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Showing Articles Tagged With: business
A bill to hike California's hourly minimum wage may have stalled in the legislature after Gov. Jerry Brown's finance department announced its opposition earlier this month. But a local effort to raise the wage from $9 to $15 is still alive.
A new survey of the Sacramento region's biggest 100 companies finds most of them will be hiring workers over the summer.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today said the average worker in the Sacramento area earns 10 percent above the U.S. average. BLS also says probation officers and correctional treatment specialists make more in Sacramento than other U.S. cities.
A court ruling Monday gives cities and counties broad authority to require affordable housing within new home developments.
A report shows new homes sales in the Sacramento region have reached another milestone in May.
(AP) - In ongoing efforts to diversify Silicon Valley's tech sector, Google is embedding engineers at a handful of Historically Black Colleges and Universities where they teach, mentor and advise on curriculum.
In a sign that the construction industry may be picking up again in the Sacramento region, H&E Equipment Services is buying land at McClellan Business Park in North Highlands.
Big businesses in California say they want to be more involved in managing the state’s water supply.
(AP) - A California lawmaker wants to require all day care and pre-school workers to get vaccinated in the wake of a measles outbreak.
If you have food allergies, there may be a new café opening soon in midtown Sacramento just for you. Sacramento Business Journal Jack Robinson has the details.
Career fairs continue to thrive in the U.S. even after the unemployment rate has declined in recent months.
Barry Broome is the first CEO of Sacramento’s brand new Economic Council. He spent 10 years leading the Phoenix Economic Council and is considered a “heavy hitter” in attracting business. We’ll hear more about his strategies.
Pierre Balthazard is the new Dean of the College of Business Administration at Sacramento State University. Balthazard is quite involved in researching the neuroscience of business –- what makes a good leader?
Sammy Hagar's restaurant in downtown Roseville closes this week while Temple Coffee expands in midtown Sacramento. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson has more on the week's top business stories.
Some analysts say it's unlikely the nation's top labor official will have much of an impact on the dispute between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.
An ongoing labor dispute means cargo vessels at West Coast ports will not be loaded or unloaded this weekend.
The Motel 6 near the Howe ‘Bout Arden shopping center was demolished this week.
Eighty new restaurants opened in Sacramento county last year. Openings outpaced closings by about 2 to 1.
(AP) Supermarket chain Albertsons says U.S. regulators have approved its purchase of Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc.
Four years after Amazon struck a deal with Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers, the internet retailing giant now has five fulfillment centers open across the state. It also collects online sales tax from Californians.
Pacific Ethanol, based in Sacramento, said Wednesday it is buying a Midwest ethanol producer in a stock-for-stock merger transaction.
The technology sector in the Sacramento area continued to grow in 2014. But, there are still challenges.
A Sacramento area economic expert says lower gas prices will prompt people to spend more on gifts this holiday season.
A new partnership between Sacramento State University and Sierra College is part of a long-term plan for a new campus in Roseville.
The State of California is considering whether to start regulating virtual currencies.
Efforts to redevelop the rundown Marshall Hotel in Downtown Sacramento are ramping up now that the arena construction is underway.
California has one of the largest economies in the world. But a new study finds women don’t hold many leadership positions in the companies that drive it.
A coalition of California environmental, labor and business groups, and local government officials launched a campaign Thursday to fight an effort to overturn the statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags.
On this week's chat with the Sacramento Business Journal, Sonya Sorich discusses mixed-use projects in the region and the hiring wave at local law firm Downey Brand.
Some big changes are coming to what's left of the Downtown Plaza as the arena project moves forward. Some business owners in the western end of the mall are complaining they may not be able to stay open, as originally planned.
California state regulators are wary of Google's push to build its own self-driving cars.
Uber and Lyft are fighting state legislation to create new regulations for the ridesharing industry in California.
Sacramento wants a major league soccer team and The Kings may play a leading role in making the dream a reality.
People who "vape" and the retail shops and lounges that cater to them in Sacramento and throughout the country could be facing restrictions in the near future.
It looks like midtown will finally be getting a Whole Foods grocery store. A local developer this week announced the store would be on the ground floor of a new mixed-use project at 20th & L streets.
A delegation of California lawmakers, including Senate President Darrell Steinberg, is traveling through Central America this week meeting with dignitaries from the region.
A new national report finds more data breaches, like those experienced by retailer Target last year, are resulting in actual identity fraud.
Country Club Plaza's new owners say they'll be revamping the ailing shopping mall.
The Shinmei Corporation has broken ground on a new rice bun manufacturing plant in West Sacramento's Southport Business Park.
A local chain of gyms continues to expand in the Sacramento area.
Curtis Park Village ran into some problems this week.
Sacramento's taxi industry is struggling and faces a number of challenges. Jack Robinson of the Sacramento Business Journal will have that story and others including the sale of Tony's Fine Foods and the latest on the downtown arena.
The California Senate has rejected a measure that would overhaul how public corporations are taxed in the state.
