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Business Report: Stock Markets Flux Following New Signs Of Recession

Aug. 16
By Ebone Monet

This week in business: stock markets flux after new signs of recession appear, most Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and a new report puts San Diego in third for highest inflation rate in the nation.

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Business Report: Trump Announces More Tariffs On Chinese Goods

Aug. 2
By Ebone Monet

This week in business: President Trump tweeted another tariff hike on China, the Federal Reserve Lowered Interest Rates, and the T-Mobile-Sprint clears a final, major hurdle.

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California Hospices Unite Into State Network

Aug. 1
By Ebone Monet

There are more than 4,300 hospice providers nationwide, and CDC numbers show that a little less than 40% of those are non-profit. Here in California, the nonprofit hospice providers plan to join forces.

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Father Joe’s Walks For Homeless Awareness

July 30
By Ebone Monet

A local nonprofit servicing San Diego’s homeless launches a 2-mile walk to raise funds for homeless services.

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Jacobs Centers Looks For Next Batch Of Entrepreneurs For 'Connect All' Program

July 29
By Ebone Monet

The Jacobs Center "Connect All" program is looking for the next batch of entrepreneurs ready to grow their start-ups.

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Business Report: DOJ Hints At Breaking Up Big Tech

July 26
By Ebone Monet

This week in business: The Department of Justice says it’s reviewing the practices of top online platforms, Equifax is paying out for a 2017 data breach, and California strikes a new deal with car makers regarding emissions.

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Legal Aid Group Al Otro Lado Reacts To Changing Immigration Policies

July 26
By Ebone Monet

The legal director of Al Otro Lado talks about immigration and the Trump Administration.

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SDSU Researchers Use New Genetic Technology To Save Sharks

July 26
By Ebone Monet

San Diego State University researchers have a new method for quick, real-time genetic screening that could streamline shark conservation efforts around the world.

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Business Report: San Diego To Keep Comic-Con Through 2024

July 19
By Ebone Monet

This week in business: San Diego will keep Comic-Con through 2024 despite falling out of the top five cities for convention destinations, and Amazon says Prime Day sales beat out Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.

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The United State Of Women Looks To Break Down Barriers

July 17
By Ebone Monet

San Diego's Ambassador of The United State Of Women talks about barriers the organization believes are holding back women and what can be done to break them down.

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San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott Campaigning For Reelection

July 15
By Ebone Monet

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott is campaigning to keep her job. She has endorsements from a number of high-profile elected officials. Elliott talked about her accomplishments and responded to criticism from her opponent, attorney Cory Briggs.

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Business Report: 200 Jobs To Be Lost As Local Tuna Sells Off Fishing Boats

July 12
By Ebone Monet

This week in business: South Pacific Tuna cites federal regulations for why it's downsizing, Jack in the Box completes a $1.3 billion refinancing deal and McDonald's ups their game against Chik-fil-A's chicken sandwich.

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Scripps Health Develops New Method For Transporting Livers Without Ice

July 11
By Ebone Monet

Scripps Green Hospital has a new method for transporting livers that could preserve more organs and save more lives.

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Discussing 'The Rationals Of Assisted Suicide'

July 10
By Ebone Monet

The Hemlock Society plans to hold a panel discussion in July about the rationality of assisted suicide.

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Lawyer Cory Briggs Announces Run For San Diego City Attorney

July 8
By Ebone Monet

Advocate and lawyer Cory Briggs talks about his candidacy for San Diego City Attorney.

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Business Report: California Launches CalSavers Senior Retirement Savings Program

July 5
By Ebone Monet

This week in business: the California Treasury Department launches CalSavers to help employees with retirement, another gas tax increase is in effect and the San Diego County Port Authority pledges millions to improve transportation to the airport.

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ArtPower’s New Season Brings International Acts To UCSD

July 5
By Ebone Monet

The ArtPower schedule is out with new dance, music, and special events involving international talent.

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A Local Nonprofit Works To Keep Young Voters Empowered In 2020

June 25
By Ebone Monet

As the 2020 political season approaches, one group is out to make sure San Diego’s youth stay politically tuned in and engaged.

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Business Report: Feds Hint At Interest Rate Cuts Ahead Of Recession Watch

June 24
By Ebone Monet

This week in business: The Federal Reserve signaled lowering interest rates, Facebook launched its own cryptocurrency, and a bill targeting short-term rentals is making headway in the California Senate.

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NPR Public Editor Is One Of A Kind

June 20
By Ebone Monet

NPR reaches more than 100 million people each month. As the public's representative to NPR, Elizabeth Jensen receives tens of thousands of letters from listeners and responds to significant questions, comments and criticisms.

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Business Report: Uber Will Use Drones To Deliver McDonald's Favorites To San Diego Foodies

June 14
By Ebone Monet

Uber will use drones to deliver your favorite McDonalds combos in San Diego this summer.

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Alpine Animal Rescue Raising Awareness About Big Cats

June 11
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Lions Tigers & Bears big cat animal rescue takes in exotic animals unsuited for zoo conservation programs, and they’re calling for public awareness and support about exotic big cats.

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Business Report: The Future Of Downtown San Diego Development?

June 10
By Ebone Monet

The week's business news includes changes to development in downtown San Diego development, ProFlowers closing its doors and Jeopardy! ratings hitting a 14-year high.

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Business Report: Disney Unveils Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

May 31
By Ebone Monet

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge is opening soon in Disneyland, California is banning the sale of fur, and Morgan Stanley says the US should be on recession watch.

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Researchers Study Student Success Stories At San Diego Schools

May 29
By Ebone Monet

Learning Policy Institute studied San Diego Unified School District and Chula Vista Elementary to find out how these schools have encouraged high achievement among students, including students of color.

