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California Unemployment Rate At Lowest Since Great Recession

California recorded its lowest jobless rate last month since the early months of the Great Recession, while the number of additional jobs was the second-largest gain since the state began keeping that record in 1990.

12/19/2014

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Record Number Of Southern Californians To Hit The Road For The Holidays

More Southern Californians will travel over this Christmas-New Year’s holiday than for any holiday since 2001, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

12/19/2014

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Philippe’s The Original Now Taking Credit Cards

Fans of Philippe’s French dip sandwiches will no longer have to make a pit stop for cash now that the restaurant takes credit cards.

12/19/2014

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Experts Expect Gas Prices To Spike Come New Year’s Day

Motorists better take advantage of the historically low gas prices they have been enjoying recently, because that trend will end come New Year’s Day.

12/16/2014

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LA City Council To Notify Short-Term Rental Operators To Pay Hotel Taxes

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to notify homeowners and companies who list properties for rent on short-term lodging sites like Airbnb that they are required to pay hotel taxes to the city.

12/09/2014

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U.S. Gas Prices Fall 12 Cents Per Gallon, Survey Shows

A national survey reveals the average price of regular gasoline has plunged another 12 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.72.

12/07/2014

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‘Hunger Games’ Tops Slow Weekend At The Box Office

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ claimed the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $21.6 million.

12/07/2014

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City Attorney Sues To Shut Down Pot Delivery Smartphone App

More than 400 medical marijuana dispensaries in the city have been closed, and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer says he is now taking aim against the creator of a pot delivery app.

12/02/2014

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NTSB Points To Battery Defect In Boeing 787 Fire

A short circuit likely due to a manufacturing defect in a Boeing 787 airliner battery caused a fire last year that grounded the planes for more than three months, federal accident investigators said Monday.

12/01/2014

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Feds Warn Shoppers: Knockoffs Harder To Detect In Digital Age

As the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear, federal officials Friday warned consumers that detecting counterfeit goods is getting tougher as more products are sold online.

11/28/2014

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Only On 2: Inspectors Struggle To Keep Up With Imported Food Products

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is partnered with the FDA to anticipate potential threats to an issue of national security: the food supply.

11/26/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: TSA Selects Passengers Not Enrolled In Pre-Check For Expedited Screening

TSA’s decision to allow passengers to go through the pre-check screening line designed for those with approved security clearance, some say, is compromising safety.

11/25/2014

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Los Angeles County Unemployment Rate Stays Steady At 8 Percent

Unemployment in Los Angeles County held steady at 8 percent in October, compared to the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

11/21/2014

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Consumers To Pay $3.3B Over 10 Years For San Onofre’s Premature Closure

Consumers will pay about $3.3 billion and shareholders will pay about $1.4 billion under a settlement approved Thursday on costs stemming from the premature closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

11/20/2014

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Environmentally-Friendly Cars Dominate At 2014 LA Auto Show

Among the nearly 1,000 cars on display at the 2014 LA Auto Show, a growing number of the most buzzed-about debuts are plug-in hybrids.

11/19/2014

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2011 Motorcycle Show Comes To Long Beach

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows was in Long Beach from December 9-11, bringing together motorcycle enthusiasts and manufacturers who showed off their latest models and accessories.

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Shocking Cigarette Labels

Nine new warning labels that feature graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.

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5 Hot Summer Colors

Summertime means fun time for many of us, but it may leave some wondering what to wear. Here are five colors that can do no wrong in your summer-wardrobe lineup!

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Gaming Industry Unveils Latest At E3 Expo

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, which began Tuesday, is giving the gaming industry a chance to debut their latest inventions.

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