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Imports Fall Again at Ports

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.

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Faraday Future Founder Files for Bankruptcy

Jia Yueting, founder of Gardena-based electric vehicle company Faraday & Future, filed for bankruptcy Oct. 14 to address mounting personal debts.

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Forever 21 to Move Ecommerce Facility to Inland Empire, Layoffs Planned

Bankrupt teen-fashion retailer Forever 21 plans to lay off nearly 1,200 workers and move its ecommerce operations to Perris.

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Jakks Pacific Stirs Deal Talk

MANUFACTURING: Toy company remains a top target

Just Play may make a play to buy struggling toymaker Jakks Pacific.

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LA Port Rolls Out EV Cargo Stackers

Emission-free handlers lead green initiative

The Port of L.A. unveils its all-electric top handlers for cargo stacking.

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Exploding Kittens Laps Up $30 Million Investment

The creators of the Exploding Kittens card game lapped up a $30 million investment in their company from ex-News Corp executive Peter Chernin.

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VMG Reaches for Popchips

Private equity firm adds brand to healthy snack portfolio

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Port Truckers Brake for AB5

LOGISTICS: Companies, drivers see big changes ahead

L.A.’s trucking industry braces for the impact of AB5.

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LA Port Unveils World's First All-Electric Top Handlers

Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Port of Los Angeles unveiled one of 16 zero-emission technology projects for the port, including the world’s first all-electric top handlers.

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Cost Plus Gets Happy

Return bars offer new customer service option

Return bars offer new customer service option

Long Beach Port Turns to Incentives

Initiative follows success of competing LA program

Initiative follows success of competing LA program

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Bed-Maker Hit by Trade War

TRADE: Commerce company finds itself on a ‘roller coaster’

Tariffs have forced manufacturers like Commerce-based Hollywood Bed & Spring Manufacturing Co. Inc. to find ways to cut costs and remain competitive.

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Ports See Slowdown

Imports at the San Pedro Bay ports were flat in August while exports slid as the U.S.-China trade war drags on. Imports at the L.A. and Long Beach ports, the nation’s largest hub for Asian trade, were near flat for the second consecutive month.

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Albertsons, Vons, Ralphs Grocery Workers Ratify Contract, Get Raise

Grocery workers at Vons, Albertsons, Ralphs and Pavilions in Southern California averted a strike and ratified a three-year contract Thursday, calling it the best deal they've had in three decades.

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Grocery Workers Union Deal May Avert Strike

Details of the contract weren’t released pending the vote, but union leadership recommended ratification. Results for the vote are expected Sept. 12.

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