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Vehicle-Sharing Service Taps Electric SUV Buzz

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 Seeks to Overturn Judge’s Decision to Halt Rail Yard’s Expansion

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.

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Long Beach Approves $46.4 Million Program to Battle Pollution

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.

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Cigar Maker Meets its Match

Tobacco company wedded to line of custom marriage- related smokes.

Custom Tobacco’s cigar rolling service is booming during summer wedding season.

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Mattel Acquires License for ‘Jurassic World’ Toys

El Segundo toy maker Mattel Inc. said today it won the toy license for the upcoming new “Jurassic World” film.

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Spirited Offer Draws Ad Execs

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.

Cake Figurines Find Sweet Spot

Swirly Celebrations crafts custom characters to cover range of wedding parties.

Swirly Celebrations positions its cake figurines as a top attraction for weddings.

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3-D Printers Could Shape Future for Toymaker

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.

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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.