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.
Deborah can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 232 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mattel Inc. on Wednesday announced it will move 100 positions at its Fisher-Price division from New York to the toymaker’s El Segundo headquarters in coming months.
State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and the Automobile Club of Southern California on Wednesday announced a roughly 4 percent reduction in auto insurance rates for policies that are written or renewed after July 1.
Herbalife Ltd. on Tuesday said it hired PricewaterhouseCoopers LP as its new auditor, more than a month after KPMG LLP resigned when an L.A. partner was charged with insider trading.
American States Water Co. on Tuesday said that it will implement a two-for-one stock split this summer.
Shares of TCP Capital Corp. fell more than 3 percent on Tuesday after the business investment and development company priced a $70.3 million stock offering below the previous day’s closing price.
J2 Global Inc.’s Ziff Davis unit on Monday said that it had acquired tech content online network NetShelter from San Francisco ad platform InPowered.
Live Nation Entertainment Inc. on Monday said that it has formed a joint venture with Singapore’s Lushington Entertainments to promote live concerts in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Tesoro Corp. on Friday said it received approval from state and federal regulators to buy BP Plc’s oil refinery in Carson and other assets.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies continued to gain this week, in line with the larger markets.
Ticketmaster will settle claims for up to $23 million, after customers claimed they were charged $9 a month for a rewards program when they bought concert tickets but did not get any benefit, according to a news report.