October 28, 2016
Living in an urban or a rural setting may influence where we work, how much we earn, and how we choose to spend on housing, transportation, food, clothing, and entertainment. In 2015, urban households on average spent $57,059 on a pre-tax income of $71,578. That compares with spending of $45,031 and income of $49,841 for rural households. Seventy-nine percent of rural households owned homes, compared with 61 percent of urban households. Full Text »
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The 2015 Hollywood blockbuster movie “San Andreas” portrayed a doomsday scenario whereby virtually all of California was devastated by a major earthquake. Although the movie version is almost certainly different from a likely major earthquake scenario in California, the threat of a major and damaging earthquake in Northern California, and especially the San Francisco Bay Area is real, imminent and would be disruptive to businesses and the regional economy.
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