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Long Beach Airport isn't ready to give Uber and Lyft a green light

Car-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft can pick up and drop off fliers at most major airports in Southern California, but the city of Long Beach isn’t ready to allow such drivers to pick up at the Long Beach Airport. In a meeting last week, the Long Beach City Council was set to consider a...

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    Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent to step down next year

    Coca-Cola said Friday that Chief Executive Muhtar Kent will step down next year and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer James Quincey. The world's largest beverage maker is under pressure to grow as people around the world drink less soda, including its flagship Coke. The Atlanta-based company...

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    Porsche has unboxed a new Boxster. The 2017 model has a smaller engine and weighs less, but is quicker and more powerful.  Like earlier versions of this entry-level sports car, the new iteration is fast, fun to drive and, for a Porsche, affordable. Known as the 718 Boxster, the new edition is powered...

  • High channel prices overshadow arrival of a la carte TV in Canada

    High channel prices overshadow arrival of a la carte TV in Canada

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  • Soylent CEO still hasn't removed remnants of shipping-container home, prosecutor says

    Soylent CEO still hasn't removed remnants of shipping-container home, prosecutor says

    With Los Angeles prosecutors bearing down over his unsightly shipping container of a home, Soylent Chief Executive Robert Rhinehart took action. He removed the giant structure from his hilltop property in July and apologized for disrupting neighbors with his housing experiment. But since then,...

  • American Apparel sets date for auctioning off its business

    American Apparel sets date for auctioning off its business

    American Apparel set the date for the bankruptcy auction of its manufacturing, retail and wholesale business, likely delaying layoffs slated to affect as many as 3,457 employees in Southern California.  The Los Angeles clothier, which in November filed for bankruptcy for the second time, told workers...

  • Heat on ice: Dodge Challenger GT goes AWD

    Heat on ice: Dodge Challenger GT goes AWD

    Just in time for winter, Dodge has unveiled an all-wheel-drive version of its Challenger GT. The resulting vehicle, capable of baking up endless amounts of snow donuts, will retail for just under $35,000. Dodge calls the new vehicle “the world’s first and only all-wheel-drive American muscle coupe.”...

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    SpaceX now hopes to return to flight in January, not this month

    SpaceX said it is now targeting early January for its first flight after a September explosion that destroyed one of its Falcon 9 rockets. The Elon Musk-led company said in a statement Wednesday that it is “finalizing the investigation” into the explosion and is “working to complete the final steps...

  • Main Street Electrical Parade returns to Disneyland on Jan. 20

    Main Street Electrical Parade returns to Disneyland on Jan. 20

    About a decade after the Main Street Electrical Parade left Disneyland, the cavalcade of lights and music is scheduled to return to the Anaheim park starting Jan. 20 and running until June 18. The Electrical Parade was a fan favorite at Disneyland from 1972 until 1996. For the last six years, the...

  • SeaWorld eliminates hundreds of jobs

    SeaWorld eliminates hundreds of jobs

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. announced Tuesday that it is eliminating 320 jobs, part of an ongoing effort to sharply cut its costs. In Southern California, about 60 employees will be laid off, according to a notice filed Tuesday with the California Employment Development Department. The affected...

  • Roman Polanski extradition request rejected by Poland's top court

    Roman Polanski extradition request rejected by Poland's top court

    Director Roman Polanski scored a key legal victory in Poland on Tuesday when the country’s top court rejected an extradition request from the U.S. stemming from the filmmaker’s 1977 Los Angeles case in which he pleaded guilty to having sex with a minor. The Polish Supreme Court in Warsaw ruled...

  • Former U.S. Atty. Debra Wong Yang is reportedly under consideration to lead the SEC

    Former U.S. Atty. Debra Wong Yang is reportedly under consideration to lead the SEC

    Los Angeles lawyer Debra Wong Yang, the former top federal prosecutor for the region, reportedly is being considered by President-elect Donald Trump to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission. Yang, a fourth-generation Angeleno who grew up in Chinatown, became the first Asian American woman...

  • Phone and bank stocks push indexes higher; Dow reaches new record

    Phone and bank stocks push indexes higher; Dow reaches new record

    Stocks posted slight gains Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to another record, helped by shares of telecommunications companies such as Verizon, Sprint and AT&T. Small-company and bank stocks also rose as investors continued to speculate that U.S. economic growth will pick up under...

  • Trump takes credit for SoftBank CEO's pledge to invest $50 billion in the U.S.

    Trump takes credit for SoftBank CEO's pledge to invest $50 billion in the U.S.

    After meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday, Japanese tech billionaire Masayoshi Son said he would invest $50 billion in the United States and “commit” to creating 50,000 new jobs over an unspecified time period. Son is the founder and chief executive of SoftBank, one of Japan's...

  • Justice Department approves Alaska Airlines' acquisition of Virgin America

    Justice Department approves Alaska Airlines' acquisition of Virgin America

    The Justice Department on Tuesday cleared the parent company of Alaska Airlines to buy Virgin America, but imposed some route-sharing conditions. The $2.6-billion purchase of Burlingame, Calif.-based Virgin America by Alaska Air Group, which will create the nation’s fifth largest domestic carrier, is...

  • Boeing to acquire ocean drone maker Liquid Robotics

    Boeing to acquire ocean drone maker Liquid Robotics

    Boeing Co. will acquire floating-drone maker Liquid Robotics, the aerospace giant said Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Based in Sunnyvale, Liquid Robotics developed the Wave Glider, a surfboard-shaped drone that floats on the ocean surface and collects data, propelling itself for...

  • Can R-rated 'Office Christmas Party' unseat Disney's 'Moana' at the box office?

    Can R-rated 'Office Christmas Party' unseat Disney's 'Moana' at the box office?

    Youth-oriented fantasies like “Moana,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and “Doctor Strange” have dominated the box office the last few weeks, but now there’s a chance for misbehaving adults to climb the charts.  “Office Christmas Party,” a raunchy R-rated comedy from Paramount Pictures...

  • Parents, put the phone down — after you read this

    Parents, put the phone down — after you read this

    OK, kids, a quick moment to gloat: As it turns out, it’s not just you; it’s us parents too. We just can’t stop staring at screens. That’s the result of a new national survey suggesting that parents spend nine hours a day plugged into tech, with only an hour and a half of it dedicated to work and...

  • Supreme Court: Samsung doesn't owe Apple $400 million for copying iPhone look

    Supreme Court: Samsung doesn't owe Apple $400 million for copying iPhone look

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled for Samsung Electronics in a bitter smartphone patents dispute with Apple and set aside a $400-million damages verdict for copying the look of the iPhone. But the decision doesn’t close the years-long, multi-lawsuit fight between the world’s two most popular smartphone...

  • Making TSA PreCheck free could save millions of dollars, study suggests

    Making TSA PreCheck free could save millions of dollars, study suggests

    By offering frequent travelers free membership to the Transportation Security Administration’s expedited screening program, the agency can save money and speed up the screening process at airports across the country. That is the conclusion of a study by professors at the University of Illinois...

  • Bank stocks lift Dow to a new record, and tech shares climb

    Bank stocks lift Dow to a new record, and tech shares climb

    U.S. stocks resumed their climb Monday as investors bought stocks that stand to benefit from economic growth, such as banks, and picked up shares of technology companies, which have been mostly left out of a post-election rally. The Dow Jones industrial average set another record high. Energy companies...

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