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 By DPA    Business    June 14, 2019

Uber Air Taxis Take to the Skies Above Los Angeles, Dallas, Melbourne

Canberra (dpa) - Ride-hailing app Uber said Wednesday it will begin trialling its air taxi service in Australia's second-largest city next year. Melbourne will be third city in the world, after...

 

Apple Replaces its Iconic Music-focused iTunes Software on its Desktop and Laptop Computers

Los Angeles (dpa) - Technology giant Apple is replacing its iconic music-focused iTunes software on its desktop and laptop computers, the company announced on Monday, along with unveiling a number...

 
 By DPA    Business    May 31, 2019

Nazi Gold Train Hunter Unexpectedly discovers another hidden treasure

Walbrzych, Poland (dpa) - It was totally unexpected when Piotr Koper, who recently became infamous for his search for a mythical Nazi train laden with gold, found another sort of treasure. During the...

 
 By DPA    Business    May 29, 2019

Renault's core market is Europe, Asian Alliance with Japanese carmakers Nissan and Mitsubishi, and FCA is Strongest in the Americas

Rome (dpa) - Italo-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is proposing a 50-50 merger with France's Renault to create the world's third-largest automotive group behind Volkswagen and...

 

Los Angeles Lyft & Uber Drivers Rent Cars and end up Sleeping in Them

In the US, new-wave taxi companies like Uber and Lyft pay thousands of freelancers to drive for cheap, with many also leasing cars from the companies. The price of a new wave of mobility is being...

 
 By DPA    Business    May 25, 2019

Google says its applications will still function on Huawei devices after US order

Google services will continue to function on Huawei devices, the US company said Monday after the Trump administration imposed restrictions on doing business with the Chinese telecom giant. "We assure...

 
 By Roger Vincent    Business    May 25, 2019

Co-working spaces: Not just for start-up bros anymore

Co-working is often more pleasant these days than putting in eight hours at a traditional office. If you'd prefer a workspace that looks like a chic hotel lobby with waiters at your service, that can...

 
 By DPA    Business    May 23, 2019

Conspicuous Consumption: California Based Company Markets the World's most Expensive coffee

(dpa) - Coffee lovers, pay attention: You've been drinking sub-par coffee - a Los Angeles roaster has set the bar way higher than anything you've ever tried with a 75-dollar cup of coffee. Klatch...

 
 By DPA    Business    May 23, 2019

US companies in China Report That Trump Tariffs Hurt Their Bottom Lines

Beijing (dpa) – More than 74 per cent of US companies in China reported that tariffs adopted as part of the US-China trade war are hurting their business, an industry group survey said Wednesday....

 

Riding Double is Trouble: Can Bird Build a Better Scooter Before it Runs out of Cash?

(tca/dpa) - A year ago, Bird Rides Inc. was flying high - and Silicon Valley was betting that it would keep on climbing. Thousands of the Santa Monica start-up's signature black-and-white scooters app...

 

Trump Declares National Emergency to protect Communications Networks From Chinese

Washington (dpa) - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared a national emergency aimed at protecting US communication networks in a move that is seen as part of a broader effort to keep the...

 

Innovative Snacking Companies Are Finding Their Home in Santa Monica

We all love to eat. Unfortunately, most of us have grown up on sweet and salty snacks that taste great in the moment, but then we need to run to the gym to try to offset the damage done. Well, it no...

 

Santa Monica is Becoming the Center for Organic and Healthy Food Choices!

Clustered in a stretch of about 1 mile on Wilshire Boulevard you will find every kind of organic and healthy food option you might be looking for and all within Santa Monica. The healthy and organic f...

 

Gates Kingsley Gates Guarantees 100% Satisfaction in New Office Location

Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy funeral home has been a fixture in Santa Monica for more than 75 years. In addition to providing services to the community, it once prepared the remains of...

 
 By Stan Greene    Business    April 25, 2019

JP Morgan Chase Bank Experiences Broad Outage in California

4/22/19: Chase Bank is apparently experiencing a regional outage in California, where customers are unable to obtain their true balances or do online banking. Several websites which track outages, suc...

 

Street Vendors Decriminalized, as Long as They're In the Right Place at the Right Time

On Tuesday, the Santa Monica City Council voted to institute an emergency ordinance that would require sidewalk vendors to acquire licenses and permits. They would also be barred from operating in...

 
 By Mona Day    Business    March 14, 2019

2,000 Foodies Raised $1.3 million in Support of PPLA Food Fare

The highly anticipated annual culinary event PPLA Food Fare returned to Barker Hangar on Thursday, March 7 for its 40th anniversary. Over 150 of Southern California's best restaurants, caterers and...

 
 By Stan Greene    Business    March 4, 2019

Will General Motors' Lordstown Ohio Assembly Plant Get a Last Minute Reprieve?

General Motors announced last July that it intended to close 4 plants in North America, including the Lordstown Ohio facility employing, at one time, 14,500 UAW workers. Only about one third that...

 

LAMO Sheepskin Inc Announce Partnership With Style Maven - Supermodel Rachel McCord

Lamo Sheepskin Inc are proud to announce their partnership with style maven and sought after model Rachel McCord for the upcoming FN Platform (the international footwear trade show) to be held in Las...

 

4th Annual Flair Cares Food Drive February 11 to 28, Benefiting Westside Food Bank

SANTA MONICA, 2/4/19 – Flair Cleaners, Southern California's leading eco-friendly dry cleaners, will host its fourth annual Flair Cares Food Drive - Hang Up Hunger - February 11 to 28. The drive...

 

Cal Fire Clears PG&E of Liability for Napa Fire, Blaming a Private Electrical Facility Instead

Sacramento - Cal Fire has essentially exonerated Pacific Gas & Electric from liability for the fire that destroyed parts of Napa, California. This xould mean that PG&E, the State's largest...

 

Project Save Our Surf Charity Adds Sponsor Kona Deep and Celebrate With A Beach Clean Up!

Santa Monica, CA. – January 13th 2019 – Project Save Our Surf, a 501(c)3 charity, today announced a year long sponsorship with Kona Deep, a deep ocean bottled water company founded in Hawaii. The...

 

"Budget Market" on 4th Street in Santa Monica Sells for $3.3 million

It may not look like much, but the Budget Market just sold to a private trust for $3.3 million. This according to William Althouse at Westmac Realty. "Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC Arranges $3.3...

 

230,000 Acres of Oil Rich Permian Basin Properties Are Now Open to Your Investment

Back in 1996 Autry Stephens decided that he wanted to claim his share of oil riches so he struck out on his own and soon named his one rig oil company the "Big Dog Drilling Company." Over the next...

 

Bitcoin Falls Below $3700, as US Dollar Rises, Bitcoin Cash Forks

As the US Dollar rose abroad, and another approaching fork for Bitcoin remains, Bitcoin fell below $4000 for the first time in 15 months. The fork in Bitcoin Cash, which forked off from Bitcoin...

 

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