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LAX Moves on $6 Billion Plan to Ease Transit In, Out of Airport

Getting LiftLAX looks to get moving on transit improvements as the way is cleared for project bidding.

By Howard Fine January 13, 2017 midnight   $$ Share
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American Apparel Begins Laying Off Employees

Following its sale last week to a Canadian clothing manufacturer, American Apparel began laying off about 2,400 employees in Southern California, Reuters reported Monday. The majority were at the company’s downtown headquarters.

Faraday Future Claims Electric Car Has More Than 64,000 Reservations

Faraday Future said that 64,124 reservations were placed for its FF 91 electric SUV within 36 hours of the vehicle’s unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Pot Consultant Builds on Buzz

Glendale cannabis consultancy Siva Enterprises has seen business light up after passage of Proposition 64.

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Bicycle Vendors Hope to Harness Electric Buzz

TRANSPORTATION: Bike shops position once niche items to power up sales.

Local dealers are gearing up to ride an increased interest in electric bikes

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Immigration Funding May Depart

DEVELOPMENT: Fate of EB-5 has projects mulling financing.

Projects are hesitant to build on the uncertainty facing the EB-5 green card program.

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Aecom Joint Venture Team Wins San Onofre Decommissioning Project

A joint venture team including L.A.’s Aecom Technology Corp. has been awarded a contract for part of the decommissioning process of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear generating station in northern San Diego County.

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Scaling Heights

SpaceX weighs in with Falcon Heavy as low-cost satellite launch option

SpaceX hopes to tip the scales in the launch market with its Falcon Heavy rocket.

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Port Traffic Up at Los Angeles, Down at Long Beach

The effects of the Hanjin shipping line bankruptcy continue to roil the county’s ports as cargo container traffic rose 24 percent last month to record levels at the Port of Los Angeles, but fell 14 percent at the Port of Long Beach, both ports reported Wednesday.

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Floravere Hitches Wedding Gowns to Online Sales Strategy

INTERNET: Engaged Online

Floravere looks to retailor the wedding dress business through online sales.

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Label Intends to Slip More Women Into Denim

FASHION: Good American sews up backing for jeans from Khloe Kardashian.

Los Angeles is a haven for denim labels, and one newly launched brand is already breaking the mold.

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Software Firm Boosts Market

REAL ESTATE: Oracle pays up for Santa Monica office.

Software giant Oracle increases footprint with record Santa Monica office deal.

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Commercial Kitchens Turn Into Hot Properties

FOOD: Facility operators look to feast on expansion as businesses get cooking.

A boom in cooking ventures has commercial kitchen operators whipping up expansion plans.

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Satellite Launcher Turns Vision to Constellations

AEROSPACE: SpaceX sees Earth-encircling system beaming internet globally.

Apparently, Elon Musk’s November wasn’t busy enough.

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Board Game Maker Gets Moving

MANUFACTURING: Hersch’s mobile title plays up marketing.

Board game maker Hersch plays up marketing angle in move to mobile market.

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Treat Maker Sinks Teeth Into Wholesale Business

FOOD: Pauline Marasek pursues solid returns for her brittle beyond retail.

Treat maker Pauline Marasek hopes to sweeten her pot by expanding from retailer to wholesale supplier.