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Poll: The Hurt on Small Businesses Now ‘Profound’

About 76 percent of small businesses are being hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey put out Monday by the National Federation of Independent Business.

At Least 38 Virus Cases in Valley

At least 38 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the San Fernando Valley area.

Economists: Worse than Great Recession; Maybe Depression

Because of the near seizure of the economy prompted by the coronavirus scare, the second quarter may see GDP shrink by 13 percent.

Arabian Awards Postponed; Fernando a ‘Maybe’

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, two well-known San Fernando Valley fall events – the Arabian and Fernando awards – will not be held in person this year. It is possible the Fernando Award will become a virtual ceremony.

Hey, Mayor, We Bent That Curve

‘Our political leaders know about running an economy as much as those guys on “Tiger King” know about Verdi opera.’

Wealth Managers Advise Anxious Clients to Hang Tight

Shocking plunges in the stock markets in recent weeks have prompted frantic calls from investors to their wealth managers.

How L.A. Can Help its Businesses

‘Suspend the gross receipts tax until the pandemic has ended.’

Was That an Error at the Stadium?

‘We may look back on this moment as an opportunity that was lost.’

Maybe Valley Will Get Some Offices

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Shortly after the coronavirus pandemic hit nearly eight months ago, businesses started questioning whether they would need as much office space going forward.

At Least One County Supe Gets It

‘Before you imperil thousands of businesses and crush a million dreams, shouldn’t you be pretty sure of what you’re doing?’

Why Are We Waiting Like This?

‘I feel like we are all captive actors in the absurdist play “Waiting for Godot.” We are illogically sitting around, waiting for a vaccine to arrive. But a vaccine may be months away or even longer, and there is no assurance that it will be quickly deployable or even very effective.’

Don’t Unplug That Self-Checker!

Supermarkets should reconsider scrapping self-checkouts.

How Cheri Fleming Faced Setbacks

Three things about Cheri Fleming truly stand out.

The End of the Home-Buying Frenzy

You may have seen recent news accounts about how home sales have slowed nationwide.

Cheri Fleming, Auto Dealership Owner and Civic Leader, Dies at 69

Cheri Fleming, among the most accomplished business and civic leaders in the Valley area, died Monday evening after suffering a brain aneurism two weeks ago.

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California’s Version of Brain Drain

Housing shortage hurts Valley businesses.

Why We Shouldn’t Disband BIDs

It’s dispiriting to see business improvement districts attacked by an academic group in league with a homeless advocate.

Bioscience Gives Valley Shot in Arm

I’ve been looking over our Stockwatch page, and I couldn’t help but notice a couple of things.

Storage Firm’s Fate Packed With ‘Ifs’

Public Storage stock: to buy or not to buy?

Undereducated at the Cash Register

Two recent developments in education should worry employers.