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  • California farm slugging it out with labor union Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    Gerawan Farming is locked in a legal battle with the labor union over whether it should represent its 3,000 workers.

  • Southern California port truckers demonstrate Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Truckers who haul cargo containers in and out of the massive seaports in Los Angeles and Long Beach staged the latest in a string of demonstrations Thursday against what they call unfair labor practices. Those ports handled nearly $900 billion in goods last year and are a vital link in trade with Asia. A second company, Total Transportation Services...

  • Have a good job? You can use this dating app Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Dating app The League adds LinkedIn data into its matchmaking equation in an effort to bring a level of elitism to mobile dating.

  • Port problems endanger apple exports Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash.— Labor woes at major West Coast sea ports have slowed the export of a record crop of Washington apples and endangered big Christmas season shipments of the fruit to Central American nations. "With the record apple crop we are having this year, the need to move Washington apples outside of the United States is even greater," said Rebecca Lyons,...

  • 2 sides keep negotiating West Coast ports contract Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 1:29 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— As importers struggle to get their products from massive ships docking at West Coast ports onto store shelves, dockworkers and their employers continue negotiating a new contract. Both sides met over the weekend and Monday, and are expected to reconvene Tuesday. A shortage of truck beds to carry containers from dockside yards has caused serious...

  • Shoes, spas and lounges—secret airport savings Saturday, 8 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Airplanes are on view from an Observation Gallery at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

    If you know where to look, some airports offer free shoe shines, public gardens, spa deals and time-saving bargains.

  • Missing Fox exec's remains found near LA: Report Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    The remains of a presumed dead Twenty-First Century Fox executive have been found in an area outside of Los Angeles, according to a report.

  • LA law aims to downsize 'McMansions'     Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    Lawmakers in Los Angeles are making a move to end the building of super-sized mansions, reports NBC's Hallie Jackson.

  • Malibu seeks secession from school district Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Malibu wants to have its own school district, separate from the less wealthy and more diverse Santa Monica, NBC News reports.

  • CBS, Dish far from deal despite deadline: Source Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    A field service specialist for Dish Network installs a satellite television system at a residence.

    CBS and Dish Network are far apart on talks for a new distribution deal, a source said, which might cut off popular TV shows from many subscribers.

  • Los Angeles housing market loses star status Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:50 PM ET
    Downtown Los Agneles

    Sales of existing homes in Los Angeles were flat in September from August and down nearly 2 percent from a year ago.

  • Ballmer gets $1B tax windfall from Clippers buy Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, former chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., gestures as he speaks during a news conference after he was introduced as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles, California.

    Steve Ballmer stands to gain as much as $1 billion in tax benefits as a result of his $2 billion purchase of the LA Clippers. FT reports.

  • Call me: Magic Johnson wants to solve diversity gap Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:52 AM ET
    Magic Johnson

    The former NBA great turned businessman says he has the solution to the lack of diversity in tech: Just give him a call.

  • Where young college graduates are choosing to live Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    College grads are increasingly attracted to cities like Denver, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Nashville and Portland, reports the New York Times.

  • 'Drought' beer: California breweries hit dry times Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    "Beer has to have water," says the manager of one brewery, who noted that a typical can of beer is 92 percent water.

  • Dallas Love Field reopens to an airfare war Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    A federal amendment expired, paving the way for Dallas Love Field to offer flights again and setting the stage for an airfare war.

  • How to get the vapors when you're on vacation Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A man smokes an electronic cigarette in Miami.

    E-cig consumption is on track to pass regular cigarettes in a decade, but for now, rules on where you can smoke are often unclear.

  • Adobe aims to go all-in on mobile Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    David Wadhwani, senior vice president of digital media for Adobe Systems Inc.

    The last few years have seen Adobe launch and scrap waves of applications as the company tried to find its place in a world gone mobile.

  • NFL only 1-2 years from Los Angeles return: Report Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 10:11 AM ET
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2014 in New York City.

    A league source claims that the NFL will send one or two teams back to Los Angeles within the next 12 to 24 months. NBC Sports reports.

  • How California's plastic bag ban could backfire Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    A clerk bags groceries with plastic bags in Los Angeles.

    The plastic bag's role in pollution has sparked a statewide ban in California, but this good-intentioned measure could have unforeseen consequences.