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Coronavirus slashes California consumer confidence in half

California consumer sentiment was cut in half as the full impact of “stay at home” coronavirus orders became known in late March, says the Chapman-CMC Consumer Sentiment Survey. Pollsters doing the quarterly consumer survey noticed a sharp drop in optimism as the month wore on. When looking at responses from the week ended March 26, the confidence index stood at 51.5 vs. 96.9 three months earlier and 92 in 2019’s first quarter. For all of March, the Chapman-CMC index was 82.6. “An index at this ...
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Coronavirus: California jobless claims hint unemployment nearing 15%

It looks like the battle against coronavirus has put 1-in-7 Californians out of work. A new federal count of initial unemployment claims shows 925,450 Californians seeking benefits in the week ended April 4. That’s down by 132,875 in seven days — but only because the previous week’s tally was revised upward by 179,598 to a record 1.06 million. Various “stay at home” orders have decimated the economy, swamping state jobless benefit administrators with an unprecedented waive of claims. In the past...
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Coronavirus: LA County education officials call for release of nonviolent offenders in juvenile hall

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County education officials passed a resolution calling for the immediate release of students detained in juvenile halls and camps to protect their health and well-being in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced Wednesday. The resolution advocates for the release of students currently incarcerated or awaiting trial who are nonviolent offenders, have compromised immune systems or underlying health conditions, are nearing the end of their camp placement and who p...
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Global Cases Top 1.5 Million; WHO Urges Solidarity: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Global cases of the coronavirus topped 1.5 million, less than a week after surpassing the 1-million mark. New York, the U.K. and Belgium reported their deadliest days so far. Singapore reported its largest daily increase.The crisis will escalate if countries don’t start showing more solidarity, the head of the World Health Organization said, urging the U.S. and China to show “honest leadership” and stop bickering.U.S. Democrats are seeking at least $500 billion in the next stimulu...
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Global Cases Top 1.5 Million; Singapore Numbers Up: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Global cases of the coronavirus topped 1.5 million, less than a week after surpassing the 1-million mark. New York, the U.K. and Belgium reported their deadliest days so far. Singapore announced its largest daily increase.The crisis will escalate if countries don’t start showing more solidarity, the head of the World Health Organization said, urging the U.S. and China to show “honest leadership” and stop bickering.U.S. Democrats are seeking at least $500 billion in the next stimul...
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LA Metro will continue to scale back services amid coronavirus outbreak

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Authority announced Wednesday, April 8, that it will further reduce services by about 10% starting April 19 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Related Articles Fast food workers to stage walkout Thursday Judge gives L.A. city, county until noon Friday to submit plans to maintain Skid Row homeless facilities Cops don’t want to arrest you for disobeying coronavirus stay-at-home order, but they ca...
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Person staying at Granada Hills homeless shelter tests positive for coronavirus

A person who was staying at an emergency homeless shelter in Granada Hills tested positive this past week, and a deep cleaning is being done of the facility, a mayoral aide confirmed to the Los Angeles Daily News on Wednesday, April 8. City officials became aware of the test results on Monday, said Harrison Wollman, an aide to Mayor Eric Garcetti. Related links LA hotel rooms come online to quarantine homeless people amid coronavirus outbreak Cops don’t want to arrest you for disobeying co...
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Cops don’t want to arrest you for disobeying coronavirus stay-at-home order, but they can

Catching a few waves these days might get you a ticket to jail. That’s what a few water enthusiasts have learned, with one ticketed in Manhattan Beach for defying closure signs. Another was arrested in Malibu for trying to escape from lifeguard boats. If you’re planning a block party, you too might get a stern talking to from officers, or an order to disperse: Police in some cities have responded to large gatherings armed with loud speakers and even helicopters. But while hugging or sidling up t...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Long Beach, Starbucks, Pasadena, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Malibu, Gavin Newsom, Lakers, Southern California


Coronavirus biz news: Auto insurers offer COVID-19 rebates; Starbucks commits $10 million to help staff

The battle to thwart the spread of coronavirus has throttled many businesses and changed operations in many industries. Here’s a summary of the latest news around Southern California… A number of auto insurance companies have begun offering rebates as traffic abates as millions of people shelter at home. , which announced Monday it would return $600 million in premiums to customers. Now American Family, Geico and Liberty Mutual are among the insurance companies returning money to their policyho...
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Headspace appoints former Intuit exec CeCe Morken as president and COO

