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Poke restaurant and vintage store to open at LBX

Long Beach Exchange is preparing to welcome two new tenants: retailer Open Air Vintage and fast-casual Poké2 Grill and retailer Open Air Vintage.

Marine life flourishing in San Pedro Bay Ports’ harbors

Plants and animals are thriving in the San Pedro Bay harbors, despite sharing space with the largest port complex in the nation. A 2018 biological survey released in April identified more than 1,000 species living in the harbors around the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the highest recorded biodiversity in over two decades.

With two major projects wrapping up, rail takes center stage for...

Capital improvement projects are never-ending at the Port of Long Beach. Projects take years, sometimes decades, from concept to completion, can cost upward of a billion dollars and bring increased operational capacity and efficiency.

Unemployment remains high in Long Beach, but economists are optimistic about...

Long Beach’s more than 11% unemployment remains well above the regional and national rates as the city and state reopen, local economists said during a virtual forum Thursday.

Businesses are struggling to staff up following pandemic layoffs

Many businesses furloughed or laid off most or all of their staff when they were forced to shutter indefinitely due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Now, Long Beach business owners are struggling to find workers—a nationwide issue.

Rocket Lab wins contract to design two spacecraft for Mars mission

The Long Beach-based rocket manufacturing and launch company announced it's designing two Photon spacecraft for a scientific mission to Mars.

Union leaders are fighting terminal automation at Long Beach’s Pier T

Total Terminals International, operator of the 385-acre Pier T, met with leaders of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on May 17 to announce its intentions to automate the Long Beach operation. Represented were ILWU Local 13, 63 and 94.

Relativity Space unveils world’s first fully 3-D-printed reusable rocket; announce $650M...

Long Beach-based Relativity Space unveiled plans Tuesday for the Terran R, the world’s first fully reusable, entirely 3-D printed rocket.

Port sets new cargo-movement record for 11th consecutive month

For the first time in its 110-year history, the Port of Long Beach moved more than 900,000 cargo containers in a single month.

Pandemic cargo surge continues at the San Pedro Bay Ports amid...

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of manufacturing plants in China slowed goods movement through San Pedro Bay for much of the first half of 2020, throwing a shroud of uncertainty over the trade sector. But the subsequent resumption of manufacturing and an explosion of e-commerce across the U.S. resulted in 10 straight months of record-breaking cargo movement at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

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