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Fed raises interest rates

For just the second time in a decade, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter percent Wednesday. It signaled there could be additional increases next year as well.…

San Joaquin County job growth expected to outpace state’s

San Joaquin County job growth expected to outpace state’s

STOCKTON — Look for steady economic growth in California for the rest of the decade. That’s the message from University of the Pacific economists in the California and Metro Forecast…

Exports for Modesto, Stockton companies up

STOCKTON —  Exports for Modesto and Stockton-area companies in 2015 were up 10 percent, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. In fact, each city…

California’s new vehicle market sputters in first half or year

California’s new vehicle market sputters in first half or year

The new vehicle market sputtered in the second quarter of the year according to the California New Car Dealers Association. New vehicle registrations were up by just 1.8 percent in the…

New survey says workers have grim expectations for retirement

New survey says workers have grim expectations for retirement

LOS ANGELES — The expectations for American workers about their retirement is grim according to new research released by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. The company released a new study…

Stockton chamber to host Annual Industrial & Technology BBQ

STOCKTON — The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce will host the 52nd Annual Industrial & Technology BBQ, Sept. 14 at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel. More than 300 business people…

CareerBuilder survey finds most workers struggle to make ends meet

CareerBuilder survey finds most workers struggle to make ends meet

CHICAGO — A new survey by CareerBuilder found that 75 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet. While the majority of that group (38 percent)…

Central Valley Community Bank gets OK to buy Sierra Vista Bank

FRESNO — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and California Department of Business Oversight has given regulatory approval for Community Bancorp (the parent company of Central Valley Community Bank) to acquire…

Former Farmington Fresh GM sentenced for embezzlement

STOCKTON — Bruce Wayne Hesse was sentenced to six months in county jail and three years of probation Monday after pleading no contest to one count of grand theft. Hesse…

New jewelery store among changes at Weberstown

STOCKTON — Daniel’s Jewelers will open its newest location at  Weberstown Mall on Pacific Avenue, July 28. It will be the company’s second store in the area, along with Modesto’s store.…