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Scooter Braun, Democrats Push Him To Run for California Governor

August 22, 2017 |

Scooter Braun will be running for Governor of California … if some very powerful CA democrats have their way. We’ve learned a number of Democratic fundraisers and political operatives in the state have approached Braun, because they believe, as…

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Eclipse prompts California power grid changes when solar energy supply dips

August 20, 2017 |

Although the moon will push in front of the sun and darken the skies on Monday, California’s solar-heavy electricity grid isn’t expected to run short on energy to power homes, businesses and industry.

The manager of the state’s electricity grid, the California Independent System Operator, said it’s…


L.A. Times – Business

California Man Confirmed Dead in Barcelona Attack

August 19, 2017 |

The California man missing in Barcelona after a car rammed into pedestrians in a popular tourist area is among the 13 killed during the terror attack, his family confirmed Friday. Jared Tucker, 42, and wife Heidi Nunes-Tucker were celebrating their first wedding anniversary on a European trip through France, Italy,…
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California adds 82,600 jobs in July; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.8%

August 19, 2017 |

July was California employers’ biggest month of hiring in more than a year as the state continued its steady economic growth, although unemployment also ticked up, according to data released Friday by the state’s Employment Development Department.

California’s net gain of 82,600 jobs accounted…


L.A. Times – Business

Warning to avocado lovers: a California shortfall may send prices soaring even higher

August 15, 2017 |

Avocados could soon be fetching a lot more green.

A shortfall in production in California, the leading U.S. avocado grower, has kicked up wholesale prices in recent weeks — which means you may soon be paying more for fresh guacamole and avocado toast.

A wholesale box of 60 avocados currently costs…


L.A. Times – Business

California beer maker has the last laugh in his German brewery

August 10, 2017 |

Some Germans thought Greg Koch was courageous. Others considered the Californian crazy.

In one of the world’s biggest beer drinking countries, already saturated with 1,388 breweries and 5,000 brands of beer, the entrepreneur from San Diego was determined to establish an American-style craft beer…


L.A. Times – Business

California investigating Wells Fargo over unneeded auto insurance policies

August 10, 2017 |

California’s insurance regulator is investigating Wells Fargo & Co. over the bank’s recent admission that it forced hundreds of thousands of auto loan borrowers to pay for insurance policies they didn’t need and often didn’t know about.

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said Tuesday that he had…


L.A. Times – Business

California Inc.: The state mulls creation of a pot-industry bank

August 7, 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.

The trend continues: Steady if unspectacular economic growth. On Friday, the Labor Department…


L.A. Times – Business

Immigration agents showed up at labor dispute proceedings. California wants to kick them out

August 3, 2017 |

Federal immigration agents have shown up twice at California labor dispute proceedings to apprehend undocumented workers, in what state officials believe may be cases of employer retaliation.

The Labor Commissioner’s Office, the state’s labor enforcement arm, said that since November U.S. Immigration…


L.A. Times – Business