Howard Fine

Reporter (Healthcare, Infrastructure/Construction/Engineering, Education)

Howard Fine is a 23-year veteran of the Los Angeles Business Journal. He covers stories pertaining to healthcare, biomedicine, energy, engineering, construction, and infrastructure. He has won several awards, including Best Body of Work for a single reporter from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers and Distinguished Journalist of the Year from the Society of Professional Journalists.

A Los Angeles native, Howard graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Howard obtained a master of science degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to joining the Business Journal, Howard spent seven years as Staff Reporter at the Orange County Business Journal and before that, as Orange County Bureau Chief for City News Service.

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 227

Recent Stories

LAX Passenger Traffic Falls in December

Passenger traffic at LAX declined in December, slipping 2.5% from November and dropping 73.6% from December 2019.

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ImmunityBio Gets OK for Covid Vaccine Trial in South Africa

Culver City-based ImmunityBio Inc. announced Jan. 19 that it has received authorization from South African health officials to begin clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate in that country.

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Health Care Investors Pour More Money Into Fewer Companies

The 2021 Money Issue

The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted overall investment in local bioscience and health care companies, but like so much else in the Covid era, the benefits have not been spread evenly.

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LA Consumers Show Some Signs of Optimism After Record Lows

Consumer sentiment about current business conditions in Los Angeles County during the fourth quarter of 2020 barely budged from the record low levels of the two previous quarters.

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L.A. County Employer Payrolls Plunged in December

Employers in Los Angeles County shed 24,000 payroll jobs in December, according to figures released Jan. 22.

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LAX Bond Rating Holds Steady for Now

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport plunged last year because of the pandemic.

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Cryptocurrency, Biotech Set the Pace in a Solid Year for LA Stocks

It was a year that will be remembered for a pandemic, an economic downturn and social justice protests, but for many publicly traded companies in Los Angeles, 2020 will also go down as a period of strong gains in the equities markets.

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AECOM Kicks Off 2021 With Move, Key Sale

The new year has been busy for local infrastructure consulting firm AECOM.

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More Delays for Crenshaw-LAX Train Line

Metro’s often delayed $2.15 billion Crenshaw-LAX light rail line was supposed to be undergoing final testing by now in preparation for a May opening.

Long Beach Airport May Postpone Terminal Projects

Plunging revenue as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic may force Long Beach Airport to postpone a long-awaited upgrade.

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