Recently on Business Update with Mark Lacter
Yesterday may have been a holiday on paper, but if you were navigating LA's major freeways, there was no sign people had the day off.
Police say TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez was shot and killed last Friday at the base of the escalators of LAX Terminal 3, and not at the checkpoint gates. Paul Ciancia is accused of killing Hernandez and wounding several others.
Holiday shopping numbers could be hit and miss this year with an unemployment rate still above 10 percent in Los Angeles County.
The contamination of Foster Farms chickens has provided insight into food regulation.
The state's online registration for Covered California has been up for a couple of weeks, and reaction has been mixed.
The partial federal government shutdown is one week old, but economists are still saying that its impact in Southern California and elsewhere will be limited.