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Sengupta: Follow my father’s business advice

By   /  Friday, July 19th, 2019  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Small Business  /  No Comments

By Sumantra Sengupta Recently, a colleague showed me an article that he wrote, which essentially took a page from the “Not your father’s …” tagline that General Motors made popular across many of their brands. Alas, many of those brands have disappeared, so not only is it not your father’s car — it’s actually no Read More →

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Biasotti: Report sheds light on Ventura County economy

By   /  Friday, July 12th, 2019  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

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Murphy: Dispersed teams can be effective

By   /  Friday, July 5th, 2019  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Susan Murphy Visit any workplace today and you will likely encounter teams of employees who work from various locations and seldom, if ever, meet face-to-face. In some industries, the vast majority of workers report always or frequently working in dispersed teams. Especially in Southern California, where commute times and costs are considerable, the appeal Read More →

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Hill: Get ready to retire with ownership transition plan

By   /  Friday, June 28th, 2019  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Small Business  /  No Comments

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Lesh: Tri-Counties face middle-income housing problem

By   /  Friday, June 21st, 2019  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Kirk Lesh It seems like every week I read an article regarding California’s housing crisis. Depending on what paper you read, there are various reasons for the problem and few, if any, solutions. But first, we need to understand what kind of a problem we have so that policymakers can draft appropriate legislation. I Read More →

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Lakireddy: State needs policies that increase housing supply

By   /  Friday, June 14th, 2019  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Lakireddy: State needs policies that increase housing supply

By Sid Lakireddy With the pressing need to relieve the housing shortage, there has been multiple legislative proposals to address this growing crisis. Some proposals are bold and challenge the norms — such as SB 50 by state Sen. Scott Wiener — while others continue to repackage failed decades-old policies that have not resulted in Read More →

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Fienup: Federal Reserve actions diminish economic future

By   /  Friday, June 7th, 2019  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Fienup: Federal Reserve actions diminish economic future

By Matthew Fienup For years, we have been critical of Federal Reserve policy and the significant impacts that it is having on the U.S. economy. As we wrote in 2017, “U.S. monetary policy is among the greatest of internal risks to U.S. economic growth.” And in 2018, “Extraordinary policy experimentation undertaken by the Federal Reserve Read More →

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