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Our view: Oil price crash cause for celebration on Earth Day

By   /  Tuesday, April 21st, 2020  /  Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and Russian President Vladimir Putin have done what 50 years of protests could not accomplish. Their ill-timed decision to launch a price war has made it more economical to leave oil in the ground than to drill for it anywhere Read More →

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Our view: COVID-19 preventative measures have delivered results

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: COVID-19 preventative measures have delivered results

This is what flattening the curve looks like. Across the Tri-Counties, new coronavirus cases are beginning to level off — with the exception of the Lompoc area, where a federal correctional center has emerged as a rare hot spot. Case counts and deaths per 100,000 population are low compared to other parts of the country Read More →

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Dubroff: New generation of CEOs steps up to face a new crisis

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2020  /  Columns, Latest news, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: New generation of CEOs steps up to face a new crisis

Henry Dubroff

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Our view: Progress with numbers but hard road ahead

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Progress with numbers but hard road ahead

The Central Coast is proving — along with much of California — that social distancing and restricted activity can bend the curve of the coronavirus pandemic. But the battle is far from over and there are troubling signs that the disease will double back with a vengeance once the rules are relaxed. At press time, Read More →

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Dubroff: When it comes to the PPP, we’re not in it together

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Columns, Latest news, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: When it comes to the PPP, we’re not in it together

Henry Dubroff

This does not feel like a team effort. I’m stepping out of my role as pundit this week and putting on my hat as a small business owner. And I am here to state that the rollout of the Paycheck Protection Program has been a nightmare for many small business owners. Every day I get Read More →

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Our view: Social distancing could be required for months

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Social distancing could be required for months

Is the Central Coast headed toward a COVID-19 peak or is an April surge in our future? That is the key question amid signs that decisions by state and local governments to reduce social interaction in early March are starting to pay off. At press time the most alarming signals were coming from Santa Barbara Read More →

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Dubroff: Loan program will stabilize America’s small businesses

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Columns, Latest news, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Loan program will stabilize America’s small businesses

Henry Dubroff

Within the next week or so, thousands of small companies are going to be applying for loans — and possible loan forgiveness — under the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP that’s part of the $2 trillion in federal funding approved under the CARES Act. I’ve been studying the PPP since the first details began to Read More →

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