Things got a little uncomfortable at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce last week.
TECHNOLOGY: Shares of International Rectifier rise as suitor pursues coating.
German suitor sparks to International Rectifier’s high-voltage product for semiconductor chips.
WATER: Government memo bolsters Cadiz’s plan for project along railroad.
Cadiz makes a splash on Wall Street after possibly moving closer to construction of a desert aquifer pipeline.
KFWB-AM (980) is ending its newstalk format a week earlier than planned.
The state Legislature has approved a bill to increase penalties for stealing used kitchen grease from restaurants.
Chamber highlights towering skyline to tout neighborhood.
Century City Chamber of Commerce is high on its new double-skyline logo.
AUTOMOTIVE: Shares rise as Motorcar Parts exceeds analysts’ expectations.
Strength of aftermarket sector and a new product line accelerates shares of Motorcar Parts of America.
Mike Margolis drove down to San Diego with his family earlier this month to cheer on his oldest son, 18-year-old James Wu, who was participating in an unusual event: an international robo-sub competition.
L.A.’s unemployment rate held steady at 8.1 percent for July even as the county lost 58,000 jobs in July as schools let out for the summer, according to state figures released Friday.
Workers’ compensation insurance rates should go up 11 percent next year from current levels, an insurance industry body said Wednesday despite objections from business and labor interests.
J. Robert Scott looks to furnish tablets with style for $2,910.
J. Robert Scott looks to tap stylish users of iPads for its $2,910 table for tablets.
Foes fear labor’s lien proposal will topple businesses
Business groups battle labor-backed proposal allowing liens against companies accused in wage cases.
The Los Angeles Country Club has withdrawn its application for a 166-foot fence to keep errant golf balls from straying onto a proposed development next door.
China’s largest commercial developer has purchased the former Robinsons-May site in Beverly Hills, one of the most prominent retail locations in the Los Angeles area.
Local business owners and statewide business organizations are stepping up opposition to a state bill that would allow workers to file liens against their employers over claims of unpaid wages.
Los Angeles once again received a grade of D for its overall friendliness to small business, according to a report to be released Tuesday.
ADVERTISING: Shares of Rubicon Project surge on strong second quarter.
Online ad network Rubicon Project crosses into “buy” territory on strength of quarterly revenue.
New state building code opens window to tinting
Changes to the state building code have brightened the prospects for window-film companies.
Southern California Edison has signed contracts with solar and geothermal energy producers representing more than 1,500 megawatts of power.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that AllenCo Energy has agreed to pay a $99,000 penalty for violating federal environmental laws at an oil field near USC.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer on Tuesday issued suspensions against 14 retailers for allegedly selling tobacco products to minors and announced other steps to crack down on retailers.
INVESTMENT: Deals, IPOs help add 13 traded firms to list.
Deals and IPOs help the L.A. area stock up on more publicly traded companies.
After several slow years, deals and initial public offerings have roared back, shaking up the Business Journal’s annual list of publicly traded companies in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles oil company Breitburn Energy Partners announced Thursday that it has agreed to buy QR Energy of Houston for nearly $2 billion in cash and stock.
Former Los Angeles City Council Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of voter fraud and perjury in a case involving allegations they lied about their residence in order for him to qualify to run for office.
Herbalife shares rallied Tuesday after a hedge fund manager’s presentation failed to deliver convincing evidence to back up his allegations that the Los Angeles multilevel marketing nutritional supplements company is a fraudulent scheme.
water: Rash of new deals also buoys American States’ shares.
Stability of utility stocks and the expectation of new business have buoyed American States.
Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent in June as employers added a net 4,800 jobs, according to figures released Friday.
Most bank executives wouldn’t brag about how many of their employees were watching sports during the workday. Then there’s Alan Rothenberg.
New rules let UCLA put money into startups
UCLA may graduate to startup investing now that University of California has axed its funding ban.
Private rocket company SpaceX of Hawthorne has moved a giant step closer towards its goal of launching rockets for the U.S. military.
Talks have broken off regarding an acquisition of Scripps Research Institute of La Jolla by USC or a merger or partnership between the two.
MEDIA: Entravision shares lifted in part by Mexico’s World Cup performance.
Entravision’s shares rise on a triple play of World Cup ratings, ad firm acquisition and a Supreme Court ruling.
STORAGE: William Warren Group thinks outside box with pricey pickup service and bellhops to move items.
William Warren Group looks to box out rivals by offering high-end services to pick up and carry items.
Two Los Angeles city councilmen on Tuesday called for a crackdown on employers who do not pay their workers the proper amount of wages.
Garagiste event looks to open doors for boutique vintners.
Festival at Union Station will raise a glass to ‘garagiste’ vintners.
Shortly after Andrew Silber opened his Whale & Ale pub in San Pedro, he hired a retired violinist to provide entertainment every Friday night.
HOUSING: Median surpasses $500,000 for first time since ’07.
L.A.’s median home price has passed $500,000 for the first time since 2007, but there’s little bubble worry.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate dipped to 8.2 percent in May as 15,000 more residents found jobs during the month, according to state figures released Friday.
The return of the bubble? Thanks to the economic recovery, the Westside tech boom, the end of the foreclosure wave and the return of cash-rich investors, L.A. has hit a milestone: The median home price has topped $500,000 for the first time in seven years.
Bel-Air project rivals Spelling mansion for county’s largest.
Stakes are high as developer aims to build L.A.’s largest single-family home.
BIOTECH: Monrovia firm’s trials of its asthma drug breathe life into stock.
Investors breathe new life into the stock of drug maker Xencor as its asthma drug enters clinical trials.
Los Angeles is one of four U.S. cities approved to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Friday.
A metal company in Long Beach and a health supplement company in City of Industry have made the final list of 31 companies eligible for state hiring tax credits under a jobs program, Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced Tuesday.
L.A. private equity billionaire Thomas Barrack has donated $15 million to the university’s Marshall School of Business, the university announced Tuesday.
Nearly one in four Los Angeles area employers plan to hire more workers during the third quarter, the best showing in several years, according to a survey released today from Manpower Inc.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday that more than 140 local employers have pledged to hire more than 10,000 veterans over the next three years.
REGULATION: State proposal looks to target slick operators.
State lawmaker looks to smooth the way for police to crack down on the theft of used kitchen grease.
TOURISM: Council OKs remodeling plan as scoring football team seems unlikely.
City of Los Angeles looks to field an improved Convention Center as football stadium plans fade.
The theft of used kitchen grease might seem like an innocuous crime, but the thefts are causing large losses for sellers of biodiesel that depend on the waste to make fuel.