Stories by Padma Nagappan
Making fuel runs through enemy territory is dangerous and expensive. The Marine Corps wants to switch to solar.
The job market is improving; San Diego County saw its largest monthly hiring increase in more than a year. We speak to Dean Calbreath business columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune about the upbeat report.
What challenges are local small businesses facing in 2011? From the lack of adequate financial resources and the impact of health care reform to low-cost marketing resources, we'll touch on the issues facing small business owners nowadays. And, we'll offer some pointers for local small businesses.
Two small businesses have not only weathered the recession well but have actually expanded to new locations.
Unemployment is twice as high for veterans compared to the average Californian. The state's unemployment rate is 12.4 percent, but young vets have it worse with one out of four out of work. Many have turned to business, and others are trying to figure out their options. We talk about the reasons why vets struggle to find work, and the programs out there that can help them find jobs or start businesses.
Like wireless and biotech, cleantech is now an emerging hub in San Diego. The city is at the center of research focused on developing algae as a biofuel. We take a look at how the local industry has fared, where the green jobs are and how much progress has been made with algae.
What's the outlook for the local construction industry in 2011? We review the key issues for the new year, and discuss which segments of the local construction industry might experience an uptick.
Don't look for tax forms in your mail. State tax returns are going electronic from this year.
No-contract, affordable smart phones offer an option for to low- and moderate-income shoppers.
Job prospects are bleak in California for veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.