Business News

  1. Charter to acquire Bright House for $10.4 billion

    Tuesday, Mar 31 2015 07:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES ( - Charter Communications plans to buy Bright House Networks in a deal worth $10.4 billion, a move that would result in the combined company becoming the No. 2 U.S. cable operator behind Comcast.

    The deal comes after Charter lost its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable to Comcast in 2013. However, Charter, which counts John Malone's Liberty Media as a major shareholder, is set to acquire...

  2. Two local Haggen stores to open Tuesday

    Monday, Mar 30 2015 06:10 PM

    Two local Albertsons stores are in the process of a 46-hour transformation will convert them from their previous commercial identity into Haggen Food & Pharmacy grocers, the familiar blue and white logo replaced with pine-green Haggen signage, and by...

  3. Haggen moves into California

    Monday, Mar 30 2015 06:10 PM

    The Haggen grocery store chain is taking over three Albertsons stores in Bakersfield this week.

  4. JOHN COX: A roadmap pointing toward a stronger economic base

    Friday, Mar 27 2015 06:09 PM

    What timing! The Milken Institute's analysts nailed it when it decided this was the month to release recommendations for strengthening Kern County's economy.

Strictly Business

  1. Business year in review: Local issues, trends came to a head in 2014

    Saturday, Dec 27 2014 05:29 PM

    For the local business community, 2014 was a long time in coming.

  2. RUSS ALLRED: Raising the grade of business friendliness

  3. ROBIN PAGGI: Managing depression in the workplace

  4. RUSS ALLRED: Management by clockworks and oranges

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Real Estate News

  1. Home prices climb 10 percent in February as local market gains steam

    Friday, Mar 06 2015 05:30 PM

    Bakersfield's median home sale prices jumped 10 percent in February as the local housing market sprang to life "like a bear coming out of hibernation," according to a new report by appraiser Gary Crabtree.

  2. JOHN COX: What's next with Bakersfield Commons? Have a seat

  3. Restaurants, retailers sign up to occupy former Three-Way site

  4. Housing forecasts: Price increases will slow

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Business Matters

  1. Summit examines pain in oil, ag, related industries

    Wednesday, Mar 25 2015 06:04 PM

    Local business and government leaders got a close look Wednesday at the cracks forming in Kern County's economy as a result of drought and sharply lower oil prices.

  2. California oil producers unfazed by new federal fracking rules

  3. County loses 1,200 oil field jobs

  4. Water sales boost Tejon Ranch's finances

  5. Worth noting: SoCal veterinary hospital expands into Bakersfield

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