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Jerry Nickelsburg, senior economist for UCLA's Anderson Forecast, joins the show to give us an better view of the employment picture now and in the coming months.
The Silicon Roundabout In Old Street

Big data is transforming the way employers hire and fire

Some companies are using a new emerging trend called "People Analytics," gathering all sorts of data information to hire, assess, and maybe even fire workers
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Nazi-looted art to be donated to LACMA

Lawsuits and settlements have returned much of that art to its rightful owners, but a recent recovery story has an unusual twist to it. A twist that will bring a previously plundered piece to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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Getting to know LA's powerful labor leader Maria Elena Durazo

She's been called the most powerful person in Los Angeles. Not the mayor, not the police chief, not any city official, but Maria Elena Durazo, head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
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Geologist's dream unearthed by the 405 construction project (photos)

The project to expand the 405 through the Sepulveda Pass may be a headache, but it's also a rare chance to see the insides of a mountain range.
Glen Hansard Live In Sydney
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're going to be talking about rock with Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter and Chris Martins from Spin Magazine.
Organic Fresno

New farm-to-fork restaurant hopes to put Fresno on the foodie map

If you eat at a gourmet restaurant in LA or the Bay Area, there's a good chance your meal with include some high-end produce from the Central Valley. But ironically, even though small farms near Fresno nourish the state's farm-to-fork movement, few restaurants there serve food grown nearby.
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LAUSD's locavore plan healthy for kids and business

Locavorism means more fruits and veggies on school lunch menus. And that, in turn, means not only healthier students, but also a boom in business for local food product companies
Thanksgiving Cooking
Check out holiday recipes from Mo-Chica's Ricardo Zarate, AOC's Suzanne Goin and The Roof's Eric Greenspan. What's on your plate?
High Speed Rail Anaheim
On Monday, a judge in Sacramento blocked the sale of billions of dollars worth of bonds for California's high-speed rail project.
"This Little Piggy" by Tim Harrington

Holiday Gifting: The best children's books for 2013

Here to give us her picks for the best new children's books of the season is Mara Alpert, a children's librarian with the Los Angeles Public Library.

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