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Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ struggling to regain advertisers after host’s profane Ivanka Trump attack: report

June 14, 2018 |

A new report shows Samantha Bee’s late night show “Full Frontal” hasn’t been able to regain its advertisers after the host called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—” on her show in May.
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Musk urges ‘barnacle’ purge of Tesla contractors at struggling factory

May 7, 2018 |

Tesla was set to begin scraping “barnacles” on Monday.

Barnacle is Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk’s word for temporary workers whose job performance is not up to snuff. Scraping and scrubbing are his words for firing them, a purge the billionaire apparently believes is crucial to getting his Model…

L.A. Times – Business

Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis is leaving the struggling toy maker after 14 months

April 20, 2018 |

Mattel Inc. said Thursday that its chief executive, Margaret “Margo” Georgiadis, is leaving the El Segundo toy maker after she failed to halt the slide in Mattel’s performance during her 14-month tenure.

Georgiadis is departing “to pursue a new opportunity in the technology sector,” Mattel said….

L.A. Times – Business

Struggling Westside Pavilion to be converted to office space for rent

March 6, 2018 |

Westside Pavilion, a longtime landmark Los Angeles shopping center, will be converted to mostly office space in the wake of losing its anchor department stores and the rise of online competition.

Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. will turn the mall into about 80% offices for rent while keeping the…

L.A. Times – Business

Southern California businesses are struggling to attract workers due to high housing costs

February 22, 2018 |

Ace Clearwater Enterprises needs to hire four welders.

The South Bay aerospace company could also use three more machinists, as well as four specialists who use 7-ton drop hammers to form metal parts for fighter jets.

But filling those positions is tough. Many young Californians are going to college,…

L.A. Times – Business

Struggling Mattel warns of slumping holiday sales as debt ratings are cut

December 11, 2017 |

Mattel Inc.’s struggles deepened Monday as the El Segundo toymaker warned of slumping holiday sales as its debt was downgraded by the major credit-rating firms.

With only two weeks until Christmas, Mattel said in a securities filing that its fourth-quarter sales would be “negatively impacted” because…

L.A. Times – Business

Hasbro reportedly makes a takeover bid for struggling rival Mattel

November 11, 2017 |

Hasbro Inc. reportedly made an offer to buy beleaguered rival Mattel Inc., the latest chapter in the long-running speculation that the two major U.S. toy makers would join forces.

Hasbro approached El Segundo-based Mattel recently with a takeover offer but terms of the proposal were not available,…

L.A. Times – Business

Malls, a struggling symbol of surban America, could help ease the housing crisis

September 29, 2017 |

In the San Fernando Valley, there are plans to level a nearly vacant mall and replace it with some 1,400 homes, boutique retail space and a concert venue.

In Orange County, an aging mall will give way to a mixed-use development with more than 900 homes. And in the South Bay, hundreds of homes are…

L.A. Times – Business


‘American Idol’ Struggling to Find Judges Before Show Starts Filming

August 16, 2017 |

The “American Idol” reboot seems to be in crisis — honchos still haven’t locked down a second, third and possibly fourth judge, with only 6 weeks until cameras roll. TMZ broke the story … producers first set their sights on Katy Perry, who will…

Struggling L.A. County cities are hoping to cash in on California’s relaxed marijuana laws — and facing push back

August 13, 2017 |

As California braces for the impact of relaxed marijuana laws that allow recreational use for adults, several small, financially strapped cities in southeast Los Angeles County and elsewhere are at the forefront of efforts to seize business opportunities — despite pushback from some residents.

L.A. Times – Business