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Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles sets up new ‘Bazaar’ format, teams up with local artists, vendors during COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

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DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) — When you think of Grand Central Market, you probably think about food. But the coronavirus pandemic is changing the items now being sold there. Business owners are taking advantage of a new "Bazaar" format by teaming up with local artists and vendors who hope a little creativity can turn things around.

Ugonna Onyekwe lost his job once COVID-19 struck. He and his wife took the hit as an opportunity and started "Lil," designing for a hip, young crowd.

"You know a few of the food vendors have shut down since COVID, and that kind of opened up the space because there wasn't really retailers here before," said Onyekwe.

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The L.A. County Health Department's shutdown of indoor dining changed the way Grand Central Market operated. The market helped some legacy vendors pivot to take-out. …

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Gig Economy Drama: California Law Threatens Road To Profitability For Uber And Lyft [Video]

In January, a controversial labor bill became law of the land in California. The legislation, known as AB5, took aim at the gig economy and two major players in the state — Uber and Lyft. Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives and Motus Chief Legal Officer Danielle Lackey discuss the impact of the legislation on the gig economy model.Investor’s Business Daily has been helping people invest smarter results by providing exclusive stock lists, investing data, stock market research, education and the latest financial and business news to help investors make more money in the stock market.Learn more. Get more IBD by subscribing to our channel.Like us on Facebook https://facebook.com/investorsbusinessdailyFollow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/IBDinvestorsFollow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/investorsbusinessdailyFollow us on StockTwits http://stocktwits.com/InvestorsBusinessDaily

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Candidates running for Needles City Mayor and Needles City Council answered community questions during Candidate Forum. ZachNews [Video]

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews): Source: Janet Jernigan with the Needles Downtown Business Alliance (Information): Needles, California: Candidates running for Needles City Mayor Council and Needles Ci