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L.A. County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in May, the first time below 5 percent in nine years, according to state figures released Friday.
LAW: Recession-spurred cutbacks resulted in system that can drag out litigation.
Verdict is in: Backlogged courts can drag out business disputes and drive up legal costs.
L.A. oil firm Breitburn Energy Partners has received court approval to draw on $75 million in financing to sustain itself during bankruptcy proceedings.
The city of Los Angeles is a step closer to requiring all employers to provide six days of paid sick leave to their workers, three days more than mandated under state law.
The state Legislature on Thursday approved a minimum wage hike to $15 an hour for all employers in California by 2023, sending the bill to Gov. Jerry Brown for his expected signature on Monday.
A federal judge dismissed Tuesday a lawsuit filed by former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling alleging his wife, the National Basketball Association and several other actors colluded to sell the team for $2 billion without his permission.
The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to allow construction of the Palladium Residences, which would bring two 28-story towers with 730 units to Hollywood.
Employers in West Hollywood won a major victory early Tuesday morning as a majority of the City Council backed a smaller hike in the minimum wage to $12 an hour, rather than the $15 an hour backed by staff and enacted in the city and county of Los Angeles.
A federal judge has approved the sale of Orange County Register parent company Freedom Communications Inc. of Santa Ana to Digital First Media, which owns the Los Angeles Daily News, among other newspapers.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate fell to 5.6 in February, the lowest it’s been in more than eight years.
A controversial program to give local refineries and major manufacturers more flexibility in reducing air pollution has been ruled illegal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, officials disclosed late Wednesday. The federal agency said the program fails to meet national clean air standards.
Tribune Publishing, owner of the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers, walked away from a heated auction session as the winning bidder of Freedom Communications, parent company of the Orange County Register and the Press-Enterprise with a $56 million cash bid.
Handing a victory to developers, a judge this week overturned a measure enacted last year by Malibu voters to limit retail developments involving chain stores.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced the launch of Metro’s Silver Line Express.
Southern California Gas Co. executives say they are doing what they can to ameliorate the effects of the gas leak near Porter Ranch that has been ongoing since late October and appears likely to continue for several months.