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Pelosi Says Republic Refusal to Extend Unemployment Benefits ‘Immoral’

The U.S. Senate last week approved an extension of long-term unemployment benefits but many observers say despite “hopes” that a deal could be reached to gain... Read more »

Contreras-Sweet Sworn In as SBA Secretary

A local businesswoman from Los Angeles was sworn in as the Secretary of the Small Business Administration Monday, making her one of just two Latinos in the Presidemt’s... Read more »

Walmart Opens Supercenter in South Gate

With an early morning ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday and thousands of dollars in donations to local youth programs, Walmart opened a new Supercenter in the southeast... Read more »

L.A. Overhauls Trash Pick-Up at Apartments, Businesses

The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday approved a transformation in the way trash is picked up from businesses, apartments and condominiums, backing a franchise system... Read more »

Founder of L.A.’s ProAmerica Bank Confirmed as Head of SBA

The granddaughter of a migrant worker and founder of a Los Angeles bank was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Thursday to head the Small Business Administration. Maria... Read more »

L.A. Doubles Up On Summer Youth Jobs

The city of Los Angeles will offer twice as many jobs to young people this summer, with a total of 10,000 openings, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday. The Walt... Read more »

City to Consider Sales Tax Hike to Raise $4.5B for Street Repairs

Los Angeles’ top budget adviser Tuesday recommended going to voters with a half-cent sales tax hike to pay for street and sidewalk repairs. The proposed tax hike... Read more »

Women Owned Businesses Survive Longer

Businesses with a woman at the helm have a greater change of long-term survival, according to Cornell University researchers. Female ownership is the often the key... Read more »

Free Service Makes Tax Prep Less ‘Taxing’ for Older Californians

The income tax filing deadline is now less than two months away, but the return preparation process can be less taxing for those 60 and older. AARP’s Tax-Aide... Read more »

New Partnership to Help Raise Funds for MAOF

A Commerce-based marketing company with a long history of putting on successful large scale festivals and other events, will help a local nonprofit social service... Read more »

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