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Trump's labor pick is no fan of California's overtime, rest break rules

Trump tapped Andrew Puzder, who runs the parent company for Carl's Jr. Despite the burger chain's long history in California, Puzder said they would grow elsewhere.
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Alexa, tell me a national security secret: Amazon's reach goes beyond the Post Office

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It's little known that the CIA uses Amazon Web Services to store its data, and, now, it's the favorite for a big-money Pentagon contract to do the same. Amazon's tentacles go to other agencies, too.

For one California company, Trump's tariffs have unintended consequences

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The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods, a little extra cost can take a deep bite out of profits.

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FAA orders inspections of more jet engines following Southwest failure

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The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered inspections of more jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane.

Wells Fargo hit with $1 billion in fines over home and auto loan abuses

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it's punishing the banking giant's actions in its mortgage and auto loan businesses.

SpaceX is one step closer to building Mars rockets at LA port

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SpaceX will receive credits that offset the approximately $1.38 million in annual rent in exchange for improvements it makes, including construction of a huge hangar-style building.

Here's what's new in LA mayor's proposed budget

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After a promise of big new spending on homelessness, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has released his proposed $9.9 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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FAA orders inspections of engine type that blew apart on Southwest flight

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The Federal Aviation Administration says CFM engines, which power many Boeing 737s, need to be ultrasonically inspected after a certain number of takeoffs and landings.

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Help is not on the way: Ikea-owned TaskRabbit offline after security breach

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The Ikea-owned service has been offline since Monday and showed no signs of restarting Tuesday.

Los Angeles, other California cities have a rentable motorized scooter problem

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California cities are dealing with a new problem in transportation safety: electric scooters. The issue: the scooters aren’t regulated yet, and users aren’t exactly following the rules. We asked listeners about their scooter experiences.

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Starbucks to close thousands of stores for an afternoon of bias training

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The announcement Tuesday comes after the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, which sparked protests and calls for a boycott on social media.

Los Angeles housing crisis: Working but on the brink of homelessness

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In expensive West Coast cities like Los Angeles, there's a growing number of working people living on the margins — one crisis away from living on the streets due to soaring rents and housing prices.

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Grocery stores get mostly mediocre scores on food waste efforts

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A new report, "Supermarkets Fail to Make the Grade in Reducing Food Waste," scores the 10 largest grocery stores on how they handle food waste. No store got an A, but Walmart got a B.

Here's one thing SoCal taxpayers did differently this year

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Because of the Republicans' tax overhaul, thousands of local households paid their property taxes earlier than they needed to.

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Facebook CEO didn't have all the answers for Congress

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While some questions from U.S. lawmakers were elementary, others left Mark Zuckerberg unable to offer clear explanations or specific answers.

Facebook will stop opposing a user privacy initiative in California

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The tech company spent $200,000 to oppose the measure, but reversed course on Wednesday following CEO Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony on the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

First-ever evictions database shows: 'We're in the middle of a housing crisis'

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Matthew Desmond estimates that 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute. "Eviction isn't just a condition of poverty; it's a cause of poverty," he says.

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