Recently on Business Update with Mark Lacter

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's spending plan

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter weighs-in on the mayor's proposed budget.

How Kobe Bryant's injury may affect the Lakers' franchise

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says it's difficult to know how Kobe Bryant's Achilles injury could affect the Lakers going forward.

The struggling electric vehicle industry

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says these are not the best of times to be in the electric car business.

Controversy at Occidental Petroleum in Los Angeles

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says there's drama in the boardroom at a big oil company in Los Angeles.

Lacter: slow growth in the pay-TV business

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says growth in the pay-TV business is slowing.

What does Leiweke's departure from AEG mean for an NFL stadium in Los Angeles?

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says people interested in the NFL may well be wondering whether the league will provide any clarity on an L.A. team at an upcoming owners meeting.

Disney's prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" is a bright spot at winter box office

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says it's been a tough winter for the box office.Susanne Whatley: Hollywood movie studios may have struggled in recent months, but Disney’s prequel to "The Wizard of Oz” did very well in its opening weekend.

Who wants to buy the LA Times?

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says price will be a major factor when it comes to selling the Times.Susanne Whatley: The owner of the L.A. Times is selling all its newspapers. We heard Warren Buffett say yesterday he is NOT interested.

How would sequestration affect Southern California's economy?

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says sequestration wouldn't have a major impact on the Southland.Steve Julian: As we head toward Friday's deadline on federal sequestration, we get an idea of how it'll affect Southern California's economy.

Governor Rick Perry tries to lure California businesses to Texas

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says Texas Governor Rick Perry's plan may be misguided.Steve Julian: Mark, what's working for or against him?Mark Lacter: First off, Steve, his timing in trying to recruit businesses out here is pretty bad.