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Preview: Farmers Flips Learning Switch

INSURANCE: Virtual reality aids in employee training program.

Business Coalition Rallies to Amend Dynamex

A coalition of business owners and independent contractors in the Valley area, Pasadena and Burbank held a press conference this morning urging legislators to amend the Dynamex court decision.

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BlackLine to Open Northern California R&D Office

BlackLine Inc. will open an office next month in Pleasanton to tap into the resources of the tech scene in Silicon Valley.

Wesco, BlackLine Beat Wall Street Expectations

Both Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. and BlackLine Inc. beat Wall Street estimates for the second quarter.

Preview: Cannabis Company Plans Vertical Business Model

Vertical Cos., a medical and adult-use cannabis brand and distribution business, is living up to its name with a straight shot up in its funding trajectory.

Avery Misses, Teledyne Beats Q1 Estimates

Avery Dennison Corp. reported mixed results for the first quarter, while Teledyne Technologies Inc. beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue.

L.A. County Unemployment Drops as Workforce Shrinks

L.A. County’s unemployment rate in March dipped slightly to 4.6 percent, the combined effect of a modest gain in jobs and several thousand workers leaving the labor force.

Preview: Equity Experiment

Burbank's Ikioo Technologies Inc., a digital health care company, has converted its $41.2 million of seed funding into "digital equity securities."

Former Woodbridge Executives Charged With Fraud in Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday fraud charges in the investigation of a Ponzi scheme run by the now-defunct real estate investment firm Woodbridge Group of Cos. in Sherman Oaks.

PCF Insurance Makes Two Acquisitions

PCF Insurance Services has acquired two insurance agencies – one in Chicago and another in New York.

Employee Benefits Firm RGEB Buys Valencia Consultancy

Really Great Employee Benefits has acquired the assets, employees and clients of JorgensenHR.

B. Riley Promotes Merriman to Chief Business Officer

B. Riley Financial Inc. has named Jon Merriman senior managing director and chief business officer.

Hilton Foundation Hires First PR Chief

Marshall Stowell will serve as the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s first-ever vice president for communications, the organization announced Wednesday.

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B. Riley Sets Up New Credit Platform

Investment advisory firm B. Riley Capital Management, a subsidiary of Woodland Hills-based B. Riley Financial, has set up a new credit division called Gateway Credit Partners.

Bank of America to Hire 300 Bankers in Greater L.A. Region

Bank of America of the Greater Los Angeles Region plans to hire as many 300 bankers across all of its business lines over the next three years, according to the bank’s top executive in the region.

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