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Los Angeles businesses feel sting of COVID-19 travel restrictions

Mar 5, 2020
The city welcomed more than 1 million visitors from China in 2019.
A woman wears a face mask at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on March 2, 2020.
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After 13 years of teaching, illustrator and graphic designer goes freelance

Oct 24, 2017
"It's been fun and profitable. It's been moving forward," says Ron Hill of Cleveland.
A comic artist works on his computer.
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Tech companies head to Capitol Hill over political ads

Is Congress ready to regulate Facebook and Google?
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, looks on as Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia introduces the Honest Ads Act on Capitol Hill on Oct. 19. The legislation is designed to increase the transparency of political ads on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
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The economics of future technology ... explained with comics

Oct 17, 2017
Kelly and Zach Weinersmith investigate the not-too-distant future in “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything.”
 Comic from “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything.”

My Economy: Anxious about medical bills down the road

Oct 16, 2017
"There has to be a more efficient way" to get health insurance.
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“We don't ever want to be the cheapest provider of lodging services,” says Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International.
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What is EDGAR and why do we care if it was hacked?

Sep 21, 2017
The SEC believes "illicit trading" might have occurred after the breach.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.
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In Los Angeles, mariachi musicians fight gentrification to keep tradition alive

Sep 15, 2017
In the Boyle Heights neighborhood of LA, mariachis struggle to pay rent near a plaza named for them.
Mariachi Plaza and the larger Boyle Heights neighborhood have become the focal point for gentrification in Los Angeles. 
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This Los Angeles incubator wants to jumpstart the green economy

Sep 15, 2017
At the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, companies have access to mentors and laser cutters, too.
LA Cleantech Incubator's Advanced Prototyping Center.
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San Diego Mayor on the impact of NAFTA and Congressional action on DACA

Sep 11, 2017
Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer on the importance of Congressional action for DACA and how NAFTA has meant billions for San Diego.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer.
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