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 of entertainment industry; Concerts remain a big business

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter discusses whether Hollywood really is "recession proof"; and Mark also looks at how the concert box office is faring during the recession.

What will 2009 bring for the economy?

KPCC business analyst Mark Lacter discusses where the economy may go from here and what signs may signal a turnaround.

Southland job market forecast

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter talks to Steve Julian about the outlook for the Southland's job market in the coming year.

More troubles for retail; Bernard Madoff case

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says another retailer is going out of business and more could go under in the coming months; Mark also looks at how the Bernard Madoff case is affecting some local organizations.

Bailout money for local banks; Defaulting on modified loans

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter takes a look at whether local banks really need the federal bailout money; Mark also discusses a study showing a majority of people who had their loans modified ended up re-defaulting within six months.

'Big Three' automakers hurting; L.A. Live's next phase opens

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter discusses why the "Big Three" American automakers are hurting; the next phase of the L.A. Live project in downtown L.A opens for business.