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Business Burdens Head Up; Firms, Jobs Head Out

COMMERCE: Survey rates most L.A. cities as high cost. Rising costs push more than half of L.A. cities into business-unfriendly territory, survey reports.

By Howard Fine June 29, 2015 midnight   $$ Share

Bikeshare Coming in 2016

Bikesharing might finally be coming to Los Angeles.

Non-Profit Minimum Wage Exemption Moves Forward

A Los Angeles City Council committee recommended on Tuesday giving exemptions from the city’s new minimum wage ordinance to certain non-profit organizations.

County Unemployment Holds Steady Amid Modest Job Gains

L.A. County’s unemployment rate was unchanged in May at 7.6 percent amid modest job gains that left the county just short of its all-time payroll jobs peak, state figures released Friday show.

Fraud Charges for Live Nation Subsidiary, Former Tyson Adviser

The former president of a Washington, D.C., subsidiary of Beverly Hills entertainment giant Live Nation Entertainment Inc. is facing fraud charges in connection with stealing from clients.

Court OKs Affordable Housing Rules

In a decision that could impact developers across the state, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday to allow Los Angeles and other cities to require that developers provide affordable housing as a condition of getting building permits.

Wage Hike Becomes Official This Weekend

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is scheduled to sign the city’s minimum wage hike into law this weekend, capping the wage-raising campaign he started last fall.

Wednesday Rundown: Wage Hike Almost Official, Sundance Cinema Selling, Arrowhead Drug Gets ‘Orphan’ Incentives

Council OKs Wage Hike It’s almost officially official: The Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to a minimum wage hike in the city, sending the measure to the mayor’s desk.

Minimum Wage Hike One Vote Away

L.A.’s minimum wage hike got one step closer Wednesday, but will need yet another approval from the City Council before going to Mayor Eric Garcetti.

L.A. Food Distributor Transferred Millions from Iran to U.S.

The owner of Primex International Trading Company, Inc., or Pitco, a food distribution company located near Los Angeles International Airport, has pleaded guilty to tax fraud and federal charges of operating an unlicensed business through which more than $17 million was transferred between the United States and Iran.

Friday Rundown: Puma Report On Tap, LAX Traffic Takeoff Continues, Zipcar and Metro Team Up

Puma to Unpack Drug Study Puma Biotechnology Inc. on Monday morning will reveal additional details from a pivotal study of its breast cancer drug at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in Chicago.

City to Property Owners: Fix Your Own Sidewalks

The City of Los Angeles has taken on the responsibility for repairing sidewalks buckling under the force of tree roots for more than 40 years, but that may change soon.

County Unemployment Holds Steady Amid Modest Job Gains

L.A. County’s unemployment rate was unchanged in April at 7.6 percent amid modest job gains that left the county just short of its all-time payroll jobs peak, state figures released Friday show.

Convention Center Designs Go on Display

After years of talk about the need for an improved and expanded Los Angeles Convention Center, Angelenos can now get a glimpse at what an updated center might look like.

Ryu Tops Business-Backed Ramsay in Council Race

In Tuesday’s District 4 L.A. City Council election, political newcomer David Ryu beat Carolyn Ramsay, the candidate backed by most business organizations, in the race to replace Councilman Tom LaBonge, according to provisional results released Wednesday.

L.A.’s Wage Will Rise

Consider L.A.’s minimum wage hiked.