Recently on Business Update with Mark Lacter

Struggling electric car sales

Across the country, the sale of electric cars is sluggish.

Mixed results for Hollywood at the summer box office

Now that we have a deal between Time Warner Cable and CBS, we can turn our Hollywood focus back on the movie industry.
When you look at fast growing private companies in the U.S., you need look no further than a small city next to Los Angeles International Airport.
Businesses are cutting back on hours to avoid having to provide health care coverage under the new Affordable Care Act.
Yesterday, we heard about the hyper-loop, a system that could get you from L.A. to San Francisco in about 30 minutes without losing your eyeballs.

Are Casual Fridays dead?

We used to make a big deal out of Casual Fridays at work. But now that we're entering the dog days of summer, is anyone dressing up?
Time Warner Cable pulled the plug for a few minutes last night on KCBS, KCAL, and other CBS-owned stations. This morning, everything's back on the air.

Los Angeles is no Detroit

The first hearing in Detroit's bankruptcy starts tomorrow. The city has called on the judge to stop pensioners from filing lawsuits that could gum up plans to restructure billions of dollars in debt.
L.A. area cab companies say they're losing business to ride-sharing services like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar that use smartphone apps to connect passengers and drivers.

Latest on Tribune Company's sale of the LA Times

There's been talk for some time now about the LA Times being up for sale by the Tribune Company.