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Barstow looks to land major aluminum plant

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Project would bring 2,000 badly-needed jobs to the High Desert region, which hasn’t been helped much by the state’s economic recovery. However, major obstacles remain before the project can be approved. Officials from Barstow and San Bernardino County are scheduled to travel to China today, where they will visit two …

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Fulfillment center planned for Redlands

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A company that moves goods that are purchased online will open a fulfillment center in Redlands. Georgia-based Innotrac will open the facility early next month, according to a statement posted Tuesday on the company’s website. “We’re excited about the growth Innotrac is experiencing,” said Glenn Furneaux, Innotrac’s vice president of …

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City OK’s funds for memorial plaza

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Norco has approved funding for a memorial plaza that will honor city residents who were killed in action. The George Ingalls Veterans Memorial Plaza will be built at the equestrian center that already bears Ingalls’ name, according to a report originally published in The Press-Enterprise. In a 5-0 vote Wednesday, …

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Husing back in optimist mode

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The Inland Empire will gain more than 40,000 jobs this year, moving it closer to recovering the 143,100 jobs it lost during the recession, the region’s chief economist said today. If that prediction holds true, Inland Southern California will have replaced 85.1 percent of the jobs it lost between 2008 …

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U.S. sales numbers are mixed

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Retail sales nationwide were a mixed bag last week. Year-over-year sales were up 2.3 percent for the week that ended Saturday, but they were down 0.3 percent compared with the previous week, which ended April 5, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Stores …

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Supermarket chain raises funds for two charities

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Stater Bros. Charities has raised more than half a billion dollars for the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The supermarket chain’s Heart Month Campaign in February, in which shoppers were asked to donate as they made their purchases, raised $543,488, said Susan Atkinson, president and chief executive …

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