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April 9, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Among Thursday's stock brokerage analyst action: Northwest Airlines (ticker: NWAC; close and change: $28, up $1.50) was raised to "buy" from "market perform" by Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, with a 12-month target price of $42; Park Place Entertainment (PPE; $9.06, up 94 cents) was raised to "strong buy" from "buy" by BT Alex. Brown, with a target "in the $9-to-$10 range"; Computer Sciences (CSC; $59.63, up 25 cents) was rated "outperform" in new coverage by Salomon Smith Barney, with a target of $70; and Intimate Brands (IBI; $51, up $2.38)
February 1, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
Dreamliners began their third week on the ground Thursday as investigators continued to study lithium-battery systems that burned on two 787s. The Wall Street Journal reports that investigators have not found any problems with the design, manufacture or installation of the batteries or with circuitry that is supposed to forestall danger of fire. Boeing is continuing to build 787s, but will not deliver them until the investigation is over. . . . . The lowest international winter fares are up only 2% compared with a year ago, says.  But low fares for April and May are up at least 6% . . . . John Wayne Airport says passenger traffic in 2012 increased 2.9% compared with 2011.
February 4, 2005 | From Reuters
The market for initial public stock offerings is ramping up again, but investors are balking at the prices some companies hoped to get. Glendale-based American Reprographics Co. priced its offering at $13 a share late Thursday, below the range of $14 to $16 the company sought. American Reprographics, which provides document management services to the architectural, engineering and construction industries, sold 13.35 million shares, raising $173.6 million. About 5.
January 29, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
Stevie Wonder is  headlining an outdoor concert near New Orleans' Wyndham Riverfront Hotel on Saturday, the evening before the big game. Also that night, Justin Timberlake is appearing in his first concert in more than four years during “DirecTV Super Saturday Night,” an invitation-only concert . . . . . Mostly sunny skies and temps in the upper 60s are forecast for New Orleans through Sunday. Lows will be in the 40s . . . . Passenger volume at LAX increased 2.9% to 63,688,121 passengers in 2012, from 61,862,052 passengers in 2011.
December 8, 1998 | RUSS WILES, Russ Wiles is a mutual funds columnist for the Times
It doesn't take long to realize that David Tice sees a pretty awful future for the stock market. The first clue is the name of his nearly 3-year-old mutual fund: Prudent Bear. Then, if you check out his firm's Web site,, you'll discover that Tice describes himself as "the big bear." He even wangled a highly appropriate ticker symbol for the fund: BEARX. Tice is a member of a decided minority in investment circles today: He believes U.S. stocks will head south in dramatic fashion in the foreseeable future.
September 12, 2001 | Matea Gold and Maggie Farley, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
In the worst terrorist attack ever against the United States, hijackers struck at the preeminent symbols of the nation's wealth and might Tuesday, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and killing or injuring thousands of people. As a horrified nation watched on television, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan collapsed into flaming rubble after two Boeing 767s rammed their upper stories. A third airliner, a Boeing 757, flattened one of the Pentagon's five sides.
January 25, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
Average domestic airfares rose 1.8% to $367 in the third quarter of 2012, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported this week. Huntsville, Ala., had the highest average fare, $522, while Atlantic City, N.J., had the lowest, $133. The average fare at LAX was $398, up 1.7% over the year before . . . . Not able to make it to New Orleans for the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, or Mardi Gras a week later? Get a feel for the streets with EarthCam's live webcams in the heart of New Orleans.
January 23, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
Tickets for the Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are down almost 12% on the resale market from last year's game, to an average of $3,278.39, the Bloomberg news service reports. There are about 4,200 tickets on the secondary market for the Feb. 3 game at the Superdome in New Orleans, according to ticket-aggregator TiqIQ . . . . Treasure Island is the site of the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Friday and Saturday in Las Vegas.
January 18, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
San Francisco lawmaker David Campos has introduced a charter amendment that would put the question of renaming the airport Harvey Milk-San Francisco International Airport on San Francisco's November ballot .... Overall trans-Atlantic traffic dropped for the third consecutive month in December. The leading carriers reported an average decline of 2.8%. The airlines reduced seats by an average 5.1% compared with a year ago .... Looking for a sweetheart of a deal at a California B&B?
January 15, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
Hawaiian Airlines plans to buy more than a dozen new Airbus planes to help it meet demand for travel between California and the islands. The planes, to be delivered in four to seven years, will allow Hawaiian to open new markets, the airline said . . . . The inaugural June Lake Winter Festival takes place Feb. 1-3, with snow sculptures, snowshoeing and the Triple Threat Winter Triathlon . . . . The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. is holding "Sex and the City Zoo 4: Sexy beast!
January 8, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
Major crimes reported at LAX dropped 26.7% last year, and overall crime continues to decline, according to 2012 statistics released this week by Los Angeles Airport Police.  Robberies dropped from three in 2011 to one last year.  Two aggravated assaults were reported each year. In 2012,  there were 17 reports of burglary from locked vehicles, a decrease of 10.5% over 2011 . . . . National Park Service authorities announced they will issue permits to limit the number of Half Dome hikers to 300 a day to reduce congestion in a wilderness area and make the hike safer.
December 21, 2012 | By Chris Erskine
Disneyland is marking Three Kings Day - also known as the Twelfth Night or Feast of the Epiphany - in a big way this season. It's another milestone in the mainstreaming of a holiday that is beloved in Latin America and other cultures around the world. The Christian holiday takes place Jan. 6, ending the 12 days of Christmas. The park will host Three Kings Day Jan. 4-6 at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree in Disneyland's Frontierland . . . . A group called America's State Parks is calling on Americans to start the new year by getting off the couch and taking a hike.
December 14, 2012 | By Chris Erskine
New York City has approved a plan that will allow riders to “e-hail” yellow cabs , starting Feb. 15 on a test basis. The smartphone-based system will be tried out for one year . . . . A new sports museum called Score! has opened in the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, featuring interactive displays and jerseys from Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio . . . . Ventura's Sidecar Restaurant now offers a whole pig roast dinner that feeds six to eight. Order the $350 feast at least 10 days in advance; (805)
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