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Dillon Morgan and Jarrett Chen

20 in their 20s

Co-founders of Unum Inc.

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Stacey Ferreira

20 in their 20s

Chief executive, Forge Technologies Inc.

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Fizah Jadhavji

20 in their 20s

President of Vivitech Solutions Inc.

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Target Husk Sets Open Date

REAL ESTATE: Project back on after decade delay

Hollywood Target gets OK to restart construction.

Resale Readies for its Closeup

RETAIL: Secondhand luxury market set to double

Fashionphile has the vintage reselling industry in the bag.

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Imports Fall at Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports

Imports into the San Pedro Bay port complex sunk 6.3% in May, as trade war tensions between the U.S. and China continued to impact the flow of goods.

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Sweetgreen Snags DC Meal Delivery Service Galley Foods

Restaurant chain Sweetgreen announced June 11 that it’s acquiring Washington D.C. meal delivery service Galley Foods for an undisclosed amount.

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Revolve Shares Soar on Wall Street Debut

Online fashion retailer Revolve’s share price nearly doubled in Friday's trading session after the company made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange where it raised $211.7 million in an initial public offering.

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Toymakers worry China tariffs will disrupt supply chain, hurt business

MGA Entertainment’s CEO says toying with tariffs could hurt the local industry.

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Companies Brace for Mexico Tariffs

trade: U.S. importers could face $17B in duties

Tariffs on Mexican produce would drive up costs for restaurants and markets.

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Beyond Meat Q1 Performance Beats Analyst Expectations

Shares for El Segundo-based Beyond Meat Inc. soared more than 15% in afterhours trading after the company beat analysts’ expectations.

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Barbie maker Mattel will produce Hello Kitty toys

Mattel, the maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels, said Tuesday it will begin producing Hello Kitty & Friends under a licensing agreement with Japan’s Sanrio Inc, immediately boosting its share price.

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Risks Surround Revolve IPO

RETAIL: Ecommerce fashion brand could face challenges

Revolve hopes to gain followers on Wall Street.

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Stone Canyon Industries Snaps Up Reddy Ice

Stone Canyon Industries Holdings acquired the largest manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice in the United States, Reddy Ice Holdings, from New York private equity firm Centerbridge Partners.

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Revolve Sets IPO for $211 Million

E-commerce seller fueled by influencers

Cerritos-based fashion brand Revolve set the terms of its initial public offering in disclosures filed May 28 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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SpaceX Fundraising Spree Tops $1B

Space X has raised over $1 billion in the last six months as it seeks to bolster its plans to build a network of satellites in space, new filings show.

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EV Battery Maker Raises $88M

MANUFACTURING: Funding follows new partnership with auto parts co.

Electric-vehicle battery-maker Romeo Systems Inc., also known as Romeo Power Technology, raised $88.5 million in a new round of funding, according to a May 20 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Malibu Mall Nears Completion

Real Estate: Local pushback delayed project

Before Malibu’s first Whole Foods opens its doors in June, its 15-year lease will have already expired once.

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Tetra Tech Bids for UK Firm

WYG focuses on major infrastructure, environmental services

Tetra Tech looks to acquire U.K.-based WYG.

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Long-Awaited Long Beach Mall Names Tenants

‘Coastal contemporary’ complex to offer shopping, dining, fitness studios

Long Beach’s 2nd & PCH will be home to Shake Shack and Whole Foods.

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Garcetti Delays Port Vote Again

Mayor seeks automation deal between union, LA terminal

Vote delayed again on Port of L.A. automation.

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Romeo Power Raises $88M

Electric vehicle battery maker Romeo Systems Inc., also known as Romeo Power Technology, raised $88 million in a funding round, according to a May 20 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Footwear Brands Say Shoe Tariff Would be ‘Catastrophic’ to Business

A proposed 25% tariff on shoes made in China would be “catastrophic” for the industry and consumers, Los Angeles-based shoe companies Skechers, K-Swiss and L.A. Gear Inc. and dozens of other footwear brands and retailers warned President Donald Trump in a May 20 letter.

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Innovative Startup Founders Refashion the Fashion Business

Special Edition: LA500

Up-and-coming talent follows tech’s lead to reach consumers

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Local Cos. Brace for Tariffs

TRADE: Expanded levies could hurt retailers, manufacturers as trade deal delayed

Retailers brace for levies on nearly all imports from China.

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Katherine Blair Named First Woman to Skechers Board

Skechers USA Inc. appointed corporate attorney Katherine Blair to its board of directors, becoming the footwear company’s first female board member.

