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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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CKE CEO Andy Puzder close to being named Trump’s secretary of labor

By   /  Tuesday, December 6th, 2016  /  Latest news, Restaurants  /  Comments Off on CKE CEO Andy Puzder close to being named Trump’s secretary of labor

Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants and subsidiaries Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, is close to becoming secretary of labor in President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet. A Business Times source close to Puzder said that he was in Washington, D.C. and multiple news outlets have reported that Puzder is high on Trump’s list of candidates. A Puzder Read More →

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Election results boost tech, defense stocks

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  right, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Election results boost tech, defense stocks

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Dubroff: California’s legalization of marijuana could go up in smoke

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Columns, Latest news  /  2 Comments

Henry Dubroff

In light of the recent election, it’s worth noting that Colorado sales from recreational marijuana soared to $1 billion in fiscal 2015 and the state’s haul of tax revenue has risen to $135 million. But the election of Donald Trump and his selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions as the attorney general-designate have rattled that state’s Read More →

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Dubroff: Trump administration will reshape Mexican-American relations

By   /  Friday, November 25th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

Amid talk about a Trump administration crack down on illegal immigrants and spending billions to build a wall across the southern border, Roberto Rodriguez sees a chance of the biggest reset in Mexican-American relations in 30 years. Rodriguez knows a thing or two about that relationship. A 40-year veteran of Mexico’s foreign service, he began Read More →

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Wells Fargo economist says Trump will likely help economy

By   /  Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Wells Fargo economist says Trump will likely help economy

President-elect Donald Trump will likely have a positive impact on the regional and national economy in the short term in the form of tax cuts and ramping up defense spending, Wells Fargo Senior Economist Mark Vitner said. Trump claims he will reduce personal and corporate income taxes, which would theoretically spur investment in the U.S. Read More →