Staff Blogs


BLOG: Congress needs to act on key trade program

According to the California Chamber of Commerce, US companies face a $1 billion tax hike in the New Year thanks to Congressional inaction on a key trade program.

BLOG: Most hated blogger calls Fresno home

Chuck C. Johnson may be one of the most hated men on the Internet right now. And one of the worst-kept secrets on the Internet may be the fact that he calls Fresno home.

BLOG: Kohl's going 24/7 leading up to Christmas

Kohl's Department Stores announced today it plans to keep its stores open for more than 100 hours straight from 6 a.m. on Dec. 19 to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve to accommodate holiday shoppers.

BLOG: Sanger family's holiday display wows reality TV

Photo by Talene Kasparian-Cleveland of Fowler Floral & GiftsA Sanger family will be featured on ABC's reality show "The Great Christmas Light Fight"  for their home display featuring around 300,000 lights.

BLOG: What we are thankful for

On this Thanksgiving eve, The Business Journal's newsroom would like to name off some of things for which we are grateful:

BLOG: Coarsegold 8th grader in running for $15K contest

Meagan Rich is in the running for a $15,000 cash prize in a national Uncle Ben's recipe contest.Coarsegold 8th grader Meagan Rich is looking for some local online help in hopes of winning $30,000 for her school and $15,000 for herself.

BLOG: Ghostbusters offers lesson in economics

Came across this in my inbox today from the Chicago-based think tank The Heartland Institute. One of their research fellows rexamines the film classic "Ghostbusters" and highlights the economic lessons we should take away on its 30th anniversary. It's a good read on a soon-to-be rainy Halloween.

BLOG: Remember state's bad tax system at the polls

As people complete their mail-in ballots or prepare to hit the polls Tuesday for the November general election, here is one fact they should keep in mind: California is one of the worst state's when it comes to taxes.

BLOG: Print-on-demand firm taps Fresno for West Coast home

Commercial printing may be the last place you would expect a newcomer in Fresno, but a Nashville-based company is making a go here with a concept that could appeal to the hot independent publishing market.

BLOG: More than 13K 'Best of' votes cast so far

The Best of Central Valley Business Reader’s Choice Awards have garnered more than 13,000 votes in the first few weeks of voting.