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Trump tapped Andrew Puzder, who runs the parent company for Carl's Jr. Despite the burger chain's long history in California, Puzder said they would grow elsewhere.
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Weeks away from the statewide legalization of recreational sales, L.A. now has rules for businesses planning to provide marijuana to consumers starting in 2018.

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Most cities in Southern California aren't ready for legal pot sales or don't want them. But Lynwood already has businesses moving in and getting ready to grow.

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Virgil Grant started in the marijuana industry by wholesaling suitcases full of marijuana to people in Compton. Now, three decades on, he wants to run the L.A. market.

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With Aetna deal, CVS looks to turn stores into health care hubs

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By combining a health insurer with a drugstore chain, CVS is looking to provide more care from its network of stores. The deal would also give the merged companies more clout with drugmakers.

Californians don't like the GOP tax plan — even many conservatives

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In the words of one Californian: "Thank goodness I haven't had to talk to my tax dude yet...It's going to be such a bummer."

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CVS to buy health insurer Aetna for $69 billion

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American and pilots work out deal to save holiday flights

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The airline had accidentally given too many pilots the holidays off, raising the specter of thousands of cancelled flights.

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This week, Senate Republicans are aiming to pass a number of changes that could significantly affect how much Californians pay in federal taxes.

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A new push to help homeless kids

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Youth homelessness is on the rise and Los Angeles officials want to bring those numbers down by targeting kids exiting foster care.

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But in the long term, new technology could create more jobs than it eliminates, a new report says. It says governments and businesses have to prioritize retraining workers for the new economy.

American Airlines accidentally let too many pilots take off the holidays

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NBC fired Matt Lauer as Variety was preparing a story in which several women detailed their allegations against the powerful TV host.

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"On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer," NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said in a statement.

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Truckers complain they work in one of the nation's most over-regulated industries. Advocates worry rolling back safety regulations will make highways more dangerous. Driver fatigue, for instance, was cited in a horrific crash involving a tour bus and a semitrailer outside of Palm Springs in 2016.

Uber accused of using a spy unit to steal trade secrets

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A former security manager for Uber testified in San Francisco on Tuesday that he believed the ride-hailing service had set up a secret unit to steal trade secrets from its rivals overseas.

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"David Sweeney is no longer on staff," acting senior vice president of news Chris Turpin said in an email to staff. At least three female journalists have filed complaints against him.