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Obama Sends Labor Secretary To Calif. To Settle West Coast Ports Dispute

President Obama is set to send United States Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California in an attempt to address the slowdown of ports on the West Coast.

02/14/2015

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SoCal-Based SpaceX Launches First-Ever Deep Space Mission For Private Company

After a pair of delays, SpaceX, the space transport company based in Hawthorne, California, successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday, propelling the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) deeper into space than the company had ever ventured before.

02/11/2015

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$100 Million Melt: Grilled Cheese Food Truck Sees Market Value Soar

How much is a delicious grilled cheese sandwich worth?

02/10/2015

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Mannie Fresh: Lil Wayne May Be Craving More Than Cash Money

Veteran producer Mannie Fresh says Lil Wayne may have outgrown his record label. The rapper filed a lawsuit against Cash Money Records in New York last week, claiming the label owes him $8 million and seeking to nullify his contracts.

02/07/2015

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Appetite-Suppressing Pacemaker-Like Device Gives Weight Loss A Boost

A device that promises to turn off hunger is the newest tool in the battle against overeating.

02/06/2015

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SoCal Restaurants Make Yelp’s List Of Hottest Places To Eat Nationwide

Dozens of California restaurants are among the hottest places to eat this year.

02/04/2015

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United Steel Workers Call Strike At Carson Refinery, 8 Others Across Country

The United Steel Workers (USW) union has called a strike at the refinery in Carson, as well as eight other refineries across the country.

02/01/2015

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3 Million Boxes Of Girl Scout Cookies To Arrive To L.A. This Weekend

Millions of boxes of Girl Scout cookies are expected to arrive to the City of Angels this weekend.

01/28/2015

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Unemployment Rate Down In December

California’s unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in December, a drop of two-tenths of a percentage point from a month earlier, but the state added just 700 jobs last month, a disappointing number after good job gains in November.

01/23/2015

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Teen Retailer Wet Seal Files For Bankruptcy Protection

The Wet Seal Inc., a teen clothing retailer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to keep its remaining stores open.

01/16/2015

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Activists Call For Pasadena Controller’s Resignation After $6.4 Million Embezzlement

A number of city activists are calling for Pasadena City Controller Michael Beck to retire following the city’s embezzlement scandal, but he says he’s not going anywhere.

01/12/2015

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Bell Gardens Company Recalls Frozen Beef, Pork Over Possible Metal Contamination

A Los Angeles-area company is recalling more than 48,000 pounds of frozen beef and pork that may be contaminated with metal.

01/08/2015

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Wet Seal To Close 338 Stores, Lay Off 3.7K Employees

Teen clothier Wet Seal Inc. announced Wednesday it will close 338 of its stores, laying off some 3,700 full-time and part-time workers, leaving the struggling company with about 170 retail and online outlets.

01/07/2015

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Netflix Says It Wants To Stream ‘The Interview’

Netflix wants to make Sony’s “The Interview” available to its 53 million worldwide subscribers, the streaming service’s chief content officer said Wednesday.

01/07/2015

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Federal Judge Blocks California’s Ban On Foie Gras

Foie gras lovers in California can rejoice after a federal judge on Wednesday blocked the state’s ban on the sale of the fatty duck and goose liver.

01/07/2015

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BMW Workers Rally Against Job Cuts

Angry teamsters say makers of the ultimate driving machine are trying to drive away good-paying jobs and replace them with cheap labor. BMW says it will cut dozens of jobs at its Ontario warehouse.

Toyota Issues Prius Recall Over Cooling Pump Issue

Toyota Announces (Another) Prius Recall

Toyota on Tuesday announced they were recalling 650,000 Prius models (3004-2007) to fix a faulty cooling pump problem. Officials believe nearly 400,000 of those cars are on the road in the United States. Toyota insisted that the repair is not a recall but rather “a customer satisfaction campaign.”

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Very Golden State: 6 Political Millionaires

It may be tough times for the average Joe, but these public servants have capitalized on their personal fortunes to wield major influence in Sacramento.

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Over-Exposed Billionaires

They’ve got major bucks and massive egos: here’s eight of the richest men you’ve never met, but probably have heard about way too much.

Sure, they get to travel the world and get paid the big bucks, but the competition is tough -- and mainting their looks is even tougher.

Top 10 Sexiest Jobs

It’s the question we’re all faced with when making small talk with strangers: “So what do you do for a living?”

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Corporate America’s Biggest Blunders

Think of them as the business world’s version of the Hollywood flop: here’s a list of the most expensive mistakes ever.

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