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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.

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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.

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Feud In Fashion

Clothing copyright case divides West, East coasts

Split appears between fashion industry’s coasts over copyrightable clothing case.

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Car Exec Still Plugs Electric

Henrik Fisker has charged back into the electric-car market with a new energy storage technology.

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Furniture Supplier Takes Stand for Reused Chairs

RETAIL: Herman Miller’s pricey lines repositioned by Beverly Hills Chairs.

Furniture supplier has taken a positive stand on acquiring and reselling used high-end office chairs.

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Furniture Maker’s Shares Up After Volatile Run

MANUFACTURING: Nova LifeStyle’s rise follows exec shakeup, China exit.

Furniture maker Nova LifeStyle gains ground on Wall Street after exiting Chinese market.

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Hanjin to Sell Assets as Containers Pile Up, Long Beach Cargo Drops

From empty containers piling up to a drastic drop in cargo numbers, the impact of Hanjin Shipping Co.’s bankruptcy filing this summer has continued to frustrate local businesses.

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Squeeze In

CedarLane puts food packaging under pressure

CedarLane Natural Foods touts its investment in high-pressure processing as a packaging deal.

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Hanjin’s Empties Pile Up Despite Slowdown in Long Beach

Port Works to Keep Cargo Containers in Check

Pier pressure mounts at ports as Hanjin Shipping’s emptied containers begin to stack up.

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Bag Company Command Packaging Got Early Jump on Recycled Plastic

Ban Wagon

Plastic bag maker moved early to get a handle on recycled content requirements.

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Mat Maker Not Stressed by Price

BallerYoga forms business around high-price product with football-like texture.

Mats made of football-like leather just feel right to YogaBaller founder Cedric Yau.

Russian Firm CJSC S7 Group’s Bid for Rocket Launcher Comes Under Fire

Russian private aviation holding company CJSC S7 Group’s purchase of Sea Launch, a rocket launch company that operates out of the Port of Long Beach, is making waves in the Southern California aerospace industry, with a legal challenge by the Boeing Co. and concerns about the Russian company’s involvement.