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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.

AFEX Buys Toronto Bank

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

ValueClick Jumps After Upgrade and New Coverage

Shares of ValueClick Inc. rose more than 8 percent Monday after one analyst upgraded the stock and another initiated coverage with a “buy” rating.

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.

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.

The Number

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

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.

Can Mandalay Take a Bite of App-le?

Technology: Hollywood mogul Peter Guber enters the app wars.

Technology: Mandalay Digital Group seeks to bring order to the fragmented mobile phone sector.

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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.

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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Microsoft Chooses Ixia for Wi-Fi Testing

Software giant Microsoft Corp. in Renton, Wash. has selected Ixia as its official test company for Wi-Fi networking devices.

Online Home Brokerage Rex Secures $45 Million investment

Rex, a Woodland Hills company that uses technology to sell homes, has secured $45 million in Series C funding.

Expedia Buys Amgen Offices in Seattle

Online travel company Expedia Inc. will buy Amgen Inc.’s offices in Seattle for $229 million, the company announced Thursday.

The Number: Dec. 10

Thousand Oaks is the No. 12 most affordable city in California to buy a used vehicle this fall, according to a study by, a website for car sellers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.