An attack on California's fuel economy rules
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The Trump Administration has been talking about moves for months now to repeal of fuel economy standards and reports say that a decision could come down on this as early as tomorrow, which would also effectively take away California's ability to set its own emission standards.
China + L.A. Trade
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Mayor Eric Garcetti warned on Tuesday that the US-China trade may hurt Los Angeles. While on his trip to secure trade relations in Asian countries, Garcetti stated that potential job loss may hit the region by lack of Chinese investment and this could hinder L.A.'s economic growth. So do the warnings about the future of L.A.’s economy hold merit?
- Professor Clayton Dube, USC U.S China Institute
Business schools reaching gender equity
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The USC Marshall School of Business announced that this year, their incoming MBA class is 52 percent female. That's the first time the school has reached gender-parity and the highest among the country's top programs, including UCLA, Berkeley, and Harvard. Often seen as the first step to the executive-suite, business schools have struggled to maintain a balanced ratio between men and women.
- Elissa Sangster, executive director at Forte Foundation, a non-profit that promotes women's enrollment in MBA programs
How SoCal's transit agencies are partnering with Uber and Lyft
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A new report out today from the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University looks at transit agency partnerships with ride-hail companies like Uber and Lyft to see if they're really working to resolve cities' transportation challenges. L.A., Monrovia, San Clemente and San Diego are all working with Uber and Lyft.
- Joseph Schwieterman, director of the Chaddick Institute
Trader Joes in Silverlake reopens
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Following lat month's deadly police shoot out, the Trader Joes in Silverlake is reopening, and it's got a brand new look.
Can payday lending be reigned in?
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Every year, about 1 in 20 Californians will take out a payday loan. That amounts to about $3 billion dollars borrowed annually. But the cost of those loans is often steep. Think triple-digit interest rates. State legislators have tried to reign-in these companies, but almost every attempt has failed. The one active bill remaining will get a hearing when lawmakers reconvene. What chance does it have?
- Antoinette Siu, economy reporter for Cal Matters.
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A Martinez went to the L.A. Central Library to chat with curator David Davis about a new photo exhibit on the history of baseball in the city. It's not just about the Dodgers although that is a part of the story, baseball has been around in L.A. for a long time and has grown to reflect the unique personality and diversity of SoCal.