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Olympic Games make and spend massive amounts of money

By   /  Monday, February 26th, 2018  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Olympic Games make and spend massive amounts of money

By Anna Kwong The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea just ended, which raises the question of how the massive operation behind the Olympics makes and spends its money. The first modern Olympic Games were hosted in 1896 at their original birthplace in Athens. The ceremony hosted 241 participants representing 14 nations and Read More →

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Disaster victims can access retirement savings

By   /  Friday, February 23rd, 2018  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Disaster victims can access retirement savings

By Christine Roberts The recently-signed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the “Act”) expands access to 401(k) and other retirement plan savings for those impacted by the California wildfires that occurred late last year in federally-declared disaster areas including Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, and by flooding, mudflows and debris flows directly related to the wildfires. Read More →

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Schuh: Addressing issues key for emerging markets

By   /  Friday, February 16th, 2018  /  Columns, Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Schuh: Addressing issues key for emerging markets

By Lee Schuh There are a number of books and articles covering business issues for dealing with emerging economies in other nations. However, I tried very hard, without success, to find a textbook or even a good article on emerging markets in our own country. There are areas in the Appalachian Mountains and inner cities Read More →

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Fair regulation of short term rentals would help tri-county economy

By   /  Friday, February 2nd, 2018  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Fair regulation of short term rentals would help tri-county economy

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Game theory gives entrepreneurs an edge

By   /  Friday, February 2nd, 2018  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Technology  /  Comments Off on Game theory gives entrepreneurs an edge

By Joel Balbien Economists use game theory to model interactions among firms, customers, regulators and other market participants where there is strategic behavior by these agents who understand that their actions affect the actions of others. It is assumed that each agent has a best response to the actions of all other players, and that Read More →

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Finding the right fit for customer service

By   /  Friday, January 19th, 2018  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Finding the right fit for customer service

By K.T. Connor Customer service is a curious concept and can be quite befuddling. Does it mean excellence? Efficiency? Courtesy? Some time ago I had to sort it out. I was working with the souvenir shop manager of the baseball stadium my client owned. The manager was frustrated with one of her retail clerks. “I Read More →

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CCE can be economic engine for SLO County

By   /  Friday, January 19th, 2018  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on CCE can be economic engine for SLO County

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