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Business Update with Mark Lacter

Housing prices soar in lower income neighborhoods, there's concern about how the Southern California supply chain would hold up in a disaster, and more workers are becoming self-employed.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

California is mostly shielded from the latest gas price spike, last month's rolling blackout may not be an isolated incident and Los Angeles is in the midst of a construction boom.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Hurricane Katrina hurts gasoline supply, business is slow for premium jean manufacturers and the king of the Veg-O-Matic sells out.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

New legislation would offer tax breaks to keep film and TV production in California, a toy company markets cell phones to kids and what are the top selling cars in Southern California?

Business Update with Mark Lacter

More startling evidence of just how far home prices have risen in the Southland, the program to extend hours at the Ports of LA and Long Beach is off to a strong start and how much change has there been in the garment industry since a notorious sweatshop bust?

Business Update with Mark Lacter

A Census Bureau study shows productivity is up in LA County, diesel fuel hits record prices in California and vendors scramble to win favor as Macy's prepares to take over Robinsons-May.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Chinese government-owned oil company CNOOC drops its bid for Unocal, companies in the LA area post strong second quarter results and why are media corporations buying up social networking websites?

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Development efforts get a boost under LA Mayor Villaraigosa, the Westside boasts a strong commercial real estate market and rents are creeping up in the Southland.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

A list of local companies with the best return on equity shows some surprises, pharmaceutical companies are spending big to defeat an initiative on the November special election ballot and a local company gets exposure in the Tour De France.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Economists are nervous about the state of the local economy, Dreamworks is suffering financial trouble, and GM is betting big on hydrogen-powered cars.