MANUFACTURING

Port Truckers Brake for AB5

LOGISTICS: Companies, drivers see big changes ahead

L.A.’s trucking industry braces for the impact of AB5.

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LA Port Unveils World's First All-Electric Top Handlers

Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Port of Los Angeles unveiled one of 16 zero-emission technology projects for the port, including the world’s first all-electric top handlers.

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Cost Plus Gets Happy

Return bars offer new customer service option

Return bars offer new customer service option

Long Beach Port Turns to Incentives

Initiative follows success of competing LA program

Initiative follows success of competing LA program

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Bed-Maker Hit by Trade War

TRADE: Commerce company finds itself on a ‘roller coaster’

Tariffs have forced manufacturers like Commerce-based Hollywood Bed & Spring Manufacturing Co. Inc. to find ways to cut costs and remain competitive.

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Ports See Slowdown

Imports at the San Pedro Bay ports were flat in August while exports slid as the U.S.-China trade war drags on. Imports at the L.A. and Long Beach ports, the nation’s largest hub for Asian trade, were near flat for the second consecutive month.

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Albertsons, Vons, Ralphs Grocery Workers Ratify Contract, Get Raise

Grocery workers at Vons, Albertsons, Ralphs and Pavilions in Southern California averted a strike and ratified a three-year contract Thursday, calling it the best deal they've had in three decades.

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Grocery Workers Union Deal May Avert Strike

Details of the contract weren’t released pending the vote, but union leadership recommended ratification. Results for the vote are expected Sept. 12.

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Grocers Prepare for Possible Strike

Ralphs, other chains eye replacement workers

Ralphs, other chains eye replacement workers

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New Coffee Brands Bring the Heat

BEVERAGES: Roasters blend innovation, ambition

Third-wave coffee roasters jolt L.A.’s competitive coffee market.

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Pop Star Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for $10 Million

Pop superstar Ariana Grande sued teen retailer Forever 21 for $10 million, accusing the struggling chain and its beauty company of using her likeness to sell their products without authorization.

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Forever 21 Likely to File for Bankruptcy

Mall stalwart falters in changing landscape

Fashion retailer Forever 21 Inc. is reportedly on the brink of filing for bankruptcy protection.

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China Plans Tariffs on $75 Billion in US Products in Retaliation to Trump Trade Policies

The U.S -China trade war intensified on Friday, jolting the stock market and sending a collective shiver of worry among Los Angeles retailers, distributors and manufacturers.

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CAN DO SPIRITS

Premixed cocktails, hard seltzers gaining on beer’s dominance

Premixed cocktails, hard seltzers gaining on beer’s dominance

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El Segundo’s Quest Nutrition Picked Up for $1 Billion

In a deal that marries two diet crazes, maker of a low-carb line of Atkins products, Simply Good Foods Co., picked up El Segundo-based Quest Nutrition for $1 billion.

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