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China’s growth slides to lowest level in 26 years amid U.S. tariff war
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China’s growth slides to lowest level in 26 years amid U.S. tariff war

China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they...

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Where did Forever 21 go wrong?
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Where did Forever 21 go wrong?

Nearly a decade ago, before Instagram influencers existed, Forever 21 helped teen girls dress like their favorite celebrities, for cheap. It wasn't...

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All that online grocery shopping is causing a cold storage shortage
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All that online grocery shopping is causing a cold storage shortage

Deep in a Vernon warehouse, barrels of frozen mango puree from Mexico are stacked four stories high. Hams for Christmas are flash-frozen as June...

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Escaping California’s tax auditors is tough even after leaving the state
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Escaping California’s tax auditors is tough even after leaving the state

Dear Liz: My husband and I will be trying out several different areas after the sale of our Los Angeles area house, which will be some time this...

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L.A.’s new Airbnb rules bar short-term rentals of second homes and some apartments
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L.A.’s new Airbnb rules bar short-term rentals of second homes and some apartments

New restrictions on Airbnb and similar services in Los Angeles went into effect this week, driven by complaints that an explosion of short-term...

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Retailers are eager to lodge antitrust complaints against Amazon and Google
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Retailers are eager to lodge antitrust complaints against Amazon and Google

A leading U. S. retail group, whose members include Walmart Inc., is eager to help antitrust enforcers who are poised to investigate whether Amazon...

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Forever 21 officials approached landlords about buying a stake in the chain
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Forever 21 officials approached landlords about buying a stake in the chain

A small faction of officials at Forever 21 Inc. has asked the clothing retailer's biggest landlords if they'd consider taking a stake in the...

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Southern California grocery store workers vote to authorize a strike
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Southern California grocery store workers vote to authorize a strike

After months of stalled contract negotiations, grocery workers at Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs stores voted Wednesday to give union leaders the...

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Stanford offers to spend $4.7 billion on housing and transit relief in the Bay Area
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Stanford offers to spend $4.7 billion on housing and transit relief in the Bay Area

Stanford University is offering to spend $4.7 billion to relieve pressures on housing and transit that are plaguing residents of the San Francisco...

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NeueHouse to expand co-working space into historic Bradbury Building
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NeueHouse to expand co-working space into historic Bradbury Building

NeueHouse, which provides co-working space to creative types, will open its second Los Angeles outpost in the famous Victorian-era Bradbury...

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Want to see Star Wars land after Disneyland’s reservation requirement ends? Here’s how
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Want to see Star Wars land after Disneyland’s reservation requirement ends? Here’s how

Starting Monday, Disneyland visitors will no longer need a reservation to check out the park's $1-billion Star Wars expansion. But the theme park...

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L.A. City Council votes to ban low-income Section 8 rental discrimination
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L.A. City Council votes to ban low-income Section 8 rental discrimination

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that bars landlords from refusing to consider tenants who pay rent through Section 8,...

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Two years in, Amazon has hardly launched a revolution at Whole Foods
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Two years in, Amazon has hardly launched a revolution at Whole Foods

This weekend will mark two years since Amazon.com Inc. announced it was acquiring Whole Foods Market. It was a thunderclap that demonstrated Amazon...

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Landlords rip out escalators and walls to attract tenants like Google and Netflix
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Landlords rip out escalators and walls to attract tenants like Google and Netflix

Google's January announcement that it would take over much of the failed Westside Pavilion shopping center, which is becoming offices, showed...

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Marijuana industry wants L.A. to crack down on illegal pot shops
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Marijuana industry wants L.A. to crack down on illegal pot shops

The legal marijuana industry urged Los Angeles City Hall on Monday to get tougher with illegal shops that are gouging their businesses in open...

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A $1,800 apartment became a $3,300 corporate rental. Is that bad for housing?
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A $1,800 apartment became a $3,300 corporate rental. Is that bad for housing?

Last week, an upstart company started providing furnished apartments for business travelers on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood. Its website describes...

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Barnes & Noble is sold to a hedge fund
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Barnes & Noble is sold to a hedge fund

The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Amazon.com Inc. and other online sellers, but it...

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Luxury Art Deco-inspired skyscraper planned for Miracle Mile in Los Angeles
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Luxury Art Deco-inspired skyscraper planned for Miracle Mile in Los Angeles

The Miracle Mile has demonstrated new vitality in recent years as apartment complexes with shops and restaurants opened in advance of upcoming mega...

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Historic Sportsmen’s Lodge to get a $100-million makeover
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Historic Sportsmen’s Lodge to get a $100-million makeover

Sportsmen's Lodge has a storied past as one of the San Fernando Valley's most cherished institutions, stretching from its days in the 1930s as a...

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L.A. Care signs one of the year's biggest leases — and it's on downtown's fringes
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L.A. Care signs one of the year's biggest leases — and it's on downtown's fringes

In one of the largest office leases of the year in Los Angeles, insurance provider L. A. Care has agreed to take over a recently renovated building...

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Work starts on massive Silicon Valley project by Hudson Yards developer
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Work starts on massive Silicon Valley project by Hudson Yards developer

The developer of New York's Hudson Yards is ready to build another massive office, housing and retail complex - this time about 3,000 miles to the...

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Drop in auto sales indicates consumer spending is weakening
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Drop in auto sales indicates consumer spending is weakening

U. S. retail sales unexpectedly declined in April for the second time in three months, weighed down by soft sales of autos and building materials...

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Co-working spaces: Not just for start-up bros anymore
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Co-working spaces: Not just for start-up bros anymore

Co-working offices emerged a decade ago as offbeat, bare-boned affairs that served start-ups and the self-employed of the emerging gig economy. But...

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After hyping a $1-billion Star Wars land, how does Disney get visitors to leave?
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After hyping a $1-billion Star Wars land, how does Disney get visitors to leave?

Disneyland's May 31 launch of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will test the park's efforts to open a highly anticipated expansion without the crushing...

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Trump complained about Amazon's tax breaks — even as he used them himself
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Trump complained about Amazon's tax breaks — even as he used them himself

President Trump complains that large corporations such as Amazon.com Inc. are shirking their tax responsibilities. Yet for at least a decade, Trump...

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Stores install cameras that can guess your age, gender and mood to target ads
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Stores install cameras that can guess your age, gender and mood to target ads

Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're sizing up a pint of ice cream. A camera could be watching you. It's a new...

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One of Southland’s last model and hobby shops will close because of rising rent
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One of Southland’s last model and hobby shops will close because of rising rent

Evett's Model Shop has gotten unusual requests over its 71 years of operation, but few have been as weird as the one in January from YouTube car...

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First visitors to Disney’s Star Wars land will get just four hours to see it all
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First visitors to Disney’s Star Wars land will get just four hours to see it all

The first visitors to Disneyland's highly anticipated new Star Wars attraction will each be given a four-hour window to take in the $1-billion...

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To populate its off-road vehicles, Polaris takes the adventure to riders
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To populate its off-road vehicles, Polaris takes the adventure to riders

Polaris Adventures figured it could sell more of its off-road vehicles if it could just get people to try them in the wild. So a year ago, it...

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Smart & Final markets bring $500 million in sale to an investment firm
News 3 months ago
Smart & Final markets bring $500 million in sale to an investment firm

Smart & Final Stores Inc.'s stock soared Wednesday after the grocery retailer agreed to be acquired by the investment firm Apollo Global Management...

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