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Trans-Pacific Partnership good for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, October 9th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Trans-Pacific Partnership good for Central Coast

The Obama Administration has achieved an important milestone in getting a general agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP involves roughly 40 percent of the global economy and includes most of Asia except China. It lowers tariffs, reduces informal barriers that get in the way of U.S. exports of services and adds new protections for Read More →

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Wind power project great for San Luis Obispo County

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Editorials  /  Comments Off on Wind power project great for San Luis Obispo County

Just a year ago, Dynergy, a Texas-based energy firm, shut down the aging power plant that’s loomed over the city of Morro Bay for decades, idling the three 450-foot-tall smokestacks that are part of the city’s skyline. Now Trident Winds, a British company, has proposed something new in the field of power production: a floating Read More →

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Goodbye to Haggen grocery stores

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Goodbye to Haggen grocery stores

Wikipedia states that strategic bankruptcy occurs when an otherwise solvent company makes use of the bankruptcy laws for a specific business purpose.  An example of this was in 2002 when Kmart filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Kmart had a severe cash flow problem because it was locked into long-term leases at premium rates with respect Read More →

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Try alternative commute during Ride Week

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Try alternative commute during Ride Week

This year the Ventura County Transportation Commission and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District are sponsoring Ride Week, Oct. 5-9. Ride Week is an opportunity for everyone to try out an alternative commute such as biking, walking, carpooling, vanpooling or riding a bus or train and win prizes for their efforts. Ventura County drivers Read More →

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VW’s actions smack of ethical blindness

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on VW’s actions smack of ethical blindness

Are profits and corporate values treated equally? Did Volkswagen compromise its core values? On its website the stated strategy that drives the company’s actions is: “We see high customer satisfaction as one of the key requirements for the company’s long-term success.” That would be a “yes” to the core values question. VW did emphasize profits Read More →

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Volkswagen scandal may be end for diesel

By   /  Friday, September 25th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Volkswagen scandal may be end for diesel

Clean diesel, like clean coal, might just be headed for the scrap heap of environmental history. Volkswagen’s stunning revelation that it cheated air pollution control rules in order to get better performance and better mileage from 11 million vehicles has sent its stock price plunging. It faces perhaps as much as $37,000 per vehicle or Read More →

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FICO score can make a big difference

By   /  Friday, September 25th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on FICO score can make a big difference

For most small businesses, the toughest aspect of running the operation is managing cash flow. Most small businesses depend on timely payments from their clients to pay their own bills. However, in difficult times such as these, clients often stretch payment of their invoices to 60 days or longer. In order to be able to Read More →

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