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Deflation: When falling prices are bad

If you were at the San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber’s Business Forecast breakfast, you heard the Bank of the West’s Chief Economist Scott Anderson  mention the word deflation. He said that…

Farmington Fresh: a legacy of innovation

With California known as the “the food basket of the world” I thought it would be a great idea to reach out to David Rajkovich, the managing partner at Rajkovich…

Did California try hard enough to land Tesla’s gigafactory?

 “This is arguably the biggest thing that has happened in Nevada since at least the Hoover Dam!” — Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hanson, R-Sparks Everyone I have spoken to seems miffed that…

Six Californias: Silicon Valley mogul’s ‘super’ awful idea

Wealthy venture capitalist Tim Draper, who funded startups such as Hotmail and Skype, has decided that the Golden State of California should be split into six odd-shaped pieces representing a…

Is California doing all it can to fund high-speed rail?

The California Legislature’s budget proposal for the high-speed rail project has been finalized. Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers have agreed to use 25 percent of future cap-and-trade funds, totaling…

Noah’s Ark and California’s new surplus

Noah’s Ark and California’s new surplus

If Noah’s Ark was built in California today Noah most likely would have failed to complete the vessel within the required timeline. State and local governments would have required all…

The loss of redevelopment agencies in California one year later

The loss of redevelopment agencies has been devastating for most California cities in the year since the California Supreme Court upheld the dissolution of the 400 or so RDAs throughout…

Presidential race is a dead heat to finish line

Presidential race is a dead heat to finish line

The presidential race now looks remThe presidential race now looks remarkably like one of the closest in U.S. history and could look similar to the down to-the-wire contest…

Debt crisis in China as domestic stress rises

No, not the U.S. federal budget deficit or the situation in Europe. The “debt crisis” I’m referring to could have a major impact on our profitability as it affects the…