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Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, yet represent only 28% of the science and engineering workforce and hold only about a quarter of the jobs in automotive manufacturing.

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Seven members of a Los Angeles-based fraud ring were sentenced for a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $20 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) COVID-19 relief funds.

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Every year, hundreds of new laws are enacted that impact California automotive repair dealers. Below is a brief summary of some of the key measures, in no particular order, that take effect Jan. 1, 2022, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, 29 November 2021 20:53

Steakhouse Owner Busted for Classic Car COVID Fraud

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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The owner of a steakhouse in Shepherd, MT, has been caught using about $75,000 in COVID Small Business Administration (SBA) relief funds---supposed to be for his business---to instead buy classic cars.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 18:28

Navy Working to Ease Supply-Chain Shortage in LA County

Written by Rachel Nostrant, Yahoo News

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The U.S. Navy is working with the Oxnard Harbor District in Port Hueneme in Los Angeles County to provide direct support in decreasing port congestion in hopes of reducing the national supply-chain shortage.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 00:06

PepsiCo. Receives Permit for Tesla Semi Megacharger Installation

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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PepsiCo. has received the permit for the installation of a Tesla Semi Megacharger at its Modesto, CA, facility, according to public documents released by Stanislaus County.

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