Alexa, we’re still trying to figure out what to do with you

These days, you can find virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant in all … Read more

Event to showcase county business, nonprofits

About 30 businesses and organizations will take part Thursday in the 2018 Business Showcase at … Read more

Savings traps that foil savers

Most of us are aware that a sneaky set of psychological biases can trip us … Read more

Investors prod Apple on devices’ effects on children

A creator of the iPhone called the device “addictive.” A Twitter founder said the “internet … Read more

Business Notes for January 10, 2018

Collaborative offers training in construction A six-week training program designed for participants to learn basic … Read more

Set goals and create a plan for business

SCORE is a National organization and partner of the SBA with a mission of helping … Read more

Small business needs: Vision and strategy

SCORE is a national organization and resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The … Read more

Cash might be king, but some businesses don't care

NEW YORK — The other day at Dig Inn, a just-opened lunch spot on Broadway … Read more

Six financial New Year’s resolutions and how to make them stick

For many, making New Year’s resolutions is an annual ritual — along with breaking them … Read more

California’s economy picking up in second half

The economic juggernaut that is the California economy barreled forward in November as the state … Read more

Business Notes for December 27, 2017

Business Showcase set Jan. 18 in downtown Sonora The Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce will … Read more

For California tenants, rent often takes more than half their income

Even before their latest rent increase, Barbie Thompson and her husband, Juan, could barely afford … Read more

The 401(k) that changed how we save turns 40

The 401(k) plan may be as integral to retirement in America as Social Security and … Read more

Business Notes for December 13, 2017

Ladies’ Night Out Friday at WHOW Women Helping Other Women (WHOW) will host a Ladies’ … Read more

Out of Hand Arts Center plans celebration Saturday to cap off 35-year run

Gini Seibert has never really fashioned herself as a much of a merchant or shopper, … Read more

Why you may be unhappy if you’re around 50

As people get older, they tend to become more at peace with their finances, survey … Read more

Business Notes for December 6, 2017

Twain Harte’s Parriott elected to head CGA board Bob Parriott, president and chief executive officer … Read more

Retirement communities see some through the ages

If you like one-stop shopping as a consumer, you might also like a continuing care … Read more

Christmas shopping the old-fashioned way

In one TV commercial from this year’s Toys R Us holiday campaign, a mom sweats … Read more

Business Notes for November 29, 2017

Giving Tree collection begins at The Junction Merchants at The Junction shopping center will collect … Read more

Business Notes for November 22, 2017

Junction merchants host Giving Tree Merchants at The Junction shopping center will collect gifts for … Read more

Careful steps required when buying an existing business

SCORE is a National organization and partner of the SBA with a mission of helping … Read more

As renters struggle to pay the bills, landlords and speculators cash in

Renita Barbee has begun packing up the belongings in her rented South Los Angeles home. … Read more

Sticker shock coming with new California pot market

California’s legal marijuana marketplace is coming with a kaleidoscope of new taxes and fees that … Read more

Taking steps now can help ensure a solid financial future

Retirement plans have been in the news a bit lately. First, President Trump canceled an … Read more

Business Notes for November 8, 2017

Bears Garden Florist has new owners Bears Garden Florist in The Junction shopping center has … Read more

Business Notes for November 1, 2017

Sonora Sears still sells Whirlpool appliances The Sears Holdings Corp. announced recently that it will … Read more

Fix-and-flip investors push into resurging housing market

House flipping, which declined after the financial crisis in 2008, is on the rise again, … Read more

Health and Medicine Notes for October 25, 2017

Home Ownership Expo set Saturday in Sonora A Home Ownership Expo will be held free … Read more

Tuolumne County Land Transfers for October 25, 2017

The following is a list of real estate transactions logged from March 19 through March … Read more

A portfolio for investing in retirement

Ah, retirement. Now you can finally head off into the sunset, enjoying your hard-earned financial … Read more

Finances can be tough for elderly parents

Numerous studies have shown that our ability to manage complex tasks diminishes as we get … Read more

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