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Straight talk from China would calm stock market turbulence

By   /  Friday, August 28th, 2015  /  Columns  /  No Comments

What a difference a week makes. A mid-August meltdown in the Chinese stock market suddenly went global, putting major U.S. averages in meltdown mode. Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Bill Dudley put it bluntly on Aug. 26, suggesting at a news conference that the case for raising interest rates in September is now […]

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Winter’s legacy endures at Westmont College

By   /  Friday, August 28th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Shortly after the Business Times was founded, we learned about David Winter and his work as president at Westmont College. Over lunch at the Westmont campus, we were introduced to Westmont’s vision for its students as a liberal arts institution focused on Christian values and ethics. Coincidentally, one of the first Business Times staff writers […]

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In memoriam: Former Westmont President David Winter

By   /  Friday, August 21st, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news  /  No Comments

I got to know David Winter shortly after the Business Times had begun production in the spring of 2000. We had hired a recent Westmont graduate, Laura Polland, who turned out to be a terrific writer and our founding technology editor. And we’d been encouraged to reach out to Westmont by Ed Birch, who was […]

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China finds out the hard way that it isn’t easy to knock off No. 1

By   /  Friday, August 21st, 2015  /  Columns  /  No Comments

China’s sudden move to devalue its currency earlier this month has caused a lot of hand-wringing and cost hedge funds a ton of money. But it also teaches a lesson that often is learned painfully — it’s easy to lose your way when you try to be No. 1. That’s why I think the yuan […]

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LA hosting 2024 Olympics would be great for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, August 21st, 2015  /  Editorials  /  No Comments

Efforts to designate Los Angeles as the U.S. host city for the 2024 Olympic are worth more than passing attention by leaders along the Highway 101 corridor. That’s because a successful bid by Los Angeles for the summer games would produce multiple benefits for the Central Coast, with a broad impact on business. The 1984 […]

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Mine mishap shows EPA stewardship inadequate

By   /  Friday, August 14th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Just when you think environmental stewardship can’t get any worse … it gets worse. About three months ago, the Central Coast witnessed its worst environmental disaster in decades when Plains All American Pipeline leaked more than 140,000 gallons of oil onto the Refugio Beach area. About a fourth of that ended up in the ocean, […]

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Big winner in next GOP debate will be Ronald Reagan library

By   /  Friday, August 14th, 2015  /  Columns, East Ventura County, Latest news  /  No Comments

Whatever the political outcome, one certain winner in the Sept. 16 GOP candidates’ debate is going to be the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley. The debate will be the fourth presidential candidate forum to be held at the library, and it almost certainly will deliver a huge television audience. That means […]

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