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How Long Can The U.S. Economic Expansion Last?

Winter 2019/20 BEACONOMICS A forecast for the United States and California economies Looking back at the turmoil and off-putting theatrics that have characterized U.S. politics for much of 2019, one item that will not make the year’s ‘list of negatives’ … Continue reading

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THE FLU IS OFF TO AN EARLY START THIS YEAR. GET VACCINATED, HEALTH OFFICIALS URGE.

Physicians and public health officials are reminding the public to get vaccinated against this year’s flu. The warnings come amid widespread activity and 16 flu-related deaths in the state so far. Experts say this is the earliest flu season since … Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about buying (the right) gifts for your parents

Published: Dec 3, 2019 10:40 a.m. ET – MarketWatch – By MEERA JAGANNATHAN As Catherine Collinson’s octogenarian father and stepmother downsized from a 4,000-square-foot home to a 1,400-square-foot, single-story home in a retirement community, their message to the rest of the … Continue reading

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Rainfall Totals in Oakley through November, 2019

From the unofficial Romick rain gauge

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10 tips for safe online shopping on Cyber Monday

From Malwarebytes Labs Shoppers familiar with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday circus know they’re stepping into the lion’s den. The Internet has always been a lawless place, but it becomes particularly rough during the holiday shopping season. In preparation … Continue reading

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WalletHub’s recent holiday studies

Over 12% of items at major retailers will be more expensive on Black Friday than their current Amazon.com prices. Jewelry will offer the most value on Black Friday 2019 relative to its current prices, while consumer electronics are expected to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Cooking Timeline

By the editors of Cook’s Illustrated Timeline Strategies Once you have designed a menu, you should build a custom timeline. Figure out what you’re going to do when. What can be prepared in advance and refrigerated or frozen? What must … Continue reading

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