Business & Economy

Did you tick the donor box when you got your driver’s license?

from Greater LA

More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40%.

from Greater LA

If you're living at home with your parents, we want to hear from you. What are your top reasons for doing it? How do your parents feel about it?

Are you an adult living at home? What’s that like?

If you're living at home with your parents, we want to hear from you. What are your top reasons for doing it? How do your parents feel about it?

from Greater LA

It’s much tougher to get a bacon-wrapped hot dog, a taco, or elote in Orange County than in Los Angeles.

Why it’s tough to be a street vendor in Orange County

It’s much tougher to get a bacon-wrapped hot dog, a taco, or elote in Orange County than in Los Angeles.

from Greater LA

Many businesses operating in Southern California have strong ties to China.

China’s political hard line impacts SoCal businesses

Many businesses operating in Southern California have strong ties to China.

from Greater LA

You’ve probably heard of César Chávez, the Mexican American labor organizer whose activism in Central California led to the creation of the United Farm Workers union.

The history of Filipino organizing in California

You’ve probably heard of César Chávez, the Mexican American labor organizer whose activism in Central California led to the creation of the United Farm Workers union.

from Greater LA

Senior U.S. and Chinese officials are meeting today to resume talks to end the ongoing trade war.

Trump and China resume trade talks amid U.S. manufacturing slowdown

Senior U.S. and Chinese officials are meeting today to resume talks to end the ongoing trade war.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hundreds of thousands of people in Northern California are without electricity right now.

PG&E’s scheduled blackouts generate heavy criticism

Hundreds of thousands of people in Northern California are without electricity right now.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Seniors are one of the fastest demographics to fall into homelessness.

Santa Monica tries out universal basic income on seniors

Seniors are one of the fastest demographics to fall into homelessness.

from Greater LA

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit today of Proposition HHH, the billion dollar bond that voters passed in 2016 to build new housing for the homeless.   
  The…

Billion dollar housing project for LA’s homeless is plagued by runaway costs and delays

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit today of Proposition HHH, the billion dollar bond that voters passed in 2016 to build new housing for the homeless.  The…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Members of the Writers Guild fired their talent agents in April, after agents wouldn’t stop collecting packaging fees and working with affiliate producers.

6 months after firing their agents, how are Writers Guild members faring?

Members of the Writers Guild fired their talent agents in April, after agents wouldn’t stop collecting packaging fees and working with affiliate producers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jollibee      recently announced that West Covina will be the new home of its North American headquarters.

Chickenjoy and Yum Burgers: Jollibee expands to West Covina and beyond

Jollibee   recently announced that West Covina will be the new home of its North American headquarters.

from KCRW Features

Uber was rolling in billions of venture capital dollars in 2015. Some short years later, it became one of the most popular apps in the world.

The uncertain future of Uber

Uber was rolling in billions of venture capital dollars in 2015. Some short years later, it became one of the most popular apps in the world.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The coworking giant WeWork has indefinitely postponed its IPO after investors decided it wasn’t as valuable as they’d thought.   
  The news follows the ouster last week of CEO Adam…

What WeWork’s implosion means for other coworking spaces

The coworking giant WeWork has indefinitely postponed its IPO after investors decided it wasn’t as valuable as they’d thought.  The news follows the ouster last week of CEO Adam…

from Design and Architecture

Forever 21 is the latest retail chain forced to file for bankruptcy in the changing retail climate. The store is known for $5 tops and bright yellow shopping bags.

Forever 21 goes bankrupt. What does that mean for malls and fast fashion?

Forever 21 is the latest retail chain forced to file for bankruptcy in the changing retail climate. The store is known for $5 tops and bright yellow shopping bags.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Downtown Los Angeles is at the center of what’s becoming a public health crisis.

Illicit vape products from China are coming to LA

Downtown Los Angeles is at the center of what’s becoming a public health crisis.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

WeWork founder Adam Neumann is expected to step down as CEO of the company. He’ll still be chairman of the co-working startup.

CEO of WeWork to step down amid tales of financial impropriety and wild partying

WeWork founder Adam Neumann is expected to step down as CEO of the company. He’ll still be chairman of the co-working startup.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the Inland Empire, east of Los Angeles, there are hundreds of warehouses.

As Amazon automates jobs, warehouse workers are on edge

In the Inland Empire, east of Los Angeles, there are hundreds of warehouses.

from Greater LA

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 into law, which could massively reshape California’s food delivery industry.

Gov. Newsom signs 'gig economy' law. How will that affect restaurants and consumers?

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 into law, which could massively reshape California’s food delivery industry.

from Greater LA

The measure that reclassifies many independent contractors as employees could have national implications for the so-called gig economy.

California governor signs law protecting gig economy workers

The measure that reclassifies many independent contractors as employees could have national implications for the so-called gig economy.

from NPR