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.
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Shares of Korn/Ferry International rose more than 13 percent in Friday, a day after the staffing giant reported fiscal third-quarter profit that was significantly better than analysts expected.
Shares of U.S. Auto Parts Network Inc. rose more than 12 percent on Friday, a day after the after-market automotive parts distributor reported a significantly smaller fourth quarter loss.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies rose for the week.
A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday gave preliminarily approval of a $3.4 million settlement that Trader Joe's Co. will pay to settle a class action lawsuit accusing the Monrovia grocery chain of falsely advertising its cookies, apple juice and other products as being "all-natural" even though they contained synthetic ingredients.
The Gores Group and Orange County partner Technology4Medicine have acquired Fotona, a company in Ljubljana, Slovenia that makes medical lasers.
Rentech Inc. on Wednesday announced that it has agreed to sell its alternative energy technologies and equipment to a Chinese company.
Oaktree Capital on Wednesday priced a public offering of 5 million Class A units at an estimated $60 each, for expected gross proceeds of about $300 million.
Shares of AeroVironment Inc. rose nearly 5 percent in Tuesday after-hours trading after the Monrovia company reported strong improvement in its fiscal third-quarter profit and revenue on more orders for both its unmanned drone aircraft and electric car battery chargers.
General Finance Corp. has expanded its capabilities in the liquid containment storage industry by signing an agreement to acquire Texas tank operator Lone Star.
Shares of RadNet Inc. jumped 18 percent on Monday after the medical imaging services company said it reported a profitable fourth quarter.