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    1. Housing, gasoline push Southern California inflation up 3.8%, fastest rate since 2008

      Housing, gasoline push Southern California inflation up 3.8%, fastest rate since 2008

      The most widely watched government benchmark for the local cost of living rose 3.8 percent in the 12 months through March for Los Angeles and Orange counties, the biggest year-over-year jump since September 2008. This local consumer price index, which through last year covered all of Southern California, rose 2.8 percent in 2017 and 1.9 percent in 2016.

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      Mentions: Southern CA News
    2. California consumer confidence index back at record high

      California consumer confidence index back at record high

      California shoppers continue to see through various bits of economic and political turmoil to push one measure of statewide consumer optimism to a new record high.
      The data show California shopper’s confidence in current conditions sits just below a record set in December while their outlook for the financial future hit a new high in March.

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    3. Is Trump’s low-key California trip a sign of things to come?

      Is Trump’s low-key California trip a sign of things to come?

      President Donald Trump’s first visit to California was uncharacteristically low-key. The trip, centered around a daylong swing through Los Angeles, didn’t involve any big rallies, and it triggered only relatively modest protests. But it did clue Californians and Americans in to what’s preoccupying their president right now.

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    4. Trump or Brown: Who’s done better, economically speaking?

      Trump or Brown: Who’s done better, economically speaking?

      Who gets credit, or criticism, for economic performance is always a topic for hearty debate.

      In recent weeks, we’ve heard self-congratulatory platitudes from President Donald Trump and Gov. Jerry Brown for upbeat performances in the business climates they oversee. Now in a typical economic upswing, that would seem normal.

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    5. California migration: Come for jobs, leave to retire

      California migration: Come for jobs, leave to retire

      We’ve just seen a state population report showing California had 105,211 more people leave for other states than arrive in the 12 months ended July 1. That net domestic migration was down from 163,922 in the previous 12 months but was the second highest outflow in seven years.

      It's a great state to live in if you are rich or on welfare.

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    6. Inflicting immigration reform failures on California businesses

      Inflicting immigration reform failures on California businesses

      California Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned last week that employers could face legal action and fines of up to $10,000 if they assist federal authorities seeking to enforce immigration law. It’s the state government’s latest contribution to making California’s business climate the worst in the nation.

      Yes you read that correctly, your state can sue you if you cooperate with the federal government.  Lesson to be learned here?  Keep your life simple and don't hier anyone that the state could consider an immigrant.  

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    7. If the government shuts down tonight, how will it impact you?

      If the government shuts down tonight, how will it impact you?

      News If the government shuts down tonight, how will it impact you? By Staff and news service reports | PUBLISHED: January 19, 2018 at 8:02 am | UPDATED: January 19, 2018 at 8:17 am National parks will likely close if the government can’t reach a spending plan to avoid a shutdown. (File photo) If the federal government shuts down tonight as Congress finds itself deadlocked on a spending plan amid squabbles over immigration and the military, the country won’t be out of business.

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    8. Orange County unemployment dropped all the way through the end of 2017 – Orange County Register

      Orange County unemployment dropped all the way through the end of 2017 – Orange County Register

      Business Orange County unemployment drops all the way through the end of 2017 Job seekers receive information at the Anaheim GardenWalk on Wednesday morning at the 3rd annual Anaheim/O.C. Job Fair (Mark Rightmire, The Orange County Register | SCNG) By Margot Roosevelt | mroosevelt@scng.com PUBLISHED: January 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm | UPDATED: January 19, 2018 at 3:19 pm In Orange County’s job market, the good times keep rolling.

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    9. Five things a Californian should know about rent control

      Five things a Californian should know about rent control

      One way or another, two words are likely to dominate the complicated politics of California’s housing crisis in 2018: rent control.

      Next week state lawmakers will hear a proposal from Assemblyman Richard Bloom, Democrat from Santa Monica, that would allow cities to dramatically restrict what landlords can charge tenants year-over-year. The bill couldn’t even get a hearing last year amid intense opposition from landlords.

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    10. $81 billion for victims of hurricanes and California wildfires is being held up in the Senate – Orange County Register

      $81 billion for victims of hurricanes and California wildfires is being held up in the Senate – Orange County Register

      Four days before Christmas, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an $81 billion disaster-relief bill to help California wildfire victims and those affected by recent hurricanes.
      But the idea of Congress playing Santa Claus to those victimized by 2017 natural disasters died in the Senate, where the bill stalled and won’t be acted on until January at the earliest.

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    11. California is No. 2 in ‘judicial hellhole’ ranks – Orange County Register

      California is No. 2 in ‘judicial hellhole’ ranks – Orange County Register

      For the second year in a row, California ranked second in this year’s “Judicial Hellholes” report by the American Tort Reform Foundation.

      In recognition of California’s long history as one of the most litigious states in the country, the report begins its discussion of the Golden State by likening state politicians and their plaintiff’s-lawyer donors to the Symbionese Liberation Army and voters to the Stockholm-syndrome suffering Patty Hearst.

