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Men’s Apparel Brand Pair of Thieves Is Thriving

A Culver City-based men's apparel brand is getting a second chance at a Nordstrom Inc. debut.

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Canoo Reveals Electric Pickup Truck

News of Canoo Inc.’s first pickup truck leaked ahead of a scheduled March 11 announcement.

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SpaceX Wins Military Contracts Worth $160 Million

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has landed a pair of federal launch contracts worth a total of nearly $160 million.

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Sweetgreen Plans to Be Carbon Neutral by 2027

Sweetgreen Inc. spent a good part of 2020 reorganizing its operations to manage a pandemic-related drop in sales.

SpaceX Test Rocket Explodes After Landing

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. successfully landed a prototype of its enormous new Starship spacecraft in a high-altitude test flight conducted March 3, but the rocket exploded shortly after touching down.

OSI Systems Lands $15 Million Airport Contract

Hawthorne-based OSI Systems has received an order to help upgrade security systems at an unnamed international airport.

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Fisker to Partner With Foxconn for New Vehicle

Manhattan Beach-based electric vehicle maker Fisker Inc. plans to partner with electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group on a new vehicle that could enter production by the end of 2023.

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My/Mochi Listens to Consumers for Name Change

For a company that sells bite-sized desserts, Mochi Ice Cream Co.’s main product name was a mouthful.

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Beyond Meat Misses on Earnings, Hits on Partnerships

Shares of Beyond Meat Inc. should have taken a dive in after-hours trading as the company missed full-year and fourth-quarter estimates from Wall Street analysts.

Sugarfina Looks to Crowdfunding for Expansion

El Segundo-based Sugarfina Corp. is turning to its fans to fund its next chapter of growth.

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Tech Startup First Resonance Raises $3.5 Million

First Resonance, Inc., a downtown-based manufacturing technology start-up, raised $3.5 million in Series A funding.

SpaceX Raises $850 Million in New Funding Round

Fresh off an enormous funding round completed over the summer, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has reportedly raised another $850 million.

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Avery Dennison Buys JDC Solutions for $24 Million

Avery Dennison Corp., a Glendale-based manufacturer of labeling products, said it will acquire JDC Solutions Inc. for $24 million.

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Mattel Beats 2020 Earnings Expectations

Mattel Inc. surpassed Wall Street revenue and earnings estimates for the fourth quarter and the full year.

Thirteen Lune Offers Minority-Owned Beauty Brands a Digital Marketplace

Thirteen Lune is a new kid on the retail block, but its arrival is long overdue, according to Nyakio Grieco, who co-founded the West Hollywood-based ecommerce company in December.

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