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UCLA Anderson Forecast Takes a Look at California’s Future

By Deborah Belgum | December 10, 2014

California is on a steady course to see job growth outpace the U.S. economy through the end of 2016, eventually driving down the state unemployment to 5.6 percent during that period. That is considerably lower than the 7.3 percent recorded in October.

Retail Sales in Los Angeles County Will Rise Modestly in 2013

With housing prices showing healthy gains and the stock market posting healthy results, consumers are feeling more confident than last year, according to the 2013-2014 Mid-Year Economic Forecast and Industry Outlook released by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. on July 17.

M&A Strategies, Advice at Kingpins

M&A Strategies, Advice at Kingpins

Strategies for finding an investor or selling a company were on the agenda at a July 9 panel discussion organized by the California Fashion Association and hosted by Kingpins, during the denim trade show’s July 9-10 run at the Cooper Design Space in downtown LA.

Joe's to Acquire Hudson

Joe's to Acquire Hudson

Joe’s Jeans Inc. signed a deal to acquire Hudson Clothing Holdings Inc. for $97.6 million.

Finance Resources

BBCN Bank, Goodman Factors, Hana Financial, Inc., Milberg Factors, Inc., Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Wells Fargo Capital Finance

June Sales Strong

June Sales Strong

June sales beat forecasts reporting that U.S. chain-store sales increased 3.9 percent in June

Construction and Technology Are Bright Spots for California’s Economy

Construction and Technology Are Bright Spots for California’s Economy

Last year, uncertainty was in the air with an upcoming presidential election

M&A Opportunities for Apparel Companies With a Niche Brand, Financiers Say

The secret to selling an apparel label is to have a niche business that no one has developed.

Finance Resources

CIT Commercial Services, Continental Business Credit, First Capital Western Region, LLC, Goodman Factors, Hana Financial, Inc, etc

Historic Gerry Building for Sale in Fashion District

Historic Gerry Building for Sale in Fashion District

Wholesale showroom space, the Gerry Building, is for sale.

Retail Real Estate Recovers in LA

Retail Real Estate Recovers in LA

Retailers are betting on Los Angeles again, and real estate prices are climbing.

Surf Giant Ends Sales Talks

Surf Giant Ends Sales Talks

After a roller coaster year--and various suitors, ailing Australian surf giant Billabong International is off the block.

Apparel and Retail Industry Overview

Apparel and Retail Industry Overview

The Apparel and Retail Industry Overview has been brought to you by Intrepid Investment Bankers LLC.

PacSun, Joe’s, Wet Seal Forecast Improved Outlook for 2013

Apparel retailers are forecasting good business for the rest of the year.

Prime Business Credit Acquires Asiana Capital

Prime Business Credit, which has offices in Los Angeles and New York, announced it acquired Asiana Capital

Slow Economy Keeps Manufacturers and Retailers Working Hard for Their Money

Slow Economy Keeps Manufacturers and Retailers Working Hard for Their Money

With earnings season upon us, several retail and apparel companies are reporting year-end and quarterly results that tell a happy story.