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Patrick Soon-Shiong

Is billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong Tribune Publishing's white knight?

Is billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong Tribune Publishing's white knight?

Patrick Soon-Shiong has developed a reputation for big ideas.

His boldest mission is to fix the healthcare system and turn cancer into a treatable condition using super computers, genomics and "big data."

But it’s Soon-Shiong’s business acumen and adept skills as a negotiator that have made him a billionaire and an outsized figure in Los Angeles.

His most recent venture is a $70.5-million investment in newspaper group Tribune Publishing, parent of the Los Angeles Times. That makes him the company's No. 2 shareholder and plunks him into the middle of the newspaper industry’s liveliest takeover fight, a white knight in Tribune Publishing...

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