San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Mark Madler covers accounting, aviation & aerospace, banking & finance, manufacturing, media & entertainment, the cities of Burbank and Simi Valley, and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006.

Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area.

He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Recent Stories

Simulations Plus Reports Lower Earnings

Simulations Plus Inc. reported lower net income in the fiscal fourth quarter, blaming one-time costs associated with an acquisition.

Kinkisharyo to Keep Jobs in Palmdale

Kinkisharyo International reached an agreement on Tuesday with labor and community groups that will keep light rail manufacturing jobs in Palmdale and not take them out of state.

AeroVironment Falls on Sales Slump

AeroVironment Inc. missed analyst estimates on revenue and earnings per share as sales of its unmanned aircraft decreased in the fiscal second quarter.

Tutor Perini Gets Big Dig Settlement

Tutor Perini Corp. and two joint venture partners reached a $88.7 million settlement with the state of Massachusetts over litigation on the “Big Dig” project through central Boston.

Disney Expands Chinese Content Partnership

Walt Disney Co. has expanded its partnership with Shanghai Media Group to create content for the Chinese market, the company announced Friday.

Entertainment Wrap Up: DreamWorks, Warner Bros.

DreamWorks Animation delays film release. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to distribute WWE programming.

Rocket Explosion Delays ATK Merger

The explosion last month of an unmanned rocket made by Orbital Sciences Corp. is delaying its planned merger with Alliant Techsystems Inc.

Disney, Wal-Mart Reach Streaming Deal

Walt Disney Co. announced on Tuesday it is making its cloud-based movie streaming service available to film titles purchased at Wal-mart stores or through the retail chain’s VUDU on-demand service.

DreamWorks Tanks as Hasbro Talks End

Shares in DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. fell more than 14 percent on Monday, the first trading day since reported merger talks with Hasbro Inc. ended.

Universal Pictures Opens Beijing Distribution Office

Universal Pictures opened its first office in Beijing on Monday to handle production and distribution of films and consumer products in the lucrative Chinese market.

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