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Showing Articles Tagged With: economy

  • Dave Dugdale / Flickr

    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.

  • Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

    California: Highest Gasoline Prices in U.S.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Although California has the nation's highest gasoline prices, those prices are still much lower than a year ago. Northern California AAA reports the statewide average for unleaded gas is $3.73 a gallon, 63 cents more than a month ago.

  • Strong April New Home Sales In Sacramento Region

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    A report on new home sales from a Roseville building industry group shows April was another strong month. It's the third consecutive month where the number of sales have been the highest in seven years in the Sacramento region.

  • Kent Kanouse, flickr

    Falling Gas Prices Benefit Drivers, Businesses

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    We continue a series today looking at parts of the California economy to see how they’ve evolved this past year. Today, how falling gas prices are affecting bottom lines.

  • Mixed Bag For Midtown Businesses

    Friday, November 28, 2014

    Parts of Sacramento have struggled even as the nation's economy improves. In Midtown Sacramento, the stories are mixed.

  • Yuba County

    Home Rehabilitation Program Eligibility Expanded

    Monday, April 07, 2014

    Too few foreclosures? A federal program that had been limited to funding the purchase, rehabilitation, and re-sale of foreclosed homes has expanded to include vacant or substandard homes. Local agencies say foreclosed homes have been hard to find.

  • Auditor: EDD Inaction Cost California $516 Million

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    A new report from the state auditor finds the California Employment Development Department failed to take part in a federal program that could have brought hundreds of millions of dollars to the state.

  • 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.

  • New Data Shows A Steady Drop In Regional Jobless Rates

    Friday, February 21, 2014

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported lower jobless rates in the Sacramento Region than in the past two years. The highest jobless rate was reported in Sutter County, while Placer County has the lowest unemployment rate. (Infographic)

  • What's The Plan To Improve Access to Unemployment Insurance?

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    Long waits and a busy signal are currently commonplace when trying to contact the California Employment Development Department. But officials say things will change once it starts spending money on more staff and new technology.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Slow Economic Growth Projected For Calif.

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

    The University of the Pacific Business Center has forecast a continuing slow growth for California. The drought is expected to have only a limited impact.

  • State And Regional Employment Numbers

    Friday, January 24, 2014

    Unemployment is down in the four-county Sacramento area, however California added fewer than 14,000 jobs in December, ending a year of disappointing job growth.

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