Business & Economy

Tom Cruise has been a successful movie star for decades, yet he’s never had a $100 million premiere. Could “Top Gun Maverick” be his break?

from Hollywood Breakdown

Why does America’s baby formula shortage continue? Also, Norm Eisen’s new book traces corruption from the Trump White House to the rest of the country.

from To the Point

Pijja Palace is an Indian pizza parlor and sports bar that opened this month in Silver Lake. Eater LA reporter Mona Holmes says “it’s full of vibe with really great food.”

Saag pijja and malai rigatoni are knockout items at Silver Lake pizza parlor

Pijja Palace is an Indian pizza parlor and sports bar that opened this month in Silver Lake. Eater LA reporter Mona Holmes says “it’s full of vibe with really great food.”

from Greater LA

Dancers at a North Hollywood strip club say owners and security guards don’t keep them safe. What do they want workplace safety to look like?

LA strippers risk being assaulted, fight to unionize

Dancers at a North Hollywood strip club say owners and security guards don’t keep them safe. What do they want workplace safety to look like?

from Greater LA

Karla Benavides went from trying to save some cash as a new mom to becoming a coupon savant and going viral on TikTok.

Tiktok’s extreme couponer shares tips on how to save cash

Karla Benavides went from trying to save some cash as a new mom to becoming a coupon savant and going viral on TikTok.

from Greater LA

A new coffee shop in Long Beach brings together community, coffee and job skills under one roof. The business aims to help house insecure families.

Homelessness solutions are brewing at this Long Beach coffee shop

A new coffee shop in Long Beach brings together community, coffee and job skills under one roof. The business aims to help house insecure families.

from Greater LA

It is challenging enough finding an affordable apartment to rent in LA. It’s even harder to find one that is both affordable and has a refrigerator. But why?

Left out in the cold: Why don't LA apartments come with refrigerators?

It is challenging enough finding an affordable apartment to rent in LA. It’s even harder to find one that is both affordable and has a refrigerator. But why?

from Greater LA

Services like Klarna, AfterPay, and Affirm enable shoppers to pay for goods in monthly installments — usually without a credit check or interest fees. What’s the catch?

‘Buy now, pay later’: Not as affordable as you think

Services like Klarna, AfterPay, and Affirm enable shoppers to pay for goods in monthly installments — usually without a credit check or interest fees. What’s the catch?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Helena Bottemiller Evich reports on the national baby formula shortage and hears reactions from politicians on both sides of the aisle.

Parents panic as baby formula shortage continues

Helena Bottemiller Evich reports on the national baby formula shortage and hears reactions from politicians on both sides of the aisle.

from Good Food

Kool-Aid fried chicken sandwich, anyone? After a two-year COVID hiatus, the LA County Fair is back with classic eats and not-so-ordinary treats.

Kool-Aid fried chicken: Try crazy eats at LA County Fair

Kool-Aid fried chicken sandwich, anyone? After a two-year COVID hiatus, the LA County Fair is back with classic eats and not-so-ordinary treats.

from KCRW Features

While wedding venues are now open in LA, many couples are paying more than $100,000. Affected by supply chain issues and COVID protocols, brides have to be flexible.

$150,000: Weddings hit by supply chain issues, inflation, COVID

While wedding venues are now open in LA, many couples are paying more than $100,000. Affected by supply chain issues and COVID protocols, brides have to be flexible.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Netflix is trying to reassert itself as a streaming giant, but it projects losing some 2 million subscribers over the next quarter.

Can Netflix reinvent itself after layoffs, slow revenue growth?

Netflix is trying to reassert itself as a streaming giant, but it projects losing some 2 million subscribers over the next quarter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?

Tiny home company cashes in on the homelessness crisis

Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?

from Greater LA

It’s not true that corporations are orchestrating inflation because they see an opportunity to pad their bottom lines, says the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell.

Is corporate greed driving inflation? No, says WaPo columnist

It’s not true that corporations are orchestrating inflation because they see an opportunity to pad their bottom lines, says the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams will split pay and prize money in a groundbreaking new collective bargaining agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Pay equity for US women’s soccer: Could it influence other sports?

The U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams will split pay and prize money in a groundbreaking new collective bargaining agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

Stopping gentrification in Boyle Heights: Can retail co-op model help?

To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

from Greater LA

It could take two months until grocery shelves are restocked with infant formula. A pediatrician advises parents on how to feed their little ones in the meantime.

With baby formula shortage, parents try making their own. Safe?

It could take two months until grocery shelves are restocked with infant formula. A pediatrician advises parents on how to feed their little ones in the meantime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Landmark Theatres will close their arthouse location on Pico Boulevard after 15 years. Is this the beginning of the end of indie theaters?

Landmark on Pico shuts down. Issue is about real estate, not entertainment

Landmark Theatres will close their arthouse location on Pico Boulevard after 15 years. Is this the beginning of the end of indie theaters?

from Greater LA

Over a sushi dinner, wood engineer Felix Böck had a eureka moment and dreamed up ChopValue, a company that makes products out of recycled chopsticks.

ChopValue gives single-use utensils a second life

Over a sushi dinner, wood engineer Felix Böck had a eureka moment and dreamed up ChopValue, a company that makes products out of recycled chopsticks.

from Good Food

In the wake of the pandemic, more food workers and farmers have started to unionize. This will mean more protection for the industry, says reporter Lisa Held.

Pandemic inequities push food workers to unionize

In the wake of the pandemic, more food workers and farmers have started to unionize. This will mean more protection for the industry, says reporter Lisa Held.

from Good Food