|Bad news at the grill as beef prices hit all-time high
The price of wholesale beef hit an all-time high Friday and there is no indication it will decline this year. While the price of beef alone is up at least 5 percent, that summer cookout is going to feel much more expensive to any serious barbecue aficionado buying good-quality meat.
|Dow Jones hits all-time high, closes above 15,000
Stocks rallied Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its recent rally to a fresh high and the Dow surpassing the 15,000 milestone, boosted by better-than-expected economic data from Germany and a gain in Japan.
|The end of tax-free online shopping draws nearer
A bill to impose sales tax on Internet purchases took one step closer to being passed Wednesday, when the Senate voted 75-22 in favor of considering The Marketplace Fairness Act. A vote on passage could come this week.
|Economy pacing itself after getting out of the gate fast
Thanks to the Fed, the economy’s annual “spring slump” probably won’t become a spring stall. If not for the central bank spending cuts likely would be having a larger impact on economic growth.
|Bakersfield Women's Business Conference
The Women's Business Conference strives to help women succeed by offering them the tools and guidance to do so. The 24th annual event takes place Thursday at the Rabobank Arena from 7:00am to 4:30pm. Video