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Shopper shuttle to be introduced by transit district

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the San Joaquin Regional Transit District is introducing a “shopper shuttle” to help consumers save gas and get from mall to mall.…

StackTek changing how consumers enjoy, keep wine

StackTek changing how consumers enjoy, keep wine

For many, keeping wine fresh from the bottle is a challenge not easily overcome. Matt Zimmer had that same problem. He’d open a bottle of wine, enjoy a glass and…

Custom cabinetry company creates craftwork to last

Custom cabinetry company creates craftwork to last

By MELISSA HUTSELL Business Journal Writer [email protected] LODI — Local custom craftspeople are in the business of detail, and with their decades of experience, can turn a piece of furniture…

Family business shining example of how to build sterling reputation

Family business shining example of how to build sterling reputation

By Nora Heston Tarte Business Journal Writer [email protected] STOCKTON — About 30 years ago, a couple walked into Kevin Schimke’s jewelry shop on Miracle Mile with a request. They were…

American confidence is up and so is spending this year

American confidence is up and so is spending this year

WASHINGTON — Consumer confidence reached its highest level in more than nine years according to the Conference Board’s consumer confidence index. The index registered a 107.1 in November, up from…

Banking options still a struggle for a quarter of Californians

Banking options still a struggle for a quarter of Californians

WASHINGTON — More than a quarter (25.3 percent) of Californians either have no bank account or are underserved by the banking industry according to a recently released survey by the FDIC.…

PG&E looks to halt scammers

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric is hoping to warn its customers about telephone, mail, email and door-to-door/in-person scams. The scams involve criminals posing as utility company representatives and demanding…

San Joaquin County’s population to hit 1 million by 2040, study says

San Joaquin County’s population to hit 1 million by 2040, study says

STOCKTON  — The Central Valley’s population is booming. A new study from the San Joaquin Council of Governments, Stanislaus Council of Governments, Merced County Association of Governments and the Business…

California rejects Volkswagen recall plan for 3-liter diesel cars

The California Air Resources Board has rejected Volkswagen’s recall plan for some of its passenger cars. The agency says the plan is short on details and wouldn’t let the board…

BAC Community Bank earns five-star ranking

STOCKTON — BAC Community Bank has earned a five-star rating from BauerFinancial Inc. which rates banks and credit unions nationwide. The company rates institutions from best to worst on a…

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