Category: Business

COVID-19 Events and Stock Market Returns

Article by Caroline Houghton.    The entire world saw uncertainty at an unprecedented level in 2020 due to COVID-19. Universities, workplaces, shopping malls, and many other popular locations closed as people all over the world quarantined in their homes. Uncertainty related to COVID-19 and how long it would impact our lives led to high volatility

The Rise (and Fall?) of LA’s Startup Scene

When we think about venture capital and private equity, tech, or even just the word “entrepreneur,” many of us immediately picture Silicon Valley — the land of Zuckerberg, Google, and the iPhone. Take one easy flight or embark down the I-5, however, and you’ll find what has quickly become an interesting player in California’s startup

Prices From Oil to Gas to Wallet

How much is the price of oil affecting the price of gas and the Inland Empire’s wallets? Over the past twelve months, oil prices have risen from $60 per barrel to $80 per barrel. Robust global economic growth, continued supply disruption in Venezuela, and potential renewed sanctions on Iran all represent risk that prices could

California Gubernatorial Elections and Business Investment

On November 6th, 26 states, including California, will elect governors. How will election season affect business investment in the state of California? As head of the executive branch, the governor exercises considerable influence over legislation and considerable discretion over regulation and permitting. In a state where the identity of the future governor is in doubt,