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Electronic Controls Maker Clocks Into Midwest

MANUFACTURING: Pickup of rival will boost presence, revenue of Nelson-Miller.Maker of electronic controls says its deal for a rival pushes all the right buttons.

By Shwanika Narayan March 24, 2017 midnight   $$ Share

Pomona Manufacturer Analytical Industries Acquired by Battery Ventures

Analytical Industries Inc., a manufacturer of oxygen sensors and gas-analysis products for a range of industries including the U.S. military, has been acquired by Boston-based Battery Ventures for an undisclosed amount.

Net Gain in Menswear

APPAREL: Five Four scores promotional assist courtesy of Clippers star Chris Paul.

Men’s fashion firm Five Four has put its latest campaign in the hands of hoops star Chris Paul.

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Hyperloop Firm Makes Tracks to Crowdsourcing

TECHNOLOGY: Equity-paid workers recruited by venture to speed system to market.

Hyperloop Transportation looks to get moving with equity-paid, crowdsourced workers.

Port of Los Angeles Cargo Declines in February

The Port of Los Angeles saw container volumes decline in February after a record-setting January.

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Battery Maker Romeo Woos Highly Skilled Manufacturing Staff

Power Play

Battery maker Romeo Power seeks highly skilled workers to plug into production.

Port of Long Beach Cargo Declines in February

The Port of Long Beach saw container volumes decline in February after a significant rise in January, due in part to the Lunar New Year holiday.

Toymaker Jakks Pacific Renews Disney Deal

Santa Monica toy company Jakks Pacific Inc. announced Monday it had renewed a multi-year licensing agreement for more than 50 Walt Disney Co. entertainment properties for distribution in China.

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Big Order to Fill

SHIPPING: New alliances for megaships could tangle ports.

New cargo alliances formed to fill up megaships could bring big challenges to the ports.

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SpaceX Plans to Send Tourists Around the Moon

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. announced plans this afternoon to send two tourists around the Moon by the end of 2018.

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Breitburn Files for Extension on Reorganization; Judge to Rule on Bonus Pay

ENERGY: Busted Firm Seeks Break

Bankrupt Breitburn requests more time to file its reorganization plan.

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Startups Open Arcades to Play Up Virtual Reality

TECHNOLOGY: Centers aim to prove to consumers that new medium worth a look.

Virtual reality startups open arcades to test how game consumers are for the medium.

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Will Air Plan Box In Cargo?

SHIPPING: Businesses fear proposal may curb truck trips

Cargo movers fear proposed air regulations could drive down the number of truck trips.

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Solar Umbrellas Take Charge at Coffee Chain

ENERGY: Deal plugs Zon’s power invention at shops.

Zon hopes to help cover customers’ power needs with its device-charging solar umbrellas.

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Port of L.A Reports Busiest January in History

The Port of Los Angeles had its busiest January ever this year, beating the record-holding January 2016 with the number of cargo containers increasing 17.4 percent, officials said Tuesday.