Deborah Crowe is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has more than a quarter decade of experience in covering local and state government, education, politics, business and health care issues. She joined the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2005.
The Health Care & Biotech column gives the Business Journal's readers insight into the various issues faced by those industries, whether they are financial, competitive or regulatory issues. Coverage has looked at the potential impact of health care reform proposals on employers, innovative employee wellness programs being tried locally and efforts by companies to stay competitive by entering new business areas.
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Edison International said Tuesday that a bankruptcy judge in Chicago has approved the sale of most assets of one of its units to a New Jersey electric utility.
Herbalife Ltd. on Monday pointed triumphantly to a New York Times article that provided evidence the company’s leading critic was launching a smear campaign against the L.A. nutritional supplements company for his own advantage.
Griffin Holdings in Century City on Monday said that it has completed its tender offer to acquire Tufco Technologies Inc., a large contract maker of branded wet and dry wipes that is based Green Bay, Wis.
HEALTH CARE: Scanners pull in $10.7 million for UCLA off-shoot company.
Bruin Biometrics, a UCLA spinoff developing biometric diagnostic sensing devices, completed a $10.7 million funding round late last month, the largest since the Westwood company’s founding in 2009.
Shares of Korn/Ferry International rose more than 13 percent in Friday, a day after the staffing giant reported fiscal third-quarter profit that was significantly better than analysts expected.
Shares of U.S. Auto Parts Network Inc. rose more than 12 percent on Friday, a day after the after-market automotive parts distributor reported a significantly smaller fourth quarter loss.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies rose for the week.
A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday gave preliminarily approval of a $3.4 million settlement that Trader Joe's Co. will pay to settle a class action lawsuit accusing the Monrovia grocery chain of falsely advertising its cookies, apple juice and other products as being "all-natural" even though they contained synthetic ingredients.
The Gores Group and Orange County partner Technology4Medicine have acquired Fotona, a company in Ljubljana, Slovenia that makes medical lasers.
Rentech Inc. on Wednesday announced that it has agreed to sell its alternative energy technologies and equipment to a Chinese company.