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Garden Grove Plant Could Avert Layoffs

Los Angeles-based American Apparel LLC said a $66 million bankruptcy sale to Gildan Activewear Inc. could help it stave off a round of layoffs, including of 332 workers at its dye house in Garden Grove.

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CKE Chief to Head Labor Dept.

Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurant Holdings Inc., is expected to be nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Labor Department, news reports said.

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Vans Boss Moves to Parent Co.

VF Corp. in Greensboro, N.C. promoted Vans Inc. President Kevin Bailey to the same post for the parent company’s Asia-Pacific region.

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November Mixed for OC Carmakers

Two out of four Orange County-based automakers beat the national sales pace on new-vehicle sales in November, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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Tilly’s Beats on Q3

Tilly’s Inc. surpassed analyst expectations on third-quarter revenue and profit, and hiked its 2016 forecast, sending its shares up more than 35% in Thursday trading to more than $13 a share and a $371 million market cap.

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Advantage Solutions Picks Up Ad Shop

Advantage Solutions, an Irvine-based provider of sales, marketing, merchandising and digital technology services to packaged goods manufacturers and retailers, has bought a consumer marketing firm in Chicago on undisclosed terms.

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Acquisition May Stem American Apparel Cuts

American Apparel LLC said a $66 million bankruptcy sale to Gildan Activewear Inc. could help it stave off a round of layoffs, including of 332 workers at its dye house in Garden Grove.

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GSF Adds Denver Distributor

A unit of Golden State Foods Corp in Irvine created a company to run a food distributor it bought in June.

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Hyundai Joins New Waive

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in January will place 150 of its IONIQ EVs in the WaiveCar car-sharing fleet in Los Angeles with an option for 250 more cars in additional cities by the end of 2017.

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Hyundai Plans Self-Driving Car

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley introduced its Autonomous IONIQ concept vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday.

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Mecum Auction Counts 750 Cars

16,000 attendees are expected at an automobile auction at Anaheim Convention Center this weekend.

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Too Faced Sells Again: $1.45B

Too Faced Cosmetics LLC in Irvine will sell for the second time in 18 months, with a deal pegged at nearly $1 billion more than last year’s price tag.

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Hyundai Owners Get Voice Controls

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley will work with Amazon.com to offer remote voice-control features on its entire 2017 lineup.

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Taco Bell Unveils New Logo, Clothing Line

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. unveiled a series of new moves Monday: its new flagship restaurant in Las Vegas, a logo refresh, and its debut company-branded clothing.

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Del Taco to Add 14 in Phoenix

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. in Lake Forest said two franchisees would open 14 stores in the Phoenix market.

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Auto Sales App Signs Fletcher Jones

AutoGravity Corp. in Irvine signed Fletcher Jones dealerships in five markets to its mobile application-based car sales and financing venture.