Thursday, December 12, 2013 2:13 pm
The stock market fell to its lowest level in a month Thursday as investors worried that the end may be nearing for the Federal Reserve's support for the economy.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:00 pm
(BPT) - Is saving on your New Year’s resolution list this year? The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign offers five saving strategies that will have you moving toward your long-term savings goals and toasting along the way.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - Although everyone loves a bargain, they are often very hard to find. Usually, the best time to find a bargain is when a product is out of favor with buyers. In retailing, when an item is the wrong color, style or size, it is thrown into the bargain bin. Its price is then successively marked down until the product is finally cleared out. Astute buyers willing to take a chance on an unwanted item may discover that they snagged a great deal when it returns to favor the next season.
Friday, May 31, 2013 9:26 am
Friday last week, Christi and I had our friends George and Cathy Phillips in from Upland in Southern California so we went downtown to show them around.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:13 am
haRep. Ami Bera pledged to give 8.2 percent of his monthly pay to organizations in his Sacramento County district that are feeling the impact of the across-the-board spending cuts of the sequester.
Saturday, February 9, 2013 12:00 am
Normally, I'm not on Attorney General Kamala Harris' side. But I applaud her decision to join the U.S. Department of Justice and 16 other states in a civil suit against the Standard and Poor's rating agency.
Friday, November 16, 2012 10:19 am
With Thanksgiving next week, there truly is so much to be thankful for. Please take this time and remember to thank the people around you every day, and be thankful for the many blessings that have come your way.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:00 am
At the Democratic convention, I think Obama was given credit for General Motors' recovery. Was there not a bailout with taxpayers' money? Do the taxpayers not deserve credit? What did Obama do?
Friday, June 8, 2012 12:00 am
Congratulations to all the graduates in Lodi and surrounding areas, you did it! You are moving forward to high school, college or starting a new career. What an accomplishment for you. Good luck to all of you in your new venture.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:00 am
Greg Smith's resignation letter to Goldman Sachs, published in the New York Times on its op-ed page, gave me a good laugh. Smith's sub rosa message was that at long last he had seen the light about Goldman's ways and wanted out to live a more satisfying — if less well-paid — life. Suddenly getting religion must be easy after earning tens of millions in salary and bonuses for 12 years, as Smith did.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:00 am
On Feb. 16, in England, Lord James of Blackheath presented to the House of Lords detailed evidence which alleges a theft of $15 trillion out of the U.S. Treasury. Lord Blackheath: "A total of $15 trillion is alleged to have been passed into the hands of HSBC for onward transit to the Royal Bank of Scotland. We need to look to where this came from and the history of this money. I have been trying to sort out the sequence by which this money has been created and where it has come from for a long time."
Friday, November 25, 2011 1:23 am
John Wasik from Reuters recently wrote that “Watching the U.S.
home market struggle to rebound is like listening to children in
the back of a car. No, we’re not there yet.”
Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:00 am
We will soon be hearing about the budget cuts proposed by the
congressional supercommittee (super in name only). Hopefully, the
massive sacred-cow military budget will finally be cut.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:00 am
The Aug. 31 letter, "President Obama appointed the wrong person
for job czar," criticizes President Obama for allowing General
Electric to invest $2 billion in China. I believe that Obama is
bargaining with American jobs to settle a debt.
Friday, August 26, 2011 4:12 pm
Sara Sutachan, senior research analyst with the California
Association of Realtors, says that with all of the headlines, the
problems with U.S. Treasuries, the debt crisis here and abroad are
adding another layer of uncertainty to an already uncertain
marketplace right now.
Saturday, July 16, 2011 12:00 am
Historians have to go back to Herbert Hoover to find an
incumbent president as vulnerable as Barack Obama. The nation isn't
quite at the stage where half the population is wearing "Hoover
blankets," newspapers wrapped up underneath clothing to stay warm,
but we're getting there.
Saturday, May 7, 2011 12:00 am
It's somewhat comforting reading that we're in recovery from the
very deep recession we're in, but it's difficult to believe given
the increasing unemployment, bankruptcy and foreclosure figures,
continued job outsourcing, the highest prices ever for gold and
fuel, and our imbalance of foreign trade with China.
Friday, April 22, 2011 7:16 am
You may recall that last week we talked about how it might be in
everyone’s best interest if the banks would work with homeowners to
modify their existing loans.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12:00 am
Drug trafficking cartels cannot do business without laundering
their money. There is no place to hide or to do business with
billions of dollars of cash or gold. If so-called “war” against
drugs was serious, enforcement against obvious money laundering
would be serious.
Saturday, February 19, 2011 12:00 am
A couple months ago, according to Internet reports, a Chinese
diesel-electric submarine allegedly surfaced within range of USS
Kitty Hawk, along the coast of China, between Japan and Taiwan. The
appearance on the surface of a Chinese submarine, undetected by the
outer perimeter of U.S. subs, demonstrates that the Chinese can
penetrate our defenses and sink an aircraft carrier. The first time
I heard this story, it was not Kitty Hawk; it was Ronald Reagan. It
was not along the Chinese coastline, either. It was at San Diego.
If my sources are correct, the Chinese can penetrate American
waters, and use real munitions next time.
Monday, December 6, 2010 12:00 am
What power lies in a grand jury! A grand jury is a fourth branch
of government that owes no accountability to any prosecuting
attorney or to any branch of government, not even the courts. This
power is upheld by Chief Justice Antonin Scalia, who ruled that a
grand jury "is a constitutional fixture in its own right." S. v.
Williams, 504 U.S. 36 at 48 (1992).
Thursday, May 6, 2010 12:00 am
The San Joaquin County History Museum is a treasure chest of
records, pictures and artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Some items are in good condition, but some precious records —
especially concerning Delta water rights — are in danger.
Thursday, February 25, 2010 12:00 am
A Lodi woman was sentenced to four years in federal prison
Wednesday for her role in a false insurance company that, among
other things, refused to pay for medical bills because pain is part
of "God's plan."
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 12:00 am
Congressional candidate David Harmer said that a lot of issues
are important, but you can only have one issue that's the most
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 12:00 am
As we worry over "entitlements" and whether or not we're going
to get all we deserve, we fail to see the blatant result of our
"gimme" mentality, namely the enormous problem of our failing
dollar, rampant inflation and unemployment, the burst housing
bubble with more foreclosures on the way, and our massive debt and