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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Shares of Rentech Inc. jumped 13 percent on Thursday after the company said that a Blackstone Group unit would invest $150 million in its wood fiber business. It also announced a settlement with a dissident investor group.

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Gores Group on Wednesday said it has sold an Alabama security products company to Cornerstone Detention Products in the same state.

Weather Channel to Return to DirecTV

DirecTV on Tuesday said that it will once again offer the Weather Channel to subscribers after reaching a carriage deal with the cable channel’s owner.

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