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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent in December, the first time it was below 8 percent since mid-2008, state figures released Friday show.
Queen Mary to host toymaker’s miniature take on fabled ship.
Model of the Queen Mary prepares to drop anchor at its life-size inspiration in Long Beach.
energy: Shares tumble after California Resources plans production cutbacks.
Report of idled derricks doesn’t sit well with investors in California Resources Corp.
Oil company Freeport McMoran is dropping its controversial plan to expand its drilling operation near USC, blaming the recent oil price collapse.
The Los Angeles County Business Federation, or BizFed, on Wednesday formally announced its opposition to proposals to hike the minimum wage in the city of Los Angeles to at least $13.25 an hour.
State Insurance Commissioner David Jones on Monday ordered Mercury Insurance to pay a $27.5 million fine for charging policyholders unauthorized broker fees.
ADVERTISing: City of L.A. may flatout forgive scofflaws.
ADVERTISING: City of Los Angeles appears ready to sign off on giving a pass to rule-breaking billboards.
Rocked by the oil price crash and its own plummeting stock price, Breitburn Energy Partners has sliced its distributions to shareholders by just over 50 percent.
Two property developers on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Malibu to block a ballot measure voters approved in November to limit chain stores and large commercial projects.
BIOTECH: Arrowhead’s RNA treatment reportedly draws Gilead’s attention.
Arrowhead Research moves into investors’ bull’s-eye on talk of an acquisition by a larger competitor.