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CSUSB report indicates inland factories’ robust activity with hiring at fever pitchThe Press-Enterprise/The Sun/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/Redlands Daily FactsNov. 1, 2018 What has been almost two solid years for manufacturers in the Inland Empire got even better in October, a study released Thursday, Nov. 1 found. The Purchasing Managers Index, a survey of some 30 factory managers in the region performed by the Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino, was 61.3 last month, a sharp increase from the 56.3 reported in September. It was the 22nd straight month the index has been above 50, the level that suggests growth in the sector. Key factors in the study were solid across the board. Manufacturers predict production will continue to ramp up, with more orders from customers expected. “This encouraging finding is not what we typically see heading into the holiday season when most firms have already completed their production,” Barbara Sirotnik, director of the CSUSB institute, said. Read the complete article at “Inland factories report robust activity with hiring at fever pitch.”
Midterm election is one possible cause of hate crime increasing, says expertABC 10 News (San Diego)Nov. 1, 2018 A recent string of extremist attacks highlights an alarming trend: a growing number of hate crimes across the country.  In fact, it’s up for the fourth year in a row in most major cities, according to Brian Levin, who studies hate crimes. Levin says one possible reason for the most recent spike of attacks is the midterm elections.  “We're a very polarized society,” says Levin, who works at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino. “We're not only divided, but we're entrenched in that division.” Read the article, and watch the video interview, at “Midterm election is one possible cause of hate crime increasing, says expert.”
Columnist cites CSUSB hate crime study Los Alamos (N.M.) Daily PostNov. 1, 2018 Columnist Bonnie J. Gordon, writing about the Oct. 27 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and how speech can inspire violence, included a study by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino: “Hate crimes in the nation’s 10 largest cities increased by 12 percent last year, reaching the highest level in more than a decade, according to a report in May by the  Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino. The study finds African Americans are the most frequent target, followed by Jews. “Back in May, Brian Levin, a professor of criminal justice and the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism wrote that international conflicts and ‘highly charged elections’ can correlate to precipitous increases in hate crimes, just as the days following the 2016 presidential election saw a record spike.” Read the complete article at “Head to Head: Hateful words and violent acts.”
CSUSB professor part of a panel discussion on the Pittsburgh synagogue shootingCrime Stories with Nancy Grace (podcast)Oct. 29, 2018 A podcast of an episode “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace,” originally broadcast Oct. 29, includes Brian Levin, director of Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino. The program -- which was a discussion with Levin, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan, psychoanalyst Bethany Marshall, terror expert Bruce Alexander, and reporter Art Harris -- starts about 1 minute, 40 seconds into the podcast and includes an interview with Jon Pushinski, a member of Dor Hadash congregation that was meeting in the Tree of Life synagogue where the shooting took place., The panel discussion with Levin begins at about 18 minutes into the podcast. Listen to the full podcast at “Terrorist kills 11 worshipers in Pittsburgh synagogue: What can prevent these attacks?
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