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.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies closed up for the week.
A group of 21 scientists from around the country has told Gov. Jerry Brown that California is on the right track with proposed regulations to allow fracking of the state's shale oil reserves.
Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc. on Thursday said that its board has accepted an offer to be taken private by a group led by its largest shareholder.
Shares of KB Home fell 6 percent after the homebuilder announced lower-than-expected fourth quarter revenue and earnings per share.
Thomas Properties Group Inc. announced that its stockholders have approved its merger with Parkway Properties Inc., which is expected to close on Thursday.
Arrowhead Research Corp. late Wednesday reported a narrower fourth quarter loss, largely due to the Pasadena biotech having more shares outstanding than a year earlier.
CBRE Group Inc. said Tuesday that it has acquired Whitestone Research Corp., a Santa Barbara consulting and software company that provides real estate-related products and services.
OpenGate Capital said that it signed an agreement with Belgian chemicals company Solvay to acquire its Benvic PVC plastic compounding business.
Shares of Herbalife Ltd. rose more than 9 percent on Monday after the nutritional supplement company said a re-audit of more than three years of its financial results found no material changes to earlier statements.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. in Pasadena said Friday that it completed its $1.1 billion acquisition of Australian professional services firm Sinclair Knight Merz.