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Features by Ben Bergman

Why NFL teams should think twice about coming to LA

In the NFL, having a team in a big city is not necessarily better.
Posted In: los angeles, NFL, stadium deals, revenue sharing

Are pro sports teams economic winners for cities?

A baseball team has about the same economic impact as a midsize department store.
Posted In: business of sports, tax incentives, stadiums, cities

As unions decline, dockworkers still have clout

Their union has the power to shut down all 29 ports on the West Coast.
Posted In: ports, Labor Unions, unions
President Barack Obama speaks in Washington, D.C. about a failed procedural vote on a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

The accidental origin of the $15 minimum-wage movement

Push to unionize workers in tiny town outside Seattle ignites a national cause.
Posted In: minimum wage, local economy, local government
USC Tunnel

Big college football donors pay for access, even glory

Now you too and run out onto the field... for about $1,500.
Posted In: USC, American Football, donors, college sports
Kershaw Bobblehead

Bobbleheadmania hits Dodger Stadium

What really brings baseball fans to the stadium? Free giveaways.
Posted In: Dodgers, baseball, los angeles
Demonstrators protest

Clippers sold to former Microsoft CEO for $2 billion

Steve Ballmer has won the bidding war for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Posted In: Clippers, Donald Sterling

Casino buses get lots of business, despite mounting accidents

Casino buses are only loosely regulated by the federal government, despite a spate of recent crashes
Posted In: casinos, buses, transporation

Ride-sharing vs. taxis: in many cities, the competition is on

Now that California has recognized ride-sharing, taxi companies have to learn how to compete with it
Posted In: taxis, Uber, ride sharing

Instead of airport parking, some fliers now rent out their cars

A new company headed by 19-year-olds wants to be the Airbnb of cars.
Posted In: airbnb, rental car, startups

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