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An inventive San Luis Obispo County couple now owes back taxes and penalties after losing a protracted legal fight with federal authorities.
In the third installment of the biweekly Obamacare Q&A column, Emily Bazar answers readers questions about who will be required to have health insurance and gives advice to a 73-year-old who wonders if she and her husband need additional coverage.
Google giveth, and Google taketh away. On July 1, it will take away Google Reader. To the dismay of millions, that service will go the way of Google Answers, Google Buzz, iGoogle and GOOG-411. Google hasn't provided much in the way of a satisfying reason for this "spring cleaning," saying only that "usage has declined."
Yahoo may be on the verge of closing its biggest acquisition during the 10-month reign of CEO Marissa Mayer as she tries to attract more traffic and advertisers to the Internet company's website and mobile applications.
Fresno City Council Member Steve Brandau offered gracious and well-spoken introductory remarks before Mayor Ashley Swearengin’s State of the City address on Thursday. There was one problem: the first-year council member referenced a closed-door council discussion about the city budget, and city budgets are not supposed to be discussed behind closed doors, per the state’s [...]read more »
Fresno County Assessor Paul Dictos wants another two terms in office, and this week he threw himself a 70th birthday party-slash-campaign drive to underscore that point. While it’s still a year and a half before the next election, Dictos is sending a clear signal to potential adversaries that he’s not the political lightweight that narrowly [...]read more »
A sample of mosquitoes from Fresno County tested positive for West Nile virus, according to mosquito control officials on Friday. UPDATE: Mosquito season has arrived. And there’s good news and bad news. First the good: The drought means less standing water for mosquitoes to use as breeding ponds. And an improving economy has reduced the [...]read more »
Update: Darius Assemi, president of Granville Homes, will discuss how home building affects the local economy at Saturday’s grand opening event. Assemi will be joined by Fresno City Council Member Lee Brand and Al Smith, president and chief executive officer of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Granville [...]read more »
Every so often, a story so perfectly illustrates what can go wrong when you trust someone with your money that it serves as a kind of user's manual for any investor who comes along afterward.
Cy Wakeman shook complacency from attendees at a recent leadership training session: It's you who need to change -- not your bosses and co-workers who aren't here.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says pessimists forecasting that the economy will not reap sizable benefits from the computer revolution are likely to be proven wrong.
A research report by the Pew Charitable Trusts says younger baby boomers and Generation Xers face an uncertain retirement because of reduced savings, high levels of debt, and losses during the Great Recession.
Encouraging news about the U.S. economy is extending the stock market's rally.
It's the narcissist rally.