She’s a billionaire businesswoman who says she wants to cut taxes and regulation to create jobs. He’s a career politician who says government is key to energizing an economy with a 12.4 percent unemployment rate.
The race between former EBay Inc. Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman and former Governor Jerry Brown is a battle over how to manage the state with the most people, biggest economy and worst credit rating.
Wayfinder Advisory Group consists of three high-octane businessmen who can turbo-charge your business. They came together because of a simple sign on a brick wall and a morning walk to pick up the mail. Pat Bennett, co-founder of Focused Sports, strolled out his office at The Fountains office complex to pick up the mail. He bumped into a man who asked him about the sign “Focused Sports”. The man happened to be in the personal training business.
President Barack Obama signed legislation that will cut taxes and provide credit help for small businesses, calling it an essential step for job growth in a slow economy.
Small businesses “have borne the greatest brunt of this recession” because of lower demand from consumers and less available credit, Obama said.
U.S. financial regulators should avoid, “one-size-fits-all‚” disclosure rules for state and local municipal bond issuers in order to be of the most use to investors, according to California Treasurer Bill Lockyer.
“Disclosure standards need to recognize the differences between issuers, the types of municipal debt issued, and the relative security of the investment,” Lockyer said in remarks prepared for delivery at a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hearing in San Francisco.
California, whose power bonds received a credit-rating boost, plans to borrow $1.9 billion to refinance debt sold to purchase electricity for cash-strapped utilities during the state’s power crisis a decade ago.
The California Department of Water Resources was upgraded one step to AA by Fitch Ratings today, third-highest, and a level above the AA- from Standard & Poor’s.
August 31st was the last date for bills to pass out of the Legislature. Governor Schwarzenegger has until September 30 to sign or veto any bills passed this session. As of this writing, here are the employment related bills sitting on the Governor’s desk awaiting action.
Internet marketing is the new frontier where small businesses hope to find a way to prosper. The opportunity to reach new customers is the promise. The challenge is learning the skills to thrive in the crowded new world. Here’s how one man did it and some lessons he has learned along the way.
Those fortunate enough to have stable employment during this prolonged recession are counting their blessings. Few can imagine walking away from a coveted job in the midst of an economy that has produced local unemployment figures in the high teens.
Summer weather has been hot and cool which mirrors the business fluctuations of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) industry in the central valley.
The restaurant business was hit hard by the economic downturn as were most other business sectors but now, despite continuing challenges, the restaurant sector is mounting a comeback and in the Central Valley three new operations are doing their part in the restaurant renaissance.