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Apple Inc. reportedly is looking to acquire Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics, the Santa Monica maker of premium headphones that earlier this year launched a subscription-music service.
Air Lease Corp. late Thursday said first-quarter net income jumped 53 percent as the airline demand for plane leases was on the upswing.
Occidental Petroleum Chief Executive Stephen Chazen told analysts Monday that the company’s new California spinoff will not drill in communities that oppose fracking.
Energy crop developer Ceres Inc. on Monday said that it was expanding its plant breeding development in Mexico.
Superior Industries International Inc. matched analysts’ net income estimates for the first quarter but just missed on revenue. Crown Media Holdings Inc. reported a drop in net income for the first quarter despite rising ratings and advertising rates. Molina Healthcare reported a profit for the quarter when analyst were expecting a loss.
Rentech Inc. on Thursday said that it acquired New England Wood Pellet, considered the largest producer of wood pellets for the U.S. heating market.
Capstone Turbine Corp. on Thursday announced an offering of 18.8 million shares to a single institutional investor that will raise $30.2 million.
A veteran auto industry executive has been named the new chief executive of aluminum wheel manufacturer Superior Industries International Inc.
Pritzker Group Private Capital has acquired custom packaging company Technimark.
West Los Angeles private equity firm Gores Group announced Tuesday that it had finalized a joint venture with British food manufacturer Premier Foods to control Hovis, Premier’s branded line of bread and flour.
The Antelope Valley Transit Authority will take delivery in the next few weeks of the first two electric buses made by Chinese manufacturer BYD Motors Inc. at its assembly plant in Lancaster.
Canadian toymaker Mega Brands Brands Inc. on Friday said that its acquisition by Mattel Inc. had been approved by Canadian regulatory courts and was expected to be completed next week.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced an agreement with AllenCo Energy Inc. that will require the Signal Hill company to make significant improvements at its controversial oil field near USC.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and toymaker Mattel Inc. on Wednesday announced a deal to bring the El Segundo toymaker's Barbie doll to life in a comedy film.
Shares of Skechers USA Inc. jumped 5 percent Wednesday after the Manhattan Beach shoe company announced first quarter earnings that soared above expectations.