Economy Treading Water with Only 194,000 Jobs Added in September

Economy Treading Water with Only 194,000 Jobs Added in September

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 194,000 in September, and the unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 4.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in retail trade, and in transportation and warehousing. Employment in public education […]

Advancing Tax Proposals Put Corporations and High-Income Individuals in Spotlight

Advancing Tax Proposals Put Corporations and High-Income Individuals in Spotlight

Murphys, CA…On Saturday, September 25, 2021, the House Budget Committee voted to advance a $3.5 trillion spending package to the House floor for debate. The House Ways and Means Committee and the Joint Committee on Taxation had previously released summaries of proposed tax changes intended to help fund the spending package. Many of these provisions […]

Federal Reserve Board and Federal Open Market Committee Release Economic Projections

Federal Reserve Board and Federal Open Market Committee Release Economic Projections

Washington, DC…The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price stability goals.  With progress on vaccinations and strong policy support, indicators of economic activity and employment have continued to strengthen. The sectors most adversely affected by […]

Consumer Prices Soar in June! Energy up 23.8%, Used Vehicles up 41.7% & All Items up 5.4%

Consumer Prices Soar in June!  Energy up 23.8%, Used Vehicles up 41.7% & All Items up 5.4%

Washington, DC…The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.5 percent in July on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.9 percent in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.4 percent before seasonal adjustment. The indexes for shelter, food, energy, […]

Beth Childs/Genna Hurst Scholarship Awarded by Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF)

Beth Childs/Genna Hurst Scholarship Awarded by Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF)

Angels Camp, CA…The Beth E. Childs/Genna Hurst Renewable Scholarship administered by CCF was awarded recently. The 2021 CCF Scholarship Committee is proud to award this 4-year $4,000 renewable scholarship to Calaveras High School student, Karsyn Miller. The Childs/Hurst scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating student residing in the West Point/Wilseyville area. Karsyn has maintained […]

The US Economy Added 943,000 Jobs in July & Unemployment Drops to 5.4%!

The US Economy Added 943,000 Jobs in July & Unemployment Drops to 5.4%!

Washington, DC…Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 943,000 in July, and the unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percentage point to 5.4 percent. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in local government, education, and in professional and business services. Reflecting the initial impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the labor market, job losses totaled […]

Calaveras Community Foundation Competitive Grants Deadline 7/31/2021

Calaveras Community Foundation Competitive Grants Deadline 7/31/2021

Angels Camp, CA…Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) announced in early-June the timing of the grant cycle for 2021. Timing is of the essence with completed grant applications due by July 31, 2021. Complete details, application guidelines and fillable forms are all available at www.calaverascommunityfoundation.org. If you have further questions or concerns, call the CCF office at […]

U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards More Than $130M in Grants to Support Registered Apprenticeship Programs

U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards More Than $130M in Grants to Support Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Washington, DC… The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $130 million in grants to develop, modernize and diversify Registered Apprenticeship Programs in 15 states and to establish Registered Apprenticeship Technical Assistance Centers of Excellence in three states and Washington, D.C., to provide technical expertise and services and accelerate the expansion of […]

Mother Lode Job Training Awarded $350,000 to Improve Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Mother Lode Job Training Awarded $350,000 to Improve Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Mother Lode Region, CA…Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT) has been awarded a $350,000 grant to establish services that will improve job opportunities for people with disabilities. Funding for this grant, which ends in March 2023, was provided through discretionary funds made available to Governor Gavin Newsom in accordance with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity […]

Consumer Prices Surge .8 Percent in May. Final Demand Index up 6.6 Percent from May to May

Consumer Prices Surge .8 Percent in May.  Final Demand Index up 6.6 Percent from May to May

Washington, DC…The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.8 percent in May, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand prices rose 0.6 percent in April and 1.0 percent in March. (See table A.) On an unadjusted basis, the final demand index advanced 6.6 percent for the 12 months ended […]

