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SHIPPING: Facility clears hurdle to prepare terminal for influx of bigger vessels.
Landlord looks to break link with workspace operator that has become synonymous with Silicon Beach.
AUTOMOTIVE: Automakers look to tap investment to grow charging network.
State’s investment in charging infrastructure could rev up makers of alternative energy vehicles.
Monica Dodi is a managing director of the Women’s Venture Capital Fund on the Miracle Mile and co-founder of MTV Europe.
INTERNET: Prime Time’s new service lets customers track vehicles in real time.
App-based ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are shaking up the cab industry, but taxi companies are not the only ones being forced to adapt.
The South Bay industrial market had a robust first quarter, fed by continuing improvement in the general economy. As a result, rents increased in both the office and industrial markets.
ENERGY: Rentech pulls in $150 million from Blackstone to pursue new ventures.
Blackstone Group powers up wood- and fertilizer-focused Rentech with $150 million investment.
Traffic at the Port of Los Angeles surged 34 percent in March compared with the same month last year.
Traffic at the Port of Long Beach declined 1.9 percent in March compared with the same month last year, according to figures released Tuesday.
INTERNET: Clearance.co in reverse merger with Miami shell company.
Executives’ connection leads to e-commerce site Clearance.co’s union with Development Capital Group.
FOOD: $75 million venture aims to handle imports, exports through Long Beach.
Construction of a $75 million, 250,000-square-foot cold-storage facility in Long Beach began last month.