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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.

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.

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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Runneth Over

Beverages: Reed’s has new equipment, ad campaign, lenders as the drink maker nears capping its first profitable year.

Beverages: Reed’s says it’s about to catch lightning in a bottle as the drink maker closes in on its first profitable year.

Indian Actions Have Water-Free Firm Flush With Anger

Indian officials have ordered the removal of more than 800 waterless urinals in Delhi, and the chief executive of the Los Angeles company that produces the equipment isn’t happy about it.

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