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Corona business won’t hold union vote

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A company that makes video translation/interpretation services for people who are hard of hearing will not have to hold a second union election at its Corona facility. The second election was suspended after a federal judge ruled that Purple Communications was not in serious violation of labor laws, according to …

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Amazon to open another local fulfillment center

Amazon coming to Moreno Valley

Amazon announced Tuesday that it will open a second Inland Empire fulfillment center, this time in Moreno Valley. The online retailer, which held the grand opening of its San Bernardino facility Tuesday, hopes to create 1,000 jobs with the new facility, which will cover 1.2 million square feet, according to …

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Walmart to open in Ontario

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After a nearly 10-year battle, Walmart will open a supercenter today in the north part of Ontario. The 190,000-square-foot store at 1333 N. Mountain Ave. is a coup for the city because it puts a major commercial location back in play after years of sitting vacant, said John Andrews, the city’s redevelopment …

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Corona could land Sonic

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Sonic Drive-In is working on plans to develop a restaurant in Corona. If that happens, Corona would be one of the few cities in Riverside County with one of the popular drive-in restaurants, according to a report originally published in The Press-Enterprise. City officials have been trying to lure Sonic …

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Partisan gridlock is hurting the economic recovery, says economist

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The U.S. economy will remain sluggish as long as the federal government continues to send mixed signals to the business community, according to a leading Southern California economist. Chris Thornberg, a founding partner with Beacon Economics LLC in Los Angeles, said neither political party is addressing the nation’s long-term economic …

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Federal shutdown barely touches Inland region

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The Inland Empire economy took only a mild hit at best during the recent 16-day shutdown of the federal government, but businesses in the two-county region might be more cautious because of the closure. There are about 20,000 federal employees in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including roughly 6,000 that …

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