Business

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.

2020 Commission: Combine the ports of LA and Long Beach

The 2020 Commission boldly recommends combining the Ports of LA and Long Beach. A debate over whether competition between the two is good or bad.

State wants new rules on insurance for ride-sharing companies

California Department of Insurance wants ride-sharing firms to have $1 million commercial liability insurance that starts when drivers look for customers on the app.

Lakewood tops '10 most boring places in California' list

The city of Lakewood is the "most boring" place in the state of California, according to a new report published on real estate company Movoto's blog.

Toyota recalls 1.8 million vehicles in the US

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. for various safety problems, including air bags that may fail to deploy.

Bank of America paying $772 million over selling credit card extras

Bank of America is paying $772 million in fines and refunds to settle regulators' accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit card products and illegally charged others for credit monitoring and reporting services they didn't receive.

In SoCal biz news: American Apparel gets investment boost

Swiss investment firm FiveT Capital now owns 13 percent of American Apparel.

You can now search Yelp for emojis

You can now search the online review site Yelp using emojis—those little cartoon-ish characters you can create with a certain set of keystrokes.

Stocks rise, breaking a three-day losing streak

Technology stocks rose after taking a beating over the past week. Investors will start to focus on company earnings this week.

The politics of equal pay: It's more than a women's issue

The pay equity issue, which President Obama and Democrats are using as a central campaign theme, could also gain traction with male voters.

In SoCal biz news: Comcast says TWC deal benefits consumers

Comcast says its planned merger with Time Warner Cable would not deprive consumers of TV or broadband choices