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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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 stadium plan advances for Chargers, Raiders Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:26 AM ET
    Rendering of a proposed stadium for the NFL's Chargers and Raiders.

    The Chargers and Raiders are planning a shared, $1.7 billion stadium if both teams fail to get new stadiums in their current hometowns.

  • 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.

  • Go east, young man! Port strike's clear winner Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 4:11 PM ET
    The NYK Joanna container ship sits docked at the Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami-Dade County in Miami, Florida.

    While West Coast ports' labor strikes wreaked economic havoc, East Coast ports have emerged as the clear winner.

  • Dodgers CEO on TV shutout: 'It's a difficult blow' Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 4:54 PM ET
    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson runs to second base during a game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Sept. 21, 2014.

    Time Warner Cable hasn't come to terms to carry the SportsNet LA channel. So Dodgers fans can't watch.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 1- Cargo congestion at the two busiest U.S. container ports has eased considerably in the six weeks since West Coast dockworkers and shippers reached a tentative labor deal, but port officials said it would take several more weeks for freight traffic to return to normal. The most obvious sign of improved cargo flow through the ports of Los...

  • Drought puts screws on California's swimming pools Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Swimming pool

    Swimming pools have been part of California's lifestyle for decades. But things are getting tougher.

  • Giant peanut butter cup   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:56 PM ET
    Giant peanut butter cup

    The Candy Factory in L.A. attempted to create the world's largest peanut butter cup.

  • Tinder hires high-profile tech exec as its new CEO Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:20 PM ET
    Former Microsoft corporate vice president of Windows Live Search Christopher Payne is shown at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, Nov. 6, 2006.

    Tinder has hired high-profile tech exec Chris Payne as its new CEO, replacing current CEO and Sean Rad, Recode reports.

  • Durst charged with murder, may face death penalty Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:25 AM ET
    In this handout provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriffs Office, OPSO, Robert Durst poses for a mugshot photo after being arrested and detained March 14, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    New York real estate scion Robert Durst's HBO finale would likely be admissible evidence in a murder trial, legal experts said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 10- Boeing Co said on Tuesday it was optimistic about extending production of its F/A-18E/F and EA-18G fighter jets beyond 2017 given possible foreign orders and U.S. Navy officials' recent statements about the need for more planes. He said Boeing needed to decide by midyear, even before Congress passes a budget for fiscal 2016, whether to...

  • Pick the million dollar LA home   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:52 AM ET
    Pick the million dollar LA home

    CNBC's Diana Olick tours three glamorous homes in Los Angeles, and Dolly Lenz, CNBC contributor reveals which one comes with a million dollar price tag.

  • Want a custom suit? Good luck finding a tailor Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Custom suit

    Prices are rising for custom suits, and it's taking longer to make them, because there is a shortage of quality tailors.

  • Want muscles? Rice is the new meat Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:12 PM ET
    Darin Goka

    Americans have been on a protein-adding craze, throwing powder into smoothies and sprinkling it on foods.

  • Home builders cater to wealthy in lukewarm market Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:14 AM ET
    A worker stands near a home under construction at the Toll Brothers Inc. Jupiter Country Club housing development in Jupiter, Florida.

    Home builders are increasingly targeting the wealthy as the housing market remains tepid, The New York Times reports.

  • Strike or lockout: What's the difference? Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 9:20 AM ET
    Container ships sit docked in a berth at the Port of Oakland on Feb. 17, 2015.

    West Coast dockworkers and shippers can't even agree on whether the slowdown is a lockout or partial strike. But the difference matters.

  • Variety's Oscar predictions   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 6:38 AM ET
    Variety's Oscar predictions

    Variety's senior film reporter Brent Lang shares his predictions for Sunday's Oscar winners.