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USMCA Won’t Pass This Year Unless Deal Reached by Week’s End: Grassley

USMCA Won’t Pass This Year Unless Deal Reached by Week’s End: Grassley

BY ZACHARY STIEBER   The U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement probably won’t pass this year unless a deal is reached this week, Sen. Chuck Grassley, the President Pro Tempore, said on Dec. 2. “I’ve come to the floor many times to speak with my colleagues about the U.S.-Mexico trade agreement. I recently spoke with my colleagues in the House […]

Black Friday Online Sales Hit Record $7.4 Billion on Strong Consumer Sentiment

Black Friday Online Sales Hit Record $7.4 Billion on Strong Consumer Sentiment

BY BOWEN XIAO Online sales on Black Friday—a day traditionally seen as kicking off the U.S. holiday season—rose to a record $7.4 billion, while fewer people showed up at physical store locations, according to data from Adobe Analytics. Purchases made on phones accounted for 39 percent of online sales on Black Friday and 61 percent […]

Rent Control Seminar Helps Ventura County Landlords

Rent Control Seminar Helps Ventura County Landlords

On December 10th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles is hosting a seminar on rent control for Ventura County property owners at Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel, 2101 Mandalay Beach Road in Oxnard, CA. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 1482, statewide rent control and just cause eviction […]

Oxnard | Free Job and Career Workshops in December

Oxnard | Free Job and Career Workshops in December

America’s Job Center, Oxnard December 2019 Career Shops Location: America’s Job Center 2901 N. Ventura Rd., 3rd Floor, Oxnard 805-204-5171 December 4, 11 and 18 – Social Media, 10:00 a.m. – noon – Social media is everywhere. It is not just for entertainment or a way to stay connected with friends and family, but a […]

California Leader Urges Consumers to Think Big by Shopping Small

California Leader Urges Consumers to Think Big by Shopping Small

Will tomorrow’s Small Business Saturday top last year’s record $17.8 billion in sales to independent retailers and restaurants? “All signs are pointing to a possibly spectacular Small Business Saturday,” said John Kabateck, California state director for NFIB, the state’s and nation’s largest and leading small business association. “NFIB’s Small Business Economic Trends reports for the […]

More Than 50 Coal Companies Have Been Wiped Out Since Trump’s 2016 Victory

More Than 50 Coal Companies Have Been Wiped Out Since Trump’s 2016 Victory

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . Coal producers are still finding life difficult even as President Donald Trump is easing regulations on the industry. More than 50 coal plants have shuttered since 2015, when Trump began campaigning to save the industry from former President Barack Obama’s so-called war on coal.  Trump has seen one of his biggest […]

Chick-Fil-A To Stop Donations To Charities Criticized By LGBTQ Activists, Focus On Education, Homelessness, Hunger

Chick-Fil-A To Stop Donations To Charities Criticized By LGBTQ Activists, Focus On Education, Homelessness, Hunger

Mary Margaret Olohan |Social Issues Reporter . Chick-fil-A announced a new initiative Monday that will focus on education, homelessness, and hunger and end 2020 donations to two charities criticized by LGBTQ groups. The organization announced Monday that the Chick-fil-A Foundation is instituting a “more focused giving approach to provide additional clarity and impact with the […]

California gig economy law to strip truck drivers of highest-paying industry jobs

California gig economy law to strip truck drivers of highest-paying industry jobs

A California law scheduled to take effect in January will reclassify many independent contractors as employees, and that could strip truck drivers in the state of some of their best-paying opportunities, experts warn. The sweeping law is intended to prevent workers from being wrongly classified as independent contractors, and deprived of basic labor protections as a result. It has, however, led to […]

Amazon Strikes Back After Trump Delivered Billionaire Bezos’s Online Behemoth A Crushing Blow

Amazon Strikes Back After Trump Delivered Billionaire Bezos’s Online Behemoth A Crushing Blow

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . Amazon announced Thursday night plans to protest the Trump administration’s decision to award a coveted $10-billion cloud project to Microsoft rather than the mega online shopping company. President Donald Trump’s alleged bias against the company’s founder, billionaire Jeff Bezos, played a part in the Department of Defense’s move, the company argued in a […]

California’s “woman quota” targeted in new lawsuit | Fighting California’s discriminatory law

California’s “woman quota” targeted in new lawsuit | Fighting California’s discriminatory law

A lawsuit filed today challenges California’s first-in-the-nation requirement that publicly traded companies have a certain number of women on their boards of directors. “This law puts equal numbers above equal treatment,” said Anastasia Boden, a senior attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation. “This law is built on the condescending belief that women aren’t capable of getting […]

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