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As the world turns, so does the U.S. economy

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on As the world turns, so does the U.S. economy

What in the world is going on? At press time, the New York Stock Exchange was having technical difficulties, United Airlines had just resumed flying after a computer malfunction, Greece was on the precipice of leaving the Eurozone and China’s stock market was in a free fall. That’s a heck of an interruption to what Read More →

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Op/ed: Lessons from Japan’s struggle to recover from a post-bubble bout of deflation

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Lessons from Japan’s struggle to recover from a post-bubble bout of deflation

At its core, Abe’s decision to postpone the consumption-tax increase reflects the chaos that prolonged weak economic momentum inflicts on countries wishing to pursue more than one objective — in this case, raising living standards, curtailing the growth in government debt and breaking the private sector’s deflationary mindset.

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Op/ed: Japan’s Nobel win should spur Abe to action

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Japan’s Nobel win should spur Abe to action

If a new generation of researchers like Nakamura were motivated by the almighty yen sign, Japan’s entire economy would benefit.

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Transphorm, Fujitsu partner on GaN plant

By   /  Friday, December 6th, 2013  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Transphorm, Fujitsu partner on GaN plant

Transphorm, the Goleta-based energy efficiency chipmaker spun out of UC Santa Barbara that has raised $110 million in venture capital, is partnering with Tokyo electronics giant and one-time rival Fujitsu Ltd. to create a new company in Japan.

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Editorial: Common sense should guide plant relicensing

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Common sense should guide plant relicensing

Taking all the time that’s required to get Diablo Canyon’s relicensing right is in the best interest of the nuclear industry.

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Pouring in millions: Japanese food oil venture proposed for harbor area

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2011  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Pouring in millions: Japanese food oil venture proposed for harbor area

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A time out to assess Diablo Canyon risks

By   /  Friday, April 15th, 2011  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on A time out to assess Diablo Canyon risks

When the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant began operating near Avila Beach more than20 years ago, it represented a rare economic development opportunity for San Luis Obispo County.