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    Great Gratuity: A Brief History Of Tipping In America

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    Sacramento eatery Magpie Cafe has introduced an extra line on its receipts so customers can tip the kitchen as well as wait staff. It got us thinking: When and where did the practice begin and how did it spread?

  • Group Pushing For Higher Sacramento Minimum Wage

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    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.

  • Courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Report: Sacramento Wages 10 Percent Higher Than Nation

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    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.

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    Google Embeds Engineers As Professors

    Monday, May 04, 2015

    (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.

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    McClellan Adds Another Construction Company

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    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.

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    Analyst: Perez Unlikely To End Port Dispute

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    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.

  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Amazon, California Move Past Online Sales Tax Battle

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    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.

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    Women Relatively Rare In Corporate California

    Thursday, December 04, 2014

    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.

  • Jeff Barnard / AP

    California Versus Big Plastic Campaign Launched

    Thursday, November 06, 2014

    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.

  • Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio

    California Delegation Heads To Central America

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    A delegation of California lawmakers, including Senate President Darrell Steinberg, is traveling through Central America this week meeting with dignitaries from the region.

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    Business Journal: Taxi Cab Standards, Tony's Fine Foods, Arena

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    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.

  • Business Journal: Premier Access, Downey Brand, Richard Hallmarq

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    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.

  • Keith Srakocic / AP

    State, Regional Unemployment Numbers Released

    Friday, March 07, 2014

    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.

  • Courtesy of The Sacramento Business Journal

    Business Journal: Whole Foods, Arena, Cuddle Connection

    Friday, February 28, 2014

    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.

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    Non-Profits Tweet For Help

    Thursday, January 09, 2014

    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.

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    Business Journal: Top Business Stories Of 2013

    Friday, December 27, 2013

    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.

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    Business Journal: Microbreweries, Downtown Arena, City Slogan

    Friday, December 20, 2013

    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.

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    California Fast Food Workers Join Strike for Better Pay

    Thursday, December 05, 2013

    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.

  • Business Journal: Zipcars, Milagro, Davis Open Space

    Friday, November 08, 2013

    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.

  • Business Journal: Big Box Stores, Tesla, Arena

    Friday, August 23, 2013

    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.

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    Business Journal: Prius, Aerojet, Alzheimer's

    Friday, June 14, 2013

    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...

  • Business Journal: New Arena, Country Club Plaza, Zillow

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    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.

  • Business Journal: The Kings, Centrage, Siemens, eHealth

    Friday, May 17, 2013

    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.

  • Business Journal: Medical Board, Big Box Stores, Real Estate

    Friday, April 26, 2013

    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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