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New Jobless Claims Fall Below 1 Million, Beat Wall Street Expectations

New Jobless Claims Fall Below 1 Million, Beat Wall Street Expectations

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims decreased to 881,000 last week as the economy continues to suffer the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Department of Labor. The Department of Labor figure released Thursday represented a decrease of new jobless claims compared to the week ending on Aug. 22, in which there […]

BUSINESS | Wall Street Soars as White House Pledges to Step Up Coronavirus Response

BUSINESS | Wall Street Soars as White House Pledges to Step Up Coronavirus Response

BY TOM OZIMEK In a volatile trading session, Wall Street staged a heated rally just before closing bell Friday after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, bringing to bear an arsenal of measures to counter the economic impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. “To unleash the full power of the federal government in this effort today, I am officially declaring a […]

Ventura | Flames consume Ventura Home

Ventura | Flames consume Ventura Home

On October 28th at 12:08 PM Ventura City Fire responded to a reported structure fire with explosions. The initial on scene engine reported heavy flames from a residence. Upon further assessment, while advancing hoselines, crews determined that this was an exterior fire threatening the residence with heavy direct flame impingement. Crews immediately began to extinguish […]

Restoring the Korean Economic Miracle

Restoring the Korean Economic Miracle

    by Ellen Brown This 10-page paper was written for the Economics of Happiness Conference co-sponsored by Local Futures, held in Jeonju, Korea, on October 16-17, where I was the keynote speaker — a wonderful city and great experience!    Satisfaction in the workplace is a major component of the “happiness” index; but it is a […]

California Schools Districts Hope Voters Will Approve Local Bonds For Funding

California Schools Districts Hope Voters Will Approve Local Bonds For Funding

By Stephen Frank

The Alliance Between Wall Street and Public Unions

The Alliance Between Wall Street and Public Unions

Pension Reform is BAD for Wall Street, and GOOD for California

Pension Reform is BAD for Wall Street, and GOOD for California

By Ed Ring . “His idea [Mayor Chuck Reed’s] of pension reform is, pill you sign up for one pension system, we’re going to change it now in mid career, and now you’re going to get something different.” Lou Paulson, President, California Professional Firefighters (ref. CPF Video,  April 1, 2015) The biggest problem with Mr. Paulson’s comment […]

Immigration Hypocrisy

Immigration Hypocrisy

By Gregory Welborn That we have a humanitarian crisis on our southern border is beyond question.  One doesn’t need to be a bleeding-heart liberal to be deeply moved and concerned by the plight of children being thrown on the tops of trains to make a thousand mile trek across very hostile territory with the desperate […]