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James Rufus Koren

James Rufus Koren covers banking and finance for the Los Angeles Times. He previously wrote for the Los Angeles Business Journal, where he covered banking, manufacturing and other industries, and for daily newspapers in Southern California and rural Michigan. He was raised in St. Louis and small-town Iowa, headed west to study at the University of Southern California and now lives in Long Beach.
California sues maker of Humira, says sales of blockbuster drug boosted through deceptive practices

Insurance Commissioner Davie Jones sued AbbVie, saying the North Chicago drugmaker paid doctors kickbacks and employed in-home nurses who misrepresented themselves to patients to increase prescriptions of the best-selling autoimmune drug.

Storefront lender accused of pushing customers into taking out big loans without interest rate caps

California regulators want to revoke Cash America Advance's lending license, saying the company pushed customers into larger loans without rate caps so it could charge higher interest.

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