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A Look Ahead: What’s on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week

SHIPPING: Bankruptcy of Hanjin could hurt tide of cargo at Long Beach port.Embattled South Korean cargo container carrier Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. should soon know whether it will avoid bankruptcy as it approaches a Sept. 4 deadline for its $1.1 billion liquidity plan.

By Paul Eakins August 26, 2016 midnight   $$ Share

Manufacturers Fear Impact of New Emissions Target

The passage this week of Senate Bill 32 to implement stricter greenhouse gas emissions standards creates uncertainty for businesses and may lead to more businesses leaving California, said Dorothy Rothrock, president of the California Manufacturers & Technology Association.

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I-15 Reopens, Some Train Routes Still Closed in Cajon Pass

Caltrans reopened the 15 Freeway in both directions Thursday morning, two days after wildfires closed the major shipping corridor through the Cajon Pass, but some train routes were still delayed.

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The Port of Long Beach Reports Slight Decrease in Cargo Volume in July

Container volume at the Port of Long Beach declined by 7.7 percent in July compared to the same month in 2015.

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Online Postage Company Adds Shipping to Bag

INTERNET: Stamps.com’s acquisitions continue to deliver for shareholders.

Stamps.com pursues package deals with the acquisition of shipping services.

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Play Maker

CEO Isaac Larian is game for more time in court to protect MGA’s line of Bratz dolls from Mattel

MGA’s Isaac Larian reveals how a dishwashing job played into his toymaking career.

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Ex-Hangar Lands Tech Giant

Google sees big office space opportunity in former residence of Spruce Goose

Google advances plans to relaunch the former Spruce Goose hangar as a massive office space.

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Vehicle-Sharing Service Taps Electric SUV Buzz

TRANSIT: New venture to allow customers to order rides in Tesla’s Model X.

A new vehicle-sharing service is being launched to fight traffic congestion on L.A. roads.

BNSF Seeks to Overturn Judge’s Decision to Halt Rail Yard’s Expansion

BNSF Railway Co. said yesterday it will appeal a judge’s decision against the company’s $500 million project to expand a rail yard at the Port of Los Angeles.

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Long Beach Approves $46.4 Million Program to Battle Pollution

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners will give $46.4 million to mitigate the impacts of the port-related air pollution in adjacent communities.

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Cigar Maker Meets its Match

Tobacco company wedded to line of custom marriage- related smokes.

Custom Tobacco’s cigar rolling service is booming during summer wedding season.

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Mattel Acquires License for ‘Jurassic World’ Toys

El Segundo toy maker Mattel Inc. said today it won the toy license for the upcoming new “Jurassic World” film.

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Spirited Offer Draws Ad Execs

Duo pours themselves into developing unique take on Absolut Co.’s Our/Vodka.

Steven Ocheltree and Tyler Simmons seek to bottle L.A.’s spirit with their venture for Our/Vodka.

Cake Figurines Find Sweet Spot

Swirly Celebrations crafts custom characters to cover range of wedding parties.

Swirly Celebrations positions its cake figurines as a top attraction for weddings.

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3-D Printers Could Shape Future for Toymaker

MANUFACTURING: Mattel pitches pricey device for use at home by children.

Toy giant Mattel makes a play for creative kids with pricey 3-D printers to be used at home.