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Ronald D. White

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Ronald D. White contributes to several ongoing series for the Business section, including Money Makeovers, Made in California, How I Made It, and Stock Spotlights. White did stints as a reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot and as a reporter and editorial writer for the Washington Post before coming to the L.A. Times in 1993. His favorite weekend pastime is playing paintball with his son, Jules.

Recent Articles

  • FDA to begin regulating electronic cigarettes

    FDA to begin regulating electronic cigarettes

    The fast-growing "vaping" industry faces a hazy future as the U.S. government said Thursday that it's taking the "milestone" step of regulating electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products as if they were traditional cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration finalized rules extending its...

  • Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry, strives to make the company more agile and diverse

    Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry, strives to make the company more agile and diverse

    The gig: Gary Burnison is chief executive of Korn Ferry International, a Los Angeles company that does business in more than 50 countries. Burnison manages more than 7,000 employees around the world or more than half the population of his hometown McPherson, Kan. Burnison, who was the first in...

  • Fixes for Takata air bags can take months. What to drive in the meantime?

    Fixes for Takata air bags can take months. What to drive in the meantime?

    The Takata Corp. air bag recall has become so massive that vehicle owners might wait months for repairs, which leaves many struggling to figure out how to get around in the meantime. Dealerships are paying for rental cars, but some need to be pushed into offering them, customers complain. And drivers...

  • Toni Ko's next fortune could be made in shades

    Toni Ko's next fortune could be made in shades

    The gig: Los Angeles entrepreneur Toni Ko, 43, was just 25 when she founded NYX Cosmetics. She started out small, with makeup pencils, but still had sales of $2 million in her first year. Ko sold the brand to L'Oreal in 2014, reportedly for nearly $500 million. Ko's latest venture is called Perverse...

  • Drought has made fountains a hard sell, but waterscape builders blame public misperception

    Drought has made fountains a hard sell, but waterscape builders blame public misperception

    Yorba Linda business owner Jeffrey Barman has vowed that the state's endless drought won't mark the end of his company, California Waters. Barman, co-owner Mark Pitman and some 45 employees design, install and repair decorative fountains and other water features, including a $3-million interactive...

  • Bryson Reaume builds a reputation for restoration

    Bryson Reaume builds a reputation for restoration

    The gig: Bryson Reaume, 35, is president of City Constructors Inc., one of the companies working on the renaissance of Los Angeles' urban core. The company he founded at age 23 has been the design-to-completion general contractor on a number of downtown Los Angeles restoration and reuse projects,...

  • A circuitous route to the L.A. World Airports police force

    A circuitous route to the L.A. World Airports police force

    The gig: Ethel L. McGuire is assistant chief of the Los Angeles World Airports police force, in charge of homeland security and intelligence. Los Angeles International Airport is the sixth-busiest airport in the world, a major gateway to Asia and host to traveling dignitaries from across the globe....

  • She has grand designs on how interiors should be

    She has grand designs on how interiors should be

    The gig: Leura Fine, 29, is founder and chief executive of Laurel & Wolf, which specializes in residential and commercial interior design. Fine is also one of Forbes' 2016 selections for "30 under 30," young entrepreneurs who are rapidly climbing the ladder in their business sector or completely...

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