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Cheesecake Factory Inc. posted rising fourth quarter profit on Wednesday but said extreme winter weather cut into its same-store sales. Shares of ReachLocal Inc. dropped nearly 15 percent following the announcement of widening losses in the quarter.
Pasadena’s Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has expanded its presence in Houston and the energy market with the acquisition of oil and gas pipeline specialist Eagleton Engineering.
ENERGY: Former oil exec tries to make case to recover billions.
U.S. courts may be powerless to help oil magnate Tiangang Sun recover billions he claims he is owed by China.
California Lutheran University is opening an off-campus business incubator this summer in Westlake Village as part of an expansion of its School of Management, the college announced on Thursday.
Food: Krispy Kreme’s area franchisee plans to open 20 shops in next seven years.
Krispy Kreme plans to go hole hog in Southern California with 20 new stores.
Law: Exit of Marshall Grossman seen as as blow to Bingham.
One of the biggest trial lawyers in Los Angeles has a new home.
OP-ED: Two Views
Reiko Roberts and Michael Saltsman check in with opposing points on a city of L.A. proposal to raise the minimum wage for hotel workers to $15 an hour. - Pro
OP-ED: Two Views
Two Views: Reiko Roberts and Michael Saltsman check in with opposing points on a city of L.A. proposal to raise the minimum wage for hotel workers to $15 an hour. - Con
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. on Tuesday announced that its longtime Southern California franchisee plans to develop 20 new doughnut shops in the region in the next seven years.
Law: Creditors of jailed lawyer Justin Lee file as feds probe.
Clients claiming they were defrauded by lawyer Justin Lee, now in jail and awaiting trial in South Korea, have asked for a trustee to take over his assets.
Unusual L.A. incubator hatches restaurants
Pizza maker Paul Hibler is launching the first venture out of an unusual restaurant incubator that he modeled on those of the tech world.
Advertising: NearWoo will sell the Internet giant’s ad space to local businesses.
NearWoo launched its location-based mobile ad platform only four months ago, and it now has 4,000 clients. It may grow again as Google signed on.
Reyes Beverage Group said Friday that it has completed its acquisition of Allied Beverages Inc., a major Southern California beer distributor based in Sylmar.
Live Nation Entertainment Inc. continues to expand in Asia, signing a joint venture agreement with B'In Music International to form Live Nation Taiwan.
Kaufman + Bernstein Inc. in Century City announced Friday that it has merged with West L.A.'s RBZ, one of the largest accounting and business management firms based in Los Angeles County.