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Inland economy expected to grow only slightly

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The Inland Empire’s economy will experience only modest growth this year and the next two years, according to a local economist. The two-county region’s gross domestic product – the sum total of all goods and services produced there – should grow two percent this year and three percent in 2014 and …

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Brown signs minimum wage increase

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Gov. Brown has signed a bill that raises the state’s minimum wage. The legislation, which Brown signed Wednesday during a ceremony in downtown Los Angeles, will raise the current minimum wage of $8 an hour to $9 an hour as of July 1 of next year, according to a published …

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They’re big, they’re high-tech, and coming to the IE


Fulfillment centers, the logistics operations that serve e-commerce businesses, are appearing in the two-county region. The good news is they pay well and employ a lot of people, but some of the jobs can require special skills. The Inland Empire has long been the warehouse-distribution center of the western United States, …

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UCR Medical School opens

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Dr. G. Richard Olds, dean of the new UC Riverside School of Medicine The new medical school’s 50 students began classes Aug. 12, after a week-long orientation that ended with a ceremony during which each student was presented with a white coat, according to a published report. Medical school classes were …

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Inland housing agencies receive HUD grants

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Two local housing agencies have received counseling grants from the federal government.    Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management and The Fair Housing Council of Riverside County were among 334 organizations nationwide that recently received assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a published report.    …

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Home products company in Mira Loma bought

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A Newport Beach company that makes kitchen and bathroom products will buy its sister company in Mira Loma.   RSI Home Products will purchase Professional Cabinet Solutions for an undisclosed sum, according to a published report.   Both are private companies.   RSI employs more than 4,000 people in California, …

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