Los Angeles Business Journal

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: dcrowe@labusinessjournal.com.

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Radnet, ReachLocal Among Week’s Biggest Movers

The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies closed higher for the trading week.

Report: Apple Eyes $3.2 Billion Bid for Beats

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Brisk Business Boosts Air Lease Profits

Air Lease Corp. late Thursday said first-quarter net income jumped 53 percent as the airline demand for plane leases was on the upswing.

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Workers Vote to Approve Strike at El Super Supermarkets

Local 770 of the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union on Wednesday said that members working for the El Super supermarket chain have voted to authorize a strike if contract negotiations break down.

Currency Change Hurts DirecTV’s Quarter

DirecTV on Tuesday said that its first-quarter profit fell 19 percent largely because of currency fluctuations in part of its key Latin American market. Adjusted net income did beat analysts’ expectations, however.

Lackluster Opening for Ares Management Shares

Shares of Ares Management fell 4 percent in the company’s first day of trading on Friday after the private equity firm cut the size of its initial offering.

Rubicon, CBRE Among Week’s Biggest Movers

The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies closed up for the week.

Rentech Acquires Wood Pellet Producer

Rentech Inc. on Thursday said that it acquired New England Wood Pellet, considered the largest producer of wood pellets for the U.S. heating market.

CBRE Shares Rise on Strong Earnings

Shares of CBRE Group Inc. rose nearly 9 percent on Thursday after the real estate services giant reported better-than-expected first quarter net income and revenue growth.

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