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Mattel Inc. on Thursday reported its first quarterly loss in five years, blaming it on weaker Barbie sales and excess inventory marked down due to a lackluster holiday season.
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas wrote an open letter Wednesday to Sriracha-sauce maker Huy Fong Foods Inc. to consider relocating to the San Fernando Valley.
American Apparel Inc. said late Wednesday that it had been informed by the NYSE Mkt Exchange that the company was back in compliance with the exchange’s listing requirements.
Shares of Rentech Inc. jumped 13 percent on Thursday after the company said that a Blackstone Group unit would invest $150 million in its wood fiber business. It also announced a settlement with a dissident investor group.
Joe's Jeans Inc. on Wednesday reported a smaller fiscal first-quarter net loss and a boost in sales, both attributed to its acquisition of Hudson Clothing Holdings Inc.
A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. acquired Photon Machines Inc., a Montana company that makes lab instrumentation equipment.
Gores Group on Wednesday said it has sold an Alabama security products company to Cornerstone Detention Products in the same state.
A Swiss investment firm has acquired more than a third of American Apparel’s latest stock offering, becoming the company’s second-largest investor and bailing the L.A. company out of a debt crisis.
Boeing Co. said Monday it expected to end production of its C-17 Globemaster III transport jet at its Long Beach plant three months earlier than expected.
INVESTMENT: Incubator Imprint Venture Lab forgoes tech scene to find and power up apparel, appliance businesses.
The incubator Imprint Venture Lab eyes new brands in the hope of repeating its success with Knockaround Sunglasses.
MANUFACTURING: Smaller player Astrophysics aims to expands sales by 50 percent.
Astrophysics battles bigger rivals to lock down a piece of the security screening market.
Stratasys, an international 3-D printing company, said it plans to buy Valencia’s Solid Concepts Inc. and another private company in Texas, and will merge them with its own manufacturing subsidiary.
Platinum Equity on Wednesday said that has sold Truesense Imaging to On Semiconductor Corp., a Phoenix maker of chips for electronic systems.
ENERGY: Industry sees city of L.A. proposal closing other wells.
Oil companies fear a city of L.A. proposal to halt fracking would spill over to other drilling practices.
AEROSPACE: Boeing says deals came quickly for its more efficient products.
Boeing Co. announced last week that it has completed the primary structures of the world’s first pair of all-electric satellites, which are expected to be delivered late this year or early next.