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Flying foreign airlines can be so much more pleasant than our domestic options. On a recent KLM flight to Amsterdam, the Dutch airline behaved as if it was in the customer-service industry, not merely transporting a bunch of people from one point to...
As shipments go, it was routine — about half a ton of supplies — except it was delivered by the first commercial flight to the International Space Station. SpaceX partnered with NASA in this new model, the brainchild of Elon Musk, who's behind...
JD Power (www.jdpower.com), an outfit that specializes in naming "bests" in consumer satisfaction, just announced its latest "best" airlines and other travel suppliers. And by now you shouldn't be surprised to see JetBlue, Southwest, and Virgin America as...
For companies like XCOR Aerospace, crucial venture-capital dollars can be hard to come by. In recent decades, there has not been a strong tradition of venture-capital investment in the aerospace sector. Combine that with Florida's generally lackluster...
All The RageVirgin lawyers charges copyright infringement, Stella McCartney goes cartoonish and Olympic egg cups and the like may help push merchandise sales to $1.55 billion at the 2012 Games....
PolitiCalJust minutes before the retired space shuttle Endeavour was flown over the state Capitol on its way to a Los Angeles museum, Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he signed legislation to give a boost to the commercial space-travel industry in California....
Company TownBritish tycoon Sir Richard Branson has made a career out of bucking conventions — opening a recording studio in a country estate, building an affordable, premium airline service with soft violet mood lighting and seat-back entertainment screens, and...
Pop & HissThe Rolling Stones' 'Exile on Main St.' could be made into a biopic. If so, who should be cast as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards? Times pop critic Randall Roberts offers a few ideas....
L.A. NOWOne tweet led to another and on Wednesday, British business magnate Sir Richard Branson agreed to donate $2,000 to Glendale's winter shelter, which has been hitting its 80-bed capacity nightly despite a bare-bones budget....
Money & CompanyCommercial space venture Armadillo Aerospace announced a successful launch of a sleek sounding rocket from the nation's first commercial spaceport in New Mexico....
Company TownZynga may be following the money, exploring the world of online gambling. But a dive into the legally murky area of online betting is not likely to be imminent....
Lakers NowHow Kobe Bryant might explain Kobe system to Metta World Peace...
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