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The RealReal Is Reeling from Reports that Fake Goods Are Slipping Through

In the wake of an IPO, the RealReal is struggling to scale up without losing customer trust. Can the company stay a step ahead of savvy knock-off artists?
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Marciano Art Foundation Shutters, Blaming Low Attendance—Former Employees Have Other Theories

Just days after staffers announced their intent to unionize, the Wilshire Boulevard museum has closed with "no plans to reopen"
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We Need to Know: Who’s Hanging Out at the Capital One Café?

Yes, bank-coffee shop hybrids are an actual thing and people seem to be into them: “They don’t care; you can do whatever you want”

What Does a Chinese Company Want with Gay Hookup App Grindr?

When a staid conglomerate snatched up the app, everyone expected a few bumps. But nobody predicted a counterintelligence investigation by the FBI
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Maxine Waters Put the Screws to Mark Zuckerberg at Today’s Congressional Hearings

She made it clear the Facebook chief has some explaining to do
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What Does AB 5 Mean for California’s Freelance Writers?

Critics worry the new labor law will make surviving impossible in a struggling industry, but questions linger about its real implications
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Weedmaps Lays Off 100 Employees Amid Financial and Legal Struggles

The Irvine-based company had drawn scrutiny for allowing illegal pot shops on its platform
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After 70 Years, the Norms Chain of Iconic Googie Diners Looks to the Future

The throwback chain is celebrating seven decades with new stores, new merch, and really cheap breakfast
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Legendary L.A. Retailer Ron Robinson Is (Happily) Closing Up Shop

After 40 years inside Fred Segal—and nearly as many in Santa Monica—Robinson says goodbye to brick and mortar