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Squar Milner Announces Acquisitions

ACCOUNTING: Deals for SRG and BPE&H team expands presence in LA market

Accounting firm Squar Milner continues to expand its L.A. footprint with two new deals.

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B. Riley Nabs Retail Brands

Firm pays $117 million for English Laundry, others

Firm pays $117 million for English Laundry, others

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Investor Sell-Off Takes a Bite Out of Beyond Meat

Shares of Beyond Meat fell sharply amid a sell-off by early investors and skepticism from analysts.

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Beyond Meat Turns a Profit, Raises Growth Forecast

Beyond Meat turned its first quarterly profit and raised its year-end growth forecast.

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Mall Magnate Caruso Gives $50 Million to Pepperdine Law School

Developer and billionaire Rick Caruso plans to give $50 million to the Pepperdine University School of Law to help low-income students.

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New Boarding School Set

EDUCATION: Swiss firm to develop Pasadena campus

EF Education First’s EF Academy will be the L.A. area’s first new large-scale boarding school in nearly a century.

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For Some, It’s Not a Matter of Degrees

EDUCATION: Students, execs rethink need for college

Some in L.A.’s business community are rethinking the value of college degrees — both for themselves and their employees.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: The Gifts of Giving

Wealthy donors are shifting focus to social, environmental causes

Wealthy donors are shifting the focus of their giving, with an eye toward social and environmental causes.

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USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann Resigns

USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann resigned amid an admissions bribery scandal that has rocked the school's athletic department.

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ServiceTitan Makes Canadian Push with CUC Software Acquisition

Glendale-based software firm ServiceTitan Inc. has purchased CUC Software Inc., a Billings, Mont.-based business software firm whose customers are based largely in Canada.

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B. Riley Financial Names Former Rep. Mimi Walters to Board

Woodland Hills-based financial services firm B. Riley Financial Inc. named former Republican Rep. Mimi Walters from Orange County to its nine-member board.

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Marlin Equity Buys Hospitality Software Companies

Hermosa Beach private equity firm has purchased HotSchedules and Fourth, software platforms that manage labor, inventory and operations for the restaurant and hospitality industries.

Unemployment Down in L.A. County as Jobs Grow, Workforce Shrinks

L.A. County’s unemployment rate dipped slightly in May to 4.5%, the combined effect of a modest gain in jobs and several thousand workers leaving the labor force.

UCLA Names Antonio Bernardo as Anderson School Dean

UCLA recently named longtime Anderson School of Management finance professor and administrator Antonio Bernardo as the school’s new dean, effective July 1.

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USC Names Geoffrey Garrett Business School Dean

USC on June 11 named Geoffrey Garrett, current dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, as the next dean of the Marshall School of Business, effective in July 2020.

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