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Bowman: E-commerce is new normal for international trade

By   /  Friday, March 18th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Bowman: E-commerce is new normal for international trade

As a global commerce professional, I’ve seen a lot of innovations that have fueled the growth of international trade. A few of the most impactful developments, in my opinion, are the modernization of ocean cargo transportation, the expansion of trade agreements and the lowering of duty and tax rates. But perhaps most significant in helping Read More →

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Fischbach: Earn loyalty by making customers smarter

By   /  Friday, March 18th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Fischbach: Earn loyalty by making customers smarter

My mobile phone has become more of a need than a want. Anyone who loses or breaks a phone learns quickly how much of life revolves around a mobile device. Industry insiders report the average consumer unlocks their mobile device over 150 times per day. Content marketing has become a great way for businesses to Read More →

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Ronald Reagan’s legacy was in good hands with Nancy

By   /  Friday, March 11th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ronald Reagan’s legacy was in good hands with Nancy

There was a palpable hush in the packed auditorium at the Ronald Reagan Library & Presidential Museum as Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan entered the room with Nancy Reagan balanced on his arm. The date was May 2006 and Greenspan was talking about the Reagan legacy in one of his last public talks as Federal Read More →

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Tri-County Produce goes on but co-founder will be missed

By   /  Friday, March 4th, 2016  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tri-County Produce goes on but co-founder will be missed

The concept of local sourcing of food was not exactly a hot trend in 1985 when Jim Dixon took over a fledgling farmer’s market operation named Tri-County Produce on lower Milpas Street. For three decades the company has flourished in a warehouse a couple of blocks from East Beach in Santa Barbara. It is there Read More →

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Diversity makes businesses better

By   /  Friday, March 4th, 2016  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Diversity makes businesses better

An American entertainer, a Japanese businessman and a British nun walk into a bar… A lot of jokes used to start like this. In today’s global economy, such a diverse scenario has become the new normal for companies worldwide. And yet, we haven’t moved much beyond clumsy attempts to resolve awkwardness with humor. Diversity in Read More →

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Future of privacy at stake in Apple v. FBI

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2016  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Future of privacy at stake in Apple v. FBI

A highly contentious legal battle is brewing between Apple and the FBI. The FBI has been trying to hack into the encrypted iPhone belonging to Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters in the Dec. 2 attack that killed 14 people. The Apple iPhone, which was actually issued by the county of San Bernardino, Read More →

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Oxnard needs to get financial house in order

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2016  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Oxnard needs to get financial house in order

A Feb. 23 city council meeting in Oxnard underscores the fact that the region’s largest city still has some cleanup work to do after the financial scandal that engulfed the city several years ago. The accounting firm Eadie and Payne said that it needed until at least March 29 to prepare a schedule for the Read More →

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