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US Nuclear Narrows Quarterly Loss

US Nuclear narrowed its net loss in the third quarter even as its revenue decreased due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Salem Outperforms During Down Year for Radio

MEDIA: Block time sales provide revenue stability in midst of industry slump. By MARK R. MADLER Staff Reporter Salem Media Group Inc. outperformed its industry in terms of broadcast revenue in the se

Salem Media Group Inc. outperformed its industry in terms of broadcast revenue in the second quarter, according to executives with the Camarillo Christian and politically conservative radio broadcaster, publisher and online content provider.

Sector Deals With COVID Ups, Downs

Banker sees busy time for plastics, food, beverages.

As a senior vice president at Bank of America for an area that includes the San Fernando Valley, Redonna Carpenter-Woods keeps a close eye on manufacturing companies.

Glendale City Councilman to Chair Metrolink

Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian has been named as the chairman of the governing body of Metrolink, the commuter railway service.

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Disney’s Layoffs Grow to 32,000

Walt Disney Co. plans to lay off about 32,000 employees in the coming months – 4,000 more than previously announced – due to government ordered lockdowns, according to a filing late Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Soundstages Multiply in Santa Clarita Valley

With commitments from major clients, LA North Studios expands footprint with 113,000-square-foot lease.

LA North Studios has signed a five-year lease to take more than 113,000 square feet at The Center at Needham Ranch in Santa Clarita.

Tutor Reports Big Quarter but Stock Hammered

Tutor Perini Corp. handily beat Wall Street expectations on earnings and revenue for the third quarter, but the Sylmar construction firm saw its share price drop.

Audio Company Moves into Car Monitoring

AUTOMOTIVE: AutoSense checks on driver, passengers, children and pets in vehicle.

With its vehicle occupant monitoring system, audio equipment maker DTS Inc. will make a play for a new market beyond its traditional buyers.

Valley Companies Benefit From Vaccine Rally on Wall Street

The stock market hit record highs Monday due to pharmaceutical companies reporting a breakthrough in a coronavirus vaccine.

PS Business Parks Finds Tenants ‘Doing Fine’

REAL ESTATE: Big lease improves industrial REIT’s third quarter.

PS Business Parks recruits a major tenant to improve third quarter earnings.

Video on Buildings

MARKETING: Projected images tell brand stories for clients of Paintscaping.

Woodland Hills firm PaintScaping goes from rocks to rockets with its 3D projection technology.

Publishers Find ‘Mag’ App Easy

MEDIA: Phone-based technology creates online magazines

Jake Warner needed a tool to streamline his workflow as a photographer and media manager for Red Bull’s auto racing series.

How to Sell Drones to Hollywood

How to Sell Drones to Hollywood

Unmanned photography firm teams with lens rental service.

Amgen Submits Lung Cancer Drug for European Approval

Amgen Inc. has submitted for approval from the European Medicines Agency its drug used to treat a mutation of non-small cell lung cancer.

Avantus’ Buying Spree Fixes on Fastener Firms

Aviation company makes three strategic acquisitions.

Avantus Aerospace in Santa Clarita assembling a fastener division to compete against rivals.

Pet Tracker Technology Resized for Tiny Collars

Huan based product design on feedback from owners.

Pet tracking system Huan has expanded its product line with the release of Tiny Tags.

Pandemic Effects Boost Private Company Sales

LIST: From data storage to online sales, entrepreneurs adapt to the times.

Among companies on the Business Journal’s list of Private Companies with the biggest increases in revenue was Lamps Plus Inc. The Chatsworth retailer of lamps, lighting fixtures and home furnishings saw its revenue rise by 166 percent in 2019 to put it at No. 13 on the list. The previous year, the company had been No. 24 with $150 million in revenue for 2018, a Business Journal estimate.

Car Passenger Monitoring Product Devised by Local Company

Audio products developer DTS of Calabasas has created a device it calls the world’s first occupancy monitoring product to be in passenger vehicles by next year.

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Teledyne to Buy Flir Systems for $8 Billion

Teledyne Technologies Inc. announced Monday it will acquire Flir Systems Inc. in a cash and stock deal valued at $8 billion.

Bankers Recall ‘Chaotic’ Rollout of PPP Lending

LIST: Rule changes, safety of employees and clients among top challenges.

“It was chaotic to say the least.” That was how Tamara Gurney, chief executive of Mission Valley Bank, summarized the process of giving out Payroll Protection Program loans to small businesses.