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wildfires

The Associated Press reported in December that insurance claims from California’s November wildfires were already at $9 billion and expected to increase. State and Federal authorities estimate it will cost at least $3 billion just to clear the debris of the 20,000 destroyed or damaged structures. In early December a state judge ruled that Merced… Read more »

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U.S. Economy

Are you as confused as I am? How can the stock market be crashing and the “U.S. Economy be alive and kicking,” according to Scotiabank Economics? Is President Trump right that our biggest fear for the U.S. Economy should be interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve? What does the tariff war really mean to… Read more »

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2019 Resolutions

Along with your no smoking, less drinking and lose weight 2019 New Year’s Resolutions, add a renewed focus on your career.  Contact the Recruiters at Smith Hanley Associates for their help.  You’ll be amazed how informed and helpful they can be in assessing your opportunities and options.  Happy New Year! All the best for 2019.

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Greatest Weakness Interview Question

How best to answer the interview question, What is your greatest weakness? Also disguised as: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? What are the parts of this job that will be the most challenging for you? What is something you could have done differently? What would your boss/co-workers/clients say… Read more »