Los Angeles Business Journal

Howard Fine is a 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has covered public policy issues, 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.

A Los Angeles native, Howard graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Howard also obtained a master of science degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill.

Regulation Watch is a biweekly column that keep's business leaders apprised of new city, county and state regulatory issues that may affect their businesses. Coverage includes environmental regulations, workplace rules, and fees that are being considered by regulatory agencies.

Howard can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 227, or by email: hfine@labusinessjournal.com.

Recent Stories

AllenCo Fined $99,000 in Environmental Case

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that AllenCo Energy has agreed to pay a $99,000 penalty for violating federal environmental laws at an oil field near USC.

L.A. City Attorney Cracks Down on Tobacco Retailers

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer on Tuesday issued suspensions against 14 retailers for allegedly selling tobacco products to minors and announced other steps to crack down on retailers.

L.A. Improves Public Standing

INVESTMENT: Deals, IPOs help add 13 traded firms to list.

Deals and IPOs help the L.A. area stock up on more publicly traded companies.

L.A. Improves Public Standing

After several slow years, deals and initial public offerings have roared back, shaking up the Business Journal’s annual list of publicly traded companies in Los Angeles.

Breitburn Energy Hits Gusher in $2 Billion Deal

Los Angeles oil company Breitburn Energy Partners announced Thursday that it has agreed to buy QR Energy of Houston for nearly $2 billion in cash and stock.

Alarcon and Wife Convicted

Former Los Angeles City Council Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of voter fraud and perjury in a case involving allegations they lied about their residence in order for him to qualify to run for office.

Herbalife Shares Rise After Ackman Attack

Herbalife shares rallied Tuesday after a hedge fund manager’s presentation failed to deliver convincing evidence to back up his allegations that the Los Angeles multilevel marketing nutritional supplements company is a fraudulent scheme.

Stable Stock Turns Utility Into Player

water: Rash of new deals also buoys American States’ shares.

Stability of utility stocks and the expectation of new business have buoyed American States.

Los Angeles County Unemployment Rate Falls

Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent in June as employers added a net 4,800 jobs, according to figures released Friday.

OK, Soccer Break’s Over...

Most bank executives wouldn’t brag about how many of their employees were watching sports during the workday. Then there’s Alan Rothenberg.

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