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Santa Barbara scrambles to regulate pot dispensaries

By   /  Friday, November 27th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara scrambles to regulate pot dispensaries

Ryan Howe left a stable gig in the entertainment industry to vie for a coveted spot in Santa Barbara’s medical marijuana dispensary market. The former president of the Los Angeles-based production company Thunder Bay Pictures now aims to start one of three allowable dispensaries within city limits. “It was a philosophical change in my life,” Read More →

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Dubroff: Obama administration’s anti-trust efforts failing in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, October 30th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Obama administration’s anti-trust efforts failing in Tri-Counties

Monopoly is a fun game — as long as you’re the winner. And so it is in the actual game of business, where monopoly has become the all-too-frequent outcome of mergers and acquisitions. It happened just a few months ago in the grocery business. Office supplies and pharmacies could be next. The grocery saga is Read More →

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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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Entrepreneurial diversity sought for Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, August 14th, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Entrepreneurial diversity sought for Tri-Counties

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Trans Pacific Partnership will benefit Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, June 26th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Editorials, Latest news, Law, Opinion, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Trans Pacific Partnership will benefit Tri-Counties

The Obama Administration racked up one of the biggest wins in decades for global trade when it won approval in the Senate to move forward with the Trans Pacific Partnership. The partnership will open the doors for trade and development with a dozen Asian nations. China is not included but passage of TPP, which is Read More →

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Editorial: Yellen could usher in era of transparency at Fed

By   /  Friday, August 2nd, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Yellen could usher in era of transparency at Fed

There is no doubt that Summers and Yellen both have the credentials to be a Fed chair and that President Obama faces a tough choice.

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Obamacare stays, California taxes rise and gridlock returns to D.C.

By   /  Friday, November 9th, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  1 Comment

The votes have been counted and now California and the U.S. face a  slightly changed political landscape but a series of new realities. Obamacare will not be repealed, Proposition 30 passed despite a furious advertising assault and Latino voters helped put a Democrat into a congressional seat that represents most of Ventura County. Some further Read More →

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