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U.S. Employers Add 157,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Is 3.9%

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace in the first half of this year. The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. That's n...

Business-Friendly Fresno Is a Must. Not An Option

Opinion by Bill McEwen There is spin. There is illusionary anecdotal information. And there are the unvarnished numbers. The unvarnished numbers say that Fresno is the eighth-worst city in America (out of 182) to look for a job. WalletH...
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Take Five: Ricardo Lara Runs for Insurance Commissioner

State Sen. Ricardo Lara of Long Beach may be best known for proposing universal health care in California. It's an idea that attracted widespread attention but failed to clear the Legislature. Lara, a Democrat, is running for insurance commissioner on the 2...

Brand: 10k jobs in 10 years

Mayor Lee Brand delivered his first State of the City speech since taking office. He delivered his address to a full house at the Fresno Convention Center New Exhibit Hall this afternoon (June 21). Brand rev...