2013 U.S. Job Forecast Points to a Better, But Still Cautious Hiring Environment

Dec 31, 2012 No Comments

CHICAGO, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — 2013 is expected to usher in more jobs, but U.S. employers will continue to play it safe, according to CareerBuilder’s annual hiring forecast.  Twenty-six percent of hiring managers plan to add full-time, permanent employees in the New Year, up three percentage points over 2012.  The study also points to heightened competition [...]

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Applications Still Being Taken for Farm and Nutrition Day

Dec 28, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno County schools can still register for the eighth annual Farm and Nutrition Day, which invites all third graders from throughout Fresno County to the Fresno Fairgrounds on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Applications for the annual agricultural and food-related field trip are available online at www.FresnoFair.com by clicking [...]

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Seven Money Stumbles to Avoid and How to Change Course

Dec 28, 2012 No Comments

YONKERS, N.Y. , Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – A widowed mother of two nearly lost out on $100,000 because her husband failed to update the beneficiary designations on his retirement plan after they married. Not updating wills and beneficiaries is one of the “7 money stumbles to avoid” featured in the February issue of Consumer Reports. [...]

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Travel, Hospitality and Leisure Companies May Have Reason to Be Optimistic for Growth in 2013

Dec 27, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Looking to the year ahead, travel, hospitality and leisure (THL) companies may have reason to be optimistic for renewed growth domestically, for the power of technology to transform the consumer experience and for the opportunity to capitalize on emerging market growth, according to Deloitte’s 2013 Travel, Hospitality and Leisure [...]

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Kaweah Delta Wound Center Opens

Dec 27, 2012 No Comments

VISALIA – The Kaweah Delta Wound Center is now open and offering treatment in the first hyperbaric chambers in Tulare County. The center offers specialized physician oversight and the first hyperbaric chambers in Tulare County.  The program provides care for people whose wounds do not heal naturally or respond to other wound-healing methods, particularly diabetics.  [...]

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Adventist Health Employees Bring Christmas Blessings

Dec 26, 2012 No Comments

CENTRAL VALLEY – Adventist Health employees, volunteers and physicians throughout the Central Valley blessed the lives of many this holiday season by giving back to their communities. Multiple departments helped collect toys for more than 100 local Kings County foster children. The toys were delivered to the Kings County Human Services Agency in early December. [...]

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‘Disciplined Consumers’ Drive Consumer Credit Levels Up 33 Percent

Dec 26, 2012 No Comments

ATLANTA, Dec. 26, 2012   /PRNewswire/ — According to Equifax’s latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report, consumer credit originated year-to-date through September 2012 has increased nearly 30% to $675 billion from $523 billion during the same timeframe in 2010. Comparatively, credit originations today are below the 2006-2007 pre-recession levels of about $1 trillion by about [...]

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Happy Holidays from Business Street Online

Dec 24, 2012 No Comments

The Business Street Online offices will be closed today and tomorrow in celebration of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  We will be celebrating the holidays with friends and family, and hope you all will be doing the same.  We will resume our daily news alerts on Wednesday.  The staff at Business Street Online would like [...]

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Fresno State Alum Continues Climb in California Judicial Ranks

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – One of California’s newest appellate court justices is a Fresno State Bulldog ­– the Hon. Rosendo Peña, Jr. was confirmed today in San Francisco as associate justice of the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District (Fresno) by the California Commission on Judicial Appointments. He is the first Latino appointed to the Fifth [...]

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The ’40 Under 40’ Class of 2012 is Announced

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The long awaited announcement is finally here, and the “40 Under 40” Class of 2012, presented by Business Street Online, has been named. The 40 young professionals will be honored at “40 Under 40” The Ultimate Networking Event, coming up on March 21 at the Skyroom Lounge in the Holiday Inn Fresno [...]

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Tickets Remain for Ag Warriors Benefit Featuring Col. Oliver North

Dec 20, 2012 No Comments

TULARE, Calif. – There are still opportunities for the public to attend the Ag Warriors Benefit featuring Col. Oliver North on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 in Tulare during World Ag Expo. North is a combat decorated Marine, New York Times best-selling author, small business founder, columnist and host of “War Stories” on the Fox News [...]

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Fiscal Cliff Fears Cause One in Three Americans to Cut Personal Spending

Dec 20, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – One in three Americans has cut back on personal spending over the past 30 days due to concerns about the looming fiscal cliff, according to new research published today by Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE). In a related development, the Bankrate.com Financial Security Index fell to a 2012 low of 95.6 [...]

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Hospital System’s ‘Community Benefits:’ $139 Million

Dec 19, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Community Medical Centers provided nearly $139 million in uncompensated services and programs in fiscal year 2011/2012, equivalent to more than 13% of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California. Community has historically spent more on uncompensated community benefits than all [...]

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National Credit Default Rates Ticked Up in November 2012

Dec 19, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Data through November 2012, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed an increase in national default rates during the month. After hitting a post-recession low of 1.46% in September [...]

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Historic Preservation Awards Winners Announced

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

Historic Preservation Awards Winners Announced Fresno, Calif. – Individuals and groups who have been active in the restoration of a historic building or who have offered leadership in preservation planning or neighborhood revitalization have been announced as the winners of the 2012 City of Fresno’s Historic Preservation Awards. They will be recognized at a special [...]

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Wells Fargo Makes $100,000 Gift to Children’s Hospital

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – A $100,000 gift from Wells Fargo will help Children’s grow the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) operated by Children’s at Saint Agnes Medical Center to an eight-bed community level III NICU to care for more critically ill babies. Wells Fargo donated $75,000 to Children’s for the NICU at Saint Agnes, and the [...]

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Pandora Survey Shows Holiday Music Listening Trends

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Regardless of which holidays are celebrated this season, most Americans can agree on one thing this time of year: holiday music is essential. A new survey by Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading internet radio service, yields interesting insights into how Americans prefer to listen to Christmas and holiday-themed [...]

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SBA Accepting Nominations for Small Business Innovation Research Awards

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for awards honoring the critical economic role small businesses play in federally funded research and development through SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Two awards will be given: the “Hall of Fame” award recognizing companies that have an [...]

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Federal Report Shows Fresno, Madera Counties with 4th-Largest Decrease in Total Homeless

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin today said a federal report on homelessness shows a significant decline in the number of total homeless in Fresno and Madera counties, indicating that the community’s collaborative approach with partner agencies is producing results. A recently released U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report found that the [...]

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System in Place to Notify Selma Residents of Emergencies, Other Information

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

SELMA, Calif. – The City of Selma is reminding residents of a service that has been in place since 2006 to assist them.  Connect-CTY allows City staff to provide citizens with notification in the event of an emergency, unforeseen incident or other issue. “This program allows the City of Selma to provide notification to our [...]

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