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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1986
Because of the Labor Day holiday, all stock and commodity markets are closed. There is no Business Section today; features and tables that normally run on Monday will appear in Tuesday's Business Section.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
"Gravity" has landed in China, and it's pulling in plenty of moviegoers. Adding to its already strong international ticket sales, "Gravity" has made an estimated $9 million in its first two days in China, according to Warner Bros.  The Alfonso Cuarón  space drama, which has attracted awards buzz, generated $4.7 million on Tuesday, its first day of release in the country, where it's showing on 5,854 screens. Early numbers show the film taking in an additional $4.2 million on Wednesday.
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BUSINESS
August 19, 2008 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
Higher air fares, fewer flights and a slumping economy seem to be keeping travelers closer to home for the Labor Day holiday. An airline industry group said Monday that only 16 million passengers are expected to board planes during the end-of-summer holiday period. That's down 5.7% from last year, when 17 million passengers flew on U.S. airlines. "We expect airplanes to be less full and skies to be less crowded this Labor Day holiday," said James C. May, president of the Air Transport Assn.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
Labor Day. Ah, that last holiday weekend of summer. Will you celebrate by sleeping in and lazing on the couch? Or grab a cold one and spend time with friends at a backyard barbecue? However you spend the long weekend-- whether it's for a few days at the beach, an overnight in the mountains or a staycation, here are a few gadgets to help you  enjoy the final days of summer with ease and peace of mind. Summer's official end isn't for another few weeks, but you can use these gadgets well beyond Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1992 | KAY SAILLANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The California Highway Patrol is sending out extra patrols to look for drunk drivers as thousands of Labor Day revelers take to Ventura County's roads in search of sun, surf and back-to-school sales at the start of the three-day holiday. Up to 60 CHP officers will be patrolling the county's freeways and highways during a maximum enforcement period that began at 6 p.m. Friday and ends at midnight Monday, said Staci Morse, a CHP spokeswoman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1990 | NIESON HIMMEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Those lazy, hazy days of summer were still much in evidence as the Labor Day holiday weekend began Saturday with light beach crowds, but heavy traffic on some freeways and at airports in the Los Angeles area. At Los Angeles International Airport, operations officers described road traffic as "light in the morning and moderate in the afternoon."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 1993
Because of the Labor Day holiday, weekend box-office results will appear Wednesday.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Holiday Gas Prices Down: The nation's motorists traveling on the Labor Day holiday will be paying the lowest prices in four years for gasoline, according to a survey released by the American Automobile Assn. The average retail price for self-service regular unleaded gasoline of $1.157 a gallon is the lowest since the Labor Day holiday in 1988, when gasoline sold at $1.12 a gallon. Gasoline is half a cent a gallon cheaper than a year ago, AAA said.
OPINION
September 6, 2003
Memo to the oil companies: Since the Labor Day holiday has passed, we anxiously await a drop in gasoline prices. We need time to save for your next planned increase between Thanksgiving and New Year's. Jim Tardio San Pedro
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1987
City halls and county offices will be closed Monday because of the Labor Day holiday. Trash collection in most cities and in the county's unincorporated areas will be one day behind schedule for the entire week, with no collection on Labor Day. In Yorba Linda, trash pickup will be either Saturday or Tuesday. MG Disposal Systems Inc., which services Fullerton, will try to maintain its regular collection schedule, except for Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Writer-director Jason Reitman continues his tradition of debuting his films at the Telluride Film Festival with the screening Thursday of his latest, the drama "Labor Day," starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, "Labor Day" tracks the tale of single mom Adele (Winslet) and her son Henry, who unwittingly take in an escaped convict (Brolin) as the police scour the town for him. The film nabbed the coveted first feature slot, screening this afternoon in the Colorado mountain town.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2008 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
Higher air fares, fewer flights and a slumping economy seem to be keeping travelers closer to home for the Labor Day holiday. An airline industry group said Monday that only 16 million passengers are expected to board planes during the end-of-summer holiday period. That's down 5.7% from last year, when 17 million passengers flew on U.S. airlines. "We expect airplanes to be less full and skies to be less crowded this Labor Day holiday," said James C. May, president of the Air Transport Assn.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2007 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
Air travelers haven't seen the end of packed planes, flight delays and mishandled luggage just yet: Labor Day looms. Starting Wednesday, nearly 16 million passengers, up 2.6% from last year, are expected to jam airports to get away for the long holiday weekend, capping the worst season for air travelers in recent memory. "If summer so far is any indication, it's going to be a mess," said Kate Hanni, spokeswoman for the Coalition for Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2004 | Louis Sahagun, Nora Zamichow and Claire Luna, Times Staff Writers
The summer season drew to a quintessential Southern California close Monday, with sizzling temperatures, snarls of traffic and beads of sweat dripping off any inlander stepping outside. As scorching heat reached triple digits in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys on Labor Day, Southlanders flocked to shores and pools, cranked up air conditioners, carefully angled their fans or sought shade. Welcome to September, the month in which everyone downs lattes with ice.
OPINION
September 6, 2003
Memo to the oil companies: Since the Labor Day holiday has passed, we anxiously await a drop in gasoline prices. We need time to save for your next planned increase between Thanksgiving and New Year's. Jim Tardio San Pedro
BUSINESS
August 29, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Stocks closed at their lowest levels in two weeks Wednesday as a hodgepodge of bad news--including job cuts at Nortel Networks and a downbeat brokerage report on Sun Microsystems--eroded hopes for a swift upturn in corporate profits. "People are worried about earnings, and the news isn't getting any better," Ken Turek, investment manager at Northern Trust Corp., told Bloomberg News. All three major market gauges closed at their lowest levels since Aug. 13, with tech shares leading the way down.
NEWS
April 29, 1989 | From Reuters
Argentina ran out of money Friday. The government decreed a banking and foreign exchange holiday because of a shortage of banknotes. It blamed delays in the supply of banknote paper and a strike at the Federal Mint. Banks are scheduled to reopen Tuesday after the May 1 Labor Day holiday. With most retailers already refusing to honor credit cards because of double-digit monthly inflation, thousands of people trying to cash their paychecks were left stranded without money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1988 | BARBARA VALOIS, Times Staff Writer
Temperatures over the Labor Day holiday weekend--pushed in part by a tropical storm in Mexico--are expected to creep upward, leading to warm, cloudy and muggy conditions by Monday. Humidity caused by the storm and a high-pressure system building over the West will begin to be felt by Sunday, said National Weather Service forecaster Wilbur Shigehara. "It will be nice through Saturday, but clouds and humidity will increase Sunday," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2000 | MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From Laguna Beach to Newport Beach to Yorba Linda, thousands in Orange County spent their Labor Day holiday enjoying the day off, soaking up some sun and celebrating the unofficial end of summer. "Now we start that climb to the end of the year," said Norlen Ewell, 31, of Huntington Beach, leaning on his bicycle near the Newport Pier. "There's really this long period that we go without a holiday, and we work all summer, and it is good to take a day to relax before it's time to buckle down again."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1998 | LORENZA MUNOZ and RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Finally. A real summer day to work with in Orange County--and on Labor Day, no less. Summer stopped sputtering thunder and lightning and humidity on Monday, giving people the day off to relax, watch the major league baseball slugfest and switch gears for fall. "I look at today with mixed emotions," said Lt. Pat Lyons, a lifeguard at Huntington State Beach. "I'm always kind of sad to see the sun set on Labor Day. Crowds start to go away."
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