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Venture Bad Fit For Jeans Firm

APPAREL: DSTLD turns to crowdfunding for equity raise.Jeans maker DSTLD sees equity crowdfunding investors as a better fit than venture firms hungry for profits.

By Garrett Reim October 5, 2015 midnight   $$ Share

Port of L.A. Has Busiest August Since 2006

The Port of Los Angeles reported Friday that it had its best August since a record-setting 790,730 containers moved through the port in 2006.

Another Record-Breaking Month at Port of Long Beach

August was another record month for container cargo volume at the Port of Long Beach, and a clear sign of returning customer confidence, port officials said Wednesday.

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Former Hot Pockets Plant May Pivot to Dumplings

The Chatsworth factory that once turned out Hot Pockets frozen sandwiches has been sold to a Chinese company that was the exclusive supplier of dumplings to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Cargo Dips in L.A. as Long Beach Surges

The Port of Los Angeles saw container cargo volume fall in July, a sharp contrast to a record-setting month at the port next door.

Early Holiday Orders Flow Into Long Beach

It was Christmas in July for the Port of Long Beach, which on Thursday reported record monthly cargo traffic as the peak pre-holiday shipping season got off to a strong start.

Fisker to Open Manufacturing Plant in Moreno Valley

Fisker Automotive Inc. said it would open a manufacturing facility in Moreno Valley, marking the first time Southern California will have an automotive plant in decades.

Cargo Traffic Down in L.A., Long Beach

Cargo volume at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach fell last month compared with the same period last year, the latest figures show.

Guess Founder Paul Marciano Steps Aside as CEO

There’s no more questioning who will be the new head at Guess Inc.

AeroVironment Posts Solid Earnings Amid Activist Push

Monrovia drone maker AeroVironment Inc. posted better-than-expected earnings Tuesday, thanks to strong sales of its unmanned aircraft.

Port of Los Angeles Plans $67 Million Terminal Upgrade

The Port of Los Angeles said it would start work this summer on a two-year, $67 million project to upgrade several berths at Yusen Terminals.

Budweiser Brewery Plans $20 Million Upgrade

Anheuser-Busch is investing $20 million at its Van Nuys brewery to improve water efficiency in the filtering, brewing and packaging operations.

Tiny Tesla on Offer From Mattel

El Segundo toy maker Mattel Inc. has recently started selling a tiny version of Tesla Motors’ flagship electric luxury sedan, the Model S.

Long Beach Cargo Traffic Rises

May container cargo movement at the Port of Long Beach reached its highest level since October, officials reported Wednesday.

Los Angeles Container Cargo Volume Rose in May

Every little bit helps. The Port of Los Angeles saw a less than 1 percent increase in container cargo movement last month compared to the year-ago period, though the increase was due to a large volume of empty containers heading back overseas.