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Best-Of Edition Ranks as Magazine’s Top Seller

PUBLISHING: Los Angeles hits annual sales high with curious category salutes.

Swimsuits – and ranked lists – sell magazines.

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Chain Harnesses Fish’s Raw Power for Expansion

DINING: Sweetfin Poké angles sushi-like dish for mass market.

Co-owners of Sweetfin Poké cooked up the raw fish chain with the goal of scaling up quickly.

City, County Have High Bar for Disbarment List

CONTRACTING: DWP’s feud with consultant raises specter of work exclusion.

Debarment is a little used but potentially lethal move against firms reliant on government work.

City Attorney Details Sordid Allegations Against PricewaterhouseCoopers

The L.A. City Attorney’s office asked a judge for permission on Friday to file additional documentation of fraud and bad behavior allegedly perpetrated by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – the contractor hired to run the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s billing system.

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Rising Stream of Visitors Buoys River Businesses

DEVELOPMENT: Frogtown ventures hope to get area hopping as new hot spot.

Frogtown businesses hope to ride a rising tide of visitors to the Los Angeles River neighborhood.

Iceland-based Airline Wow Air Begins LAX Flights

Iceland-based airline carrier Wow Air began flying from Los Angeles International Airport on June 15, offering regular weekly services to Reykjavik, Iceland for $99.

Market Vendors Fear Moving From 7th Street Produce Market

FOOD: Rents rise for produce wholesalers under new landlord.

Wholesalers fear being boxed out by 7th Street Produce Market’s rising rents.

Federal Ruling Puts State Artist Royalty Law in Jeopardy

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Monday against several auction houses sued by artists over failure to pay them royalties as guaranteed by California law.

Panel Supports Cal State Faculty’s Demand For 5 percent Pay Raise

An independent report released Monday found that California State University should increase faculty pay by 5 percent, meeting the California Faculty Association’s demands.

Judge Dismisses Donald Sterling’s Case Against Wife, NBA

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.

PR Veteran Carl Terzian Dies

Carl Terzian, founder and chairman of Westwood public relations firm Carl Terzian Associates, died Saturday.

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California Second-Most Expensive State for Car Ownership

Commuting and gas prices contribute to California being the second most expensive state in the nation for car ownership, according to a study by Manhattan Beach personal finance website GoBankingRates.com.

Hueston Hennigan Could Be Booted From $160 Million Racketeering Case

A federal judge has preliminarily ruled to disqualify the downtown L.A. law firm representing the California State Compensation Insurance Fund in a $160 million racketeering case against a consortium of health care providers.

Fingerprint Checks Get ‘Thumbs Up’ From LAX Officers

Support is growing for a proposal to force Uber, Lyft and limousine drivers to get fingerprint-based background checks before they can transport passengers to and from Los Angeles International Airport.

L.A. Unemployment Falls to 5.6 Percent Amidst Robust Job Gains

L.A. County’s unemployment rate fell to 5.6 in February, the lowest it’s been in more than eight years.