Mark Lacter

Business Writer, LA Observed

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Writer on business at LA Observed, contributing writer at Los Angeles magazine and business analyst for public radio station KPCC in Pasadena, California; former editor of Los Angeles Business Journal

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Barnes & Noble  is one of the big chains that have pushed
independent bookstores out of many neighborhoods. But Barnes & Noble tries to be different, with author readings and other…

Encino Residents Fight to Save Local Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble is one of the big chains that have pushed independent bookstores out of many neighborhoods. But Barnes & Noble tries to be different, with author readings and other…

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Ben Bernanke says the recession is finally over, at least from what he calls "a technical perspective."  The UCLA Anderson quarterly forecast says a  turnaround has begun  in Southern…

California Economy Improving, but Still Waiting for Jobs

Ben Bernanke says the recession is finally over, at least from what he calls "a technical perspective."  The UCLA Anderson quarterly forecast says a turnaround has begun in Southern…

from Which Way, L.A.?

After Congress  failed to pass  the much-compromised  Wall Street rescue  today, the Dow took its  biggest single point-drop  in history—777 points.

California Legislators Split over Bailout Package

After Congress failed to pass the much-compromised Wall Street rescue today, the Dow took its biggest single point-drop in history—777 points.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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