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February 1, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- A federal health standard for arsenic set in the last days of the Clinton administration is high enough that it will not cause problems for Glendale's sources of drinking water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new arsenic standard, of 10 parts per billion, was published in the Jan. 22 issue of the Federal Register. That figure is down from 50 parts per billion, which had been the standard since 1942. In some parts of the country, the new standard will mean expensive treatment programs for water, but Glendale's water supplies are well below the new level.
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November 14, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- As local merchants await the onset of the busiest shopping season of the year, expectations for the holiday sales receipts are mixed. "I think everyone's hoping for the best," said Lori Flagg, president of the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. "Let's face it, the economy right now is not very good." The sluggish economy can be blamed on two major factors, according to economists. "A high level of unemployment and a low level of consumer confidence in the economy would lead you to believe that holiday sales would probably be flat in comparison with recent years," said Tim Brandt, senior manager in consumer products for Deloitte & Touche, a professional services firm.
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By Zain Shauk | September 18, 2009
The unemployment rate in Glendale crept up to 11% in August, up from 10.9% a month prior when the rate surged a full percentage point, according to figures released Friday by the California Economic Development Department. Burbank’s unemployment rate held at 10.2% in August, according to the department. Although the figures showed little or no change, labor forces in both cities shrank as fewer job seekers are looking for work, the department reported. Burbank’s workforce contracted by 500, to 60,600, and the number of job seekers in Glendale dropped by 900, to 105,200.
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March 6, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum A magazine article about water quality in the country's major cities gave Glendale a failing grade, but it appears that just about everything but the water failed. Men's Health magazine reported that Glendale's water supply is among the worst in the country. But city officials said the study based its data on a city document containing typographical mistakes, and an expert cited in the article ripped the study for its methodology.
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By Anthony Kim | November 15, 2006
GLENDALE — Retailers — and Santa Claus himself — showed off their best products as economists forecasted a profitable holiday shopping season during a news conference at the Glendale Galleria on Tuesday. Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., predicted that holiday sales will be strong this year despite retailers' anxiety about the economy. "Consumer confidence levels in the Pacific Rim are strong," Kyser said, citing figures from the Conference Board, a business-research organization best known for its Consumer Confidence Index.
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By: | August 8, 2005
Valeant revenues up, losses down Costa Mesa's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International reported second-quarter financial results Thursday. Compared with figures from the second quarter of 2004, Valeant increased revenues and reduced its net loss. For the second quarter of 2005, Valeant reported a $500,000 loss, better than last year's loss of $41.3 million. The firm's revenue for the second quarter improved 20% from $170.4 million to $205 million.
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October 1, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Gov. Gray Davis has vetoed a bill by state Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) that would have given residents more information about contaminants in their drinking water. It's a bill that came under fire by some water agencies, which argued that by giving customers too much information, they would never bother to read water-quality reports. Water agencies have to issue an annual Consumer Confidence Report identifying any contaminants that exceed the maximum contaminant level allowed by law. That level is determined using a combination of what's healthy, what technology exists to treat the chemical and the costs involved, Frommer said.
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November 5, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Bolstering California's film and tourism industries to revive the state's battered economy were two key points discussed at a summit of local elected officials, economic experts, business and labor leaders. Nearly 80 power hitters in the business world convened at Disney Studios in Burbank Friday at the calling of Gov. Gray Davis. "I think some excellent suggestions came from it," said state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale)
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December 3, 1999
Robert Shaffer GLENDALE GALLERIA -- Jewelry sparkled this year, and after-Thanksgiving sales were up all over Glendale's biggest mall. Leading the way were jewelry stores, many of which saw sales up more than 100% Thanksgiving week from the same period last year, said Annette Bethers, the Galleria's senior marketing director. In one business, sales skyrocketed 178%, and even stores with the lowest rate of increase were up nearly 40%, she said. Sales doubled in November over last year at Romano's Jewelers, said manager Ray Hurtado.
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November 6, 2012
With the economy on a slow mend, some voters on Tuesday said they allowed social issues to weigh more heavily in deciding who should be president for the next four years. For Kika Martin, a 43-year-old entrepreneur and producer, positions taken by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on women's issues precluded him from getting her vote. "I definitely don't see him representing a woman like myself," she said outside a polling station in Burbank. Romney wants the Supreme Court to overturn its Roe vs. Wade decision, which guaranteed a woman's right to get an abortion through the first six months of her pregnancy.
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By Zain Shauk | September 18, 2009
The unemployment rate in Glendale crept up to 11% in August, up from 10.9% a month prior when the rate surged a full percentage point, according to figures released Friday by the California Economic Development Department. Burbank’s unemployment rate held at 10.2% in August, according to the department. Although the figures showed little or no change, labor forces in both cities shrank as fewer job seekers are looking for work, the department reported. Burbank’s workforce contracted by 500, to 60,600, and the number of job seekers in Glendale dropped by 900, to 105,200.
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By Anthony Kim | November 15, 2006
GLENDALE — Retailers — and Santa Claus himself — showed off their best products as economists forecasted a profitable holiday shopping season during a news conference at the Glendale Galleria on Tuesday. Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., predicted that holiday sales will be strong this year despite retailers' anxiety about the economy. "Consumer confidence levels in the Pacific Rim are strong," Kyser said, citing figures from the Conference Board, a business-research organization best known for its Consumer Confidence Index.
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March 6, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum A magazine article about water quality in the country's major cities gave Glendale a failing grade, but it appears that just about everything but the water failed. Men's Health magazine reported that Glendale's water supply is among the worst in the country. But city officials said the study based its data on a city document containing typographical mistakes, and an expert cited in the article ripped the study for its methodology.
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November 14, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- As local merchants await the onset of the busiest shopping season of the year, expectations for the holiday sales receipts are mixed. "I think everyone's hoping for the best," said Lori Flagg, president of the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. "Let's face it, the economy right now is not very good." The sluggish economy can be blamed on two major factors, according to economists. "A high level of unemployment and a low level of consumer confidence in the economy would lead you to believe that holiday sales would probably be flat in comparison with recent years," said Tim Brandt, senior manager in consumer products for Deloitte & Touche, a professional services firm.
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February 1, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- A federal health standard for arsenic set in the last days of the Clinton administration is high enough that it will not cause problems for Glendale's sources of drinking water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new arsenic standard, of 10 parts per billion, was published in the Jan. 22 issue of the Federal Register. That figure is down from 50 parts per billion, which had been the standard since 1942. In some parts of the country, the new standard will mean expensive treatment programs for water, but Glendale's water supplies are well below the new level.
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