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In Midst of Buyout, ReachLocal Improves

In what may be its final earnings report as a stand-alone company, ReachLocal on Friday announced a second-quarter net loss that was much narrower than a year ago.

The End of the Home-Buying Frenzy

You may have seen recent news accounts about how home sales have slowed nationwide.

California’s Version of Brain Drain

Housing shortage hurts Valley businesses.

Gas Is a Taxing Matter in This State

Are Californians finally fed up with unreasonably high gasoline prices?

Storage Firm’s Fate Packed With ‘Ifs’

Public Storage stock: to buy or not to buy?

It’s Just What the Doctor Ordered

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong appears to be the ideal owner for Los Angeles Times.

Shock’s Coming for Manufacturers

California’s manufacturers are still on the ropes. Yet the legislature seems intent on delivering the knockout smackeroo.

Report: Iger May Stay On

The Walt Disney Co.’s possible purchase of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox may result in Robert Iger staying on as Disney’s chief executive, according to a report Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal.

Housing Shortage to End Soon. Maybe.

ONE MORE THING: Newhall development could end L.A.’s housing crisis.

Give Homeless Money, Not a Unit

It’s outrageous that the average cost to build a city-subsidized apartment for the homeless has climbed to $559,000 with highest per-unit cost now at $746,000.

Business Confronted with Homelessness

True or false?: The business community in the San Fernando Valley supports the city’s idea to house the homeless temporarily in specified areas in each council district.

Sauntering, But It Feels Like a Jog

Valley economy is growing but it doesn’t feel like it.

Where’s Giant Leap for MannKind?

MannKind Corp.’s sales effort fails to deliver, so far; California’s secession threats show divisions between right and left.

California Exodus: The New Reality

Recently, I got a note from a local business executive telling me he was retiring and moving out of California.

Wealth Managers Advise Anxious Clients to Hang Tight

Shocking plunges in the stock markets in recent weeks have prompted frantic calls from investors to their wealth managers.

Don’t Unplug That Self-Checker!

Supermarkets should reconsider scrapping self-checkouts.

Was That an Error at the Stadium?

‘We may look back on this moment as an opportunity that was lost.’

Post-Midterm Magic for Investors

You’ve heard that if a National Football Conference team wins the Super Bowl in January, it’ll be a bull market that year? Or that when hemlines rise, so do stock prices? Superstitions like those are pretty stupid.

How Cheri Fleming Faced Setbacks

Three things about Cheri Fleming truly stand out.

Is Amgen a Different Company?

Amgen Inc. hit a rough patch last week.