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TRAVEL
July 5, 2009 | Jane Engle; Catharine Hamm; Judi Dash; Susan James
Nonstop to Cuba? ?Si! A Long Beach company called Cuba Travel Services last week began weekly nonstop flights between Havana and LAX on Tuesdays. Flight time on the chartered Continental Airlines Boeing 737-800, which can carry 150 passengers, is less than 5 1/2 hours. Round-trip adult fares start at $689 plus tax. Because of U.S. restrictions on travel to the communist-ruled country, most customers are expected to be Cuban Americans who have family there.
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REAL ESTATE
September 19, 2004 | From Times wire reports
Customer satisfaction with new-home builders in Southern California exceeded the rating for the industry overall, according to findings released last week by J.D. Power and Associates. The study, based on the responses of 64,502 buyers of newly built single-family homes -- 6,584 in Southern California -- found the region's index score for overall customer satisfaction rose to 114 in 2004 from 107 in 2003.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch
New car prices have stabilized after rising quickly coming out of the recent recession, a new report shows. A study by market research firm J.D. Power and Associates found that the average transaction price for a new automobile this year-to-date is $28,013, down slightly from the $28,337 logged for all of last year. But from 2008 through last year the average transaction price rose 11%. Renewed consumer demand from drivers of aging cars and a significant reduction in the sales incentives offered by manufacturers were behind that price increase.
SPORTS
August 25, 2001
Mark Rees of J.D. Power and Associates informed us last week that the average time spent in food lines at Dodger Stadium has decreased 20% from last season. And how did they determine this? They tallied mailed-in survey responses. So my average wait has gone from 45 minutes to 36. This is no more acceptable than the Dodgers decreasing their margin of loss from five runs to four. Wouldn't it have been more direct, accurate and inexpensive to send a couple of their highly paid executives to the food lines equipped with a timing device.
BUSINESS
March 11, 1998 | John O'Dell
Auto-By-Tel Corp., the Irvine-based Internet car shopping service, scored a coup this month when it was ranked tops in its industry in dealer satisfaction by rating guru J.D. Power & Associates. The company is duking it out with a number of competitors, including software giant Microsoft Corp.'s CarPoint. So getting J.D. Power's seal of approval gives it a big leg up in competing for dealers who will pay Auto-By-Tel for the rights to a market territory.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2002 | From Associated Press
With sales decreasing, Ford Motor Co. has decided not to build a hybrid version of the Escape sport utility vehicle at its Ohio assembly plant, the automaker said. Ford had been considering building the hybrid Escape at the plant in suburban Avon Lake alongside the regular Escape, which will go into production there next summer. The hybrid Escape will use a small gasoline engine supplemented by an electric motor. Ford officials say it will offer the power of an SUV but use less gasoline.
NEWS
May 19, 1992
Asian cuisine is a fixture on the California restaurant scene: CHINESE: 2,628 JAPANESE: 673 (SUSHI BAR): 70 KOREAN: 79 THAI: 166 VIETNAMESE: 70 Total California Restaurants: 70,181 SOURCE: DUN & BRADSTREET ELECTRONIC BUSINESS DIRECTORY Joint ventures Los Angeles' top trading partners in 1991: Japan: 31% Taiwan: 10% S.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
New car prices have stabilized after rising quickly coming out of the recent recession, a new report shows. A study by market research firm J.D. Power and Associates found that the average transaction price for a new automobile year-to-date is $28,013, down slightly from the $28,337 logged for all of last year. It's the first time the price has dipped since 2008. The average transaction price increased 11% between 2008 and last year as drivers of aging cars came back on the market for new vehicles and manufacturers slashed sales incentives.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Ford Motor Co. said it will add 11 parts distribution centers in the next three years to speed delivery of replacement parts to dealer repair shops. The new outlets will more than double Ford's 10-center system to 21. The first new center is scheduled to open in Memphis, Tenn., by January, the company said. U.S. auto makers are working to speed parts deliveries to avoid losing customers to car repair chains. U.S. sales of cars and light trucks reached a record 17.
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