Kevin Roderick of LA Observed on the late Mark Lacter

Kevin Roderick, creator and editor of LA Observed, shares his thoughts about business blogger (and KPCC contributor) Mark Lacter with Steve Julian.

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California bond sale; Housing activity may signal turnaround

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says the state's recent bond sale wasn't good to California taxpayers; Mark also looks at housing activity and the role it may play in an economic turnaround.

Travel industry plays big part in local economy; Airlines slash prices

KPCC business analyst Mark Lacter looks at how the recession is affecting the travel industry; and Mark also discusses the airline fare wars.

Local billionaires list gets shorter; Future of Santa Anita racetrack

KPCC business analyst Mark Lacter says enrollment in the local billionaires club has declined; Mark also looks at what the future may hold for Santa Anita Park.

Lawyers and the recession; Karatz indictment

Business analyst Mark Lacter says some lawyers are taking it on the chin during the recession; and Mark also talks about last week's indictment of Bruce Karatz, the former chief executive of K.B. Home.

LA county jobless numbers likely to get worse; Recession hits car dealers

KPCC business analyst Mark Lacter says the unemployment numbers are likely to get worse in LA county; Mark also talks about how the recession is affecting car dealers.

Supermarkets cut workers; Lenders change names

KPCC business analyst Mark Lacter says supermarkets are expected to fare well during the recession, but that they're still doing some belt-tightening; and two well-known lenders are changing their names.