Friday | December 2, 2016

Employers hire a net 178,000 in November

WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/2/16 7:04am

• Nation’s jobless rate declines to 4.6 percent

• Job gains seen in professional and business services and in health care

California’s gasoline prices drop slightly

LOS ANGELES, 12/2/16 4:45am

• But elsewhere, they’re going up

• “Wholesale prices remain below where they were a month ago”

As home prices rise, foreclosure rates drop

IRVINE, 12/1/16 9:03pm

• Central Valley sees declines in every market measured

• State and national rates also drop


Randol White

People in the News

STOCKTON, 12/1/16 9:01pm

• A new voice in the Capital

• Bank names a VP for Tracy

• And more….

Court shoots down California law opposed by gunmakers

FRESNO, 12/1/16 12:10pm

• Agrees that technology demanded by law might not exist

• “It is unreasonable to require an individual to attempt what is impossible to accomplish”

Top job search blunders revealed

MENLO PARK, 12/1/16 11:00am

• Generic application materials, little company knowledge most common mistakes

• “All I ask is for you to consider my perspicacious aspiration to become an erudite factotum in your organization”

New flu season claims its first life of someone under 65

SACRAMENTO, 12/1/16 10:41am

• The death occurred in Los Angeles County

• “Fortunately, people can get vaccinated to help keep them from getting sick”



California’s next attorney general is named

SACRAMENTO, 12/1/16 9:09am

• Governor picks LA congressman

• Xavier Becerra gets the nod

California has nation’s second-worst drivers, report says

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 12/1/16 7:30am

• The difference between Rhode Island and Utah is more than miles

• “The economy might be to blame for California’s low rankings”

Home refinancing jumps in Q3

IRVINE, 12/1/16 6:57am

• Up 16 Percent

• “Uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the presidential election may have kept some would-be homebuyers on the sidelines”

California homes priced under $500,000 disappearing

TRUCKEE, 12/1/16 3:56am

• Prices up 5.2 percent in October and overall home sales plunge

• “Sales may be sluggish, but that hasn’t stopped buyers from continuing to pay nosebleed prices for housing”

Community college career tech credentials in health yield sizeable gains, says study

SAN FRANCISCO, 11/30/16 9:00pm

• Students earn an average of 50 percent more

• But wage returns vary by program

Economy reads well for the West in Fed’s new Beige Book

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 11/30/16 11:56am

• General expansion of the economy is seen

• The West sees “moderate” pace

Three Central Valley metros have diabetes rates under the national average

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 11/30/16 10:46am

• Chico, Stockton and Sacramento make the cut

• “We have an epidemic on our hands”

California National Guard troops may be off the hook for bonuses

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 11/30/16 10:04am

• Congress outflanks the clawback effort

• “Soldiers won’t be forced to unfairly repay bonuses promised for their service a decade ago”

Realtor.com: Central Valley markets among nation’s hottest in New Year

SANTA CLARA, 11/30/16 9:55am

• Sacramento ranks fourth in nation

• “The uptick we’ve already seen may price some first-timers out of the market”

U.S. housing markets steady

TYSON'S CORNER, VA., 11/30/16 7:19am

• With significant room for improvement, report says

• “House prices still have some room to run”

Californians among the biggest targets for ID theft

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 11/30/16 6:06am

• Trails only District of Columbia

• How vulnerable depends on where you live

Court underscores the long reach of liability

SACRAMENTO , 11/30/16 5:51am

• Says insurance company can still owe duty to previously insured

• A Copperopolis house fire leads to decision


Nicole Smartt

AUDIO: Why hard work is the basic key to success

PETALUMA, 11/29/16 9:01pm

• Entrepreneur owns 40-person business after starting as a receptionist

• “I never dreamed of owning a company”

2016’s Cyber Monday biggest yet

SAN JOSE, 11/29/16 6:20pm

• $3.39 Billion in sales in one day

• “The biggest online shopping day ever”

Mortgage firms bulks up in Central Valley

FOLSOM, 11/29/16 10:46am

• First Cal Mortgage grows its Folsom office

• “Our group is thrilled to be joining the first-rate team at First Cal Mortgage”

Central Valley engineering firms honored

SACRAMENTO , 11/29/16 10:41am

• Five Valley-based firms are picked

• “Engineering and land surveying firms excel at serving California communities”

GDP jumped in Third Quarter

WASHINGTON, D.C. , 11/29/16 6:29am

• Revised estimate puts annual increase at 3.2 percent

• Corporate profits increased $133.8 billion in the third quarter

Small business job growth about the same as last year

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 11/29/16 6:09am

• Georgia overtakes Washington as the top-ranked state

• “Given the election results, small business owners seemed to take a 'wait and see' attitude”

Sac State: How toys fuel stereotypes

SACRAMENTO, 11/29/16 3:31am

• Why men dominate STEM careers

• “But even more insidious is that it reinforces the stereotype”

Stockton man sentenced for staging fake accidents

FRESNO, 11/29/16 3:02am

• Gets 21 months in federal prison

• A scheme to defraud insurance companies

State Water Project initial allocation set at 20 percent

SACRAMENTO, 11/28/16 9:03pm

• State says it cannot supply more despite fall rains

• Contends it’s because of the drought


Leslie Shore

AUDIO: Be quiet -- and listen to succeed

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, 11/28/16 9:01pm

• Social media cannot replace old fashioned listening, says expert

• “That sounds like a very ‘woo-hoo’ type thing”


Oscar Bacon

(UC Davis 2009 file photo)

Pioneering entomologist dies

DAVIS, 11/28/16 10:23am

• Oscar Bacon was 97

• Specialized in dynamics of insects associated with field crops

Rapid growth – and changes – predicted for California’s elderly

SACRAMENTO, 11/28/16 10:17am

• Numbers could swell to 12 Million soon

• Will see sharp changes in demographics

Claim: “Small Business Saturday” sees record turnout but lower sales

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., 11/28/16 7:09am

• 112 Million shop and dine at small businesses

• “It’s exciting for us to see the record number of consumers”

"Xenophobia" is the word of the year

OAKLAND, 11/28/16 6:52am

• Picked by Dictionary.com

• “Xenophobia … reflected the worldwide interest in the unfortunate rise of fear of otherness in 2016”

Why hiring is fraught with failure

MENLO PARK, 11/28/16 6:36am

• CFOs say 'mismatched skill sets' are a big reason

• “Hiring is hard enough, but it's even harder when you have to do it twice”

Black Friday breaks online sales record

SAN JOSE, 11/28/16 5:22am

• Adobe Data measures $3.34 Billion in sales

• “Shoppers hit the buy button at unprecedented levels”

Delta historian Gillenkirk dies

SAN FRANCISCO, 11/28/16 4:50am

• Collapsed as he taught a third grade class

• Author was 67

AUDIO: How to revive U.S. manufacturing

WINONA, MINNESOTA, 11/27/16 8:45am

• Manufacturer offers an action plan

• “What’s the sense in having a smart manufacturing operation if you have dumb employees?”

Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

STOCKTON, 11/25/16 9:01pm

• In-depth weather for your post-Day travel

• New higher education leader may be revealed

• And more….

Major changes in healthcare industry expected

SANTA CLARA, 11/25/16 10:11am

• May see revenue of $2.69 Trillion by 2025

• “Will facilitate the emergence of new business models in the industry”













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