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Too Little of A Good Thing

Finance: Second Sight smash IPO may have been underpriced.

Finance: Second Sight took a low view when pricing shares for its initial public offering.

Report: Valley Home Prices Mixed

Home prices in the San Fernando Valley rose by 12 percent in October compared to a year earlier but were down since September, according to report released Monday by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

Update: Mann Sells Two Local Biomedical Parks

The Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia and Sylmar Biomedical Park in the San Fernando Valley, both owned by Alfred Mann, have been sold to Intertex Cos. in Valencia with financial backing from L.A. investment firm Oaktree Capital Management.

Economy Up, MBAs Down

List: Enrollment is falling, but new accreditation could increase the value of local MBA degrees.

Tipalti Investors Like What They See in the Cloud

Finance: Agoura Hills firm looking to expand after receiving $13 million.

With $13 million in new funding, Tipalti is looking to grow in employees and services.

Second Luxury Ranch Set for Northwest Valley

Real Estate: Developers plan up to 314 homes, some on half-acre lots for horses.

After a decade of waiting, a major housing development in the San Fernando Valley is finally ready to move forward – though not quite as large as initially envisioned.

Northridge Business Park Sold

A 44-acre office-and-industrial park in Northridge has been purchased by a joint partnership of Shubin Nadal Realty Investors of Newport Beach and DRA Advisors LLC in New York.

Luxe Developer Eyeing Glendale

Housing: Fifield Cos. takes over Amidi project downtown.

Housing: The developer of a large apartment complex in Glendale has pulled out. A Chicago luxury firm is in.

Conejo Valley Bracing for Amgen Layoffs

Biotech: Amgen’s cost-cutting draws applause on Wall Street and worries on Main Street.

Fast Get Faster Amid Recovery

Fastest: Digital technology and online companies lead the charge for fast growth.

Trust Dispute Leads to Local Ownership Change

Real Estate: Receiver sells two Valley-area hotels after apparent family rift.

The last three properties of a five-hotel portfolio mostly located in the Valley area have been sold out of receivership.

Valley Awaits Chivas Decision

The new ownership group for the failed Chivas USA franchise will be announced on Thursday and early reports don’t bode well for the Valley’s effort to have the team located here.

Reports Show Valley Home Sales Slowing

San Fernando Valley home sales were slow in September, according to two separate reports released Tuesday.

Boomers Breathe Life Into Insurance Products

Finance: New York Life expanding into larger Warner Center offices.

The San Fernando Valley office of New York Life Insurance Co. is making a big bet on growth.

Real Life Storage Wars

Small-time storage operators are finding challenges in a mature market in which big public REITs have access to cheap capital.

Industry: From multinational REITs to single-location entrepreneurs, the self-storage sector is going full blast.

Buried Treasure

Barry Hoeven has spent decades in the storage industry and has seen some pretty strange things in his day.

Q&A: Cancer, cops and real estate development – it’s all in the self-storage career of Barry Hoeven.

Signature Acquires Recycling Business

Signature Group Holdings Inc. announced on Friday that it will acquire Global Recycling and Specification Alloys for $525 million.

Home Sales Rise, Prices Stabilize

Southern California home sales inched to a five-year high for September as prices have begun to stabilize, according to a report released Monday.

Daily News Site Mixed-Use Project OK'd

The South Valley Area Planning Commission denied an objection Thursday night against a planned mixed-use project at the former Los Angeles Daily News headquarters site, paving the way for the first project under the area’s new specific plan.

small yields

Local banks are finding growth difficult in the highly regulated, low-interest-rate era after the financial crisis.

Local: Low interest rates and high regulatory hurdles make it tough for community banks.