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Container volume at the Port of Long Beach declined by 7.7 percent in July compared to the same month in 2015.
INTERNET: Stamps.com’s acquisitions continue to deliver for shareholders.
Stamps.com pursues package deals with the acquisition of shipping services.
CEO Isaac Larian is game for more time in court to protect MGA’s line of Bratz dolls from Mattel
MGA’s Isaac Larian reveals how a dishwashing job played into his toymaking career.
Google sees big office space opportunity in former residence of Spruce Goose
Google advances plans to relaunch the former Spruce Goose hangar as a massive office space.
TRANSIT: New venture to allow customers to order rides in Tesla’s Model X.
A new vehicle-sharing service is being launched to fight traffic congestion on L.A. roads.
BNSF Railway Co. said yesterday it will appeal a judge’s decision against the company’s $500 million project to expand a rail yard at the Port of Los Angeles.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners will give $46.4 million to mitigate the impacts of the port-related air pollution in adjacent communities.
Tobacco company wedded to line of custom marriage- related smokes.
Custom Tobacco’s cigar rolling service is booming during summer wedding season.
El Segundo toy maker Mattel Inc. said today it won the toy license for the upcoming new “Jurassic World” film.
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.
Swirly Celebrations crafts custom characters to cover range of wedding parties.
Swirly Celebrations positions its cake figurines as a top attraction for weddings.
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.
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.
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.
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.