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Why Healthcare Is So Expensive

By Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. GraphsandLaughs, LLC While there are many reasons why healthcare spending is growing much faster than the economy — including an aging population and the rising cost of prescription drugs — one problem that gets virtually no attention and is...

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End-of-session legislative update

By Dennis Albiani and Faith Lane Borges Early in the morning of September 1, the 2018-19 legislative session was gaveled to a close. During the last month of session, the Legislature acted on over 1,000 measures, the majority of which made it to the Governor. All of...

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Another family business giving back

Family businesses are often the pillars of their community. A case in point is Peterson Holding Companies, the parent firm of FBA Member Peterson Cat. The company was founded in 1936 by founder and company namesake Howard Peterson and now his grandson, Duane Doyle, is...

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Four family businesses join FBA

Firms in Petaluma, West Sacramento, Chico, and Salinas seek to protect family business Four businesses recently joined the Family Business Association of California, the only organization exclusively working to protect the interests of family businesses in Sacramento....

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The Developing Trade War & Interest Rates

  Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., GraphsandLaughs, LLC August 1, 2018 The U.S. economy is, at present, growing very rapidly, and 2018 is shaping up to be the best year for economic growth since 2006. As a result, the Federal Reserve is a lock to raise rates by a...

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FBA lobbyists look ahead to August

By Dennis Albiani and Faith Lane Borges The Legislature has adjourned for a month long summer recess and will return on August 6th for the final four weeks of this legislative year. A month "off of work" is hardly the summer dream it sounds like. All statewide...

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Trade Wars: It’s All About Leverage

Elliot Eisenberg | GraphsandLaughs, LLC | May 2018 Editor's note: Here is economist Elliot Eisenberg's latest column for FBA members. With the U.S.-China trade war looking increasingly ominous, two questions are on the minds of many: do trade deficits matter and which...

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