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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.

Kombucha Maker Brews Up $7 Million

Health-Ade, a West L.A. kombucha drink producer, has raised $7 million from a group of undisclosed investors, according to a March 16 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

September Volume Slumps at Port of Los Angeles

September didn’t set off any bells for container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles.

Port of Long Beach Sets September High-Water Mark

September container cargo volume broke more records at the Port of Long Beach, port officials said Monday.

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.