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: email@example.com.
Tesoro Corp. on Friday said it received approval from state and federal regulators to buy BP Plc’s oil refinery in Carson and other assets.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies continued to gain this week, in line with the larger markets.
Ticketmaster will settle claims for up to $23 million, after customers claimed they were charged $9 a month for a rewards program when they bought concert tickets but did not get any benefit, according to a news report.
Kite Pharma Inc., a cancer drug developer, has raised $20 million in a private placement of preferred stock that included its existing backers and a new investor.
Ernst & Young LLP has announced the Los Angeles area finalists for its Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Tryperion Partners LLC, a West L.A. real estate investment and advisory firm announced Monday that it had closed its first $50 million fund.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. late Monday said that it plans to pay down debt by selling 6 million new common shares in a public offering.
Skechers USA Inc. on Friday told the Securities and Exchange Commission that it would be late in filing its quarterly report with the regulator because it had to switch auditors due to the KPMG insider trading scandal.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies rose strongly for the week in line with the larger markets.
Residential mortgage company PennyMac Financial Services Inc. raised $200 million in an initial public offering that began trading on Thursday.