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  • 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...

  • LOS ANGELES— Drivers who picketed several trucking firms at the nation's busiest seaport complex returned to work Friday after a weeklong strike they say will not be their last. A few hundred truckers staged a strike against four companies that haul goods from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to organizers of the action. "We are glad everyone is...

  • LOS ANGELES— A federal grand jury indicted the veteran police chief for the Port of Los Angeles in an alleged kickback and bribery scheme involving the development of a smartphone app that was supposed to help reduce crime at the nation's busiest seaport. Ronald Jerome Boyd, 57, was named in a 16- count indictment that alleged wire fraud, lying to FBI agents, tax...

  • 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.

  • A look at the schools Corinthian Colleges is closing Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:43 PM ET

    Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation. Everest— City of Industry, California. Everest— West Los Angeles, California.

  • 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....

  • Truckers may stay home from west coast ports Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 8:22 AM ET
    A Hapag-Lloyd AG container ship is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex could stay home Monday in a long-running labor dispute.

  • The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the primary West Coast gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of annual trade, much of it with Asia. About 16,000 truckers work the two ports, and several hundred from four companies were taking part of the job action, Teamsters union spokeswoman Barb Maynard said. The Teamsters union has been trying to organize...

  • 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...

  • LOS ANGELES— Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California could stay off the job next week as part of a long-running labor dispute, union officials said Friday. It won't be clear until next week how many of the drivers stay away, but the action could disrupt business at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles as soon as...

  • This is not your average online dating experience Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:42 AM ET
    Dating Ring, founded by Lauren Kay, right, and Emma Tessler, uses an algorithm first, and then a matchmaker steps in.

    Dating Ring, an alternative to OKCupid and Tinder, brings together matchmaking services and algorithms, The New York Times reports.

  • Another effect of California's drought: Mosquitoes Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    California prepares itself for mosquito season as the drought persists.

    California may be dry, but water-breeding mosquitoes, and the diseases they carry, still may have another big year in 2015.

  • Start-up aiming to disrupt shipping raises $50M Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    A Shyp package being prepared for shipment.

    Shyp is the latest start-up aiming to upend an existing, and hugely profitable, business, in this case the $300 billion shipping industry.

  • Why actors might not want a minimum wage Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    Nicholas Williams and Trevor Olsen rehearse at Theater of Note, a 42-seat theater, in Los Angeles, April 12, 2015. An effort by the union representing theater actors to push for California’s minimum wage at Los Angeles theaters has prompted a backlash from its own members, many of whom fear that higher pay will cause many theaters to disappear.

    Some union actors say they are fine with barely getting paid for their work on the small theater scene, the New York Times reports.

  • Drought to hit yet another big California industry Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Dry, cracked earth runs between wilting cotton plants on an abandoned farm near Firebaugh, California.

    California's cotton crop is hurting, and that could become a problem for an industry the state dominates: high-end apparel manufacturing.

  • Crisis-hit Sony studio sends for rewrite Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Kazuo Hirai, left, and Michael Lynton shake hands during a news conference in Tokyo.

    Sony Pictures has adopted a more cost-conscious approach since being hacked, the FT reports.

  • LA hit by 2 small earthquakes; 1 near oil fields Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    earthquake seismological device

    Two earthquakes rattled Los Angeles within four hours, including one near the Baldwin Hills oil fields.