Downtown businesses facing hard times

Downtown businesses face difficult times in the current economy and about two dozen businesses have closed in the past year.

Show Wall Street you mean business: Move your money into a community bank

Everyone knows the story of George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” George represents the average, family-oriented, kind-hearted American.

Predictor of the economic crisis a friend of the freedom movement

There’s a video on YouTube called “Peter Schiff was Right 2006-2007(2nd Edition)” which summarizes Schiff’s rise to an iconic status in the freedom movement.

Games connect students in human resources

With the down economy, it can be harder for recent grads to find their way in the professional world. If only it was as easy as playing a game. What if it is?

Graduate school: to go, or not to go?

Graduate school can offer advancements later in a career while an immediate job offers experience, something many employers look for in a potential employee. What’s the better option?

U.S. debt continues to be problem

The United States has been living outside its means for quite some time now. I think most people are probably aware of this to some extent, but I’m not sure everyone understand the consequences.

No more Happy Meals

Ronald McDonald will no longer gaze out the window overlooking Foothill Boulevard as a result of the decades old drive-thru ban in San Luis Obispo. The McDonalds closed last Thursday after four decades.

Big refund, small government

American government spending has grown exponentially over the past 50 years. In 1930, the Gross Domestic Product of the United States was $91.2 billion and total federal spending was $11.9 billion.

Local artists starving even more in economic downturn

Low participation projected for one of the county’s largest arts events is just one sign that the local art community is hurting amidst an economic downturn.

Trustees look for solution to budget deficit

Students may see up to a 20 percent fee increase and faculty may see a 10 percent pay cut as a result of the $584 million budget deficit facing the California State University.

Flexibility, patience key for graduates’ job search

There’s one thing Cal Poly graduates will want to keep in mind while hunting for their dream job this summer; be flexible. Chances are you won’t find it right away.