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LA Register launch: Publisher says right of center politics will be a selling point

In an interview with KPCC, LA Register publisher Aaron Kushner says The Register's local focus and right of center politics will help it stand out from The LA Times.

Altadena Walmart a year later: Some small competitors thrive, others fail

The new discount supermarket sparked fears that it would devastate local small businesses; 13 months later, some businesses are thriving while others struggle.

Maker Studios says it's sticking with Disney, despite last-minute bid from Relativity

Relativity Media fails in a last-minute $1.1 billion offer for Maker Studios

In SoCal biz news: Relativity Media offers rival offer for Maker Studios

Relativity Media offers up to $1.1 billion for Maker Studios. Pratt & Whitney may leave San Diego. More than 1,000 people gather at UCLA hackathon.

New billboard pole will bring a twist to the Sunset Strip

West Hollywood rethinks the aesthetics and economics of billboards on the Sunset Strip. City officials will unveil a new pole that looks like modern sculpture.

FAQ: What are 'pay secrecy' work policies?

A newly-signed executive order reinforces a right that's existed for nearly 80 years: Employees can discuss compensation Here's what you should know.

In SoCal Business News: Disney-Maker deal faces lawsuit

Maker Studios ex-CEO and other executives are suing to block a shareholder vote on Disney's plan to acquire the Culver City-based digital video company.

Waxman calls on LA Times owner to reduce planned debt burden on paper

Rep. Henry Waxman wrote another letter to Tribune Co.'s CEO, saying media and business experts are also concerned about how the newspaper spin-off is structured.

Boeing to move 1,000 jobs to Long Beach and Seal Beach

While Boeing is still moving forward to close a production plant in Long Beach, the company announced it will move 1,000 jobs to two Southern California cities by 2016.

Ontario Airport will have two airlines flying to Guadalajara

In Volaris, Ontario Airport gets its first new airline since 2007. But it also adds a competitor in flights to Guadalajara.

Google to sell Glass to bigger pool of consumers

Google will sell the "Explorer" version of Glass to any U.S. resident who places an online order beginning 9 a.m. PDT April 15. The product will cost $1,500.

Boeing moves 1K customer support jobs to SoCal (updated)

The company says the move will tap into existing engineering talent in California and improve customer service by putting its resources in a single location.

In SoCal business news: LA Register launches next week

The L.A. Register launches next week and has new bureaus in San Fernando Valley, Hermosa Beach, Pasadena and downtown L.A.

Colbert takes over as 'Late Show' host after Letterman retires

CBS says the location of the show will be determined and announced at a later date. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has pushed to bring the show here.

Irwindale declares Sriracha maker a public nuisance

The Irwindale City Council's action gives the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from some residents last fall.

Jobless claims drop to near 7-year low

There were 300,000 applications filed last week — the fewest since May 2007. Economists say the data are another sign that the labor market is gaining some strength.