As it looks to continue along its path of developing clinically validated digital therapeutics for consumer and clinical mental health and wellness, has bulked up its executive team with the addition of longtime Intuit executive, CeCe Morken. Morken will become the company’s first president and chief operating officer, joining the Los Angeles based, billion-dollar-valued, mental wellness after spending thirteen years at Intuit . She previously served as Executive Vice President and General M...
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Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Tuesday April 7

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is responding to COVID-19 with initiatives to stabilize communities, support for customers tackling the challenges of this pandemic, and technology to help organizations adapt to this unpreceded situation. The firm launched two initiatives last week through networking business HPE Aruba. Recognizing that hospitals and first responders are faced with the need for additional networking infrastructure to augment capacity, they are donating $50 million worth of secure con...
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Working from home

I know for many people it’s a big adjustment. But as a writer I have to say I love working at home. I know other writers who feel they need to get out of the house, go to Starbucks, or an office,... [Author: By Ken Levine]
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Luckin Coffee’s alleged fraud has some silver linings (and even more bad news too)

Chinese coffee chain super-brand Luckin Coffee has been in the spotlight the past week after the company revealed in an SEC filing that it has undertaken an internal investigation into an alleged $300 million fraud on the part of its former COO. That led the stock to drop nearly 80% on Thursday. Luckin Coffee’s board initiates investigation into $300M potential fraud The bad news is continuing to multiply. The stock is down another 15% today as investors continue to comprehend the company’...
Tags: Asia, China, Tech, SEC, Starbucks, Nasdaq, Goldman, Wall Street Journal, Weibo, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Yahoo Finance, Apptopia, Jing Yang, Luckin Coffee, Luckin, Charles Zhengyao Lu


Free Starbucks Coffee for Front-Line Responders!

If you’re working as a front-line responder during the COVID-19 crisis, we all owe you a debt of gratitude. Through May 3, Starbucks will give you a little pick-me-up to help you get through your shift. Starbucks is offering a free tall brewed coffee to customers who identify as a front-line responder.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Coronavirus sheds light on how many Southern Californians still lack internet access

Jessica Lopez’s struggle to afford home internet service has always been inconvenient, making it tough for her 6-year-old daughter to do school assignments or for Lopez to complete online forms occasionally required by her employers at the Hilton of Anaheim. Now the coronavirus pandemic has moved her daughter’s kindergarten entirely online and shuttered her hotel, eliminating her job busing tables. And Lopez said her lack of internet access is forcing some tough decisions. Though she’s trying to...
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Beyond Numbers #01: Things That Should Keep Church Leaders Up At Night

Should ‘bigger’ be one of the things that should keep church leaders up at night? Bigger isn’t always better. I definitely don’t want a bigger waste line. I could pass on a bigger phone bill too. Somehow we have all bought into the concept of bigger solving all our problems. Bigger houses, bigger bank accounts. In the immortal words of Christopher Wallace, “the more money we come across the more problems we see.” The same principle applies in the church world. Seems like everyone want...
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Starbucks competitor Luckin apologises for fraud scandal

Luckin Coffee, China's biggest rival to Starbucks, apologised on Sunday after it revealed a top executive may have faked 2.2 billion yuan (US$310 million) worth of sales in 2019. The company's former chief operating officer, Liu Jian, and several of his staff have been suspended pending an internal investigation, it said in a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing last week. "The company retains the right to take legal measures against those suspected to be involved, it will not shield t...
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Starbucks Latin America franchise holder suspends 1,600 jobs in Chile

The company that holds the franchise for Starbucks in Chile has suspended the contracts of 90% of its employees in the country, where most cafes are shut as part of efforts to fight the coronavirus epidemic, local media and a union said on Friday.
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Are we seeing steps toward reality for a sci-fi scenario?

Many parts of current reality, from talking wristwatches to smartphones and sophisticated industrial and domestic robots like Amazon’s Alexa, Roomba vacuum cleaners and many more, occurred in science fiction stories decades before becoming everyday devices. So it pays today to consider where California and the rest of modern civilization may be headed, with online work and education expanded exponentially as part of the effort to curb the worldwide COVID-19 viral pandemic. Increasingly, people c...
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Luckin Coffee’s board initiates investigation into $300M potential fraud

China-based Luckin Coffee, the fastest growing growing coffee brand in the world, has dazzled VCs, public market investors and frankly us over the years with its dizzyingly high growth, expanding from a handful of stores and delivery kiosks to tens of thousands in a just a few years, quickly outpacing Starbucks’ aggressive expansion in the world’s second largest economy. All those numbers though may not be what they seem. In a filing with the SEC this morning, the company’s board announced th...
Tags: Travel, Food, Asia, China, US, SEC, Starbucks, Blackrock, Kirkland Ellis, Charoen Pokphand Group, Zhaopin, American Depositary, Jian Liu, Luckin Coffee, Luckin, Yahoo Finance WTF


