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Jakks, OSI, City National Beat on Earnings

Hawthorne security systems maker OSI Systems Inc. reported strong earnings Thursday, beating Wall Street expectations and topping last year’s third quarter.

Port of Long Beach Sees Heavy Traffic

Cargo numbers rose sharply for the Port of Long Beach in September as the port recorded its heaviest traffic for that month since 2007.

New Rules On Feathers Take Wing

Firm self-regulates to help down users avoid charges of foul play.

Allied Feather & Down hopes to goose sales to clothing makers with its new rules on treatment of birds.

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Manufacturer of Hydrogen Trucks Fails to Deliver

Trucking: Vision rolls into bankruptcy after burning through millions in grants.

Hydrogen-truck maker Vision Industries steers into bankruptcy after reaping millions from public agencies.

Architecture Firms Have Designs on Bustling China

Planning: Growing middle class feeds demand for cities, entertainment.

Architecture and design firms add growing Chinese market to their business blueprint.

Aecom Acquires URS

Downtown Los Angeles engineering and construction firm Aecom Technology Corp. completed its acquisition of San Francisco’s URS Corp. Friday in a $6 billion deal that creates a giant in the engineering and construction industry.

Mattel Sales and Profits Droop

Mattel Inc. remained profitable during the third quarter despite an 8 percent decline in worldwide sales, the company reported Thursday.

Delivery Firm Sees Budding Opportunity

Nestdrop hopes to generate buzz by adding medical pot to alcohol business.

Marijuana: Nestdrop thinks it’s high time for a medical pot delivery business.

Port Labor Talks Worry Retailers

West Coast port operators and dock workers have not had a contract since June, and retailers are starting to worry about whether they will get their shipments in time for the holiday shopping rush.

Surf Air Expands to Carlsbad and Oakland

Private membership airline Surf Air announced Monday that it will expand its service both north and south of Los Angeles – to Carlsbad in November and to Oakland in December.

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