Calaveras Community Foundation Announces Annual Competitive Grants Period for 2021

Calaveras Community Foundation Announces Annual Competitive Grants Period for 2021

Angels Camp, CA…Non-profit groups, schools and government agencies in Calaveras are encouraged to focus on that special project that could make a difference in people’s lives or changes that benefit the county or groups. Applications will begin to be accepted on July 1, 2021 and must be submitted to CCF only via email by July 31, 2021. […]

500,000 Working California Families Still Need to Apply for $220 Million in Tax Credits

500,000 Working California Families Still Need to Apply for $220 Million in Tax Credits

Los Angeles, CA… While the tax filing deadline has passed, an estimated 500,000 working families in California are still eligible to apply for the $220 million in tax credits available to them from the State of California through the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and Golden State Stimulus (GSS). United Ways of California and […]

SBA Launches “Getting Back on Track: Help Is Here” Webinar Series to Help America’s Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

SBA Launches “Getting Back on Track: Help Is Here” Webinar Series to Help America’s Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

Washington, DC… Last Thursday, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the non-profit Public Private Strategies Institute launched a new regional webinar series, “Getting Back on Track: Help is Here,” to provide Main Street entrepreneurs with the information and resources they need to continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The educational webinars will feature speakers from The […]

New and Updated Web Resources to Help Customers Financially Impacted by COVID-19

New and Updated Web Resources to Help Customers Financially Impacted by COVID-19

San Francisco, CA… Customers May Qualify for Several Different Financial Assistance Programs at Once. Apply or Enroll Now, Don’t Wait for Summer. Customers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now find new and updated information and web resources on various programs available to those who are behind on their bills and/or […]

California Roars Back: Governor Newsom Announces the Largest Small Business Relief Program in the Nation

California Roars Back: Governor Newsom Announces the Largest Small Business Relief Program in the Nation

Sacramento, CA… Today, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled another component of his $100 billion California Comeback Plan: making historic investments in small business relief. Governor Newsom’s Plan expands the state’s COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant program to a total of $4 billion, representing the largest such program in the entire country. That’s in addition to Governor Newsom’s […]

Consumer Prices Jump Most in Single Month Since 2012

Consumer Prices Jump Most in Single Month Since 2012

Washington, DC…The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.4 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The March 1-month increase was the largest rise since a 0.6-percent increase in August 2012. Over the last 12 months, the […]

President Biden on the Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

President Biden on the Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

Washington, DC… 5:26 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, almost getting into evening. Before I begin, as the congresswoman said, earlier today at the White House, I addressed the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado. While the investigation is ongoing — and I spent time on the telephone with the Attorney General, as well as the […]

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Ensure Access to Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Workers Impacted by the Pandemic

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Ensure Access to Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Workers Impacted by the Pandemic

Sacramento, CA… Building on the state’s action to expand paid sick days protections for California’s workforce during the pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed SB 95, legislation to ensure access to up to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for eligible employees, including those advised to quarantine or isolate and those caring for […]

PG&E to Contribute $1.25 Million to Nonprofits Supporting COVID-19 Response

PG&E to Contribute $1.25 Million to Nonprofits Supporting COVID-19 Response

San Francisco, CA… Yesterday, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced it will contribute $1.25 million in 2021 to nonprofit organizations assisting vulnerable individuals, families and communities, as well as small businesses, as they cope with the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributions will support nonprofits focused on food insecurity, support for minority- and […]

Division of Boating and Waterways Offers $4.25 Million in Grants to Enhance Public Safety and Protect California’s Waterways

Division of Boating and Waterways Offers $4.25 Million in Grants to Enhance Public Safety and Protect California’s Waterways

Sacramento, CA… The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications to help local public entities enhance safety on California’s waterways, and protect them from abandoned and unwanted vessels. The application period for the competitive grant programs, Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment (BSEE) and Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange (SAVE), is open […]

The Markets February Market Summary as of Market Close February 26, 2021 ~ From Brian J. Tewksbury

The Markets February Market Summary as of Market Close February 26, 2021 ~ From Brian J. Tewksbury

Murphys, CA….The Markets as of market close February 26, 2021.  February began on a high note as investors drew encouragement from strong fourth-quarter earnings reports and encouraging employment data. However, news was not all positive. The COVID-related death toll in the United States reached 500,000. Nevertheless, two vaccines were rolled out last month, with a […]

H&R Block Provides Answers as People Prepare to File Their Taxes! You Could Get Up to $3,500 Today!

