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Fast-food protests reach Inland Empire

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A nationwide protest by fast-food workers came to the Inland Empire this week. The protestors were calling attention to the low wages that are paid in the fast-food industry and are hoping to get the federal minimum wage raised to $15 an hour, according to multiple published reports. Demonstrations were …

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IEEP, manufacturer’s council announce partnership

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The Inland Empire Economic Partnership has formed an alliance with the Manufacturer’s Council of the Inland Empire. Officials with both organization hope that the arrangement, which was announced Wednesday, will give the manufacturer’s council – which has about 50 members – more financial and political clout within the two-county region, …

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Union member asked for concessions

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A global logistics company has asked its union drivers, dock workers and other employees to make concessions so that the company can survive another financial storm. YRC Worldwide probably will ask the workers to postpone raises and curtail donations to a Teamsters pension plan, according to a report originally published …

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Monster Beverage hits back at medical study

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Corona-based Monster Beverage Inc. has fired back at a medical study that claims energy drinks are potentially harmful, especially to young people. The study by the Radiological Society of North America said adults in good health who consumed energy drinks – of which Monster Beverage is the leading producer in …

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Local businesses get help from the feds

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Small businesses in the Inland Empire received $37 million in financing from the U.S. Small Business Administration during the last three months. One dozen companies in Riverside and San Bernardino counties received one of the administration’s 504 loans during September, October and November, said Larry Nuffer, spokesman for CDC Small …

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Local incubator program expands

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A business incubator in south Riverside County that was established last year is growing faster than expected. Seven companies have joined the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange, which is three more than Temecula officials expected to have signed up by now when the exchange opened in November 2012, according to a …

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