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Business Report: SeaWorld Attendance Makes A Comeback

May 24
By Ebone Monet

SeaWorld is seeing big crowds six years after the debut of "Blackfish," millennials are hitting a middle age financial crisis, and the "Campus At Horton" project hopes to revitalize the downtown area.

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Classic Films Spark Summer Magic At Cinema Under The Stars

May 23
By Ebone Monet

Meet the men behind Cinema Under The Stars, an outdoor theater providing the summer movie experience in Mission Hills.

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San Diego Tech Hub Plans To Transform Horton Plaza

May 22
By Ebone Monet

Downtown San Diego Partnership talks about why it believes the newly approved “Campus At Horton” is right for downtown San Diego.

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Sally Ride Science Inspires Students, Educates Parents

May 21
By Ebone Monet

A Parent's Guide to Success is a one day course that's designed for parents of students who are enrolled in the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy and affiliated programs.

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Business Report: Jack In The Box Calls Off Sale

May 21
By Ebone Monet

San Diego-based Jack in the Box gives up its search for a buyer, a closer look at layoff plans for AT&T and more fallout from the U.S. and China tariffs.

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Life After College: What’s Next After You Earn Your Degree?

May 14
By Ebone Monet

During the 2018–19 school year, colleges and universities are expected to award 1 million associate‘s degrees and 1.9 million bachelor's degrees. What can these students do to stand out to prospective employers?

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Carmel Valley School Produces Two Presidential Scholars

May 13
By Ebone Monet

A pair of seniors from Canyon Crest Academy were awarded one of the nation’s top honors for students.

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Business Report: How New Tariffs On Chinese Imports Hit U.S. Consumers

May 10
By Ebone Monet

Trade talks with China ended without a deal and a new tariff increase went into effect, Uber stocks dropped following strikes, and a rent control bill moves forward in the California Assembly.

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San Diego School Wants To Take Human Trafficking Play On The Road

May 10
By Ebone Monet

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts students perform “Trapped,” a play about human trafficking.

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IRC Documentary Series Focuses On Youth Education In War-Torn Countries

May 8
By Ebone Monet

The second installment of the International Rescue Committee’s documentary film festival is set for Wednesday evening in Balboa Park.

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The Secret To Longevity From One Of San Diego’s Oldest Restaurants

May 8
By Ebone Monet

The San Diego Chicken Pie Shop is celebrating 81 years in operation.

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San Diego Educator's Quest To Find 'Deeper Learning'

May 6
By Ebone Monet

"In Search of Deeper Learning" authors study innovative schools to find out what it takes to inspire deeper learning in students at public high schools.

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San Diego Summit Aims to Connect Youth To Opportunities

May 2
By Ebone Monet

A summit in San Diego aims to help 37,000 young adults who are neither working nor in school. The reasons for their struggles range from lack of education to teen parenthood to challenges with mental health or drug addiction. But experts say their fundamental issue is a lack of resources.

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Standing Up To Hate: San Diego Rabbi's Message After Poway Synagogue Shooting

April 30
By Ebone Monet

Rabbi Scott Meltzer talks to KPBS Evening Edition host Ebone Monet about the recent violence at a synagogue in Poway, and his message about standing up to hate.

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Business Report: S&P 500 And NASDAQ Break Records On Closings

April 26
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

"Avengers: Endgame" is expected to smash the box office this weekend, Samsung's foldable phone blunders, and there have been record-breaking closings this week on Wall Street.

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San Diego Natural History Museum Promotes Nature Challenge

April 26
By Ebone Monet

On your mark, get set, start snapping away! People are encouraged to share their photos of wildlife in San Diego as part of this year's City Nature Challenge.

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Business Report: Live Nation Buys North Park Observatory

April 22
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Music promoters Live Nation buys the Observatory In North Park, Lyft is using San Diego Airport travelers to test a new app feature, and Apple and Qualcomm have settled their patent licensing dispute.

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Ken Kramer's About San Diego Enters New Season

April 22
By Ebone Monet

KPBS anchor Ebone Monet speaks to the shows creator, producer and host Ken Kramer.

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I’m Not Like You: San Diego Exhibit Celebrates Punk, Hip-Hop And Skater Cultures

April 16
By Ebone Monet

"I’m Not Like You: Notes from the San Diego Underground" is a San Diego History Center exhibition that celebrates punk, skate and hip-hop culture in San Diego from the 1970s through 1990s.

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Business Report: Dinner, Movie Or Gas?

April 15
By Ebone Monet

Gas prices inch up, Bank of America increases hourly wages and San Diego takes another step towards developing a tech hub.

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Counting Down To Tax Day: Tips For Procrastinating Taxpayers

April 11
By Ebone Monet

KPBS News checks in with an IRS representative to learn about what taxpayers need to know leading up to Tax Day.

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San Diego Artist Designs Piñatas With A Message

April 11
By Ebone Monet

From drones to pepper spray and tampons, San Diego artist, Diana Benavídez, makes piñatas that are not only fun but they also send a message.

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San Diego Mentorship Program Helps Boys Go To College

April 11
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

The Blue Heart Foundation celebrated its graduating seniors as part of its mission to help underserved youth make it into college.

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'Lost Boy' Shares Refugee Experience And New Life In San Diego

April 8
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

One of the "Lost Boys of Sudan" resettled in the San Diego City Heights neighborhood and shares his story in a new book, which he co-authored with his mentor.

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Business Report: Shutting The Border Raises Economic Concerns

April 5
By Ebone Monet

Threats to shut down U.S.-Mexico border raise economic concerns, Amazon makes Whole Foods more attractive to Prime members and new poll signals Americans are struggling to afford health care.

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