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featured graphic for California State Treasurer Fiona Ma during COVID-19

The federal stimulus package, signed into law by President Biden on Thursday, March 11, provides needed relief for millions of Californians devastated by the pandemic economic downturn. But the federal and state stimulus payments also provide a savings opportunity for those who do not need to spend all their money …continue reading

featured graphic for Better Business Bureau during COVID-19

With the COVID-19 vaccine effort ramping up, people are starting to plan future vacations and work travel. For many frequent travelers, this preparation involves renewing their enrollment in Trusted Traveler programs, such as TSA precheck or Global Entry in the United States and NEXUS in Canada. Scammers are on to …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for February 2021 include a Garden Grove groundbreaking, emergency rental assistance, and vaccinations. The Top Ten Stories for February 2021 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the month of February 2020 (excluding weather forecasts and events): Pavilion Plaza West shopping development breaks ground, …continue reading

featured graphic for the City of Huntington Beach during COVID-19, City seal courtesy of Huntington Beach

Starting April 5, 2021, eligible small businesses in Huntington Beach can apply to receive $5,000 micro-grants being offered through the City’s COVID-19 Small Business Micro-Grant Program. A total of $648,000 in funds will be distributed to support the Huntington Beach small businesses which form the backbone of our local economy. …continue reading

featured graphic for California State Legislative Analyst's Office during COVID-19

In response to the changes to the state’s budget process required by the pandemic, our office will be publishing shorter, more focused budget analyses over the next few months. Given this change, rather than sending out an announcement for each publication, we will provide periodic updates with the key takeaways …continue reading

featured graphic for AALRR (Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud, and Romo, A Professional Law Corporation) during COVID-19

On March 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced plans to rescind two final rules which were promulgated under the prior administration: (1) the Independent Contractor Rule, which sets forth the standard under which a worker may be considered an independent contractor or employee under the Fair Labor Standards …continue reading

With states having received hundreds of billions of dollars in federal aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released updated rankings for 2021’s Most & Least Federally Dependent States, as well as accompanying videos. This report illustrates the extent to which states are independent economically. However, the …continue reading