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Los Angeles top choice in the country for international real estate investors

March 21, 2017 |

Los Angeles is in a sweet spot in its real estate cycle that will make it one of the top choices in the world for buying property this year, a new report says.

The L.A. area ranked number one in North America in a survey of global real estate investors who have a combined total of $ 1.7 trillion…


L.A. Times – Business

California Inc.: Mayor Garcetti to lay out future of Los Angeles

March 20, 2017 |

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Where are job openings these days? Try down on the farm, where pay is rising well past…


L.A. Times – Business

Business travelers feel safest in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, survey finds

March 18, 2017 |

Terrorism is one of the biggest concerns for business travelers, ahead of other threats such as street crime and disease outbreaks, while Los Angeles is considered among the world’s safest destinations, according to an online survey of nearly 800 business travelers.

L.A. ranked behind only Washington,…


L.A. Times – Business

Kaiser nurses reach tentative labor agreement with Los Angeles Medical Center

February 20, 2017 |

Nurses at the Los Angeles Medical Center are set to get a pay raise, overtime protections and more professional support under the terms of a tentative collective bargaining agreement struck Thursday.

In reaching the agreement, the California Nurses Assn., the union representing 1,200 registered…


L.A. Times – Business

New survey of consumer confidence in Los Angeles fell in fourth quarter

February 7, 2017 |

A new quarterly measure of Los Angeles County consumers’ confidence in the economy showed a sharp dip in the fourth quarter, which included the presidential election.

The inaugural index from the Lowe Institute of Political Economy and Claremont McKenna College stood at 106.3 in the quarter, down…


L.A. Times – Business

NCIS: Los Angeles Star Miguel Ferrer Dead at 61

January 20, 2017 |

Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS’ hit NCIS: Los Angeles and, before that, to NBC crime drama Crossing Jordan , has died, the AP reports. CBS says Ferrer died Thursday of cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 61. He had played assistant director…
Newser

Downtown Los Angeles hasn’t seen this much construction since the 1920s

January 8, 2017 |

On the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles, workers are putting the finishing touches on the Wilshire Grand, the West Coast’s tallest building. Owned by Korean Air, it rises 1,100 feet and will have a hotel, offices and observation deck when finished.

Two blocks…


L.A. Times – Business

Three skyscrapers planned near L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles by Chinese developer

December 26, 2016 |

Chinese developer City Century filed an application with city officials this week to build three residential towers across from L.A. Live as breakneck growth rolls on through downtown Los Angeles.

The complex, called Olympia, could cost as much as $ 1 billion and house as many as 1,367 apartments…


L.A. Times – Business

Boeing will move 1,600 Huntington Beach jobs to Los Angeles County

November 16, 2016 |

Aerospace giant Boeing Co. will move 1,600 jobs from its Huntington Beach facility to locations in Los Angeles County over the next four years, the company said Tuesday.

Those positions will move to either Boeing’s El Segundo facility, which specializes in satellite design and manufacturing, or…


L.A. Times – Business

NASA, FEMA Simulated Asteroid Strike on Los Angeles

November 15, 2016 |

An asteroid on a collision course with downtown Los Angeles. Four years to try to stop it—or carry out mass evacuations ahead of certain devastation. That’s not the plot of an unoriginal new movie, but the scenario behind a recent NASA-FEMA exercise, the New York Times reports. Reps from…
Newser