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L.A. Port Thinks Deep With Improvement Project

SHIPPING: Facility clears hurdle to prepare terminal for influx of bigger vessels.

Landlord looks to break link with workspace operator that has become synonymous with Silicon Beach.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles Get Lift From California

AUTOMOTIVE: Automakers look to tap investment to grow charging network.

State’s investment in charging infrastructure could rev up makers of alternative energy vehicles.

Conference Resists Ukrainian Chill

Monica Dodi is a managing director of the Women’s Venture Capital Fund on the Miracle Mile and co-founder of MTV Europe.

Airport Vans on Board With Ride-Sharing Apps

INTERNET: Prime Time’s new service lets customers track vehicles in real time.

App-based ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are shaking up the cab industry, but taxi companies are not the only ones being forced to adapt.

Recovering Economy Helps Shore Up South Bay Office, Industrial

The South Bay industrial market had a robust first quarter, fed by continuing improvement in the general economy. As a result, rents increased in both the office and industrial markets.

Investor Chips Into Wood-Processing Business

ENERGY: Rentech pulls in $150 million from Blackstone to pursue new ventures.

Blackstone Group powers up wood- and fertilizer-focused Rentech with $150 million investment.

L.A. Port Traffic Rises

Traffic at the Port of Los Angeles surged 34 percent in March compared with the same month last year.

Long Beach Port Traffic Falls

Traffic at the Port of Long Beach declined 1.9 percent in March compared with the same month last year, according to figures released Tuesday.

E-Commerce Site Sold on Future in Tech Incubation

INTERNET: Clearance.co in reverse merger with Miami shell company.

Executives’ connection leads to e-commerce site Clearance.co’s union with Development Capital Group.

Duo Looks to Lock In New Cold-Storage Facility

FOOD: $75 million venture aims to handle imports, exports through Long Beach.

Construction of a $75 million, 250,000-square-foot cold-storage facility in Long Beach began last month.

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