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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State budget impasse; Turning around the local economy

KPCC business analyst Mark Lacter takes a look at the impact of the state budget impasse; Mark also discusses a plan by an LA city councilwoman and business groups to turn around the local economy.

Home prices mixed throughout Southland; Concert business shakeup

KPCC business analyst Mark Lacter looks at where in Southern California home prices are rising and dropping; Mark also breaks down the deal between the world's biggest concert promoter and the world's biggest concert ticket service.

SAG Lawsuit; Newspapers in trouble

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter talks about a lawsuit that Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg has filed to get the union to reinstate executive director Doug Allen; Mark also looks at the trouble surrounding newspapers.

Local impact of layoffs; Downtown economy

Home Depot, American Express and other companies cut more than 60,000 jobs on Monday. KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter discusses what kind of impact the layoffs will have on the local economy; Mark also looks at how the recession may affect downtown L.A.

Recession and personal wealth; Southland unemployment

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter discusses whether the recession has put a bigger gap between the "haves" and "have-nots"; Mark also looks at whether unemployment in the Southland is headed above 10 percent.

Companies to release fourth quarter numbers; Southland tourism down

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter talks about what we should expect when companies release their fourth quarter numbers; Mark also talks about the drop in tourism in the Southland.