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Fitch upgrades Fresno's credit rating

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin announced that bond rating agency Fitch Ratings revised the city's credit rating outlook from negative to stable.

Clovis tops young families list

Clovis was named the top city in Northern California for young families while Sanger took the top 14 spot, according to a new list by personal finance site NerdWallet.

Black Chamber to host Tulare workshop

The Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce will host a financial and technology workshop for businesses at the Tulare Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 6. 

Madera Co. EDC launches app

A few months after launching a revamped website, the Madera County Economic Development Commission has become even more user friendly with a new mobile app to help businesses and travelers find information about the county.

How biz owners can harness social media opportunities

The bar at Peeve’s Public House in Fresno features a sign encouraging customers to connect with the eatery’s social media platforms.In the digital age, social media sites like Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook have begun replacing traditional marketing methods. The websites allow business owners to instantly connect with potential customers for free. But while advertising on social media is less complex, business leaders warn that it can be a double-edged sword.

Fresno ranks high in job growth

The Fresno metropolitan added 11,470 nonfarm from January to September.Fresno ranked 15th in job growth so far this year out of nearly 360 metro areas across the U.S., according to a new analysis by the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

High-speed rail workshop scheduled in Visalia

The California High-Speed Rail Authority will be holding a workshop in Visalia Nov. 5 teaching small businesses how to get certified and bid for work on the project.

California farmers challenge drought cutbacks

(AP) — Farmers in California's Central Valley are going to court to challenge the division of water during the state's ongoing drought.

Chowchilla co. signs farm labor agreement

Chowchilla-based Agriland Farming Company signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor today ensuring fair standards for workers.

Judge: California casino to remain closed

(AP) — A casino at the center of a tribe's internal power struggle will remain closed until rival factions that operate it can settle their differences that recently erupted into an armed confrontation, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.