Mattel to Create Toys Based on ‘Gus’ Animated Series

Mattel Inc. is adding to its roster of preschool brands, signing a multiyear global licensing agreement to create a full line of Fisher-Price toys based on “Gus — The Itsy Bitsy Knight.”

Rehrig Pacific Sells Product Line to Arkansas Container Company

Rehrig Pacific Co. said it will sell a line of products, including plastic pails, to Polyethylene Containers Inc. in Arkansas.

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How EV Maker Fisker Scored With Wall Street

Shortly after its Oct. 30 debut on the New York Stock Exchange, electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc. was valued at about $2.9 billion.

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Rancho Dominguez Caster Maker Is Aquired

Aerol Co. Inc. is packing its bags for the Midwest.

American Honda Plans to Unify Multiple US Operations

Come April, Honda’s operations in North America will be more unified.

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LA, Long Beach Ports Set Cargo Records in October

Local ports reported record cargo volumes last month, but year-to-date results for the San Pedro Bay complex are still 2% below the first 10 months of 2019.

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ROKiT Group Adds Ebikes to Growing Portfolio of Consumer Products

Rokit Group of Cos.’ latest venture, Rokit Made, is poised to take advantage of a growing consumer trend — electric bikes.

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Romeo Power Secures Investment Ahead of IPO

Waste hauler Republic Services Inc. has exercised an option to purchase shares of common stock in Vernon-based Romeo Systems Inc., and the two companies announced Nov. 10 that they are exploring a “strategic alliance.”

Pivot to PPE Products Pays Off for Liberty Paper

The pandemic could have easily tanked Alex Ismail’s business.

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Beyond Meat Third-Quarter Earnings Disappoint

Beyond Meat Inc.’s stock took a hit last week after lower-than-expected third-quarter revenue and confusion around its collaboration with McDonald’s Corp.

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Jakks Pacific Tops Third-Quarter Earnings Expectations

Jakks Pacific Inc. is still in the game, beating analysts’ expectations in the third quarter that ended Sept. 30.

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LA and Long Beach Ports Still Playing Catch-Up, Despite Record September

The San Pedro Bay ports notched another record month in September, largely due to make-up shipments that were stalled by the pandemic earlier this year.

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Mattel Blows Past Earnings Expectations

Mattel Inc. beat Wall Street expectations and then some in the third quarter.

Terminal Operator Fenix Marine Finds Smooth Sailing at Ports

While most of the terminals at the San Pedro Bay are struggling to keep up with a recent influx of traffic, Fenix Marine Services just added a new carrier to its roster of clients.

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PPE Maker Moldex-Metric Plans Factory in Tennessee

Moldex-Metric Inc., a Culver City-based manufacturer of hearing and respiratory protection equipment, is expanding operations to Lebanon, Tenn.

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