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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2013 | By William Nottingham
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti began his first day in office Monday talking with business leaders and scheduling an afternoon of short meetings in which he and his aides will meet with members of the public. The session with business leaders was open to the public and the discussion included jobs, taxes and city services. At an inauguration late Sunday on the steps of City Hall, Garcetti became the city's 42 nd mayor, succeeding Antonio Villaraigosa, who was termed-out after eight years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2014 | By Gale Holland
Turning the Cecil Hotel into homeless housing was supposed to be a quick and innovative way to get skid row residents off the streets. But a proposal for hundreds of homeless units in the hotel collapsed recently in the face of opposition from downtown business leaders and social service providers, backed by Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina. They argued the neighborhood is oversaturated with homeless housing and other services. "Supervisor Molina's strong opinion is that the skid row area is the way it is because of an over-concentration of services," Roxane Marquez, Molina's press deputy, said Friday.
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BUSINESS
December 16, 2010 | By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
Hoping to mend fences with business leaders and spur more hiring, President Obama spent more than four hours with chief executives of 20 major companies in a "working meeting" that both sides said paved the way for better cooperation. "We feel very confident we made some good progress," Obama told reporters as he walked back to the White House after the Wednesday meeting at nearby Blair House with the heads of such major companies as Boeing Co., Comcast Corp., General Electric Co. and Google Inc. The session was another step in Obama's move toward the political center after big Republican gains in last month's mid-term elections.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Gale Holland
A federal civil rights lawsuit filed Monday accuses the city of Los Angeles of malicious prosecution for charging a skid row community organizer with assault after she blew an air horn during a demonstration. City Atty. Carmen Trutanich charged Deborah Burton, 62, with misdemeanor assault and battery for allegedly blowing the horn in officials' ears during a 2011 skid row protest. Burton was acquitted of all charges last July. The suit says the charges were aimed at stifling political dissent.
NATIONAL
April 20, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
TEMPE, Ariz. - A former president of the University of Arizona pleaded with Mitt Romney on Friday to support some version of the Dream Act to give "a glimmer of hope" to college students who are not in the United States legally. "They're bright. They can help carry this country forward," Manuel Pacheco told the Republican presidential candidate during a round-table discussion with Latino business leaders in Tempe. "I think it would be a shame to lose that particular talent that they bring.
WORLD
November 6, 2010 | By Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times
Many Americans resent India as a "land of call centers and back offices," President Obama said Saturday, a magnet that has siphoned jobs out of the U.S. economy. While Indians also feel threatened by American products and companies, Obama said, both countries should set aside their stereotypes and engage as economic partners. "I'm here because I believe that in our interconnected world, increased commerce between the United States and India can be and will be a win-win proposition for both nations," Obama told a group of American and Indian executives gathered here for a business summit.
BUSINESS
September 18, 2011 | Philip Delves Broughton
"The rich world has a poor conscience," wrote Christopher Hitchens in one of his assaults on the reputation of Mother Teresa, "and many people liked to alleviate their own unease by sending money to a woman who seemed like an activist for 'the poorest of the poor.'" He has called Mother Teresa a friend of poverty, rather than the poor, and a Roman Catholic fundamentalist. His view is rhetorically harsh, but worth reflecting on as one reads "Mother Teresa, CEO: Unexpected Principles for Practical Leadership," a paean to the leadership talents of history's most famous Albanian.
NEWS
September 18, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will try to enlist help from business leaders in his standoff with congressional Republicans over government spending and a looming vote to raise the debt limit, a White House official said. At a meeting with the Business Roundtable on Wednesday, Obama will ask corporate leaders to urge Republicans to give up plans to negotiate cuts in government spending, or a repeal of Obama's healthcare law, in return for an increase in the debt limit, said the official, who asked not to be named discussing the president's remarks before the meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2012 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
Vernon has long been a nirvana for business: Easy access to freeways and rail lines. Low taxes. Cheap, abundant supplies of electricity. Manufacturers, chemical factories and even a giant slaughterhouse thrived in Vernon's friendly confines for much of the past century, free of the protests about noise, exhaust and odors that bedeviled neighboring communities. Largely free, too, of the hordes of pesky residents that can make it so difficult for industry in California towns. But these days, the party seems to be ending.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum and David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles business leaders Wednesday pressed elected officials to address ballooning city employee pension costs, pushing for salary freezes as well as a ballot measure that would let voters - instead of lawmakers - decide how much employees should collect in retirement. A brigade of civic leaders that included former Mayor Richard Riordan took their pitch to a closed-door meeting of City Hall's labor negotiations committee, which has spent months mulling a proposal by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to scale back benefits and increase the retirement age for newly hired civilian employees.
