The Business Journal reports that one in five Los Angeles area employers plan to hire more workers during the first quarter, the best showing in several years, according to a survey released today from Manpower Inc.
Los Angeles Times parent Tribune Co. is moving forward with a public spinoff of its newspaper unit by submitting preliminary paperwork to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Times reports.
General Motors Co. on Tuesday named Mary Barra its first female chief executive, the Wall Street Journal reports. Also, the U.S. government has sold its last shares of the company from its bailout during the financial crisis.
Despite increasing its stock buyback plans, the Walt Disney Co. -- responsible for some of the biggest entertainment deals in the past decade -- may not be done shopping, Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said at a New York investor conference this morning, the Wrap reports.
Activision Blizzard Chief Executive Bobby Kotick tells the Los Angeles Times that new consoles, such as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, hold the potential for new types of storytelling for the medium.
Angela Spaccia, former deputy city manager of Bell, was convicted on Monday for her role in the city’s corruption scandal, the Los Angeles Times reports.
With opposition from city unions and facing a tight timeline, two Los Angeles city panels said Monday they wanted more time to study a new three-year marketing and promotional agreement for the Los Angeles Zoo, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Legendary Entertainment on Monday said it was expanding its television production capability by acquiring Asylum Entertainment, the company behind the biographical miniseries "The Kennedys,” Variety reports. Asylum will continue to operate as a separate company.
A new Field Poll tracks the increasingly green-friendly attitude of Californians, the Sacramento Bee reports, with 8 percent of voters okay with allowing anyone to purchase cannabis and 47 percent saying it should be available with the types of controls that govern alcohol sales.
Retailers ranging from Sears to Saks have all embraced shipping to compete against Amazon, the Wall Street Journal reports. They are shuttling merchandise store to store, warehouse to store, store to customer — often both quickly and free.
It’s not just low-income shoppers who are pulling back on spending for loved ones and themselves this holiday season, Bloomberg News reports. Wealthy folks are watching their dollars, too.
In Tuesday morning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 22 points to 16,003. The Nasdaq was up less than 1 point to 4,069. The S&P 500 fell 2 points to 1,806.
California's health exchange has provided insurance agents with names and contact information for tens of thousands of people who went online to check out coverage but didn't ask to be contacted, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Milton Olin Jr., a former chief operating officer of music-sharing site Napster, died Sunday after his bicycle was struck by a police patrol car on Mulholland Highway, the Wrap reports.
Sysco on Monday said it would buy US Foods for about $3.5 billion in stock and cash, uniting two of the biggest food distributors in the country, the New York Times reports.