H&R Block Provides Answers as People Prepare to File Their Taxes!  You Could Get Up to $3,500 Today!

Angels Camp, Jackson, Valley Springs & Ione, CA…The pandemic has changed nearly every American’s life, and how people prepare to file taxes this year is no exception as they navigate uncertainties including – 25% of Americans lost their jobs with many receiving unemployment for the first time, working from home, receiving or having unclaimed stimulus […]

Governor Newsom Signs Legislative Package Providing Urgent Relief to Californians Experiencing Pandemic Hardship

Governor Newsom Signs Legislative Package Providing Urgent Relief to Californians Experiencing Pandemic Hardship

Sacramento, CA… Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a comprehensive package of immediate actions that will speed needed relief to individuals, families and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship due to COVID-19. The package, passed by the Legislature this week, builds on the initiatives in the Governor’s January state budget proposal to provide […]

Provo-Orem, Utah Leads the Way as All California Cities Drop from Milken Best Performing 2021 Index

Provo-Orem, Utah Leads the Way as All California Cities Drop from Milken Best Performing 2021 Index

Los Angeles, CA…Provo-Orem, Utah has demonstrated the best economic performance among large cities according to the 2021 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index. Idaho Falls, Idaho moves up six spots to top the list among small cities. The Index, published annually since 1999, offers a first look at how the pandemic has impacted regional economies across […]

H&R Block Provides Answers as People Prepare to File Their Taxes! You Could Get Up to $3,500 Today!

H&R Block Provides Answers as People Prepare to File Their Taxes!  You Could Get Up to $3,500 Today!

Angels Camp, Jackson, Valley Springs & Ione, CA…The pandemic has changed nearly every American’s life, and how people prepare to file taxes this year is no exception as they navigate uncertainties including – 25% of Americans lost their jobs with many receiving unemployment for the first time, working from home, receiving or having unclaimed stimulus […]

Let Carol at Michalek Insurance Services, CA Lic #0H98718, Plan Today for Your Tomorrow! 209.200.1901 or 209.795.2872

Let Carol at Michalek Insurance Services, CA Lic #0H98718, Plan Today for Your Tomorrow! 209.200.1901 or 209.795.2872

Arnold, CA…I am passionate about helping my clients protect their families and their assets utilizing various insurance products. Call 209-200-1901 and we can go over your insurance needs or setup an appointment.  We Carry Life, Auto, Home, Renters, Umbrella, Disability, Earthquake. Commercial. Classic Auto. Workers Comp. Dental & Vision, Medicare Supplement.  The driving force behind […]

Engineer Pleads Guilty to More Than $10 Million of COVID-Relief Fraud

Engineer Pleads Guilty to More Than $10 Million of COVID-Relief Fraud

Washington, D.C…. A Texas engineer pleaded guilty today for filing fraudulent bank loan applications seeking more than $10 million dollars in forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. […]

H&R Block Provides Answers as People Prepare to File Their Taxes! You Could Get Up to $3,500 Today!

H&R Block Provides Answers as People Prepare to File Their Taxes!  You Could Get Up to $3,500 Today!

Angels Camp, Jackson, Valley Springs & Ione, CA…The pandemic has changed nearly every American’s life, and how people prepare to file taxes this year is no exception as they navigate uncertainties including – 25% of Americans lost their jobs with many receiving unemployment for the first time, working from home, receiving or having unclaimed stimulus […]

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