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Mattel’s Sluggish Barbie Sales Continue

Leading toymaker Mattel Inc. reported a non-adjusted first-quarter net loss of $49.1 million (-21 cents a share) on revenue of $869 million.

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California Second-Most Expensive State for Car Ownership

Commuting and gas prices contribute to California being the second most expensive state in the nation for car ownership, according to a study by Manhattan Beach personal finance website GoBankingRates.com.

American Apparel Partners With Postmates for One-Hour Delivery

American Apparel Inc. customers will now get the instant gratification of receiving their online orders within an hour.

Kombucha Maker Brews Up $7 Million

Health-Ade, a West L.A. kombucha drink producer, has raised $7 million from a group of undisclosed investors, according to a March 16 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

September Volume Slumps at Port of Los Angeles

September didn’t set off any bells for container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles.

Port of Long Beach Sets September High-Water Mark

September container cargo volume broke more records at the Port of Long Beach, port officials said Monday.

Port of L.A. Has Busiest August Since 2006

The Port of Los Angeles reported Friday that it had its best August since a record-setting 790,730 containers moved through the port in 2006.

Another Record-Breaking Month at Port of Long Beach

August was another record month for container cargo volume at the Port of Long Beach, and a clear sign of returning customer confidence, port officials said Wednesday.

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Former Hot Pockets Plant May Pivot to Dumplings

The Chatsworth factory that once turned out Hot Pockets frozen sandwiches has been sold to a Chinese company that was the exclusive supplier of dumplings to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Cargo Dips in L.A. as Long Beach Surges

The Port of Los Angeles saw container cargo volume fall in July, a sharp contrast to a record-setting month at the port next door.

Early Holiday Orders Flow Into Long Beach

It was Christmas in July for the Port of Long Beach, which on Thursday reported record monthly cargo traffic as the peak pre-holiday shipping season got off to a strong start.

Fisker to Open Manufacturing Plant in Moreno Valley

Fisker Automotive Inc. said it would open a manufacturing facility in Moreno Valley, marking the first time Southern California will have an automotive plant in decades.

Cargo Traffic Down in L.A., Long Beach

Cargo volume at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach fell last month compared with the same period last year, the latest figures show.

Guess Founder Paul Marciano Steps Aside as CEO

There’s no more questioning who will be the new head at Guess Inc.