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BUSINESS | Consumer Sentiment Stable, Inflation Expectations Rise: Michigan University Survey

BUSINESS | Consumer Sentiment Stable, Inflation Expectations Rise: Michigan University Survey

By TOM OZIMEK Researchers at the University of Michigan said U.S. consumer sentiment remained stable in January, with the index dipping slightly, by 0.2 points, from the previous month. The Michigan sentiment gauge shows how consumers view their personal financial situation and broader buying conditions. Figures from the index, published on Jan. 17, show that the measure for January […]

BUSINESS | US, China Sign ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal, Calming Trade Tensions

BUSINESS | US, China Sign ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal, Calming Trade Tensions

BY EMEL AKAN   WASHINGTON—The United States and China signed a much anticipated “phase one” trade deal on Jan. 15, making an important breakthrough in the nearly 2-year-old trade war. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the accord at a White House ceremony. “Together we are righting the wrongs of the past and delivering a […]

BUSINESS | World-Renowned Auto Exec Escapes Trial In Japan: Report

BUSINESS | World-Renowned Auto Exec Escapes Trial In Japan: Report

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . Former chairman for Nissan and Mitsubishi Carlos Ghosn reportedly fled Japan as he was facing stiff charges stemming from his time as an auto executive. How he escaped is still a mystery. Ghosn’s escape had all the earmarks of a Hollywood-style caper that left everyone shocked, even those closest to the […]

Oxnard | Free Career Workshops in February

Oxnard | Free Career Workshops in February

America’s Job Center, Oxnard February 2020 Career Shops Location: America’s Job Center 2901 N. Ventura Rd., 3rd Floor, Oxnard 805-204-5171 February 5 and 19 – 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 powerful […]

BUSINESS | US Jobless Claims Fall Amid Ongoing Labor Market Strength

BUSINESS | US Jobless Claims Fall Amid Ongoing Labor Market Strength

BY TOM OZIMEK The weekly jobless claims report suggests continued strength in the U.S. labor market, with new unemployment claims falling while continued claims see an uptick. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased by 9,000 to 214,000 (seasonally adjusted) for the week ending Jan. 4, compared to the week before, the Labor Department stated in a release (pdf) on Jan. […]

BUSINESS | Trump Unveils Plan to Speed Up Permits for Big Projects

BUSINESS | Trump Unveils Plan to Speed Up Permits for Big Projects

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV President Donald Trump on Jan. 9 introduced a plan to expedite the permitting process for major infrastructure projects such as oil pipelines and bridges. Once adopted, the proposed rule would mark the first modification in four decades on how the executive branch interprets the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Enacted in 1970, NEPA is a bedrock environmental […]

Economic Development Collaborative Hosts 23rd Annual Meeting

Economic Development Collaborative Hosts 23rd Annual Meeting

CAMARILLO, Calif.– The Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) will host its 23rd Annual Meeting, Thursday, Januay 16, 2020, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake. The meeting will include a panel of economic experts discussing the theme, “Facing the Future: Reimagining the Path to Economic Inclusion and Prosperity.” Included in […]

BUSINESS | 10 Best Digital Marketing Strategies for Online Business Owners

BUSINESS | 10 Best Digital Marketing Strategies for Online Business Owners

By Elizabeth Barletta Find out everything you need to know about building a strong digital marketing strategy to boost your online business. There are numerous factors that can affect a marketing strategy efficiency. And the market for small businesses is extremely competitive, meaning a small mistake could lead to dire consequences. This is why we […]

BUSINESS | What landlords and tenants need to know about California’s new rent-control law

BUSINESS | What landlords and tenants need to know about California’s new rent-control law

By Kathleen Pender Associations representing tenants and landlords are getting flooded with questions about the statewide rent- and eviction-control law that took effect in California Jan. 1. The most common one is: “Does this apply to me?” The answer generally depends on the type of property, its age, whether the owner is a person or […]

BUSINESS | New Wave of the Future: Port Welcomes New Brusco Tug

BUSINESS | New Wave of the Future: Port Welcomes New Brusco Tug

 Brusco Tug & Barge, Inc. has modernized its tug fleet at the Port of Hueneme by bringing aboard the “Teresa Brusco,” a state-of-the-art vessel that will dramatically lower vessel emissions and bring more power and ability to the tugs’ important ship-handling role on Port. Brusco’s investment strengthens their partnership with the Port and the tug’s […]