Articles Tagged With ‘Economy’

Study: California global warming law could cause businesses to flee

A new study by the state’s Legislative Analyst’s office suggests a law requiring power plants, factories, and other businesses to cut greenhouse gas emissions could cause energy prices to rise and prompt businesses to either halt expansion or leave. [Los... (Continue reading)

California home prices continue to rise

Home prices in California have continued to increase for the fifth month in a row adding up to a 14 percent increase from March 2009. [AssociatedPress] The medium price of a home has increased to$235,000 from $223,000 in 12 months, according... (Continue reading)

I never thought it would be like this

By STACEY WARDE Worried that I might sink into a hole, squeaking out an inadequate living as a part-time farmhand, Mom suggests that I look into an opening at Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary, not far from where she lives.... (Continue reading)

Desperately seeking food in California

More and more Californians are going hungry, a situation that is likely to worsen in a state rocked by recession and high unemployment. [California Watch] A six-month study by California Watch and USC found record numbers of people overwhelming food... (Continue reading)

One-third of college faculty see their salaries dip

More than one third of college faculty nationwide took a pay cut this academic year, and overall faculty pay showed no salary increase, according to a new report. [Chronicle of Higher Education] The typical professor had received a pay raise... (Continue reading)

Increased minimum wage equals decreased teen jobs

The increase in California’s minimum wage may have come at the expense of teen employment, according to some economists. [Daily Bulletin] Minimum wage in California has increased roughly 18 percent since 2005, but the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) claims the... (Continue reading)

Consensus: Central Coast lacks business support systems

While the Central Coast is a beautiful place to live, it fails to provide some of the community support systems required to help entrepreneurs thrive in San Luis Obispo County, according to a consensus of three business owners at the... (Continue reading)

Certainly not California

BY GREG KUDLICK It just amazes me that nobody in power, nobody in the “know,” actually understands what is going on. This is an enormous economic shift, one of the largest in our history, maybe the largest. I don’t say this... (Continue reading)

UCLA study: Legalizing undocumented immigrants helps the economy

A new study out of UCLA suggests that comprehensive immigration reform would add an estimated $1.5 trillion to the U.S. gross domestic product over the next ten years. [Los Angeles Times] The report, authored by UCLA associate professor Raul Hinojosa–Ojeda,... (Continue reading)

Afghanistan 2010

BY DAWN ORTIZ-LEGG It has been a month since our new President made his expected announcement of troop increases for Afghanistan, yet it seems our country (and world) is farther from security and stability than when you-know-who was in office!... (Continue reading)