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  • LOS ANGELES, May 22- Union dockworkers at all 29 U.S. West Coast ports have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a contract agreement reached in February with shipping companies and terminal operators to end months of labor strife that snarled trans-Pacific trade. Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union voted 82 percent in favor of the new...

  • LOS ANGELES— The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year officially ended Friday when the union representing dockworkers announced its members had ratified a five-year contract. Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union voted 82 percent in favor of the deal, according to spokesman...

  • Los Angeles raises minimum wage to $15 an hour Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Fast food workers, healthcare workers and their supporters march to demand an increase of the minimum wage to $15 per hour, in Los Angeles on December 4, 2014.

    Los Angeles will raise its minimum wage by 2020, as workers in the U.S. rally for higher wages, The New York Times reports.

  • Video shows Uber drivers how to manipulate prices Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    Uber Winter Storm

    The online video, which appeared on an Uber driver online forum, appears to show how repeatedly canceling planned pickups causes fees to increase.

  • Soaring L.A. jet prices attract Asian imports Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:56 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 18- Wholesale jet fuel prices in the Los Angeles market remained high on Monday due to maintenance issues at refineries along the West Coast, prompting shipments from Korea and Japan that are expected to arrive in early June, traders said on Monday. The price surge is due to low supplies caused by planned maintenance at Chevron's El Segundo...

  • SAVANNAH, Ga.— The top executive over Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick said Monday he expects another record-breaking fiscal year following a busy spring in which East Coast ports benefited from a labor dispute on the West Coast. Curtis Foltz, the port authority's executive director, said he's "pretty comfortable" that the fiscal year ending June 30...

  • Not excellent: Voice of Mr Burns quits Simpsons? Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 9:19 AM ET
    Mr. Burns from "The Simpsons."

    The long-running TV cartoon series could be saying goodbye to a key member of its voice cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • ACLU calls for Hollywood gender bias investigation Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:42 PM ET
    The Hollywood sign in Hollywood, California

    The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday called on state and federal civil rights agencies to investigate gender discrimination in Hollywood.

  • 'Micro livestock': Edible crickets business booms Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:58 AM ET
    Crickets are being promoted as a sustainable, high-protein food source for humans.

    The edible cricket market is seen as growing substantially this year, with some players forecasting triple-digit sales growth.

  • Los Angeles sues Wells Fargo for unlawful conduct Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 10:36 AM ET
    Wells Fargo

    The lawsuit alleges that employees misused customers' confidential information, according to the paper.

  • California port truckers end strike after four days Friday, 1 May 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, May 1- Southern California port truckers seeking recognition as employees rather than contractors ended a strike of freight-hauling companies on Friday after four days of picketing that drew attention to their cause but did little to disrupt cargo shipments. Several hundred drivers, backed by the Teamsters union, struck four trucking firms...

  • Power House: LA   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Power House: LA

    Power House takes a look at Los Angeles, CA with a focus on Westwood & BelAir. Jasia Bishop of Partners Trust has the details.

  • Power House goes to LA   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    Power House goes to LA

    Check out three property listings in Los Angeles, with Jaisa Bishop, Partners Trust. The "Power House" of the week costs $18 million.

  • Hot LA housing market held back by tight supply Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 1:16 PM ET
    Los Angeles

    Home sales in Los Angeles have been hampered by low inventory, especially in the lower price ranges. When do more listings come?

  • LOS ANGELES, April 29- Striking port truckers seeking recognition as employees rather than as independent contractors for their companies picketed a rail yard on Wednesday as they called again on the mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach to weigh in on drivers' behalf. The four companies- Pacific 9 Transportation, Intermodal Bridge Transport, Pacer Cartage, and...

  • Get ready for more big deals, Wall St execs say Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    The surge in M&A isn't likely to subside anytime soon, according to two senior bankers from Goldman Sachs and Citigoup.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 27- Tractor-trailer drivers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike against four trucking firms on Monday, demanding recognition as employees rather than contractors in a move reviving labor tension around the country's busiest cargo hub. Delegations of drivers notified the companies of their intent to...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 27- Tractor-trailer drivers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike on Monday against four trucking companies, a Teamster union official said, in a move that could revive labor tension at the nation's busiest cargo hub. Delegations of drivers notified the companies of their intent to strike at 6 a.m. Pacific...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 27- Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on strike against four ground-shipment companies on Monday, a Teamsters union official said, in a move that could revive labor tension at the nation's busiest cargo hub. Delegations of drivers planned to notify the companies of their intent to strike at 6 a.m....

  • LOS ANGELES, April 24- Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will vote on Saturday whether to go on strike, organizers said, in a move that could revive labor tensions at the nation's busiest cargo hub as it recovers from a crippling dockworkers dispute. Picket lines could go up as early as Monday at various terminal yards, rail yards...