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United Airlines tests new boarding process at Los Angeles International Airport

February 18, 2018 |

United Airlines, the third-largest carrier at Los Angeles International Airport, has started trying out a new way to board passengers that might cut back on confusion and frustration.

“We’ve been testing different processes and soliciting feedback to find a more customer-friendly boarding method…


L.A. Times – Business

Gun in Los Angeles school shooting went off in suspect’s backpack accidentally, police say

February 3, 2018 |

The handgun that a 12-year-old middle school girl allegedly shot in her classroom on Thursday was fired accidentally from inside her backpack, police said Friday.
FOX News

Why international tourists are avoiding the U.S. as a whole but still coming to Los Angeles

January 29, 2018 |

Los Angeles, known for bucking many a national trend, is charting its own course when it comes to tourism.

Los Angeles County set a tourism record of 48.3 million visitors in 2017, marking the seventh straight year it topped the previous record for both domestic and international visitors. But…


L.A. Times – Business

Los Angeles Times journalists vote 248-44 to unionize

January 19, 2018 |

Journalists at the Los Angeles Times have overwhelmingly elected to form a union, a first for the 136-year-old news organization that for much of its history was known for its opposition to organized labor.

The union drive was launched publicly in October and culminated in an election earlier this…


L.A. Times – Business

Amazon narrows list of cities for second headquarters to 20, including Los Angeles and New York

January 18, 2018 |

Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that it has narrowed the list of cities under consideration for its second headquarters to 20. Los Angeles is on the list, but the largest concentration of contenders is in the Northeast.

Amazon, based in Seattle, plans to invest $ 5 billion in the new headquarters…


L.A. Times – Business

Los Angeles Times journalists vote on whether to form a union

January 5, 2018 |

Newsroom employees of the Los Angeles Times voted Thursday on whether to form a union.

Employees began casting ballots at 10 a.m. at The Times’ offices in downtown Los Angeles and Fountain Valley in an election held by the National Labor Relations Board. Those who work outside those offices were…


L.A. Times – Business

Billionaire CEO Joe Ricketts shuts down DNAinfo and Gothamist, including Los Angeles operations

November 6, 2017 |

DNAinfo, the 8-year-old hyperlocal news website, abruptly shut down Thursday afternoon and ended operations of related sites, including LAist.

Joe Ricketts, chief executive officer of DNAinfo and recently acquired Gothamist, announced the decision in an online letter to readers.

“I’ve made the…


L.A. Times – Business

Infant found covered in white powder dies in Los Angeles

October 20, 2017 |

An infant died and a young girl and a woman were hospitalized after they were found naked, unconscious and covered with a white powder in a store parking lot early Thursday, Los Angeles police said.
FOX News

Lewis DVorkin is named Los Angeles Times editor in chief

October 9, 2017 |

The Los Angeles Times has named Forbes Media executive Lewis DVorkin as its new editor in chief, Ross Levinsohn, the paper’s publisher, said Monday.

At Forbes, DVorkin, 65, held roles including executive editor, editor and chief product officer. He previously worked at the Wall Street Journal,…


L.A. Times – Business

Los Angeles hotel chain to accept Chinese mobile payment options to serve tourism boom

October 4, 2017 |

With tourism from China surging, two Southern California hotels announced plans to become among the first in the region to allow guests to use the Chinese mobile payment options WeChat Pay and Alipay.

Starting in December, the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel and the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel will accept…


L.A. Times – Business