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ABA Committee to Examine New Consumer Protection Agency in D.C.

The American Bar Association's Banking Law Committee plans to give the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency the once over during its fall meeting in Washington.

Jobless claims fall; inflation remains muted

WASHINGTON -- New jobless claims dropped to the lowest level since January and the prices of many household goods stayed low last month, positive signs of stability for the fledgling economic recovery.

New Target likely to replace old store in Oxnard

The new Target store planned for the RiverPark in Oxnard will replace the existing location on Esplanade Drive, a city official said Thursday.

Groundbreaking for business park planned in Fillmore

The Fillmore Business Park was first envisioned in 1997 as a way to attract businesses to the city, stimulate its economy and provide thousands of jobs for residents.

Jobless claims fall; inflation remains muted

WASHINGTON -- New jobless claims dropped to the lowest level since January and the prices of many household goods stayed low last month, positive signs of stability for the fledgling economic recovery.

Tax Amnesty Deadline Arrives for Offshore Accounts

Disclosures by taxpayers with assets in previously undisclosed offshore financial accounts continued to roll in to special agents at the Internal Revenue Service as the Oct. 15 deadline tax amnesty came to an end.

Most crash cases settled

Metrolink has so far settled 21 cases tied to a crash when a man parked his car on the tracks in 2005.

Film, TV Production Continues Drop

Despite increased feature film and commercial on-location shoots, overall production dropped in the third quarter, according to statistics released by FilmL.A.

Glendale Hospital Ranks Number One in Gastrointestinal Surgery

Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center was ranked No. 1 in the state of California for Gastrointestinal surgery, and among the top three state hospitals for heart surgery, by the independent healthcare ratings organization HealthGrades.

City moves on starting bids for smart meters

CITY HALL , In the next step in the city's $28.5-million project to equip customers with smart meters that track real-time water and electricity usage, the City Council on Tuesday is set to open bidding for the installation of the meters.

City of San Fernando Avoids Layoffs to Close Budget Deficit

The San Fernando City Council recently approved a labor agreement that avoided layoffs by reducing city employee benefits, in an effort to help close a projected $645,000 General Fund deficit.

Valley Institutions Secure $4 million in Stimulus Money

Research organizations in the greater San Fernando Valley are receiving nearly $4 million in stimulus money, according to a statement from Congressman Brad Sherman.

DeYoung Announces Run for Assembly Seat

Assemblyman Bob Blumfield will face at least one opponent in the 2010 Election, in the person of Northridge resident and certified financial planner, Dennis DeYoung.

Schwarzenegger signs 2 renewable energy bills, vetoes others

California will require utilities to pay consumers for generating more solar and wind power than they use and will boost the payoff for certain solar facilities. The laws take effect Jan 1.

Moorpark trucking firm trying to outrun recession

Brian Urrea knows that in order to survive the recession, businesses have to adapt.

Dole Commences Initial Public Offering

Dole Food Company, Inc. announced the launch of its initial public offering of 35.7 million shares of its common stock, in a move that hopes to raise about $500 million to help pay off company debts.

Valley Agency Taking on Formidable Marketing Task

Part I of a series of case-studies on GlyphixAdvertising developing a brand awareness campaign for Risk Control Strategies.

Technology Plays Big Role in CFOs' Daily Work Lives

CFOs use modern technology to streamline and automate financial processes

Taste of Burbank Gives Needed Exposure to Restaurants

Burbank tour nets restaurant owner's recipes for success.

VALLEY STOCK WATCH

Stock activity for 50 selected greater San Fernando Valley-based public companies.