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OSI Systems Wins $44 Million in Contracts

September is off to a good start at Hawthorne-based OSI Systems Inc.

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8minute Solar Signs Another Major Deal

Mid-Wilshire-based 8minute Solar Energy has secured its third recent deal to build a major solar power generation and storage plant in the Central Valley.

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LA, Long Beach Ports Report Big Gains for August

The busy season at the San Pedro Bay Port Complex is off to a good start, with both ports reporting cargo volume increases for August.

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Honda, GM Team Up on Electric Vehicles

Honda Motor Co. Ltd., which has its U.S. headquarters in Torrance, and Detroit-based General Motors Co. have formed a North American alliance to develop shared electric vehicle platforms and propulsion systems.

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Rocket Lab Makes Successful Return to Flight

Long Beach-based Rocket Lab USA Inc. made a successful return to flight on Aug. 30 following a failed mission in July.

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San Pedro Bay Ports Report Strong Gains for July

A surge in online spending and extra vessel visits in July helped the Port of Long Beach record its busiest month while the Port of Los Angeles saw its highest cargo volumes of the year.

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SpaceX Sets Record With Launch

Company also nears $2 billion in new funding

Elon Musk’s Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. passed one milestone and neared another last week.

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Kellstrom Defense Rebrands as AllClear Holdings

El Segundo-based Kellstrom Defense Aerospace Inc. has a new moniker — AllClear Holdings — and will share it with its parent company, Aero Precision Holdings.

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Raytheon to Hire 300 Workers in El Segundo

Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp., reported that the company will hire over 300 workers at its El Segundo location.

SpaceX Sets Record With Latest Launch

SpaceX successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket booster following a launch for a record sixth consecutive time.

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Xos Trucks Raises $20 Million

Electric commercial vehicle maker Xos Trucks Inc. has raised $20 million in funding from investors including BUILD Capital Partners and Proeza Ventures.

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LA, LB Ports Postpone Plan for Clean Truck Fund

Plans to implement fees tied to the Clean Truck Fund appear to be on hold as the the San Pedro Bay ports grapple with pandemic-related cargo declines and labor shifts.

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Port of Long Beach Sets Record in July

A surge in online spending and extra vessel visits in July helped the Port of Long Beach record its busiest month ever.

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CarParts.com Reports Big Second Quarter

Carparts.com, formerly U.S. Auto Parts Network Inc., reported revenue of $118.9 million, a 61% increase compared to the same period last year.

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Port of LA Sees Cargo Gains for July

Cargo volumes for July at the Port of Los Angeles were highest for the year so far, but still trailed July 2019 by 6.1%.

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