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Los Angeles County is projected to add 133,000 jobs over the next five years, led by health services and administrative support jobs, according to a report to be issued Thursday.
Mexican airline Volaris will begin weekly flight service from Los Angeles International Airport to Acapulco next month.
Four teams of companies have been cleared to bid on the $1 billion consolidated car rental facility to be built near Los Angeles International Airport.
BANKING: Bank of America leads with 19 percent share; credit unions also grow
L.A. County is a hot financial market.
TECH: Arensis uses biomass-fueled power to help Puerto Rico
Biomass-fueled generator distributor Arensis is helping bring power back to Puerto Rico.
Unusual approach combines multiple dealerships under one roof, owner in Playa Vista
A new auto mall in Playa Vista bucks tradition and features four car brands.
Colin Diaz has been named the new chief executive of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce, replacing Steven Rose, who is retiring after 30 years at the helm.
The City of Carson has stepped up a legal dispute with Tesoro Refining and Marketing Co. over the city’s approval earlier this year of a warehouse project next to Tesoro’s massive refining complex.
Puente Hills Chevrolet, a 73-year-old family-owned auto dealership in City of Industry, has been acquired by an English car dealer group for approximately $24 million.
4.5-mile light rail extension would connect Redondo Beach to Torrance at cost of $890M
Anderson School Vaults into Top 10 globally.
The UCLA Anderson School of Management moved into the Top 10 MBA programs in the world, while USC’s Marshall School of Business moved up 25 notches in the annual rankings compiled by the Economist magazine.
Edisun Microgrids hopes to change solar panel potential with tracking devices
Bill Gross’ Idealabs has sunny view of startup Edisun Microgrids.
Los Angeles area small business sale transactions fell slightly during the third quarter, but the median sale price rose from the previous quarter, according to data from BizBuySell.com released Wednesday.
Los Angeles is the worst city in the nation for stressful commutes, even though it only ranks eighth for the longest average commute, according to a recent survey.
Mexican airline Interjet announced Monday it is adding flights next month from Los Angeles International Airport to Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and El Bajio in Mexico.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate inched up to 4.9 percent in September from 4.8 percent in August even as employers in the region added 43,500 jobs to their payrolls, the state reported Friday.
ECONOMY: Lowe Index puts outlook below baseline
Local barometer of consumer confidence dips for Q3.
Food-related companies are prominent in the upper reaches of the 150 largest private companies based in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Business programs are changing by degrees as schools look beyond providing just MBAs.
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.
Los Angeles officially rings up its Olympic victory to host the 2028 Summer Games.
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.
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.