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Space Force Establishes Major Command Center in El Segundo

Space Force officials announced April 8 that Los Angeles will be a key base of operations for the recently established branch of the U.S. armed forces.

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NYDJ Apparel Looks to Expand Its Appeal

NYDJ Apparel, a jeans brand that made its mark by catering to consumers over the age of 40, is looking to broaden its appeal.

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Frameless Hardware Acquires Commercial Glass Assets

South Gate-based glass company Frameless Hardware Co. has acquired assets from Texas company Columbia Commercial Building Products.

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Trader Joe’s Digital Cards to Aid Shoppers With Autism

Trader Joe’s Co. has collaborated with Toronto-based Magnusmode Ltd. to publish a set of digital cards to help people with autism spectrum disorder or Down syndrome shop at its stores.

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SpaceX Launches 10th Mission of 2021

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched another 60 Starlink satellites on April 7, completing its 10th mission of 2021.

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Guess Earnings Top Expectations

Shares of Guess Inc. rose about 5% to a market value of $1.6 billion last week after the downtown-based retailer reported better-than-expected financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended Jan. 30.

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Faraday Future Looks to Chinese Market

Electric vehicle company Faraday Future Inc. hired Xuefeng Chen as chief executive of its China division.

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FabFitFun Strikes Deal to Increase Supplier Diversity

FabFitFun Inc. is working with San Francisco-based RangeMe America to expand its collaboration with brands founded by business owners from diverse backgrounds.

Oetker Group Tests Artisan Pudding Shop Concept in LA

Oetker Group, Europe’s equivalent to Duncan Hines, is testing a new brand concept in the Los Angeles market.

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Pandemic-Driven Demand Boosts Port Logistics Group

While the Covid-19 pandemic has shuttered entire industries over the past year, it has fast-tracked Port Logistics Group’s expansion into ecommerce.

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Ports Set Records With February Cargo Volume

February cargo volume at the San Pedro Bay port complex was off the charts compared to dismal stats from the same period last year.

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Men’s Apparel Brand Pair of Thieves Is Thriving

A Culver City-based men's apparel brand is getting a second chance at a Nordstrom Inc. debut.

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Canoo Reveals Electric Pickup Truck

News of Canoo Inc.’s first pickup truck leaked ahead of a scheduled March 11 announcement.

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SpaceX Wins Military Contracts Worth $160 Million

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has landed a pair of federal launch contracts worth a total of nearly $160 million.

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Sweetgreen Plans to Be Carbon Neutral by 2027

Sweetgreen Inc. spent a good part of 2020 reorganizing its operations to manage a pandemic-related drop in sales.