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A lack of omnichannel-ness may have driven closing of sporting goods stores.

Great American, KKR Arranges Credit for Sears Canada

Great American Capital Partners, a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial Inc. in Woodland Hills, and KKR Capital Markets have agreed to provide a secured loan to Sears Canada for about $220 million.

Cheesecake Opens First Restaurant in Canada

Cheesecake Factory opened a restaurant outside Toronto, the Calabasas company’s first outlet in Canada, the company announced Tuesday.

Kythera Wins Canadian Approval for Double-Chin Drug

Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. has received regulatory approval in Canada to sell its drug that dissolves chin fat, the company announced Monday.

Teledyne Taps Funding for Underwater Map Technology

Teledyne CARIS, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. in Thousand Oaks, has received “significant funding” from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster to develop a software system for remote underwater surveying.

AFEX Buys Toronto Bank

AFEX, a Woodland Hills provider of cross-border payment services for businesses, has purchased Jameson Bank in Toronto

JPL Launches ‘Eyes on the Eclipse’ App

Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada-Flintridge has developed an app so people can preview Monday’s solar eclipse, the aerospace research and development facility announced Thursday.

Fresh Capital Will Fund BNK Drilling Program

BNK Petroleum Inc. announced Thursday it has secured an increase in its credit facility and plans to use some of the money to fund its 2018 drilling program.

growth infusion

Specialty pharmacy TNH tops fastest growing list.

Health Care: TNH Pharmacy tops the fastest growing private companies list. Includes SFVBJ's 2013 VALLEY'S FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COs list for download (pdf)

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Kythera Seeks Approval for Chin Treatment

Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. has submitted a new drug application for approval of its novel treatment for the elimination of chin fat.

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Cal Lutheran Goes Global For Talent

Business school appoints international scholar to faculty.

Education: California Lutheran University hires new business faculty.

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Apollo to Manage Care for Terminal Kidney Patients

Apollo Medical Holdings Inc. of Glendale has signed an agreement with Fresenius Medical Care, the largest dialysis service company in North America, to provide care management for patients with end-stage kidney disease.

LTC Renegotiates $600 Million Credit Facility

LTC Properties Inc. has entered into a new amended unsecured credit agreement to replace its previous unsecured credit agreement from 2014, the company announced Thursday.

Marcus & Millichap Buys Montreal Brokerage

Marcus & Millichap Inc. has expanded its presence in the Canadian market by acquiring McGill Commercial, a regional commercial real estate investment sales firm in Montreal, the company announced late Thursday.

Valley Cities Beat State Average in Unemployment Report

November unemployment figures show the economy in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Conejo valleys are doing better than the state average, while the Antelope Valley lags.

Cherokee Shares Jump on Solid Earnings

Cherokee Global Brands announced first-quarter net income higher than expectations, causing shares to rise more than 10 percent on Friday.

USC Makes Strategic Alliance for Glendale Clinic

USC’s medical system announced on Wednesday that it has formed a strategic alliance with Surgical Care Affiliates Inc. to manage surgery centers in the Los Angeles region, including one in Glendale.

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AROUND THE VALLEYS

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has added the northwest San Fernando Valley to its ride-hailing service Metro Micro.