Governor Jerry Brown talked up California's business climate today in a speech before the California Chamber of Commerce.
A Sacramento hotel that's been closed for seven years is open again after a multi-million dollar renovation and is being rented to low-income tenants.
The Sacramento Kings and Mayor Kevin Johnson have formed an advisory council to provide updates about the progress of the downtown arena project.
Unemployment in the four-county Sacramento area is down.
California’s unemployment figures for April are the lowest in more than five years. The Economic Development Department says the unemployment rate fell from 8.1 to 7.8 percent from March to April.
Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson talks about the economic boost from the Amgen Tour of California that starts this weekend in Sacramento...
Businesses that rely on snow in the Sierra saw 30 to 80 percent fewer visitors this year than last year.
A California bill that would require anti-theft technology in all new smart phones sold in the state cleared the state Senate Thursday. It failed in its first attempt in April.
A California bill that would hold companies legally responsible for the wages and working conditions of people employed through third party subcontractors is making its way through the legislature.
A new gym on K Street in Downtown Sacramento that serves alcohol, a mixed-used project boom in Midtown Sacramento and McKinley Village make up this week's list of stories from Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson.
Two bills dealing with credit card security will be taken up over the next week in California legislative committees. Recent data security breaches at Target and other big retailers prompted the legislation.
Tesla Motors is coming to the City of Lathrop in San Joaquin County as part of its operations.
Two competing bills to be taken up this week in the California legislature will pit newer app-based ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft against traditional taxi companies.
Fix 50, McKinley Village and an entertainment district for West Sacramento are among the stories Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson tells us about this week.
California employees owed back wages would be able to place a lien on their former employer’s property under a bill that cleared the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee Wednesday.
Any genetically modified food product sold in California would have to come labeled as such under a bill that passed a state Senate committee Tuesday.
Before signing an on-line agreement with or liking a company on Facebook, consumer advocates are warning customers they should read all the way to the bottom of the contract.
During the "Fix 50" Project, the state of California says it's encouraging departments and agencies to tele-commuting as an option to Sacramento-area workers.
Some restaurants and bars are hoping the Fix 50 project in Downtown Sacramento triggers an increase in business.
Layoffs could be coming to a Sacramento based dental insurance company; more drama at Sacramento's largest law firm; and a former Project Runway contestant opens a Sacramento store. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson has the scoop.
California legislative committees Tuesday heard a package of bills that would raise the level of funding for public assistance programs that have been cut in recent years.
Midtown Sacramento has a new kind of bar that allows people to smoke e-cigarettes. It's among the week's top stories from Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson.
Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson has details on Siemens landing a big contract this week...
A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require annual unannounced state inspections of all long-term care facilities. The requirement now is at least one inspection every five years.
As part of the annual “Ag Day” celebration at the state Capitol, Future Farmers of America students from around California rallied Wednesday in support agricultural education.
Under a bill now in the California legislature, drivers would be given control over the information gathered by their cars’ on-board computers.
Elk Grove is aggressively looking for employers to bring jobs to the city and has placed a newspaper ad in Houston, Texas. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson has more on that story. Plus, why Fresh Market likely closed its local stores.
California law enforcement agencies, state lawmakers and rights groups say prostitution and human trafficking have been on the rise at massage parlors around the state.
Unemployment in the four-county Sacramento region increased in January by almost a full percentage point. The jobless rate was 8.3 percent. That was up from 7.5 percent in December, but down from 10 percent a year ago.
Dunkin' Donuts is coming to the Sacramento area...indoor golf too possibly. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson has the lowdown.
(AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown will meet Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is visiting the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders.
A Roseville store that sells hugs and the possibility of Whole Foods coming to midtown Sacramento - those are among the week's top business stories from Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson.
It will likely take three days to auction off all of the equipment left behind at the Campbell's Soup Plant in South Sacramento.
Business Journal: Tuli's Closes Other Eateries Reopen, Covered California Jobs, Elk Grove Med SchoolFriday, February 21, 2014
Tuli's Bistro in midtown Sacramento closed this week, but other recently shuttered eateries are reopening. The story tops this week's review of economic news from Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson.
Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson has our weekly rundown of the region's top economic stories...
The City of Davis is looking at getting into the electricity business, the Sacramento Capitals leave for Nevada and big changes at Sacramento's largest law firm. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson gives us the lowdown...
Reno-Tahoe International Airport hopes to increase the number of arriving flights with an incentive plan that would include more money from businesses.
All California hourly workers would be guaranteed up to three paid sick days per year under a bill moving through the legislature. Supporters say 80 percent of low-wage workers do not get sick pay.
A financial boost for the Sacramento Opera and Philharmonic, sketches for a new downtown arena and Covered California grows its office space in Sacramento - Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson has the details...
One Sacramento restaurant closes, two more open. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson has the details. Also, what new water restrictions in Sacramento mean for businesses, and the future of Loehmann's Plaza now that Loehmann's is closing.
