Recently on Business Update with Mark Lacter

Business Update with Mark Lacter

The CEO of Occidental Petroleum pulls in close to a half billion in total compensation; high demand has led to high rents in Los Angeles; and the Port of L.A. is looking to bolster its cruise business.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

All eyes will be on the Tribune's buyer to see what he has in store; a subprime lender's bankruptcy could fuel changes in the industry; and the higher gas prices aren't changing the way people drive.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Supermarket workers move closer to striking; billionaires Ron Burkle and Eli Broad make another effort to buy the Tribune; and there could be new regulations placed on film crews that shoot in downtown Los Angeles.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

There's no slowdown in port traffic; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vetoes a plan to sell "air rights" in downtown L.A.; and a bidding war ensues over a high-end steakhouse chain.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Gas prices shoot up, even though oil prices are down; the wage gap between men and women in California is shrinking; and a real estate mogul has his sights set on the Tribune.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Local real estate companies have been the biggeest losers in Wall Street's slide; the L.A. unemployment rate is lower than expected; Alan Greenspan warns a recession could be in the offing; the sub-prime lending market is in a freefall.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Los Angeles has the nation's least affordable housing market; the federal government is investigating the former CEO of KB Home; and Mark Lacter provides an update on the supermarket talks.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

A big real estate deal could be mean higher rents for the tenants; LAX is snubbed in its effort to be the first U.S. airport to host Airbus' new super jumbo jet; and the Oscars continue to be popular with advertisers.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

The L.A. Times may not be changing hands after all; the Johnny Rockets hamburger chain has a new owner; and an L.A.-based ad agency stirs up controversy with its Super Bowl ad.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

A new regional airliner comes to Ontario Airport; NBC-Universal gets a new chief; and Barbie goes high-tech.