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US Economy Adds More than 300,000 Jobs During Shutdown

US Economy Adds More than 300,000 Jobs During Shutdown

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter The U.S. economy added 304,000 jobs while the unemployment rate rose slightly to 4 percent in the first month of 2019, according to Department of Labor (DOL) data released Friday. January marks the 100th straight month of job growth in the U.S., a record more than twice as long as […]

People with Disabilities are Coming Back into the Workforce

People with Disabilities are Coming Back into the Workforce

Grace Carr | Reporter   Disabled persons are entering the workforce as overall unemployment rates drop and companies consider an expanded pool of potential job applicants for entry-level and essential positions. Persons with disabilities have long been sidelined and unable to find employment, due in part to stigma and from an inability to perform tasks […]

Standard & Poor’s gives highest rating to County’s Treasury Pool

Standard & Poor’s gives highest rating to County’s Treasury Pool

VENTURA, Calif. – Ventura County Treasurer/Tax Collector Steven Hintz has announced that Standard & Poor’s has reaffirmed its “AAAf” and “S1+” ratings of the Ventura County Treasury Pool.? Ventura County is one of only three pools in California to be awarded this highest rating.? “Standard & Poor’s conducts a careful examination and analysis of the […]

Drug Pricing War Leads CVS and Walmart to Part Ways

Drug Pricing War Leads CVS and Walmart to Part Ways

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   Walmart and CVS Caremark are splitting over a price dispute, CVS announced Tuesday. CVS Caremark is?CVS Health’s pharmacy benefit management (PBM) division. The news?means that many people who have CVS Health drug plans will no longer be able to pick up their prescriptions at Walmart locations. […]

Automotive Customers Recommit to the Port of Hueneme Securing Jobs and Stability for the Local Workforce

Automotive Customers Recommit to the Port of Hueneme Securing Jobs and Stability for the Local Workforce

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WWO) joins BMW North America (BMW) and GLOVIS America (GLOVIS) to secure their presence at the Port of Hueneme with long-term contracts. Representing over half of the Port’s cargo revenue, the automobiles being imported will reach more than 13 states. In addition, the Port also exports globally multiple OEM brands manufactured in […]

CVS Makes Plans To Ration Customers’ Health Care

CVS Makes Plans To Ration Customers’ Health Care

By?Justin Danhof CVS Caremark customers throughout America recently received bad news as the retail pharmaceutical chain?officially closed?on its $69 billion acquisition of Aetna. This is bad news because CVS is now working with a nonprofit “health” advisor that may ration customers’ health care choices. In August, CVS announced a partnership with the Institute for Clinical […]

DOW Has Biggest Point Gain in History

DOW Has Biggest Point Gain in History

HENRY RODGERS, Capital Hill Reporter   The Dow Jones?Industrial Average rose?1,086 points,?gaining nearly 5 percent,?the biggest point gain in history,?Wednesday afternoon after a rough Christmas Day. The?Dow Jones?also had the biggest?upside move on a percentage basis since March 23, 2009,?according to?CNBC.?This comes as the?stock market had its?worst week?in nearly 10 years from Dec. 17 through […]

Port of Hueneme Partners with Community on Humanitarian Effort in Guatemala

Port of Hueneme Partners with Community on Humanitarian Effort in Guatemala

Not all gifts will be delivered by sleigh this year, some will come by way of vessel! On Wednesday, the Port of Hueneme concluded a three-month long effort to fill a shipping container with donated school supplies and goods to help children in need living in Guatemala. In partnership with the ILWU Local 46, Chiquita, […]

Hate Lines? Starbucks Wants to Bring Its Coffee to You

Hate Lines? Starbucks Wants to Bring Its Coffee to You

Grace Carr | Reporter   Starbucks is preparing to offer a delivery service in 2019 so customers don’t have to wait in line — or even leave the house. Starbucks is partnering with UberEats food delivery service to bring customers anything from iced dolce cinnamon lattes to blonde caffe Americanos to breakfast sandwiches and cake […]

Free LightGabler Seminar: 2019 Employment Law Update

Free LightGabler Seminar:  2019 Employment Law Update

Camarillo, Calif.–Employment law firm LightGabler is presenting “Everything Old is New Again: The 2019 Employment Law Update.” The free seminar will be held twice: Tuesday, January 8 in Oxnard and Tuesday, January 22 in Simi Valley. California courts and our legislative representatives have been busy in 2018, planning new surprises for employers in 2019. To […]

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