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Board will decide whether to reduce excise tax on gas

Board will decide whether to reduce excise tax on gas

SACRAMENTO —  Falling gas prices means the excise gas tax may go down next summer. California State Board of Equalization will consider lowering the excise tax rate for…

UC Merced makes Carnegie list of research universities

UC Merced makes Carnegie list of research universities

MERCED — UC Merced has received the second highest classification for American research universities within widely cited listing of doctorate-granting universities. The designation is R2, the second-highest classification…

A bit of Santa Fe coming soon to Turlock

A bit of Santa Fe coming soon to Turlock

TURLOCK — Freshly made Sante Fe-style cuisine soon will be available in Turlock. Dos Coyotes Border Cafe is scheduled to open in June at on Hotel Drive next…

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What home buyers need to know about taxes

What home buyers need to know about taxes

Have you heard this before? “When you rent, you’re throwing your money away! ” But…

Don’t make these mistakes if you want to network like a pro

Don’t make these mistakes if you want to network like a pro

The digital marketing world is sexy. The intersection between data analytics and artistic creativity is…

Customer service that goes the extra mile

Customer service that goes the extra mile

Seth Godin is a marketer, entrepreneur, author of more than 20 books, and daily a…

What the PATH Act means to your business

The federal government loves to tweak the Internal Revenue Code to implement its social and…

People

Modesto Republican leader honored

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen is the California Women Lead’s Woman of the Year. Olsen, who represents Modesto, was honored during the group’s 2016 Reception in…

Bank adds new senior vice president

OAKLDALE — Jim Nemmers has joined Oak Valley Community Bank as the Senior Vice President, Agricultural loans. He will work out of the branch in downtown Modesto according…

City of Stockton gets new human resources manager

STOCKTON — The city of Stockton has a new human resources manager. DeAnna Solina was appointed earlier this week, according to City Manager Kurt Wilson. Solina has been…

Work Life

Office romance — risky business

Office romance — risky business

Office romances can turn out very well, or very badly according to a new Harris Poll conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder.…

Construction

Homebuilders optimistic about 2016

LAS VEGAS — The coming year will see an increase in housing starts, the National Association of Homebuilders is forecasting. The organization shared its predictions Tuesday at…

Education

UC Merced makes Carnegie list of research universities

MERCED — UC Merced has received the second highest classification for American research universities within widely cited listing of doctorate-granting universities. The designation is R2, the second-highest…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Port of Stockton registers record year for ship arrivals

STOCKTON — For the second year in a row, the Port of Stockton set a record for ship arrivals in 2015. Overall, the port experienced nearly a…

Health Care

St. Joseph’s Medical Center helps area charities

STOCKTON — Three area nonprofit groups will split nearly $187,000 in grant money from St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton received $46,955…

Transportation

Board will decide whether to reduce excise tax on gas

SACRAMENTO —  Falling gas prices means the excise gas tax may go down next summer. California State Board of Equalization will consider lowering the excise tax rate…

Tourism & Attractions

Salt-N-Pepa to perform at Stanislaus County Fair

TURLOCK — The Stanislaus County Fair continues to attract popular acts to the fair. Today, it announced hip-hop pioneers, Salt-N-Pepa, will perform. Salt-N-Pepa with DJ Spinderella, will…

Real Estate

‘Cautious optimism’ are watchwords in commercial real estate

MODESTO — When talking to commercial real estate professionals right now, one often hears the phrase “cautiously optimistic.” The new Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Commercial Real Estate…

Politics & Government

IRS computers down

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Internal Revenue Service was experiencing computer failure Wednesday and is temporarily unable to accept many types of taxpayer returns. “Several of our systems…