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Gas 'shortage' doesn't stop exports from California

On June 25, just one week before many California motorists began paying upwards of $4.30 per gallon for gasoline, the Bahamian-flagged tanker Teesta Spirit left Los Angeles headed for ports on the west coast of Mexico carrying more 300,000 barrels of gasoline refined in California.

July 31, 2015

Are we losing journalistic rigor?

Journalism has been a professional field that continually self-examines its motives.

July 31, 2015

Investing in 3-D printing takes patience

I couldn't help but notice that once again the company 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) has fallen to a new 52-week low. Last week it hit a low of $13.54 per share, a level not seen since the year 2010.

July 31, 2015

Some last thankful thoughts on writing for the Transcript

Over the past nine years, I have enjoyed the opportunity to share thoughts and perspectives with a well-educated and thoughtful community striving to better itself and the world around us.

July 30, 2015

Cybertheft is more than stolen identity

“Our research team at UCSD needs a large number of bogus credit cards in order to buy illegal products from international criminals,” was the message that Stefan Savage, Ph.D. shared with a group of Chancellor’s Associates at the Faculty Club in June. That may seem like a strange study program for a group of undergraduates.

July 30, 2015

How is your ability to make the sale?

“Jeffrey, what’s the best way to make a sale?”

July 29, 2015

Time to revisit the Protestant Reformation

During March of 2013, a Roman Catholic papal conclave was convened in the luxuriously appointed Vatican to consider the replacement for Pope Benedict XVI, who unexpectedly resigned well before his death.

July 29, 2015

Obama cronyism + your personal data = trouble

It's the most far-reaching scandal in Washington that no one wants to talk about: Tens of millions of federal employees had their personal information hacked as a result of Obama administration incompetence and political favoritism.

July 29, 2015
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