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Think a pandemic hurt the economy? Experts warn the ‘big one’ would cost billions

Think a pandemic hurt the economy? Experts warn the ‘big one’ would cost billions Southern California is already grappling with wildfires and a worldwide pandemic, but a coalition of experts warned this week that a major earthquake could cause massive disruption to the region’s economy unless commercial and apartment buildings are seismically braced. How big […]

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Menifee City Council candidates weigh in on economy, public safety, Measure M

Menifee City Council candidates weigh in on economy, public safety, Measure M Four candidates are running for open District 1 and District 3 Menifee City Council seats in the Nov. 3 election. Attorney Bob Karwin and businessman Yamil Tomassini are running in District 1. Councilwoman Lesa Sobek and businesswoman Cecilia Truman are seeking the District […]

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California’s crusade against the gig economy and Prop. 22

California’s crusade against the gig economy and Prop. 22 Reasonable people can disagree whether the business model of Uber, Lyft and other transportation services is a model of flexible part-time work or cruelly exploits non-employee workers. Their drivers, often using their own vehicles, are paid by the ride, giving rise to the term “gig economy.” […]

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California should unlock entrepreneurs’ creativity to help save the nation’s economy

California should unlock entrepreneurs’ creativity to help save the nation’s economy Coronavirus is forcing businesses across the country to figure out new ways to stay afloat—and few are feeling the pinch more severely than barbers and cosmetologists. In an industry that requires in-person meetings and close physical contact, protecting customers’ and employees’ health requires creative […]

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How Newsom could use his powers to revive California’s economy

How Newsom could use his powers to revive California’s economy With Californians facing double-digit unemployment in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, California’s governor should be using his emergency powers to mitigate the pandemic’s effects on our economy. Unfortunately, he has interpreted his emergency powers to authorize him to legislate additional costs on […]

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California officials target tech firms that drive our economy

California officials target tech firms that drive our economy During a house-shopping visit to a small industrial city in Ohio where I had taken my first newspaper job, I asked a local, “What’s that smell?” His answer: “What smell?” Residents there had become so accustomed to the industrial scents from the city’s massive chemical plant […]

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Air board’s plan to raise fees threatens our economy and climate goals

Air board’s plan to raise fees threatens our economy and climate goals California produces just 1 percent of atmospheric carbon emissions, yet global leaders and activists care about California regulations. Why is this? It’s the same reason that California politicos insist on our unique climate regulations. Governors and legislators–here and globally–count on California’s leadership to […]

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The only thing ‘poisonous’ about the Trump fuel economy standards is the rhetoric

The only thing ‘poisonous’ about the Trump fuel economy standards is the rhetoric Gov. Jerry Brown has called the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze Obama-era fuel economy standards at the 2020 target of about 37 miles a gallon a “cynical and meretricious abuse of power” that will “poison our air and jeopardize the health of […]

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Positive Outlook for 2016: Business Leaders Expect U.S. Economy to Continue to Improve – BMO Harris Bank Study

Positive Outlook for 2016: Business Leaders Expect U.S. Economy to Continue to Improve – BMO Harris Bank Study – Over 80 percent of respondents expect the U.S. economy either to improve or stay the same in 2016 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS–(Marketwired – Dec. 17, 2015) – BMO Harris Bank released a study today that found business owners […]

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News Release – Economy Remains on Firm Footing Amid

News Release – Economy Remains on Firm Footing Amid November 19, 2015 Economy Remains on Firm Footing Amid Global Risks Katie Penote 202-752-2261 WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae’s (FNMA/OTC) Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group expects economic growth to pick up in the fourth quarter, bringing growth for all of 2015 to 2.2 percent with […]

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