economy

Employment officials warn job seekers to beware

Finding a job used to be as simple as having a well-rounded resume and interviewing well, but after several years of economic turmoil, there is more to finding legitimate work than ...

Pets still a factor in economy

That all dogs go to heaven may be true but many living canines are already there, enjoying pet luxury as highly pampered pooches. Same goes for cats, birds, lizards, fish, guinea p ...

Survey: Employment regaining traction

At this time last year employers were using attrition, hiring freezes and massive layoffs to cut workers while some businesses closed their doors forever. After one of the worst ...

Romance and finance are hot topics for psychics

Not even psychics are immune to the economic downturn. “There’s definitely an increase in people fearful of the economy (asking), ‘Am I going to lose my house, my job?’, ...

Consignment stores thriving during uneasy economic times

While some businesses have been hard hit by the recent economic downturn, the only problem Rory Kraft has is keeping inventory stocked in his store. “The minute product hits the ...

Citizen committee to eye county budget

One Saramento County elected official is looking for a little help from the public when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars. While speaking to the Citrus Heights Chamber of Comm ...

Despite economy, area restaurants are determined to succeed

Acorn Cafe owner Julie Oliver remembers when she decided to make her dream of opening a restaurant a reality. “It was last summer — when everything went bad — I decided to o ...

How has the economy affected your spending habits?

“It hasn’t changed a whole lot. But, layoffs are always a possibility so savings are a backup. I did buy this on sale. I couldn’t pay full price." -- Jeree Last, 41, El D ...

Take a deep breath and relax

Many local residents are still willing to spend money to relax. Although local spa businesses have been affected by tough economic times, customers are still looking to them for c ...

Despite economy, Folsom earns high bond rating

Folsom City Manager Kerry Miller announced Tuesday night that Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services affirmed Folsom’s "AA-" rating on outstanding general obligation bonds and said ...