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High-End Stores Face Rocky Road

DEVELOPMENT: Repairs to street could hinder access to Golden Triangle shops. Beverly Hills shop owners fear doing poorly during road reconstruction near a ritzy retail strip.

By Howard Fine October 14, 2016 midnight   Share
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Hanjin’s Empties Pile Up Despite Slowdown in Long Beach

Port Works to Keep Cargo Containers in Check

Pier pressure mounts at ports as Hanjin Shipping’s emptied containers begin to stack up.

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Downtown Federal Courthouse Gets Final Touches Before Opening

After $350 million and nearly four years of construction, downtown’s shiny new federal courthouse is ready for its public debut. Although the bulk of construction was completed in August, a ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Thursday and will feature speeches from Mayor Eric Garcetti, downtown councilman José Huizar and U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard.

L.A. City Economy Showing Broad, Robust Growth

The city of Los Angeles economy saw broad-based, steady growth last year, according to a report to be released this morning from Beacon Economics for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Opponents Kick Off Campaign Against Initiative to Rein in Mega Developments

Representatives from business, affordable housing and labor groups officially launched their campaign Monday against an initiative on the March Los Angeles city ballot measure that would place a two-year moratorium on major development projects and place permanent restrictions on mega-developments.

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Bag Company Command Packaging Got Early Jump on Recycled Plastic

Ban Wagon

Plastic bag maker moved early to get a handle on recycled content requirements.

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L.A. City Controller Runs Numbers by Business

GOVERNMENT: Open data, lawsuit reduction among Ron Galperin’s priorities.

City Controller Ron Galperin talks on how Los Angeles has greeted business-friendly policies.

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Think Tank Rand Corp. Locks Down $495 Million Deal on Homeland Security

Deals of the Week: A look at the companies that signed on the dotted line last week

Rand Corp. landed one of the biggest government contracts in its nearly 70-year history last week, a five-year deal worth as much as $495 million to set up a policy analysis center for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

L.A. Council Places Building Moratorium Initiative on March Ballot

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted to place on the March ballot an initiative from neighborhood anti-development activists that would impose a two-year moratorium on most major building projects and sharply curtail major projects going forward.

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Digital Resolution

ArbiClaims pitches speedy online deliberation as alternative to state’s crowded courtrooms

ArbiClaims believes it has settled on a successful strategy in providing speedy online arbitration

Incubator Hopes to Sow Field of Green Ventures

TECHNOLOGY: Campus to offer 60,000 square feet to eco-conscious businesses.

New incubator hopes to egg on green businesses.

U.S. Bank Agrees to $13.5M Settlement Over Foreclosed Homes Upkeep

The L.A. City Attorney’s Office has reached a $13.5 million settlement with U.S. Bank to resolve allegations that the bank allowed hundreds of foreclosed properties in Los Angeles to fall into disrepair, officials announced Thursday.

Councilman Calls for Autonomous Driving in Los Angeles by 2035

L.A. City Councilman David Ryu filed a motion Wednesday requesting that the Los Angeles Department of Transportation examine the effects of having an “autonomous transit city” and suggest steps needed to ensure the city is driverless by 2035.

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Smoked Out?

Legal weed could test companies’ hiring policies

Legalized recreational weed could put employers’ drug policies to the test.

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Nine Local Cities Named Finalists for Most Business-Friendly City Award

Nine cities in Los Angeles County have been named as finalists for the most business-friendly award to be handed out this fall by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.