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Arm in Arm

MARKETING: Rams’ young stars set to take run at endorsements.

Los Angeles may prove a ripe field of endorsements for the Rams’ superstars.

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Show Blows Rams’ Horn

TV: HBO series gets up close for homecoming.

The NFL’s return to L.A. is the subject of early screen time in HBO documentary series “Hard Knocks.”

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NFL’s Big Picture

Film producer and New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch believes Rams, Los Angeles ready to play ball

Oscar-winning producer and New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch talks how the Rams will play in Los Angeles.

Pulitzer Winner Levels Labor Charges at Former L.A. Times Bosses

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jeff Gottlieb sued the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, claiming he resigned from the company due to “intolerable working conditions.”

Delta’s System Failure Triggers Cancellations and Delays

Delta Air Lines Inc. said Monday it canceled hundreds of flights and delayed thousands of others due to a computer power outage.

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Walt Disney Imagineering Makes Cuts Post-Shanghai Opening

At a company where ‘magic’ reigns supreme, some of Walt Disney Co.’s most valuable employees may have just received pink slips.

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What To Watch This Weekend: 'Suicide Squad' and 'Nine Lives'

A look at the plots of this weekend's big new movie releases from a business perspective.

LACMA Launches New Website to Chronicle Museum Makeover

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) launched a new website on Thursday in an effort to publicly chronicle the upcoming $600 million makeover of the Wilshire Boulevard museum. The launch of BuildingLACMA.com also marked the start of the public review portion of the project, as L.A. County moves forward with a draft Environmental Impact Report preceding construction.

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Viacom’s Paramount-Led Film Unit Drives Strong Quarterly Earnings

Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures-led film division helped the embattled company beat analyst expectations for its fiscal third quarter, the company announced Thursday. Quarterly revenues of $3.11 billion, up 1.6 percent from last year, beat Wall Street’s expected $3.01 billion.

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Tronc Reports 20 Percent Jump in Second-Quarter Net Income

In its first earnings call since launching as tronc the rebranded Chicago owner of the Los Angeles Times reported a nearly 20 percent jump in second-quarter net income on Wednesday, with expansive cost-cutting efforts to thank as the media giant looks to its digital future.

Oprah Production Benefits from New Film and Television Tax Credits

Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming Disney film is among the 28 beneficiaries named in the latest round of California’s Film and Television tax credits, which were announced Tuesday by the California Film Commission.

Funny Or Die Cuts Impact Nearly A Third of Staff

Comedy website Funny Or Die is laying off 37 of its staffers and closing its San Mateo office as it refocuses its resources on creating content.

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Knockout Opportunity

FITNESS: Sale of UFC to WME/IMG may boost franchising.

The purchase of Ultimate Fighting Championship by WME/IMG may boost the prospects for franchisees of its branded gyms.

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Animation House Drawn to Project

Foray into hybrid live-action series, a first for firm, makes its debut at Comic-Con.

Hollywood animation studio Titmouse is generating buzz for its forthcoming Fox sitcom “Son of Zorn.”

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Good Times

Norman Lear, 94, is still at it, producing a new version of an old hit, hosting shows, and worrying about Trump

Legendary TV producer Norman Lear talks updating a classic show, creating provocative content, and his fear of Donald Trump.