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Toymaker Jakks Pacific Renews Disney Deal

Santa Monica toy company Jakks Pacific Inc. announced Monday it had renewed a multi-year licensing agreement for more than 50 Walt Disney Co. entertainment properties for distribution in China.

Big Order to Fill

SHIPPING: New alliances for megaships could tangle ports.

New cargo alliances formed to fill up megaships could bring big challenges to the ports.

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SpaceX Plans to Send Tourists Around the Moon

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. announced plans this afternoon to send two tourists around the Moon by the end of 2018.

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Breitburn Files for Extension on Reorganization; Judge to Rule on Bonus Pay

ENERGY: Busted Firm Seeks Break

Bankrupt Breitburn requests more time to file its reorganization plan.

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Startups Open Arcades to Play Up Virtual Reality

TECHNOLOGY: Centers aim to prove to consumers that new medium worth a look.

Virtual reality startups open arcades to test how game consumers are for the medium.

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Will Air Plan Box In Cargo?

SHIPPING: Businesses fear proposal may curb truck trips

Cargo movers fear proposed air regulations could drive down the number of truck trips.

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Solar Umbrellas Take Charge at Coffee Chain

ENERGY: Deal plugs Zon’s power invention at shops.

Zon hopes to help cover customers’ power needs with its device-charging solar umbrellas.

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Port of L.A Reports Busiest January in History

The Port of Los Angeles had its busiest January ever this year, beating the record-holding January 2016 with the number of cargo containers increasing 17.4 percent, officials said Tuesday.

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Hyperloop Firm Arrives

TRANSPORTATION: Exec at center of recent lawsuit launches new tube venture.

Hyperloop One founder doubles down on the technology with his new venture, Arrivo.

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Port of Long Beach Cargo Surged in January

Reversing a slide at the end of last year, cargo shipments at the Port of Long Beach rose sharply in January, up 6 percent from December and up 8 percent from a year ago, port officials reported Thursday.

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Mattel Submits HQ Expansion Plan, But Doesn't Plan to Build Yet

Although Mattel Inc. has a proposal before the city of El Segundo to significantly expand its 12.5-acre headquarters, a company spokesman said the project isn't actually going to be built, at least not yet.

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Debt Load Weighs Down True Religion’s Future

APPAREL: Jeans Stretched

Debt-laden jeans maker True Religion has struggled to stay in fashion with consumers.

Big Cargo Move

Long Beach port hopes Middle Terminal stacks up with megaships.

Port of Long Beach expects big gains from its megaship-servicing Middle Terminal.

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Utility’s Venture to Drive Buzz for Electric Power

ENERGY: SoCal Edison to spend $570 million to charge medium, heavy vehicles.

Electric utility to weigh in with charging stations for medium and heavy vehicles.

Hydropower Project Would Give Ground for OK

ENERGY: Eagle Crest’s land offer could improve desert venture’s prospects

Eagle Crest seeks to gain ground on its storage project by giving land to the National Park Service.

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