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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.
Feds' kickback complaint against Florida pharmacy snags L.A. equity firm founded by Richard Riordan

Patient Care America, a compounding pharmacy in Florida that is owned by Riordan, Lewis & Haden, is accused of paying illegal kickbacks for compounded drugs reimbursed by TRICARE, the Department of Defense managed care program.

This Los Angeles banker knows about starting over — both in his personal and professional life

The grandson of Armenian genocide survivors, Ed Bagdasarian watched his father build a new life and business in the United States. Now, in his second go-round with longtime partners, the CEO of Intreprid Investment Bankers helps other entrepreneurs grow their businesses, or cash out.

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