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Lawmakers Question Support for Infrastructure

POLITICS: Group alleges SoCal projects not getting share of federal grants.A group of local lawmakers is demanding to know why the U.S. Department of Transportation has denied freight and road grants to several Southern California projects, including two at the Port of Long Beach.

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Mattel Acquires License for ‘Jurassic World’ Toys

El Segundo toy maker Mattel Inc. said today it won the toy license for the upcoming new “Jurassic World” film.

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Spirited Offer Draws Ad Execs

Duo pours themselves into developing unique take on Absolut Co.’s Our/Vodka.

Steven Ocheltree and Tyler Simmons seek to bottle L.A.’s spirit with their venture for Our/Vodka.

Cake Figurines Find Sweet Spot

Swirly Celebrations crafts custom characters to cover range of wedding parties.

Swirly Celebrations positions its cake figurines as a top attraction for weddings.

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3-D Printers Could Shape Future for Toymaker

MANUFACTURING: Mattel pitches pricey device for use at home by children.

Toy giant Mattel makes a play for creative kids with pricey 3-D printers to be used at home.

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Trucking Firms Suspect Amnesty Won’t Deliver

SHIPPING: Employers in drive classification fight give state program a pass.

Trucking firms facing fines over driver misclassification are steering clear of an amnesty program.

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Apparel Maker Folds Schedule

CLOTHING: Hale Bob drops calendar for see now, buy now.

Hale Bob has decided it’s time to ditch seasonal apparel rollouts for a see now, buy now approach.

Forever 21’s Exclusive Shipper Breaks Ties with Fashion Retailer

Fast fashion retailer Forever 21 appears to be falling victim to the recent slowdown seen by cohorts H&M, Urban Outfitters, and even larger retailers such as Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

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Assemblyman Introduces Bill to Improve Port Traffic Congestion

In the latest attempt to combat congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) introduced a bill to improve the container cargo movement.

Jacobs Engineering Moving Headquarters, 111 Jobs to Dallas

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. will move its headquarters from Pasadena to Dallas by the end of 2019 and cut its local staff by more than a third, according to an agenda posted online by the Dallas City Council.

Jacobs Engineering Moving to Dallas

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is preparing to move its headquarters from Pasadena to Dallas, according to an agenda posted online by the Texas city’s economic development committee.

Denim Execs Get Hang of Flying Yoga

James Jeans founders form D&A studio to give discipline a lift.

The future of D&A Flying Yoga studio is up in the air.

Trucker Classification Fight Proves Costly Battle

SHIPPING: Some firms file for bankruptcy amid drive for employee standing.

Legal battles over classifying truckers as employees put some firms on the road to bankruptcy.

Mattel’s Sluggish Barbie Sales Continue

Leading toymaker Mattel Inc. reported a non-adjusted first-quarter net loss of $49.1 million (-21 cents a share) on revenue of $869 million.

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California Second-Most Expensive State for Car Ownership

Commuting and gas prices contribute to California being the second most expensive state in the nation for car ownership, according to a study by Manhattan Beach personal finance website GoBankingRates.com.

American Apparel Partners With Postmates for One-Hour Delivery

American Apparel Inc. customers will now get the instant gratification of receiving their online orders within an hour.