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Pomona Manufacturer Analytical Industries Acquired by Battery Ventures

Analytical Industries Inc., a manufacturer of oxygen sensors and gas-analysis products for a range of industries including the U.S. military, has been acquired by Boston-based Battery Ventures for an undisclosed amount.

Electronic Controls Maker Clocks Into Midwest

MANUFACTURING: Pickup of rival will boost presence, revenue of Nelson-Miller.

Maker of electronic controls says its deal for a rival pushes all the right buttons.

Pro Soccer Offer Fielded

SPORTS: Michael Eisner’s Tornante enters talks to buy English team Portsmouth.

Former Disney chief Michael Eisner looks to play ball with British soccer team Portsmouth FC.

Former Disney Executive Eisner in Talks to Take Over English Soccer Club Portsmouth FC

Michael Eisner’s Tornante Co. is in talks to purchase English soccer club Portsmouth FC.

USC Receives Grant to Develop Defect-Free Electronic Chips

USC’s Information Sciences Institute, a division of its Viterbi Engineering School, received a roughly $40 million contract this week from Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, a federal government agency.

Market in Play

MANUFACTURING: Jakks, Mattel take Chinese partners.

Toymakers form Chinese partnerships to play ball in the growing market.

Ports Boxed Out By Lunar New Year

Observation of Chinese holiday blamed for February’s slowdown at Long Beach, Los Angeles.

Lunar New Year delivered bad tidings for cargo numbers at the L.A. and Long Beach ports.

Jakks Announces $19 Million Stock Sale to Meisheng Culture Company

Jakks Pacific Inc. announced Wednesday that it is selling 3,660,891 million shares of the company’s common stock to Hong Kong based Meisheng Culture Company Ltd. for a total purchase price of $19.3 million.

Port of Los Angeles Cargo Declines in February

The Port of Los Angeles saw container volumes decline in February after a record-setting January.

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Battery Maker Romeo Woos Highly Skilled Manufacturing Staff

Power Play

Battery maker Romeo Power seeks highly skilled workers to plug into production.

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