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Our view: Puzder ground into political hamburger

By   /  Wednesday, February 15th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Just a day before his confirmation hearing, CKE Restaurants and subsidiaries Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s CEO Andy Puzder has withdrawn his nomination for secretary of labor. Puzder, a former Santa Barbara resident who was ideologically in step with President Donald Trump, was rapidly losing support from the left as well as the right. And after Read More →

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Dubroff: Central Coast will have one of its own on Trump’s Cabinet

By   /  Thursday, December 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Restaurants  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

President-elect Donald Trump’s appointee for secretary of labor, CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, will have more influence on national policy than any Central Coast business leader in decades. The implications for California are significant. Puzder is a 66-year-old attorney and former general counsel of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.’s parent company. He rebuilt the CKE brands Read More →

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Trump nominates CKE’s Puzder for labor secretary

By   /  Thursday, December 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Restaurants, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Trump nominates CKE’s Puzder for labor secretary

  President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants and subsidiaries Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, could pave the way toward business deregulation. While there are many layers to his appointment, Puzder has taken strong anti-labor stances, long decrying California’s minimum wage policy and other regulations that he claims have driven Read More →

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Growing Procore takes CKE space

By   /  Friday, June 3rd, 2016  /  Real Estate, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Growing Procore takes CKE space

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California must end war on businesses

By   /  Friday, April 22nd, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  1 Comment

We’ve had the war on women. And the war on immigrants. Is the war on business, next? That’s a fair question raised by many, including Ventura employer General Magnaplate Corp., which is closing after settling with the Environmental Defense Center over charges it polluted the Santa Clara River. In a statement, the company said it Read More →

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Dubroff: Raising minimum wage to $15 per hour will hurt businesses

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Raising minimum wage to $15 per hour will hurt businesses

Henry Dubroff

Having pushed through one of the largest tax increases in California history, Gov. Jerry Brown has now put his stamp on a minimum wage hike that will likely take away as much opportunity as it provides. A pragmatist and fiscal prude, Brown jumped into the minimum wage debate and wrung from union advocates concessions that Read More →

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It’s official: CKE moving headquarters from Carpinteria to Nashville

By   /  Monday, March 7th, 2016  /  Latest news  /  1 Comment

CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardees and Carl’s Jr., is moving its Carpinteria headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee, the company announced March 7. The Business Times broke the news in its print edition March 4 that CKE was looking to consolidate the Carpinteria office and Hardee’s St. Louis office into one office in Nashville. A Read More →

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