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Hanjin Ships Finally Dock at Port of Long Beach

Two Hanjin Shipping Co. vessels that had been waiting for more than a week to unload their cargo at the Port of Long Beach after the company filed for bankruptcy have finally been allowed to dock.

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Sinking Shipper Receives Bailout

Parent plans to sink $90 million into bankrupt Hanjin to get cargo moving at ports.

Hitting Turbulence at LAX

All USC sociology professor Manuel Pastor wanted to do was catch some Z’s before having to give a keynote speech at the annual meeting of the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations in Cleveland a couple of weeks back.

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Retailers’ Concerns Mount as Hanjin Bankruptcy Delays Trade

The fallout from Hanjin Shipping filing for bankruptcy and ceasing operations this week was immediate, as cargo ships sat off the California coast unable to dock and freight companies scrambled to move their cargo.

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Ports Awash in Bankrupt Shipping Line’s Cargo

TRADE: Hanjin’s collapse could prove big blow to Long Beach operations.

Bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping leaves cargo shipments adrift at ports.

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Wave of Holiday Business Has Yet to Hit Ports

SHIPPING: Strike fallout, shakeup in retail outlook contribute to slowdown.

Slowdown in retail orders has put the brakes on the traditionally active holiday season for cargo movers.

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Hanjin Shipping Files for Bankruptcy

Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday after negotiations with creditors failed, sinking the seventh-largest cargo container carrier in the world and one of the largest shippers at the Port of Long Beach.

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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.

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.