AUTOS: EV makers, service companies roll out products and court investors
L.A. automakers show off their wares at the L.A. Auto Show.
AGRICULTURE: SoCal Hemp Co. anticipates first commercial crop next year
Cadiz and Glass House Group’s SoCal Hemp Co. readies for its first hemp harvest on Cadiz’s Mohave Desert aquifer.
Label maker Avery Dennison Corp. purchased a division of Smartrac Technology Group for $249 million.
Former Mattel executive John Kimble is joining toymaker Jakks Pacific as chief financial officer.
LA, Long Beach are feeling the impact of tariffs
Port of Los Angeles head Gene Seroka warns of consequences from the U.S.-China trade war.
FOOD: Confidence grows after posting first profit
After his company reported its first quarterly profit, Beyond Meat’s Ethan Brown is looking to go global.
ENERGY: Wilmington firm worries about drilling proposal
A proposed law could force Cooper & Brain Inc. to shut down most of its oil wells in the city of Los Angeles.
Manufacturing: Former C.R. Laurence executives start competitor
Frameless Hardware Co. is a new glass industry supply company in South Gate founded by two top executives formerly with the region’s premier glass industry supplier, C.R. Laurence Co. Inc.
Mattel shares surged in after-hours trading on better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter and news that the company plans to hire a new chief financial officer.
Beyond Meat turned its first quarterly profit and raised its year-end growth forecast.
Pico Rivera-based BakeMark USA, a manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients, products and supplies, announced the return of Jim Parker as the company’s president and chief executive on Oct. 23.
In a move to avoid the impact of tariffs, Long Beach pollution control device manufacturer Ship & Shore Environmental Inc. has opened a plant in Shanghai.
Founder's bankruptcy causes concerns
Jia Yueting, founder of Gardena-based electric vehicle company Faraday & Future, filed for bankruptcy Oct. 14 to address $3.6 billion in debt.
Falling imports at the San Pedro Bay ports signaled that an 18-month trade war between the United States and China continues to hurt the ports.
Bankrupt teen-fashion retailer Forever 21 plans to lay off nearly 1,200 workers and move its ecommerce operations to Perris.