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Don’t have a ticket to ‘Hamilton’ yet? It’s going to cost you

August 20, 2017 |

“Hamilton” holds the title of most expensive show ever at Pantages, and that’s for the authorized tickets sold directly through the theater and Ticketmaster.

But those tickets are long gone, having sold out shortly after they went on sale in April.

All that’s left are resale tickets sold through…


L.A. Times – Business

There are established safeguards that can help ensure a board election is fair

August 20, 2017 |

Question: We are about to have another board election at our homeowner association, and I am concerned about tales I hear about rigged elections at other associations.

The gist of these stories is that a corrupt manager colludes with complicit board members to control elections and dissuade newcomers…


L.A. Times – Business

Southwest Airlines still has the power to lower fares of competitors, study says

August 19, 2017 |

When Southwest Airlines was still an upstart in the 1990s, a federal study found that the low fares offered by the Dallas-based carrier forced its competitors to slash prices in those markets the airline entered.

It was called the Southwest Effect.

Although the airline is now the third-busiest…


L.A. Times – Business

China to limit overseas investments in real estate, sports

August 19, 2017 |

China’s government is moving to curb domestic companies’ investments abroad in property, sports, entertainment and other fields, following a series of high-profile, multibillion-dollar acquisitions by Chinese firms.

A document released Friday by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, was the latest…


L.A. Times – Business

The average American saves less than 5%, so how are you doing?

August 19, 2017 |

The average American saves less than 5% of his or her disposable income. Many financial advisors say that isn’t enough to ensure a comfortable retirement.
L.A. Times – Business

All 17 on White House arts and humanities panel quit, following business CEOs out the door

August 19, 2017 |

All 17 members of the White House advisory commission on the arts and humanities, including several from Hollywood, resigned en masse Friday to protest President Trump’s divisive comments on the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.

The move follows the disbanding of two CEO councils created…


L.A. Times – Business

California adds 82,600 jobs in July; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.8%

August 19, 2017 |

July was California employers’ biggest month of hiring in more than a year as the state continued its steady economic growth, although unemployment also ticked up, according to data released Friday by the state’s Employment Development Department.

California’s net gain of 82,600 jobs accounted…


L.A. Times – Business

How long can the stock market ignore the troubles in Washington?

August 19, 2017 |

A CEO mutiny against President Trump. An escalating nuclear threat with North Korea. Uncertainty about healthcare reform. The departure of top Trump strategist Steve Bannon.

So far the mounting turmoil has not rattled Wall Street to a significant degree, with the stock market still hovering near…


L.A. Times – Business

More restrictions announced for toxic pesticide

August 18, 2017 |

California moved a step closer Friday to banning a widely used agricultural pesticide linked to birth defects, openly departing from the Trump administration’s decision to walk back an Obama-era effort to ban the chemical.

Growers and other users will be asked to increase the buffer zone between…


L.A. Times – Business

From intern to CEO, 30 years later Wendy Rogers reaches the top at Irvine architecture firm

August 18, 2017 |

Wendy Rogers started at LPA Inc. as an intern. Now she’s the chief executive officer.
L.A. Times – Business