The latest foreclosure numbers show steep and nearly identical decreases for Sacramento and Stockton compared to last year.
Business Journal: Connections Between Local Business And The State Budget, SACTO's New Efforts, Lawyers And The Affordable Care ActFriday, January 10, 2014
There are some implications for the Sacramento-area business community in California Governor Jerry Brown's new budget proposal. Jack Robinson has details on that and the week's other top business stories in this week's chat.
Non-profit organizations have traditionally filled out lots of paperwork to ask for assistance. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports a Sacramento leadership program is asking instead for 140-character tweets.
A new report says California’s real estate market rebounded rapidly in 2013. And, the study predicts it will continue to recover in 2014, just at a slower rate
From the Arena to Sacramento's "Startup Culture," Jack Robinson of the Sacramento Business Journal previews the business stories to watch in 2014.
Some state and county assistance may be available to the more than 200,000 long-term, unemployed Californians who face the end of the federal unemployment benefit extension.
What were the big business stories in the Sacramento region over the last year? Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson has his countdown for this week's chat.
New developments in the Downtown Sacramento arena project, a surge in microbreweries, and a new slogan to help drum up more business in Sacramento - those are topics discussed in this week's chat with the Sacramento Business Journal's Jack Robinson.
Our weekly review of business stories with Jack Robinson of the Sacramento Business Journal includes news about the future of Sacramento's Campbell's Soup plant and the death of local developer and philanthropist Buzz Oates.
An annual report that assesses the status of women as business leaders in California shows only slight improvement in the number of female corporate executives.
Our review of the week's top economic stories with Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson begins with one of Sacramento's most acclaimed annual sporting events...
Fast food workers held a one-day strike against low pay Thursday in 100 cities around the country. Rallies were held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and several other California cities.
A new slogan for Sacramento, holiday retail and a deal between Sutter Health and Radiological Associates of Sacramento top this week's list of economic stories from Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson.
Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson lists the week's top business stories.
More Zipcars and other transportation alternatives in Sacramento, a public market in Carmichael called Milagro and open space versus a research park in Davis. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson has the lowdown.
Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson begins this week's review of economic stories with the latest on expansion plans for a local grocery store.
Jack Robinson, editor of the Sacramento Business Journal, gives us a rundown of the week's top economic news.
This week, yet another area company said it's moving to Texas: Roseville-based Revionics. It tops the list of economic stories from Jack Robinson, editor of The Sacramento Business Journal.
Restaurant closings, including Blackbird and McCormick and Schmick's, are among this week's top economic stories as we check in with Jack Robinson, editor of The Sacramento Business Journal.
BevMo is coming to Midtown Sacramento. Will other national chains follow? Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson talks about that and other economic stories in our weekly business chat.
The Sacramento Business Journal's Editor Jack Robinson talks about the week's top economic stories.
Jack Robinson, editor of The Sacramento Business Journal, lists the week's top economic stories.
Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson's roster of the week's top economic stories includes news that AECOM will be the architect for a new downtown arena.
The arena debate, big box stores in the city and a new Tesla service center in the region - are on the list of this week's top economic stories from Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson.
Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson reviews the region's top economic stories for the week...including news about Rancho Murieta and "FootGolf" at a local golf course.
Business Journal: Turner Construction, Freeway Interchange Projects, Mortgage Paperwork, New Card RoomFriday, August 02, 2013
Our weekly review of the week's top economic stories comes from Mark Anderson of The Sacramento Business Journal.
Our weekly check of the region's top economic stories with Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson begins with the proposed new arena in Downtown Sacramento.
Business Journal: Mergers, Cities Sans Redevelop. Agencies, Davis "Ultra Light Rail," Parrots in East SacFriday, July 19, 2013
Capital Public Radio's Marianne Russ talks with Jack Robinson of the Sacramento Business Journal about this week's top local economic stories.
Capital Public Radio's Marianne Russ talks with Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson about the week's top economic stories.
Sacramento Business Journal Jack Robinson gives us the rundown on the region's economic news for the week...
Jack Robinson, editor of The Sacramento Business Journal, runs down the week's top economic stories...
Our weekly two-way with Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson includes news about Aerojet, Alzheimer's disease research and the number one selling car in California...
We saw a huge protest at the state Capitol this week over proposed Medi-Cal cuts. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson says these cuts seem to contradict what's happening with federal health care reform.
There's talk of a major facelift for the Sacramento Convention Center, and several developments are getting underway on Sacramento's troubled K street. Jack Robinson with the Sacramento Business Journal gives us an update.
Now that there's a deal to sell the Sacramento Kings to local investors the spotlight shifts to plans for a new downtown arena. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson says local business leaders are thrilled.
The Maloofs have reportedly reached an agreement with a Sacramento group to sell a 65% controlling interest in the Kings. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson says the Maloofs have proven to be shrewd businessmen.
The agency that oversees doctor discipline is in the hot seat. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson says it stems from a case in Rocklin where a doctor was arrested after complaints from patients who saw him for cosmetic surgery.
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