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HOUSEKEEPER CHARGED WITH SERIES OF BURGLARIES AT THE AHWAHNEE HOTEL

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments by

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a 32-count indictment today against Jennifer Crystal Downing, 39, of Fresno, charging her with 16 counts of first degree burglary and 16 counts of theft, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.   According to court documents, Downing entered rooms in the Ahwahnee Hotel and stole cash [...]

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FRESNO TEACHER’S AIDE INDICTED FOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION OPERATION IN TRINITY COUNTY

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments by

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against Kevin Nouthai Yang, 47, of Fresno, charging him with conspiring to cultivate and distribute marijuana, cultivating marijuana, and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.   According to court documents, Yang, a high school teacher’s aide [...]

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GOBankingRates Reveals Why Many People Are Wrong About Big Banks Like Wells Fargo and Bank of America

Jul 08, 2014 No Comments by

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Following an April 2014 Nielsen survey that found Main Street approval of big banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America has nearly doubled in the last two years, GOBankingRates, a leading personal finance website, investigated how big banks have positively impacted their local communities, economies and customers. [...]

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Online Labor Demand Rose 155,900 in June

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Online advertised vacancies were up 155,900 to 5,060,100 in June, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series, released today. The May Supply/Demand rate stands at 2 unemployed for each vacancy, with a total of 4.9 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. The number of unemployed was [...]

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CVCB Celebrates San Joaquin ValleyAgribusiness With the Valley Grown For You Campaign

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Daniel J. Doyle, chief executive officer of Central Valley Community Bank (CVCB), has announced the Valley Grown For You campaign – an initiative designed to promote San Joaquin Valley agribusiness and encourage individuals to buy local fresh and produced food products. The campaign is taking place now through July 31, 2014 and showcases food products [...]

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US IPO Market Boasts Over 90 Effective IPOs in Second Quarter

Jun 27, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The US IPO market continued to flourish in Q2, with 91 IPOs both effective and projected, it is the strongest quarter over the last decade, and the third consecutive quarter where more than 70 IPOs went effective. According to EY’s US IPO Pipeline Analysis, 91 IPOs have gone effective in Q2, raising [...]

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The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Continues to Improve

Jun 26, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had increased in May, improved again in June. The Index now stands at 85.2 (1985=100), up from 82.2 in May. The Present Situation Index increased to 85.1 from 80.3, while the Expectations Index rose to 85.2 from 83.5 in May. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey, based [...]

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Study: Planning for Retirement and Education Takes a Backseat to Vacation Planning

Jun 24, 2014 No Comments

ST. LOUIS, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – More than one quarter (28 percent) of Americans say they spend more time thinking about vacation planning, compared to planning for retirement (25 percent) or the cost of higher education (22 percent), according to a recent study from financial services firm Edward Jones. The study asked respondents to indicate which activity [...]

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The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in May

Jun 23, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.5 percent in May to 101.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in April, and a 1.0 percent increase in March. “May’s increase in the LEI, the fourth consecutive one, was broad based,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board. [...]

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Workers Grade Their Bosses, Share Most Unusual Boss Requests in New Survey

Jun 20, 2014 No Comments

CHICAGO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – A bad boss is a classic cause of grief at the workplace, but just how common are they? According to a new CareerBuilder survey, a majority of workers think their boss is doing an above-average job. Asked to evaluate their bosses’ performance, more than 6 in 10 (63 percent) U.S. workers say [...]

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Survey Finds Employees Place High Standards on Employer’s Environmental Practices

Jun 19, 2014 No Comments

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, today released findings of its TD Bank Environmental Attitudes Survey, which found that 36 percent of respondents consider a company’s environmental stance when seeking employment, and nearly one-quarter of respondents said they would refuse a job if they disagreed with the organization’s sustainable [...]

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Report: California Economy to Ride 2013 Momentum into 2015 Expansion

Jun 18, 2014 No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Despite the drought and lingering effects of the Great Recession, California’s economy will continue to expand at a respectable pace in 2014 and 2015, said Bank of the West Chief Economist Scott Anderson, Ph.D. in his semi-annual California Regional Economic Outlook report. Anderson explained that the Bay Area will remain the fastest growing region [...]

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Study Confirms a Balance of Social and Economic Strengths is Key to Attracting Talent to Cities

Jun 17, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Today’s urban professionals want to live in cities with strong reputations for developing intellectual capital and innovation, as well as high marks for employment prospects and quality of life, according to a new study–Cities of Opportunity 6: We, the urban people–released today by PwC US. The study focuses on urban demographics [...]

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Study Reveals Top Ten Productivity Killers at Work

Jun 13, 2014 No Comments

CHICAGO, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – What causes workers to waste the most time at the office? Texting? Surfing the Web? Chatting with co-workers around the water cooler? New research from CareerBuilder identifies behaviors that employers say are the biggest productivity killers in the workplace. The study also highlights some of the strangest things employers have caught employees [...]

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Tickets Available for 61st Annual Awards Banquet

Jun 13, 2014 No Comments

VISALIA - Each year the Visalia Chamber of Commerce honors those businesses and individuals who consistently go above and beyond to support the community.  This year is no exception as dozens of nominations have been submitted for the 2014 Man and Woman of the Year as well as Small, Medium, Large, Non-profit and Agri-Business of the [...]

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Study Identifies 12 Best Jobs for Women in 2014

Jun 12, 2014 No Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Computer systems analyst, public relations manager, dental hygienist and physical therapist have been named among the best jobs for women in a new CareerCast report that identifies professions that provide a competitive salary, positive hiring outlook, and employ a high number of women in the field. In 2012, 57.7 percent of all [...]

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Third Annual Small Business Report Reveals the Keys to Growing Like An Expert Entrepreneur

Jun 11, 2014 No Comments

ASHLAND, Ore., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — For small business owners looking to grow, the key is to behave like an ‘expert entrepreneur.’ According to the 2014 State Of The Business Owner (SOBO) Report, announced today by business coaching leader EMyth, owners who follow a key set of traits learned by seasoned entrepreneurs are growing 60% faster [...]

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Report: In Jobs Recovery, Boomers Make Up Growing Share of Workforce while Millennial Employment Lags

Jun 06, 2014 No Comments

CHICAGO, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The jobs recovery has put spotlights on two large sections of the labor force: workers nearing the end of their careers and young adults just beginning them. While the economy has been difficult for both groups, baby boomers now hold a larger percentage of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math [...]

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Job Seekers Who Overlook Insurance as Part of Total Compensation Risk Worsening Financial Situation

Jun 04, 2014 No Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — As the economy shifts, many Americans are voluntarily leaving jobs to improve their overall financial situation. But, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), new hires who focus on salary alone actually may find themselves in worse financial shape after a move. The NAIC [...]

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Riley Walter Awarded William M. Lyles Vision Award

Jun 04, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno attorney Riley Walter is the 2014 William M. Lyles Vision Award winner in recognition of his unwavering support of the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State. Walter was cited for his work as both a mentor in the Entrepreneur Mentor Program and as the outgoing chair of the Advisory Council at the Lyles Center’s End ofthe Year Banquet [...]

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