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    12. 31 Christmas and holiday things to do in Southern California

      31 Christmas and holiday things to do in Southern California

      Dust off your jingle bells and get ready for the parades, light displays and holiday happenings that only appear this time of the year.

      We picked some of the biggest and best attractions and events in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties worth checking out whether you have out-of-towners coming to visit or need an idea to get the kids out of the house.

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    13. Economic chill? California growth slips from 4th to 35th, by one government yardstick

      Economic chill? California growth slips from 4th to 35th, by one government yardstick

      More evidence of a cooling California economy: The state has slipped down the rankings of overall business growth.

      The latest federal government report on state-by-state gross domestic product — the broadest measure of business output — shows California’s economy growing at a 2.1 percent annual pace in the second quarter. Yes, that’s still growth. Plus, it’s up from a very slow 0.6 percent in the previous quarter. But don’t forget that it’s also down from 3.7 percent a year ago.

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    14. Chapman study: Tax reform gives wealthy homeowners surprising break

      Chapman study: Tax reform gives wealthy homeowners surprising break

      Business Chapman study: Tax reform gives wealthy homeowners surprising break 17 High Water, Newport Coast (Photo by David Heath) By Jonathan Lansner | jlansner@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: November 17, 2017 at 3:35 pm | UPDATED: November 18, 2017 at 10:25 am Proposed federal income tax reform will hurt overall housing prices but quirks in deductions mean the smallest losses would be for owners of the most affordable homes and uber-wealthy owners, a Chapman University study shows.

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    15. Where are Orange County’s new jobs? Look to hotels and restaurants

      Where are Orange County’s new jobs? Look to hotels and restaurants

      According to state employment officials, food preparation and serving workers will be Orange County’s fastest-growing occupation by absolute growth through 2024, with an average annual pay of $19,875. The second fastest, reflecting the county’s rapidly aging population, is predicted to be personal care aides, with average earnings of $22,516. The third fastest: waiters and waitresses with $21,935 in annual pay.

      Overall, county employment grew by only a half percent over the year, to a total 1,606,800 positions, according to the monthly job numbers released by California’s Employment Development Department.

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    16. Here are the best approaches to treating PTSD, experts survivors say

      Here are the best approaches to treating PTSD, experts survivors say

      Here are the best approaches to treating PTSD, experts and survivors say.  Sally Cardinale, 36, of Redlands, takes a moment to reflect during a walk at Prospect Park in Riverside, Ca.  Cardinale, a survivor of the Dec. 2, 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino, says regular walks in nature have aided in her PTSD recovery.

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    17. Lower barriers to greater job growth

      Lower barriers to greater job growth

      Southern California job growth is expected to slow dramatically over the next three years, according to an economic forecast from of Cal State Fullerton, with significant disparities between local counties.

      “Southern California and Orange County, in particular, are in a local downturn as employment growth has stagnated,” according to the report, which forecasts job growth in the Southland of just 1.6 percent to 1.9 percent through 2019 and even lower in O.C., with growth of no more than one percent each year.

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    18. 13 things that could spook Southern California’s economy

      13 things that could spook Southern California’s economy

      It’s scary season, and not just for the youthful ghosts and goblins that may soon knock on your door.

      The approach of year’s end always brings out anxieties about what’s next for the economy, not to mention the urge of certain bean counters to gussy up the bottom line with a few holiday-season cutbacks!

      In keeping with the Halloween spirit, here are 13 things that might spook Southern California’s economy! Remember, antsy consumers often spend less. And nervous bosses hire less. Boo!

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      Mentions: Local Business
    19. 8 scary trends for Orange County’s economy and job market

      8 scary trends for Orange County’s economy and job market

      Orange County’s economy has clear strengths: low unemployment (4.2 percent in August), rising per capita income and job growth in several stand-out industries, from tourism to medical device manufacturing.

      But disruptive new forces — along with some longstanding weaknesses — pose serious threats, as outlined in a 100-page Workforce Indicators Report, issued this week by the Orange County Development Board, a government agency, and the Orange County Business Council, a trade group of large companies.

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      Mentions: Local Business
    20. Southern California still a growing tourist town

      Southern California still a growing tourist town

      Tourism’s days of hot expansion out of the recession may be over. Yet the year’s modest progress isn’t shabby considering the numerous challenges from wobbly economic prospects limiting business travel to international tensions trimming foreign visits to the anticipation of Disneyland’s upcoming Star Wars attraction, which may delay some trips.

      Here’s a look at three key yardsticks of the region’s tourism trade …

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    21. New CSUF grads start business to help students pass ‘bottleneck’ classes

      New CSUF grads start business to help students pass ‘bottleneck’ classes

      Some students are inspired by their favorite class. Recent Cal State Fullerton grad Brent Maxinoski was inspired by his least favorite.

      In fact, he disliked accounting so much – and struggled with it – that he and classmate Cayman Elkin have founded a company so fellow students don’t find themselves in the same spot.

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