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  • Deal on health care aids port contract talks Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:26 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits, a knotty issue that tied up talks for months.

  • Turf removal in parched California, at a glance Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    Long Beach, which began offering rebates in 2010 to residents who tear out their lawns, estimates that homes in its turf removal program cut down their water use by a fifth. In Southern California, more than 21 million square feet of turf have been removed since the incentives began, according to the region's Metropolitan Water District.

  • Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    LONG BEACH, Calif.— Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.

  • Ballmer rallies LA Clipper fans     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer discuss Steve Ballmer's introduction to LA Clipper fans after he bought the team from disgraced owner Donald Sterling.

  • FINRA charges Wedbush Securities with violations Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    The logo for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is displayed in front of the New York office.

    FINRA charged Wedbush Securities with having shoddy risk controls, a flaw that allowed traders to flood U.S. markets and execute manipulative trades.

  • Done deal: Ballmer gets the LA Clippers Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:38 PM ET
    From left: Steve Ballmer and Donald Sterling

    The sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, ensnared for months by legal challenges, is finally official.

  • Judge issues preliminary ruling against Sterling Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 5:52 PM ET
    Donald Sterling

    A judge has ruled against L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer.

  • US Soccer chief (an economist) wants big changes Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    FIFA President Joseph S Blatter presents Qatar for the host of 2022 FIFA World Cup.

    The top soccer official in the U.S. wants to change the way FIFA, soccer's world governing body, does business.

  • HOUSTON, July 21- California refiners remain far behind peers elsewhere in the country in replacing expensive imports with cheaper North American crudes from a new production boom. More than half of the 1.7 million barrels of crude processed by California refineries each day is imported, largely from Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, Iraq and Colombia.

  • Hot trends in Los Angeles' tech startup scene Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    The fourth annual Siemer Summit ended yesterday—a meeting for startups looking to pitch their ideas, and for VCs looking for the next big thing.

  • US port strike fears hit supply chains Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    The Guenther Schulte container ship departs the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif.

    Fears of a strike or lockout at West Coast ports have forced some shippers to move their cargo destinations to Canadian or East Coast ports, the FT reports.

  • And the 2014 Emmy nominees are... Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Netflix earns 31 2014 Emmy nominations, including 13 for "House of Cards" and 12 for "Orange is the New Black."

  • Truckers strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET
    Pier 400, right, sits idle at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California.

    Drivers in a labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of LA and Long Beach began an indefinite strike Monday.

  • Booked! 20 busiest airports for July 4 travel Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 2:48 PM ET
    Passengers at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

    The Friday start to the long holiday weekend is shaping up to be the busiest travel day of the summer, according to forecasts.

  • Bill Allen, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, gives his thoughts on the potential costs of a West Coast port strike.

  • Supply chain shakeup     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    As the west coast port strike looms, billions of dollars are at risk. Discussing the potential use for rail, and risks involved with a potential strike, with Sri Laxmana, C.H. Robinson global supply director.

  • Port strike threat     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    West coast dockworkers' contract expires Tuesday at 5pm PT. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the businesses involved with the ports.

  • Los Angeles finally approves airport transit link Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    LAX Airport could get a transit link to the Metro as soon as 2022.

  • Still time to get travel bargains for July 4 Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 9:25 AM ET
    Atlantic City, New Jersey, hosts one of the largest fireworks displays in the United States.

    Hotel and air rates in many destinations are either flat or lower than 2013, but July 4 travel is up for a third year in a row.

  • Why capping parking tickets at $23 is a great idea Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    There's a movement in L.A. to cap parking ticket fines at $23. Here's why that's a great idea and won't crush revenue, says Jake Novak.