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Downtown water developer Cadiz Inc. moved a step closer to building its Mojave Desert water project as a federal agency removed a hurdle for its water pipeline, the company announced Monday.
A Pomona-area partnership announced Monday it had submitted a bid for Amazon’s second headquarters that would center around the Fairplex and Cal Poly Pomona campuses.
Councilmen Look to Adjust Franchise Plan as Complaints Continue From Business
An attempt to tweak much-maligned trash-hauling program
An $82 million science center is underway at California State University-Dominguez Hills
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed one bill requiring employers with 20 to 49 workers to offer 120 days of parental leave and another bill banning employers from asking job applicants for salary histories.
Breitburn Energy Partners laid out its bankruptcy exit plan Thursday in a Manhattan courtroom, calling for the oil exploration partnership to split into two companies.
Irvine public charter service JetSuiteX announced Thursday it is adding flights from Burbank Hollywood Airport to Oakland International Airport starting in mid-November.
ECONOMY: Staffing firms’ revenue grew in 2016 as employee demand rose
The good times are rolling for the local staffing industry as the county’s economy hovers near full employment.
Competing plan emerges on BK reorganization; asset sales likely in either case
Breitburn Energy oil company can’t get its reorganization plan flowing.
ECONOMY: Staffing firms’ revenue grew in 2016 as employee demand rose.
Temporary placement firms see revenue rise as they adjust to demand for full-time help.
Edison International CEO Pedro Pizarro oversaw broad changes in his first year – and he’s planning for more
Edison International CEO Pedro Pizarro led the company through broad changes in his first year.
Los Angeles had 1.39 million jobs during the third quarter of 2016, up 0.7 percent from the same period in 2015, a much smaller increase than the 2.3 percent jump in jobs between 2014 and 2015, according to a Beacon Economics study.
NONPROFIT: Dues dropped as some businesses work to contain operating expenses.
Membership dips at chambers of commerce as businesses cope with expenses.
Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport and Long Beach Airport soared last month, with LAX up 4.4 percent and Long Beach up 16 percent, compared to August of last year, according to figures released this week by the airports.
Two L.A. freeways – the 101 and the 405 – claimed five of the top 10 traffic jam locations in the nation in a study released Tuesday on traffic hotspots in 25 major cities by transportation analytics firm Inrix.
Cal State Dominguez Hills President Willie Hagan announced Tuesday during convocation ceremonies that he will retire at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.
Financial Partners Credit Union of Downey has acquired Star Harbor Federal Credit Union of Rancho Dominguez, the credit unions announced Monday.
Delta Air Lines announced Monday it will launch nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Amsterdam and Paris beginning in June, connecting Angelenos to Delta’s two largest partner hubs in Europe.
Business programs are changing by degrees as schools look beyond providing just MBAs.
Long Beach facility adds fees to help offset loss of revenue from decline in parked cars.
Rideshare fees will take off at Long Beach Airport to help offset dip in parking revenue.
Four foundations have loaned a total of $20 million towards an L.A. homeless housing loan fund, bringing the fund to $60 million, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent in August from a historic low of 4.5 percent in July as more people hunted for work while the region’s job creation machine slowed.
L.A. councilman pitches plan to speed up permitting for alcohol-serving businesses.
L.A. councilman looks to lower the bar on alcohol permits with a system to speed approvals.
Los Angeles officially rings up its Olympic victory to host the 2028 Summer Games.
The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation on Thursday announced 10 cities in the county as finalists for its annual most business-friendly city award.
Robert Wexler, who has helmed American Jewish University in Bel-Air for 25 years, is stepping down next June, the university announced Tuesday.
It’s official: Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympic Games, marking the third time the city plays Olympic host.
L.A.’s major universities moved up in the latest national ranking released Tuesday from U.S. News & World Report, with the California Institute of Technology at No. 10 and UCLA and USC tied for No. 21.
Hiring of LinkedIn members in the Los Angeles area rose 1.5 percent in August from July levels, in line with the national average, according to a monthly report released late Friday from the business networking website.
The state Employment Development Department has awarded a $994,000 grant to the Pasadena Foothill Workforce Development Board to retrain 120 workers recently laid off in the region, the agency announced Thursday.
Shares of Cadiz surge after roadblock legislation falters, federal action boosts venture.
Cadiz’s shares climb after its pipeline project dodges a state bill and is buoyed by federal action.
EDUCATION: Programs see decline in enrollment as new alternatives attract students.
Enrollment in master of business administration programs at Los Angeles County colleges and universities fell last year as students sought out cheaper alternatives, according to data from the Business Journal’s annual list of largest M.B.A. programs.
L.A.’s three major research universities – UCLA, California Institute of Technology and USC – have slipped slightly in an annual ranking from Times Higher Education, though UCLA and Caltech still rate in the top 25.
Shares of downtown water company Cadiz Inc. soared 31 percent Tuesday on a double dose of good news: a bill aimed at stopping its desert water project failed to clear a Senate committee late Friday, and a federal agency signaled it may allow the proposal to move forward.
Feuding L.A. attorneys Brian Kabateck and Mark Geragos have agreed to drop their litigation over the use of a private jet they co-own and settle their dispute out-of-court, according to a court document made public Tuesday.
The settlement reached between the city of Santa Monica and Beachbody over the alleged practice of automatic credit card renewals may not be the last word in the dispute.
Legal clash of high-powered lawyers for jet ownership may ground duo’s relationship.
Two high-powered attorneys and business partners hit turbulence over co-ownership of a jet.
The historic Angels Flight funicular railway connecting downtown’s Bunker Hill with the Hill Street/Broadway corridor reopened Thursday morning after a three-year closure for repairs following a pair of accidents.
More than 200 L.A.-area companies have hired 10,500 military veterans over the past three years, beating a goal set by Eric Garcetti for 10,000 veteran hires by the end of this year, the L.A. mayor announced Tuesday.
Two prominent L.A. attorneys and business venture partners – plaintiffs’ lawyer and L.A. County Bar Association President-elect Brian Kabateck and celebrity defense attorney Mark Geragos – are locked in a legal battle over a private airplane they jointly own. Kabateck filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking at least $10 million in damages from Geragos for breach of contract over the plane, a Cessna Citation Jet Model 525 the two jointly purchased in 2014.
Santa Monica weight loss and supplement company Beachbody has agreed to pay $3.6 million to settle a lawsuit from the city of Santa Monica over automatic credit card renewals, city officials announced Tuesday.
L.A. private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners has agreed to buy software and data analytics provider CPA Global from London private equity firm Cinven for a reported 2.4 billion pounds ($3.1 billion), Cinven announced Tuesday.
Wages in Los Angeles County grew 2.1 percent over the past year to reach a median pay level of almost $60,000, according to a report released Tuesday by job website Glassdoor.
The Los Angeles County Community Development Commission on Monday announced the streamlining of the county’s small and medium business loan programs.
Law gives plaintiffs, attorneys right to review wage-hour data, compile class actions.
State’s Private Attorneys General Act stokes class-action suits against employers.
Trade group calls tracking system outdated, says issue involves many businesses.
The local metalworking industry is fighting back after a nearly yearlong crackdown by regulators over emissions of toxic chemical hexavalent chromium.
New alliance’s mission: protect air base, support aviation.
New industry alliance seeks to give the South Bay a lift by protecting the local air base..
Public charter operator JetSuiteX lands service to San Jose..