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Corporate social responsibility on hold when it comes to outrageous drug prices

By   /  Thursday, November 19th, 2015  /  Health Care, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Corporate social responsibility on hold when it comes to outrageous drug prices

Imagine you just went to your local pharmacy and were told that the cost of a life-saving drug was $22,500 for 30 tablets to treat AIDS or another infectious disease. Well, if you need the drug Daraprim, that is what you would have to pay. Turing Pharmaceuticals purchased the right to Darprim this past August Read More →

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California needs reforms to create stable future

By   /  Friday, November 13th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on California needs reforms to create stable future

Now that California is back, maybe it’s time to think big. That’s the theme of a talk that economist Chris Thornberg has been giving up and down the coast. The founding partner of Beacon Economics gave the latest version of his remarks at the Central Coast Economic Forecast in San Luis Obispo on Nov. 6. Read More →

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Crowdfunding great alternative to bank loan

By   /  Friday, November 13th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Crowdfunding great alternative to bank loan

The concept of “crowdfunding” was conceived in 2003 and has been gaining traction ever since. Essentially, it is an alternative way for companies and start-ups to raise money without going to a traditional bank. Money is raised through an Internet platform which allows companies, startups, entrepreneurs and various projects to seek monetary contributions from a Read More →

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Reducing development costs, licensing and startup fees will create more jobs

By   /  Thursday, November 12th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Reducing development costs, licensing and startup fees will create more jobs

Labor markets have been weak since the Great Recession. Job creation has been slow and labor force participation has been falling. While the Tri-Counties region has performed similarly to the nation on aggregate, its largest county, Ventura County, has underperformed the nation and its northern neighbors. The recession brought significant contractions in non-farm jobs for Read More →

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Reducing development costs, licensing and startup fees will create more jobs

By   /  Thursday, November 12th, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Reducing development costs, licensing and startup fees will create more jobs

Labor markets have been weak since the Great Recession. Job creation has been slow and labor force participation has been falling. While the Tri-Counties region has performed similarly to the nation on aggregate, its largest county, Ventura County, has underperformed the nation and its northern neighbors. The recession brought significant contractions in non-farm jobs for Read More →

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Tri-Counties need better broadband services

By   /  Friday, November 6th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tri-Counties need better broadband services

Big ownership changes are coming to the telecommunications business in the Tri-Counties. Those changes should give local elected officials an opportunity to demand a lot more when it comes to delivering broadband services to much of the region. Today, huge chunks of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are poorly served by telecom Read More →

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Port grant, trade pact boon for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, October 30th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Port grant, trade pact boon for Central Coast

International commerce on the Central Coast got a boost from a pair of announcements last week. On Oct. 26, the Department of Transportation awarded $12.3 million to the Port of Hueneme for upgrades and modernization that includes dredging the harbor to accommodate larger ships. Also in the mix is improved transportation infrastructure, particularly for hauling Read More →

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