Scott Knies talks downtown San Jose, Google, economic growth, COVID

[ad_1] Scott Knies has been involved in San Jose’s business and economic scene for decades, stints that have been marked by multiple firsts. In 1982, Knies became the first executive director of The Fencing Center, opening the sports club’s first two locations in downtown San Jose. Knies then served as the Alum Rock Business Association … Read more

Target plans to hire up to 100,000 workers for the holiday season this year

[ad_1] Federal Reserve hikes interest rate again What another interest rate hike could mean for the economy, consumers 02:27 Target plans to hire up to 100,000 seasonal employees in stores and distribution centers this holiday season, in line with a year ago. For two years now, shoppers have started preparing for the holidays early but … Read more

North Korea denies sending arms to Russia amid Ukraine war

[ad_1] SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea says it hasn’t exported any weapons to Russia during the war in Ukraine and has no plans to do so, and said U.S. intelligence reports of weapons transfers were an attempt to tarnish North Korea’s image. In a state media report Thursday, an unnamed North Korean defense official … Read more

US gas prices tick up, ending 99-day streak of lower costs

[ad_1] A 99-day run of falling gasoline prices – a streak that gave consumers a glimmer of hope that red-hot inflation might be cooling – has ended, with pump prices still much higher than a year ago. The nationwide average price for a gallon ticked up less than a penny Wednesday, to $3.68 a gallon, … Read more

Existing home sales drop for 7th straight month in August

[ad_1] Sales of previously occupied homes slowed in August for the seventh month in a row, as sharply higher mortgage rates and rising prices made homebuying less affordable, further cooling the once red-hot housing market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that existing home sales fell 0.4% last month from July to a seasonally … Read more