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California Inc.: A lucrative 'Joshua Tree' to grow in Pasadena

California Inc.: A lucrative 'Joshua Tree' to grow in Pasadena

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

On Friday, we learned that auto buying and online shopping rose in December. The spending likely was fueled by rising consumer confidence, which has climbed since the election to the highest level in nearly a decade. Also, average hourly pay rose...

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