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Port of LA Terminal Closed Following Dockworker Death

A dockworker was killed and another seriously injured while working on a vehicle that moves containers at the Port of Los Angeles terminal early Wednesday morning, officials said.

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Halla AI Platform for Ecommerce Raises $1.4M Seed Funding

Burbank-based Shag Enterprises Inc, an artificial intelligence company that’s created a predictive platform for online ordering, announced on May 15 it raised $1.4 million in seed funding led by New York-based E&A Venture Capital.

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Acquisition Gives El Segundo Rewards Company Access to 100 Million Consumers, InboxDollars

El Segundo-based Prodege, the parent company of Swagbucks and other online consumer rewards services, announced May 10 it will acquire CotterWeb Enterprises Inc.

Toll Global Forwarding Picked for Port Operation

Cal Cartage site to be vacated later this year

Port of L.A. selects new tenant for cargo site.

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Local toy shops take advantage of Toys R Us void

Local toy shops win after Toys R Us shutters.

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Dine Brands Misses Expectations

Takeout, delivery apps seen as key growth areas

The owners of chain diners International House of Pancakes and AppleBee’s International Inc., Glendale-based Dine Brands Global Inc., is incorporating new technology into its operations to make ordering fast and easy as the company looks to delivery and takeout for growth.

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Commerce Lighting Company Luminance Brands Acquires St. Louis Fan Business

Commerce-based lighting designer and distributor Luminance Brands announced May 7 it acquired Emerson Air Comfort Products from St. Louis-based Emerson Electric Co. for an undisclosed amount.

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Beyond Meat Gets Sizzling Wall Street Reception

RETAIL: Meatless burger brand’s shares soar at IPO; market cap $3.8B on May 2

Banner day for Beyond Meat as it goes public.

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Financial Firms Sail into Ports

TRADE: Infrastructure assets offer stable investment return

Long Beach Container Terminal sold to consortium for $1.8B.

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Beyond Meat Shares Soar 163% on First Day of Trading

Beyond Meat got a rock star reception for its debut on Wall Street as investors sent shares skyrocketing 163%.

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LA Olympics Budget Increases to Nearly $7B

The price tag to hold the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics jumped to $6.9 billion, according to an updated budget released by the local committee tasked with running the international sports event.

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Long Beach Container Terminal Sold for $1.8 Billion

Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas International Ltd. said Tuesday that it will sell Long Beach Container Terminal to a consortium led by Australia’s Macquarie Group for $1.78 billion.

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Guess? Inc. Sells $300M in Debt, Repurchases Stock

Apparel retailer Guess? Inc. on April 29 announced it sold $300 million in debt that it will use in part to repurchase $220 million worth of shares.

Cal Cartage pushes back against labor violations

Union fights company’s classification of workers as independent contractors

Cal Cartage embroiled in labor issues.

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Open for Business

Rooftop venues surge despite steep construction costs

Welcome to Los Angeles’ rooftop scene where you can sip $18 martinis poolside or dine and dance under the stars.

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WeHo Plans Pot Lounges

retail: City collects $3 million from applicants

WeHo is going green with pot lounges.

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Happy Returns Raises $11 Million Led by PayPal

Santa Monica-based Happy Returns Inc., announced April 25 an $11 million investment from PayPal Holdings Inc. that it will use to reach deeper into U.S. markets and expand its return services to international customers.

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Port Logistics Group Buys Ecommerce Shipping, Warehouse Service

Port Logistics Group will acquire Oakland-based Whiplash Merchandising Inc., an ecommerce shipping and warehousing service, in a move which will expand PLG’s ecommerce fulfillment capabilities.

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Beyond Meat Sets IPO Pricing, Seeks $1.2 Billion Valuation

El Segundo-based Beyond Meat Inc. set the terms of its initial public offering and released more details about its operations in disclosures filed April 22 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Trade Troubles

After year-end surge, ports see fall in first-quarter imports from China

Ports see imports from China fall in first quarter.

Delay Extends Port Battle

TRADE: Terminal operators continue push for automation

Fight over automation continues at Port of Los Angeles.

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Smart & Final Acquired for More Than $1 Billion

Investment firm Apollo Global Management will acquire Commerce-based Smart & Final Stores for more than $1.1 billion.

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Harbor Commissioners Postpone Automation Vote

Hundreds of dockworkers booed as the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners announced Tuesday morning to postpone a vote for 30 days on automation at the West Coast's largest terminal at the request of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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Warehouse Tech Platform Flowspace Raises $12M

Culver City-based Flowspace Inc., a technology company that helps connect businesses with available warehouse space and fulfillment services, announced April 16 it raised $12 million in Series A funding.

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