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Immigration Funding May Depart

DEVELOPMENT: Fate of EB-5 has projects mulling financing.

Projects are hesitant to build on the uncertainty facing the EB-5 green card program.

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Aecom Joint Venture Team Wins San Onofre Decommissioning Project

A joint venture team including L.A.’s Aecom Technology Corp. has been awarded a contract for part of the decommissioning process of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear generating station in northern San Diego County.

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Scaling Heights

SpaceX weighs in with Falcon Heavy as low-cost satellite launch option

SpaceX hopes to tip the scales in the launch market with its Falcon Heavy rocket.

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Port Traffic Up at Los Angeles, Down at Long Beach

The effects of the Hanjin shipping line bankruptcy continue to roil the county’s ports as cargo container traffic rose 24 percent last month to record levels at the Port of Los Angeles, but fell 14 percent at the Port of Long Beach, both ports reported Wednesday.

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Floravere Hitches Wedding Gowns to Online Sales Strategy

INTERNET: Engaged Online

Floravere looks to retailor the wedding dress business through online sales.

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Label Intends to Slip More Women Into Denim

FASHION: Good American sews up backing for jeans from Khloe Kardashian.

Los Angeles is a haven for denim labels, and one newly launched brand is already breaking the mold.

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Software Firm Boosts Market

REAL ESTATE: Oracle pays up for Santa Monica office.

Software giant Oracle increases footprint with record Santa Monica office deal.

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Commercial Kitchens Turn Into Hot Properties

FOOD: Facility operators look to feast on expansion as businesses get cooking.

A boom in cooking ventures has commercial kitchen operators whipping up expansion plans.

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Satellite Launcher Turns Vision to Constellations

AEROSPACE: SpaceX sees Earth-encircling system beaming internet globally.

Apparently, Elon Musk’s November wasn’t busy enough.

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Board Game Maker Gets Moving

MANUFACTURING: Hersch’s mobile title plays up marketing.

Board game maker Hersch plays up marketing angle in move to mobile market.

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Treat Maker Sinks Teeth Into Wholesale Business

FOOD: Pauline Marasek pursues solid returns for her brittle beyond retail.

Treat maker Pauline Marasek hopes to sweeten her pot by expanding from retailer to wholesale supplier.

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Cap-Trade’s Future Looks Cloudy

POLLUTION: Participating firms fear losing credits worth millions of dollars.

Scrapping the Reclaim cap-and-trade program may strip businesses of millions of dollars in air credits.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Out of the Box

Berkley boxed up the No. 1 spot with a speedy ramp-up of its packaging design and retail display business.

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Port of Long Beach to Use Cargo Ship to Clear Hanjin Containers

The Port of Long Beach is bringing in an unused container ship to help clear a backlog of empty cargo containers left behind by Hanjin Shipping Co.’s bankruptcy.

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Hair Loss Lawsuit Over Chaz Dean Products Receives Preliminary Settlement Approval

A federal judge in Los Angeles Friday gave his preliminary stamp of approval to a $26.3 million settlement in a class action row featuring celebrity stylist Chaz Dean’s haircare products.