October 14, 2009 |
The nation's bellwether technology sector is kicking into gear as businesses and consumers boost their spending on computers and electronics. Shipments of semiconductors are on the rise. Some companies are hiring. Tech stocks outperformed the market all summer. And U.S. exports to China, including technology products, have climbed 33% since January. That's good news for California, home to hundreds of companies that make the software, chips and switches that power many of today's bestselling computer and electronics devices.
April 19, 2013 |
Southern California is a hotbed of young and innovative companies, but you wouldn't know it by following the money. Venture capital funding, the lifeblood of start-ups, has fallen sharply in the region this year, according to a report released Thursday. Southern California companies raised $507.6 million from venture-capital investors in the first three months of the year, a 42% decline from the nearly $880 million in the first quarter of 2012. The data were compiled by Dow Jones VentureSource.
October 17, 2013 |
Amid the vast sea of office buildings and industrial plants just south of Los Angeles International Airport, a new office campus is emerging with a 21st century look starkly distinct from its baby boom-era neighbors. While most of Southern California's office market remains stuck in neutral as businesses decline to expand, developers in El Segundo are about to risk millions of dollars building the offices. In contrast to its more monolithic neighbors, the new complex will have 15 office buildings of widely varying sizes and shapes intended to appeal to firms in the few sectors that are expanding, such as technology and entertainment.
October 4, 2009 |
With debt-burdened American consumers cutting back in response to the recession, many U.S. companies are increasingly looking outward, toward fast-developing countries such as China, India and Brazil. But instead of seeing these nations primarily as cheap producers of goods to sell to Americans, U.S. corporate leaders see them as potential customers for American products and services. That shift, which has been underway for several years but has intensified sharply during the downturn, comes as vast numbers of families in these emerging economies are moving into cities and spending like never before to improve their living standards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2010 |
Back when feuding couples had equity in their homes and investments worth fighting over, Scott Sagaria made a good living as a divorce lawyer. But the recession cut deep into his family law business, causing the San Jose practitioner to redirect his talents. Now he makes a good living as a bankruptcy attorney. Like solo and small boutique law practitioners across the country, Sagaria has been better able to adapt to a shifting legal landscape than Big Law firms that had to shed more than 4,600 lawyers nationwide last year.
November 29, 2010 |
Dear Karen: My business was incorporated by an online service on the last day taxes were due for the year. Had it waited one more day, I could have saved $800. Answer: Your experience shows that dates matter when it comes to filing legal documents. And, although online services can be convenient and inexpensive, it is incumbent on the entrepreneur to research details or hire a professional to help. "Online formation companies are very good at getting the documents prepared and filed with the secretary of state," said Deborah Sweeney, chief executive of MyCorporation in Calabasas.
June 12, 1988
R.H. Lindeman Architectural Associates and Pelke & Associates have relocated to shared facilities at 1815 W. 213th St., Torrance.
October 4, 1987
PHH Design Group, at 716 S. Olive St., is the new firm name for Walker Associates and Neville Lewis Associates.
May 31, 2013 |
For years, politicians and labor unions have pilloried Wal-Mart and other large employers for paying workers so little that many qualify for government health insurance at taxpayers' expense. Now critics fear the public will get stuck with an even bigger tab as California and other states expand Medicaid as part of the federal healthcare law. That has California lawmakers taking aim at the world's largest retailer and other big firms. Legislators, backed by unions, consumer groups and doctors, are calling for fines that could reach about $6,000 per full-time employee who ends up on Medi-Cal, the state Medicaid program for the poor and others.
February 24, 1985
EDC Inc. and Buena Vista Properties Inc. have merged and reorganized to form McCune, Gerwin & Partners Inc., a multi-displinary design and construction firm with offices in Los Angeles and Ventura. Charles McCune is president, and Paul Gerwin is vice president.