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Tech Incubator Hatches Skateboard Startup

SPORTS: Angel investors preview motion detector from Chatsworth firm.Make in LA, a technology hardware accelerator in Chatsworth, last month held its first demo day, looking to set up its four portfolio startups with investors.

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Capstone Raises $6.8 Million in Private Placement

Capstone Turbine Corp. will sell 6.3 million shares of its common stock to two institutional investors, it was announced Tuesday.

Preview: Hot Rod College

Shop converts to academy to teach custom car skills.

Capstone Secures Fuel-Efficient Patent

Capstone Turbine Corp. has secured a patent for a cleaner fuel injector system on its microturbines, the company announced Monday.

Stratolaunch Returns to Rocket Supplier Orbital ATK

Stratolaunch Systems has partnered with Orbital ATK Inc. to use the company’s rockets to launch satellites into space, the companies announced Thursday.

AeroVironment Secures $22.8 Million Missile Contract

AeroVironment Inc. received a $22.8 million contract from the U.S. Army to supply its armed forces with miniature missile systems.

DTS Acquired for $850 Million

Audio technology developer DTS Inc. will be acquired by a Silicon Valley company in a deal valued at $850 million.

Real Industry Names CFO

Real Industry Inc. has hired an insider as its new chief financial officer, the company has announced.

Cherokee Beats Wall Street

Cherokee, Inc. (CHKE) on Thursday reported adjusted second-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations.

Australian Military Buys AeroVironment Drones

AeroVironment Inc. is providing its Wasp drone to Australia, the first of the company’s unmanned aircraft to be used by the Australian military, it was announced on Tuesday.

Capstone Names Manufacturing VP

Capstone Turbine Corp. has named Paul Chase as its new vice president of manufacturing, the company announced Tuesday.

Talon Looks at Industrial Market for Flame-Resistant Zippers

Talon International Inc. has received UL certification for its flame-resistant zippers, opening up potential sales in the industrial garment market, the company announced Monday.

Real Industry CEO Steps Down, Shares Fall

Craig Bouchard has stepped down as chief executive and chairman of Real Industry Inc., it was announced Monday.

Capstone Renews Russian Distributor Deal

Capstone Turbine Corp. has signed a new three-year agreement with BPC Engineering to distribute its microturbines in Russia and Belarus.

Rocket Engine Fired Up in Milestone Test

Aerojet Rocketdyne on Thursday test-fired its RS-25 rocket engine that will be used on the Space Launch System, the new heavy-lift rocket NASA has under development to power future manned missions to the moon and possibly to Mars.

Biotech Firm to Move Operations to Camarillo

Biotech products manufacturer SaniSure Inc. has signed a lease in a Camarillo industrial building for nearly double the space it has in Oxnard.