TOURISM & LEISURE

American Moves Up Restart of LAX-to-Sydney Flight

American Airlines will relaunch its LAX-to-Sydney service in November, eight months ahead of the carrier's previously planned restart.

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Autry Museum President to Retire

W. Richard West Jr., president and chief executive of the Autry Museum of the American West, plans to retire in 2021.

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Santa Monica Pier Businesses in Peril After Bummer of a Summer

Premier Parks, which operates Pacific Park, as well as other businesses on the 111-year-old Santa Monica Pier are trying to make the best of the pandemic, which left the area completely shuttered from March 15 to June 24.

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International Traffic Remains Stalled for LA Airports

Domestic air travel has been slowly picking up at L.A.-area airports, but international air traffic remains stalled as foreign travelers steer clear of the coronavirus threat in Southern California.

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Southwest Airlines Picks Up Long Beach Slots From JetBlue

Southwest is the new dominant airline at Long Beach Airport.

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Guess Tops Goals for Revenue, Earnings

Shares of Guess Inc. rose about 10% on Sept. 2 after the downtown-based apparel retailer beat Wall Street’s expectations for revenue and earnings for the company’s fiscal 2021 second quarter.

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Revolve Beats Earnings Expectations for Second Quarter

Preparing for “the worst” helped Revolve Group Inc. surpass analyst expectations and deliver record earnings per share for its second quarter that ended June 30.

Big-Box Retailers Increase Hiring in LA as Demand Surges

Several big-box retailers — including Target Corp., Walmart Inc., Home Depot Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp. — have posted substantial sales increases since the pandemic hit in March.

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LA’s Ready-Meal Companies Are Cooking During Covid

While the pandemic continues to emaciate the hospitality industry, it has helped local ready-meal companies see an uptick in business in recent months.

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Delivery, Logistics Companies Staff Up to Meet Demand

The proliferation of ecommerce over the past six months has resulted in local job gains at delivery service businesses.

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Domestic Traffic Continues to Rebound at LAX

Domestic passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport in July continued to recover from pandemic-induced lows.

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Air Lease Is Flying High Despite Airline Industry’s Troubles

Amid all the devastation in the air travel industry, Century City-based Air Lease Corp. stands out as a good news story.

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Macerich Results Point Up Retail's Challenges

Mall owner sees disruptions in rents, leases from Covid

Macerich Co.’s latest earnings report includes some grim financials but it also provides a glimpse into challenges facing the retail industry as a whole.

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Investors Applaud Fat Brands Deal for Johnny Rockets

The price of FAT Brands Inc. stock experienced a 128% surge in the days following news that the company had agreed to buy Johnny Rockets from a private equity firm.

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LAX Expansion Projects Are Taking Off

After nearly a decade of planning and site preparation work, the $5.5 billion program to improve ground access to Los Angeles International Airport is now moving full throttle.

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