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Vital signs: Unemployment held steady in November

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2022  /  Columns, Economy  /  Comments Off on Vital signs: Unemployment held steady in November

The number of those unemployed in the U.S. was essentially unchanged in November from October, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment range has remained essentially stabile since March at 3.5 % to 3.7 %. The number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.0 million in November.  Read More →

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Street Smarts: Deckers plans to halt alpaca use to curtail animal cruelty

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2022  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: Deckers plans to halt alpaca use to curtail animal cruelty

Deckers Brands will be joining Land’s End, Williams Sonoma, UNIQLO, Columbia and others in halting the use of alpaca wool. Deckers had announced early in 2022 that it would stop in the most recent update to its “Ethical Sourcing and Animal Welfare Policy.”  Deckers, owner of UGG, Koolaburra, Sanuk, HOKA, and Teva, earned a box Read More →

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Mackay: Win, or make the person ahead of you break the record

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2022  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Mackay: Win, or make the person ahead of you break the record

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Financial Briefs: Caltrans gets $171M to widen Hwy 46 in SLO

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2022  /  Banking & Finance, Columns  /  Comments Off on Financial Briefs: Caltrans gets $171M to widen Hwy 46 in SLO

The California Transportation Commission approved Caltrans’ allocation request for $171 million to reconfigure the Highway 46 East/State Route 41 “Wye” interchange from west of Davis Road to west of Antelope Road in San Luis Obispo County. The project will convert roughly 4-miles of the 2-lane conventional highway into a 4-lane expressway.          Read More →

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Briefcase: ‘Tis the season to write business plans

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SB Downtown workforce housing proposed on State Street

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Street Smarts: New top officer at Naval Surface Warfare Center at Naval Base Ventura County

By   /  Sunday, December 11th, 2022  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: New top officer at Naval Surface Warfare Center at Naval Base Ventura County

Capt. Anthony “Tony” Holmes has been named commanding officer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Naval Base Ventura County.  Holmes relieved Capt. Andrew Hoffman on Dec. 2. The warfare center provides engineering and other technical support for the Navy’s surface fleet and its combat systems. Hoffman’s command included adding directed energy, hypersonic weapon and Read More →