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Personal income seeing growth throughout Central Valley

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer

Are Central Valley households earning more?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, personal income experienced growth in 2016 in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties.

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Report: California wage increase could lead to 400,000 jobs lost

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer

On Jan. 1, minimum wage in California will rise to $11 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $10.50 per hour for businesses with 25 employees or less. It’s a 50-cent raise over 2017’s numbers.

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California minimum wage increase affects local business

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer

Jan. 1 marks the next mandatory wage increase in California, with a rise to $10.50 for businesses with 25 or less employees and $11 for companies with 26 employees or more.

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Memorial Medical Center receives awards for heart attack and stroke patient care

Memorial Medical Center receives awards for heart attack and stroke patient care

MODESTO, CA – Sutter Health’s Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is part of an elite group of hospitals recently recognized by the American Heart Association for awards signifying a commitment to guideline adherence and quality improvement for the STEMI and 

Facebook’s Sandberg to highlight Sept. 12 Advancing Women’s Leadership Forum

Facebook’s Sandberg to highlight Sept. 12 Advancing Women’s Leadership Forum

BofA California president and ‘classic music’s No. 1 maverick’ also to speak at forum hosted by University of the Pacific

Facebook chief operating officer and best-selling author Sheryl Sandberg will be the featured speaker when University of the Pacific hosts the next Advancing Women’s Leadership forum Sept. 12 at the Alex G. Spanos Center on the Stockton campus.

It’s Not Too Late to Add to Your 2015 Tax Deductions & Contribute to Retirement at the Same Time

It’s Not Too Late to Add to Your 2015 Tax Deductions & Contribute to Retirement at the Same Time

By Michael D. Lee, CPA, PFS, Financial Education Manager, Golden 1 Credit Union

April is National Financial Literacy Month, and what better way to demonstrate financial literacy than by adopting a few smart behaviors that could save money on your 2015 tax bill and set the blueprint for a solid retirement?

More than 60 percent of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings and nearly half deposit less than 5 percent of their incomes into longer-term savings. What that means is the vast majority of Americans are significantly unprepared for unexpected financial burdens in the present, let alone setting themselves up to finance their retirement. With fewer U.S. companies offering 401(k) or matching retirement plans, there has never been a more critical time to open a self-directed retirement account that offers current and future tax benefits.