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Daily Headlines March 27, 2023

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Today’s Top Story

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Past Women Chairs of CalChamber Board: A Cross-Section of California Economy
The eight women to hold the top volunteer position at the California Chamber of Commerce represent a cross-section of industries in the state with a slight tilt toward smaller operations.

Top California News

  • First Citizens Acquires Much of Failed Silicon Valley Bank
    … The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said First Citizens is acquiring all of Silicon Valley Bank’s deposits, loans and branches, which will open Monday morning under the new ownership. The purchase includes $56.5 billion in deposits and about $72 billion of SVB’s loans at a discount of $16.5 billion. Some $90 billion of SVB’s securities will remain in receivership. The Wall Street Journal (Subscription required)
  • Despite Setbacks, Supporters of Single-Payer Health Care System Still Pushing for Change
    … Last year, AB 1400, a bill called the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act — CalCare for short — died in committee with opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce which — joined by organizations that represent health insurance companies and health providers in a lobbying group called Protect California Health Care — publicly called the legislation a job killer… But the California Nurses Association, representing more than 100,000 workers in California, clearly still believes in the single-payer system, moving this weekend to fuel grassroots support during 51 “canvassing” events held statewide. The San Diego Union-Tribune (Subscription required)
  • California Eases Water Restrictions, But Drought Isn’t Over
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom ended some of the state’s water restrictions on Friday because a winter of relentless rain and snow has replenished the state’s reservoirs and eased fears of a shortage after three years of severe drought. The Associated Press (No subscription required)

Top National, International News

  • Work-From-Home Era Ends for Millions of Americans
    … The new number is also close to the share of establishments—76.7%—that said they had no employees teleworking before the Covid-19 pandemic, and that were open in February 2020, the Labor Department said. Employers recently have begun pushing harder to get staff to work on-site more often, as recession fears prompt an increased emphasis on worker productivity. The Wall Street Journal (Subscription required)
  • Wind Industry Predicts Bounceback and Rapid Growth In 2023
    The wind power industry on Monday projected growth to rapidly accelerate this year, with incentives and policy changes in key nations helping to overcome factors that led to a slowdown in 2022. The Associated Press (No subscription required)
  • What Really Caused the Banking Crisis?
    Who’s to blame for Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse and the ongoing panic that has engulfed Signature Bank and Credit Suisse? Was it overzealous regulation from Dodd-Frank and EU bureaucrats, a lack of accounting for risk, rising interest rates or even ESG? WSJ Opinion staff and contributors analyze the root causes. The Wall Street Journal (Subscription required)
  • You Can’t Cancel Me, I Quit
    I was scheduled to give a speech on Monday at Furman University about my recent book, “Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics.” I canceled it. Here’s why. Mary Eberstadt in The Wall Street Journal (Subscription required)

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