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Fiduciary rule may get watered down

By   /  Friday, July 15th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Fiduciary rule may get watered down

By Burt Williamson The Department of Labor rule that Jim Wisdom addressed in the July 8-14, 2016 issue of the Pacific Coast Business Times is an attempt by the government to weed out unscrupulous sales people who are only looking to make a commission without concern to the long-term impact on the consumer. That would Read More →

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Embracing sustainability worth time, effort

By   /  Friday, July 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Embracing sustainability worth time, effort

By Valeria Makarova Conversations about the role of sustainability in a business organization can become heated. There are many supporters, but a number of skeptics as well. There is no argument that excessive use of hazardous materials, waste generated from production and consumption, and polluted land, air and ocean require proper attention and better management. Read More →

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Financial advisers face higher bar

By   /  Friday, July 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Financial advisers face higher bar

By Jim Wisdom Privately-held employers are already held personally liable for not meeting their fiduciary responsibilities regarding their company-sponsored 401(k) retirement plans. On April 1, 2017, this fiduciary responsibility will also be applied to financial advisers of 401(k)s and IRAs with the Department of Labor’s new fiduciary rule. This new rule will require financial advisers Read More →

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Tri-county firefighters deserve our support

By   /  Friday, July 8th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tri-county firefighters deserve our support

Southern California’s persistent drought is making life tougher and tougher for the region’s firefighters. And the worst may be ahead of us. As Staff Writer Marissa Nall reports in this week’s edition of the Business Times, the Sherpa fire took a large bite out of agricultural production in Refugio Canyon and surrounding areas. Meanwhile, fire Read More →

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Hill: Planning for a post-Diablo Canyon future

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Hill: Planning for a post-Diablo Canyon future

By Adam Hill As the news of the deal that will close Diablo Canyon continues to reverberate through our community, it’s critical that we begin to plan now for our post-Diablo future. We simply can’t afford to be apathetic or to behave like a broken-hearted lover bemoaning co-dependency. This is perhaps the best test yet Read More →

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Sohn: Brexit will drag down global economy

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Sohn: Brexit will drag down global economy

By Sung Won Sohn The global financial tsunami has begun. The United Kingdom’s vote to split from the European Union marks the first divorce in EU history, so there is no precedent to estimate the magnitude of economic pain in store for the U.K., the EU or the rest of the world. Most likely it Read More →

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Transportation future up to Ventura County voters

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Transportation future up to Ventura County voters

Ventura County has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take control of its future. Going before voters in November is a Transportation Investment and Expenditure Plan that would for the first time give Ventura County a dedicated sales tax revenue stream for transportation upgrades and environmental improvements. The plan, crafted by the Ventura County Transportation Commission, was Read More →

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