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SpaceX Gets OK For NASA Contract After Protests

Blue Origin lost its bid to block SpaceX from a nearly $3 billion NASA contract to land astronauts on the moon.

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LA Auto Show Returns With EV Focus

After a 24-month hiatus, the Los Angeles Auto Show is getting ready to take over the Los Angeles Convention Center come November.

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SpaceX Lands $178 Million NASA Contract for Jupiter Mission

Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has been awarded a $178 million contract by NASA for its mission to investigate Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons.

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Rocket Lab Launches First Mission Since May Failure

After a quiet start to the summer, Rocket Lab USA Inc. is back in action.

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Fisker Makes $10 Million Investment in EV Charging

Fisker Inc. is eyeing vertical integration.

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Newegg Share Prices Level Off After July Surge

July was a volatile month for Newegg Commerce Inc.’s stock.

Faraday Future Goes Public in $1 Billion Deal

Beleaguered electric vehicle company Faraday Future Inc. made its debut as a public company July 22.

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Skechers Tops Earnings Expectations for Second Quarter

Shares of Skechers U.S.A. Inc. rose about 8% after the Manhattan Beach-based designer and manufacturer of footwear and apparel beat top- and bottom-line forecasts for the second quarter.

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Rocket Lab Finds Cause of Mission Failure

Rocket Lab discovered the cause of the anomaly that led to the failure of its May 15 mission.

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Port of LA Sees Record Cargo Surge in June

The volume of cargo containers moved by dockworkers and terminal operators at the San Pedro Bay ports complex continues to surpass last year’s records by double digits.

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Universal Hydrogen Makes Deals With 3 Airlines

Universal Hydrogen Co., a Venice-based aerospace company that specializes in carbon- free flight, announced deals with a U.S. airline and two international carriers on July 14.

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Raytheon Wins $172 Million Navy Contract

Raytheon Technologies has secured a $171.6 million contract to produce Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band attack systems for the U.S. Navy.

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Cacique Plans to Open Factory in Texas

Cacique USA, a Monrovia-based producer of Mexican-style cheese, cream, yogurt and chorizo, has started construction of a food processing factory in Amarillo, Texas. The 200,000-square-foot facility is set to come online in the fall of 2022 and employ about 200 workers.

Honda Sets Prologue as First Battery-Powered EV

American Honda Motor Co. Inc. has named its first battery-powered electric vehicle the Prologue, a nod to changes coming down the company’s product pipeline.

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SEA Electric Weighs IPO to Boost EV Power Systems

SEA Electric Holdings Pty Ltd., a new kid on the local EV block, is considering going public to accelerate its growth trajectory.

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