Sun Valley: Hot Spot

Original map/graphic from NYT, text from Betsy Youngman. (Click this link and scroll down for an interactive map.)   This story could be about many things; developing coping mechanisms when a stay at home order is in effect; finding ingenious ways to elevate the heart rate in a small space; fighting the urge to deem outsiders as outsiders; knowing when to check the urge to be selfish.  Obvious disclaimer here, I live in a tourist town, Bend, Oregon where it’s clear tourists and fresh-air...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Washington, Oregon, New York City, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Skiing, Starbucks, Npr, Nevada, Seattle, Hemingway, Sun Valley


Hire People with Common Sense and Good Critical Judgement

Guest post by Stan Silverman: During a recent event to launch my book, Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success, I spoke about the importance of hiring people with common sense and good critical judgment because at some point, you want them to violate policy when it is in the company’s best interest to do so. I described an experience early in my career while serving as national sales manager for one of my company’s operating divisions. I was informed that product...
Tags: Leadership, America, Philadelphia, Starbucks, Rittenhouse Square, Eastern Pennsylvania, Dan McCarthy, Career Success, Judgement, Common Sense, Stan Silverman, Silverman Leadership


Starbucks extends coronavirus provisions for two weeks, explores more changes

Starbucks Corp on Wednesday said it will extend special coronavirus provisions, including pay increases for U.S. workers and closed dining areas, for two weeks to May 3.
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Starbucks extends pay for all workers whether they show up or not until May 3

'We feel these are important benefits to extend at this time, so whether you are taking care of a loved one, responsibly self-isolating, or choosing to stay at home for any reason, you can have the confidence that you do not have to choose between coming to work and your personal well-being during this crisis.'
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Thanks a Latte Printable Gift Tag

If you're looking for an easy (but fun) gift for someone you appreciate, you'll love these “Thanks a Latte” printable gift tags. You can print them and attach them to the recipients favorite flavor of Starbucks Frappuccino bottle.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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'Little Women' fans spot tumbler and water bottle, the new 'GoT' Starbucks cup scandal

Fans have discovered a very un-Jane Austen water bottle and insulated tumbler in the "Little Women," a production gaffe sequel to "Game of Thrones."          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Fans spot tumbler, water bottle in 'Little Women,' the new 'GoT' Starbucks cup scandal

Fans have discovered a very un-Jane Austen water bottle and insulated tumbler in the "Little Women," a production gaffe sequel to "Game of Thrones."          [Author: USA TODAY]
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'Gender Pay Scorecard' grades 50 major U.S. companies

The report was conducted by the investment firm Arjuna Capital, which has been publishing the Gender Pay Scorecard for the past three years.Only three companies — Starbucks, Mastercard and Citigroup — received an "A", as defined by the report's methodology.It's likely that discrimination explains part of the gender pay gap, but it's a complex issue that often gets oversimplified. How wide is the gender pay gap at some of the world's largest companies?For this year's Equal Pay Day on March 31,...
Tags: Gender, Economics, Harvard University, Innovation, Citigroup, Starbucks, Gender Equality, Pay Gap, Women In Business, Inequality, Mastercard, Evolutionary Psychology, U S Census Bureau, U S Department of Labor, Arjuna, FMLA


'A sick joke': Instacart workers are planning to strike Monday after calling the company's response to their demands 'insulting'

Instacart workers are set to strike on Monday, demanding provisions like hazard pay and safety equipment as they face risks from the coronavirus. The grocery-company met some of their demands, like providing hand sanitizer, but requests for hazard pay of an additional $5 per order went unaddressed. Workers said that the company's response and failure to meet all of their demands is "insulting" and "a sick joke."  But, they said that Instacart's movement on the demand for safety equipment "show...
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Day 5 of 21daysOfLockdown

Day 5. Day 10.  Not the best of the days, even though I started it off brilliantly. And I did catch up with a few friends from the past that clearly I've grown over, now that I met them on a video call, forced by the Covid-19 crisis.All was ok, in fact, I took a break yesterday only when I did nothing but watch TV and fed myself crap - figuratively and in reality. Today was supposed to be the day I got back to work. And I did. To be honest. Right in the morning. I started with work and I don't ...
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