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Editorial: Don’t let firms dodge public earnings reports

By   /  Monday, December 6th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Don’t let firms dodge public earnings reports

Back in the 1980s, when the film “Wall Street” was all the rage in Hollywood, corporate earnings releases were still somewhat of an inside game. In the heady days before the 1987 market crash, a savvy trader could grab the earnings off “the wire” and trade for a moment or two before the general public Read More →

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Editorial: Give till it helps

By   /  Monday, November 29th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Give till it helps

The Business Times encourages tri-county businesses to follow the lead of Montecito Bank & Trust, which gives away $1 million in Community Dividends each fall.

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Editorial: Bidding good riddance to the awful 1099 rule

By   /  Monday, November 29th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Bidding good riddance to the awful 1099 rule

The so-called “1099 rule” was a disaster waiting to happen. Happily, it is a disaster that looks like it will be averted. News shortly before Thanksgiving that the U.S. Small Business Administration was publicly opposing the rule seems to be the last nail in the coffin for this ill-conceived tax on entrepreneurship. As the Business Read More →

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Editorial: The new faces of philanthropy

By   /  Monday, November 22nd, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: The new faces of philanthropy

The Santa Barbara Community Foundation and local businesses are launching a Corporate Philanthropy Roundtable designed to connect employers and community organizations in new and exciting ways.

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Editorial: Economic development needs a regional touch

By   /  Monday, November 22nd, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Economic development needs a regional touch

All of a sudden, economic development is the talk of the Tri-Counties. San Luis Obispo County is out with a blueprint for its economic future — the first such effort in decades. Santa Barbara County is talking — and so far it’s just talk — about becoming more business-friendly, at least as far as retaining Read More →

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Editorial: Banks turning a big corner

By   /  Monday, November 15th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Banks turning a big corner

Third quarter results on the banking front hint at a long-awaited turnaround in the region’s financial services industry. Pacific Capital Bancorp., the region’s largest banking institution, posted a profit for the month of September after getting a $500 million infusion from the Ford Financial group out of Texas. The bank has essentially got a new Read More →

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Editorial: Get Ventura County on a faster transit track

By   /  Monday, November 15th, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Get Ventura County on a faster transit track

Ventura County is taking a few baby steps toward developing a comprehensive transportation plan. It’s an effort that’s probably a few decades overdue but one that’s well worth the effort. The initiative is being led by Darren Kettle, executive director of the Ventura County Transportation Commission and a person who’s not afraid to jump on Read More →

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