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Valley unemployment continues year-over declines

Fresno County's unemployment rate for March was 13.8 percent, with the professional and business services sector posting the largest year-over-year jobs boost, according to a new report from the state Employment Development Department.

United Security Bank income dips in Q1

United Security Bancshares, parent of Fresno-based United Security Bank, announced net income of $908,000 for the first quarter, down from $1.075 million for the same quarter in 2013.

Bank of the Sierra to pay dividend

Sierra Bancorp, parent company of Porterville's Bank of the Sierra, announced a regular quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents per share to be paid on May 15.

Dirty Bird Laundry makes a splash in Fresno

Dirty Bird Laundry in Fresno has become the region’s largest chain of laundromats, with seven in Fresno and one in Salinas.Dirty Bird Laundry is turning rundown coin-operated laundries and other structures in Fresno and Madera into attractive, modern facilities that make washing a brighter experience.

Lance-Kashian gets second LEED Platinum certification

The Offices at Palm CrossingFresno developer and property manager Lance-Kashian & Co. has earned LEED Platinum certification for the second time for the Offices at Palm Crossing in north Fresno.

Fresno State included in green college guide

For the third consecutive year, Fresno State was named by the Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada.

Valley homes sales improve in March

March homes sales were up 1.4 percent in California compared to the month before.Homes sales increased throughout the San Joaquin Valley in March although activity was still sluggish compared to last year.

Salmon released in California river restoration

(AP) — Tens of thousands of spring-run Chinook salmon are being released into the San Joaquin River, marking a major milestone in the federal plan to restore native fish populations to the state's second-longest river.

CVCB's earnings take off in Q1

Central Valley Community Bank increased its earnings by nearly 50 percent in the first quarter over the same period last year.

Report: Fresno in top 10 for home price jump

The Fresno metropolitan area had some of the highest home price and inventory increases in the country, according to a report by Realtor.com.