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In the decade after the Twin Towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001 and the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, military spending skyrocketed, at one point eating up 20% of government spending.

Although it has since fallen, its legacy can still be felt in Southern California where the military drone was born.

Some of the nation's largest military contractors – Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Lockheed, Raytheon and Aerojet Rocketdyne – all have a large presence in Los Angeles County.

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RepairSmith, an El Segundo-based at-home car repair service, has been steadily rising in popularity since its launch in 2019, with over 100,000 completed appointments.

And on Thursday, the company announced a $42 million Series B raise that will rev up and expand with the goal of operating in every major metropolitan area in the U.S. by next year.

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One of the nation's largest charging network operators is rolling out a rewards program for customers and a new pricing plan that will make it more expensive for Californians in certain areas who plug in their cars during peak hours.

El Segundo-based EVgo announced the new congestion pricing plan this week after the state banned minute-by-minute pricing. The company said the new rates will reflect the costs of local utilities and network congestion, which can be higher in certain areas. Los Angeles and San Francisco users will also face additional pricing changes based on where they are charging.

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