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LA Airports See Massive Drop in First-Half Traffic

Passenger traffic at the four airports serving Los Angeles County plunged 58% during the first half of 2020, their worst six-month performance on record as Covid-19 slammed the air travel industry.

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California Pizza Kitchen Plans to Emerge From Bankruptcy This Fall

If all goes as planned, California Pizza Kitchen Inc. should emerge from bankruptcy by Halloween.

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LA Tourism Selects Burke as CEO

The Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board named Adam Burke as the organization’s new president and chief executive.

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American Airlines Drops 6 LAX Routes

American Airlines plans to end service for six routes from Los Angeles International Airport.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Down 87% in June

The toll from the Covid-19 pandemic continued at LAX in June as passenger traffic fell 87% from year-earlier levels.

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Alaska Airlines Adds Nonstop Routes at LAX

New service will connect Alaska Airlines passengers to destinations in Florida, Montana, Oregon and Hawaii.

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Simon Group Bids $191 Million for Lucky Brand

Just four months after picking up Lincoln Heights-based Forever 21 Inc., Simon Property Group Inc., is about to acquire another locally based retailer.

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JetBlue to End Service at Long Beach

JetBlue said it will end service at Long Beach Airport in October and transfer flights and crews to LAX.

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In a Mask Moment, Makeup Companies Look to the Eyes

Lipstick sales fall as use of masks surges

It doesn’t take a cosmetics expert to guess that wearing face masks to fend off the coronavirus might be the kiss of death for the lipstick business.

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Kardashian Lands $200 Million Investment From Coty

Deal values KKW Beauty at $1 Billion

New York-based Coty Inc. paid $200 million for a 20% stake in KKW Beauty, bringing the company's valuation to $1 billion.

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American Drops International Flights From LAX

American Airlines is shifting its trans-Pacific flight hub from LAX to Dallas-Fort Worth International.

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Malls May Be Open, but Many Stores Are Still Shut

Nearly one-quarter of shops have yet to reopen

Almost a month after local shopping centers got a green light to reopen, about a quarter of their storefronts remain dark.

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Yoshinoya Ramps Up Digital Platforms

Fast-casual chain upgrades app's ordering capabilities

With the Covid-19 pandemic settling in for an extended run in much of the country, the phrase “adapt or perish” seems to be the mantra for many retailers and restauranteurs.

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Designs That Keep Diversity in Mind

Mambetov aims for ‘modest, not Muslim’

For L.A. fashion designer Elle Mambetov, the Covid-19 outbreak has meant figuring out how to introduce a new fashion line without the benefit of a traditional live runway show.

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Interim LA Airports Chief Erbacci Moves a Step Closer to Permanent Post

Los Angeles World Airports interim Chief Executive Justin Erbacci moved one step closer to the permanent job.

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