NATIONAL
February 26, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
TUCSON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer began meeting Wednesday with key groups before deciding the fate of legislation that would give more protection to businesses citing religious beliefs in denying service to gays. The meetings come as a group representing Latino lawyers announced it was moving its scheduled convention out of state. The Hispanic National Bar Assn. said it will move its 40th annual convention, scheduled for September 2015 in Phoenix, because the legislation, SB 1062, discriminates against members of Arizona's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
NEWS
October 2, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - Wall Street ought to be worried about the political climate in the capital and the potential for the federal government to default, President Obama said Wednesday. Stalemate between him and Republicans in Congress is nothing new, Obama said, but he also said that "this time's different. " Wall Street, he said, "should be concerned.” “When you have a situation in which a faction is willing potentially to default on U.S. obligations, then we are in trouble," Obama told CNBC's John Harwood in an exclusive interview.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan and Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti sought Wednesday to rebuild his frayed ties with the city's business leaders, embracing their City Hall agenda while promoting his efforts to speed L.A.'s economic recovery. "You set the agenda for us," Garcetti told a gathering of L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce members in the City Hall rotunda. "It's time to put the recession in the rearview mirror," he said. "It's time for us, as Los Angeles, to be an example for what a modern city can be, and an economy of a modern city can look like.
NEWS
September 18, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will try to enlist help from business leaders in his standoff with congressional Republicans over government spending and a looming vote to raise the debt limit, a White House official said. At a meeting with the Business Roundtable on Wednesday, Obama will ask corporate leaders to urge Republicans to give up plans to negotiate cuts in government spending, or a repeal of Obama's healthcare law, in return for an increase in the debt limit, said the official, who asked not to be named discussing the president's remarks before the meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spent his first morning as mayor discussing jobs and city services with business leaders from San Pedro to Century City while sending a not-too-subtle message to the organizations that backed his opponent, former City Controller Wendy Greuel. Garcetti conducted a round table with more than a dozen chambers of commerce, including groups that represent Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Venice, Lincoln Heights, Harbor Gateway and Historic Filipinotown, asking for ideas about ways to make the city more business friendly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2013 | By William Nottingham
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti began his first day in office Monday talking with business leaders and scheduling an afternoon of short meetings in which he and his aides will meet with members of the public. The session with business leaders was open to the public and the discussion included jobs, taxes and city services. At an inauguration late Sunday on the steps of City Hall, Garcetti became the city's 42 nd mayor, succeeding Antonio Villaraigosa, who was termed-out after eight years.
NATIONAL
November 11, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
In the outcry over a draft proposal released this week by President Obama's deficit reduction commission, one powerful interest group was more muted: business. The plan drew denunciations from labor unions, liberals and some Democratic members of Congress, who protested proposals for deep spending cuts meant to reduce deficits that have swelled to more than 9% of total U.S. economic output. Business groups and their conservative allies in Congress took a more guarded approach, even though the plan calls for nearly $1 trillion in revenue increases over the next nine years.
BUSINESS
November 8, 2009
Re: David Lazarus' consumer column "Business leaders' healthcare stand takes chutzpah," Nov. 1: Evidently Lazarus believes that corporations don't need profits to provide jobs, maintain bank relations, afford inventory, satisfy shareholders and pay taxes to fund local, state and federal governments. Business leaders face these challenges daily and should be the ones we look to for advice on how healthcare relates to business. If you don't want to hear from them, then at the very least don't support laws that require them to provide this service at their cost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2013 | By David Zahniser and Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti began his first day in office Monday sitting down with business leaders and holding afternoon office hours for Angelenos to speak their minds, part of his promise to embrace a "listen, then lead" style of governance at City Hall. One day after he gave an inaugural speech promising to focus heavily on job growth and basic city services, Garcetti got an earful from residents troubled by potholes, broken sidewalks, business taxes, illegal home additions and homelessness, among other issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2013 | By Anthony York
BEIJING -- A former college roommate, a one-time campaign foe and a nephew are among Gov. Jerry Brown's 90 traveling companions this week as he leads a state trade mission on a five city swing through China. A day when most delegates made a 13-hour flight from California, plus a three-hour ride in Beijing traffic from the airport to the downtown Grand Hyatt, ended with a cocktail-and-appetizer reception in a hotel ballroom, filled with the requisite amount of small talk, welcoming remarks and polite applause.
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