Recently on Business Update with Mark Lacter

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Thousands of jobs remain vacant despite LA lifting its hiring freeze, the Southland economy is taking a hit from Las Vegas and local companies are putting big bucks into holiday parties.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

The drop in gas prices means good news for retailers, males overwhelmingly dominate the boardrooms of Southern California companies and Asian automakers aren't likely to follow Nissan out of state.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

An e-coli outbreak is traced to a Dole plant in the Salinas Valley, the list of the fastest growing companies in LA is released and tickets for the USC-UCLA game are going for sky high prices.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

The median price of a home drops in LA County, Grokster shuts down its file sharing network and local newspaper circulation is on the decline.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Los Angeles equity firms are on track to raise a record amount and a study suggests that the stories about businesses bailing out of California are just a myth.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

A discrepancy appears in the the jobless report for LA County, importers are paying jumbo prices for shrimp and the LA Weekly has a new owner.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Time Warner is promising to improve Adelphia cable service, commercial real estate is on the upswing and an agreement is worked out over the planned hotel near the LA Convention Center.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

The September housing market proves some experts wrong, a local link is identified in the KPMG accounting scandal and the LAX modernization plan remains in a holding pattern.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Builders are paying more for raw materials following Hurricane Katrina, Los Angeles lobbies to no avail for conventions displaced by Katrina and two local law firms pay more to recruit college grads.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Health insurance premiums are about to rise, Los Angeles once again has some of the most expensive gas in the country and officials hope to persuade Nissan to keep its North American headquarters in the Southland.