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Dubroff: Predicting the impact of coronavirus on the economy

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Columns, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

One thing is clear about the coronavirus pandemic — it is moving so fast moving that it is an almost perfect made-for-Twitter event. News updates come so frequently that it is a 24/7 phenomenon. But that speed sometimes makes for a poor framework for decision-making and, as Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman told me in a Read More →

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Airlines cutting flights at tri-county airports

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Health Care, Latest news, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Story updated at 3:20 p.m. March 27: Airports are considered an essential business, but for tri-county residents who still need to travel it’s getting increasingly difficult to catch a flight. United Airlines announced it was reducing its domestic flight service to an even larger degree, down 52 percent, from the 42 percent it previously announced Read More →

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Seek Thermal releases device to help businesses screen for coronavirus

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Health Care, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Goleta thermal imaging technology company Seek Thermal announced the release of a new imaging system that aims to help users detect illness like the coronavirus pandemic.  The touch-free Seek Scan system is designed to be placed at the entrance to a building and automatically screens users’ faces for skin temperature, sending an alert when it Read More →

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SLO County closing parking lots at beaches, parks

By   /  Thursday, March 26th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Health Care, Latest news  /  No Comments

San Luis Obispo County and seven cities inside of it are shutting down access to popular parks, beaches and the Pismo Beach Pier to preserve the public’s health. Starting at noon March 27, parking lots at all coastal county parks are closing. Morro Bay’s beaches will see their parking lots close at 6 p.m., and Read More →

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Tri-county stocks soar along with markets

By   /  Thursday, March 26th, 2020  /  Biotech, Earnings, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

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Hardy Diagnostics distributing rapid test for coronavirus

By   /  Thursday, March 26th, 2020  /  Biotech, Central Coast, Health Care, left  /  No Comments

Santa Maria-based Hardy Diagnostics is distributing a rapid test for coronavirus. Hardy said the test takes 15 minutes, doesn’t need to be processed by a lab, and it has clear, easy-to-read results. The test can use either a blood, serum or plasma sample, a departure from current testing methods which use swabs from where the Read More →

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Tri-county stocks bounce back as market soars

By   /  Tuesday, March 24th, 2020  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged at historic rates March 24, as pressure came down from President Donald Trump on Congress to pass a fiscal stimulus bill and regulators to reopen businesses by Easter.  Tri-county public companies rebounded 9.4 percent from the past week’s declines, including a 68 percent jump for Goleta breast implant supplier Read More →

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