Recently on Business Update with Mark Lacter

Remember during the recession when development activity in L.A. pretty much came to a halt because banks weren't lending any money, and the real estate market had nosedived? Well, the climate has been changing dramatically.
Steve Julian: The US Senate overwhelmingly approved the first part of a massive immigration package on Monday - the entire bill could be voted on later this week. This is very important legislation that has substantial support in the Senate, but there's a big question mark over it in the House.
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says we'll be getting some clues about the economy this week from the Federal Reserve.

Amazon offering delivery service in Los Angeles

If you lived in LA County in the 1960s, you might remember the Helms bakery trucks that would bring food up and down residential streets. Donuts and bread, mostly, but it was very convenient.
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says expanding Los Angeles International Airport was an issue during the LA mayor's race... and it's not going away anytime soon.
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says poor performances on the baseball field don't necessarily mean a financial burden for the Dodgers.
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says there will be plenty of financial challenges for either Wendy Greuel or Eric Garcetti as LA's next mayor.
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter explains how pending immigration legislation in Washington might affect the Southern California economy.

Unemployment reports don't tell the whole story

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says the latest jobs report looked good, yet so many people are being counted as out of work.

LA's Gibson Ampitheatre to be torn down

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter explains why the Gibson Ampitheatre is no more.