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- Think movie tickets are expensive? Think again. Prices are going up nationwide this weekend.
- Fewer city staff, thanks to layoffs and early retirements, means construction projects are not getting approved fast enough, thus meaning less jobs in the private sector. Korean Air, which wants to build redevelop the Wilshire Grand hotel in downtown, is not happy.
- Meanwhile, a Chinese developer has bought the Los Angeles Marriott Downtown.
- An LAPD SWAT member was killed in Afghanistan yesterday.
- Let's get moving, California. A portion of Florida's High Speed Rail project could open as early as 2015.
- Time for L.A. Convention officials to take note. Anaheim wants Comic-Con so they've started a Facebook campaign.
- But would terrible movies stopped being produced? "The Motion Picture Association of America, the film industry group, has asked the federal commission that oversees futures exchanges to prevent the trading of futures contracts based on movie box-office receipts, calling such trading 'unbridled gambling.'”
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