economy

You gotta eat: How to bag bargain buys

Blowing into a supermarket with no shopping list, on an empty stomach and no game plan in mind is so 2005 as families grapple with recessionary concerns. Four or so years ago, whe ...

Weidel on Wheels: Kia hopes its new Soul is your Forte

One thing is clear about Kia in 2010 — the South Korean automaker keeps pushing the envelope with its new models. Kia unveiled the funky Soul earlier this year, a compact four-d ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Econ news dicey, not all bad

Ignoring the notebook while discarding my 401-K shredded to use as New Year’s Eve confetti ... Yes, times are tough, and a perfect example of that is the new contract about to b ...

Congress should accept some blame for meltdown

As I sit here watching the mortgage meltdown debacle unfold, my 401k drop in value by 35 percent and the federal government seem to flounder around trying to figure out who to bail ...

Investing in Auburn’s future

As the global and national financial tsunami hits and rolls over small towns like Auburn, the initial impacts are both evident to the naked eye and not so visible at the same time. ...

Horse rescue hits financial hurdle

Just when the demand for help is strongest, a rural Placer County horse rescuer is feeling the hurt from a plummeting stock market and economic slowdown. Cheryl Rankin, whose Shil ...

Our View: Collaboration among groups, leaders can solve local problems

Placer County made its priorities clear in Tuesday’s election. We want elected officials who can work with others beyond their party lines and collaborate on the many issues af ...

New Home Depot enters finishing phase

Construction of Auburn’s Home Depot is on track for a mid-February opening, store spokeswoman Kathryn Gallagher said. “Right now, on the inside, we are preparing for racking t ...

Economy in hands of our incapable leaders

Back in 1990, the government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion. The government then tried to run it. They failed and it closed. Now we are trusting the e ...

Belt-tightening, ‘tweaking’ keep eateries afloat

A slowing economy and rising prices have local restaurants feeling squeezed but coping. At The Big Salad in Downtown Auburn, owner Danielle Nelson said she’s seen costs go up ab ...