield Valencia Town Center for $45.9 million, or more than $353,000 per unit, according to Costar Group.

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Firms Have No Time to Waste in Joining E-Commerce

The online newsletter, Iconocast, recently highlighted the awesome statistics that are now being projected for the online business-to-business (B2B) marketplace.

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Profits Rise for Mission Valley Bank

Mission Valley Bancorp reported first quarter net income of more than $1.3 million, the strongest first quarter in the company’s history, the Sun Valley commercial bank announced Tuesday.