Reporter (Engineering, Infrastructure, Education, Construction and Architecture)
Howard Fine is a 19-year veteran of the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has covered public policy issues, energy companies, transportation, economic development, banking and finance and various special assignments. He has won several awards, including Best Body of Work for a single reporter from the Association of Area Business Publications 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.
Regulation and Policy is a biweekly column that keeps business leaders apprised of new city, county and state regulatory issues that may affect their businesses.
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Shares of Pasadena-based Puma Biotechnology Inc. fell after the company revealed that sales of its breast cancer treatment drug, Nerlynx, declined during the fourth quarter.
Company anticipates disruption in operations for quarter, year
Count downtown-based nutrition supplement company Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. as another company feeling the impact of the rapid spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus throughout China.
Traffic at area airports last year grew at slowest rate since the recession
A record 103 million passengers went through the gates at the four commercial airports serving Los Angeles County last year, but that was up only 1.4% from 2018, marking the slowest growth rate since the Great Recession.
Company will provide flights and scheduling
Santa Monica general aviation airline Surf Air Inc. announced it has acquired San Francisco-based online aviation marketplace BlackBird Air Inc.
Institute acquires surgery center in Marina del Rey
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, one of Orange County’s largest hospital and health care networks, is entering the Los Angeles County market.
Nestlé service will boost company’s supplement
The world’s largest food and beverage company has agreed to flex more of its marketing muscle for a product from Westwood-based nutrition company ChromaDex Inc.
Los Angeles County’s economy will continue to see modest growth in 2020, according to a forecast from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
The FDA must decide within six months whether to approve the drug, known as KTE-X19
Deal with Aimmune could bring up to $400 million before royalties
Monrovia-based biopharmaceutical company Xencor Inc. announced it has granted a license to Bay Area-based Aimmune Therapeutics Inc.
Managed care insurer projects $17 billion in revenue for 2020
With the release of fourth-quarter and full-year 2019 earnings, Molina issued a forecast of premium revenue growth for this year of 7.4% to about $17.4 billion.