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Inland Empire manufacturing sector is on the verge of setting a record, CSUSB survey indicates
IE Business Daily
June 10, 2019
One more month of expansion and the sector will have grown for 30 consecutive months, its longest streak ever.
Barring something unforeseen, the Inland Empire’s manufacturing sector is about to set a record.
For the past 29 months, the region’s purchasing managers index – a monthly report published by the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino – has been above 50.
“I think the economy is doing well, it’s relatively strong and new orders are up, but I’m hearing a lot of concern about tariffs from the people I talk to,” said Barbara Sirotnik, director of the institute. “They’re afraid of the tariffs because they don’t know what impact they’ll have.”
Read the complete article at “Inland Empire manufacturing sector is on the verge of setting a record.”

CSUSB professor discusses how the restructuring of California’s prisons has helped the Aryan Brotherhood thrive
KCRW (Los Angeles)
June 7, 2019
Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was the guest expert on a “Press Play” episode about how the restructuring of California prisons helped the white supremacist group Aryan Brotherhood thrive.
Last week, federal officials charged 16 members of the Aryan Brotherhood with racketeering, murder, and running a multi-state drug ring from behind bars. The indictment stems from a five-year investigation that spanned some of California’s most secure prisons.
Listen to the interview at “How the restructuring of California’s prisons has helped the Aryan Brotherhood thrive.”

CSUSB professor comments on German foreign minister’s visit to Iran to discuss the multi-national nuclear agreement
Press TV
June 10, 2019
David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed about the meeting between the foreign ministers of Iran and Germany to discuss the multi-national agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The Trump administration pulled the United States out of the agreement last year – and reinstated sanctions on Iran – leaving the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China and Russia as the remaining signatories with Iran.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said his country remains firm in supporting the 2015 nuclear deal but can't pull off 'miracles' in the face of U.S. pressures on Iran. 
Yaghoubian said Maas essentially repeated the position of the European Union signatories in its support for the JCPOA. “But with that said, his language was not directed where it needed to be. And so, what I am seeing here, and what I’m seeing in the upcoming Japanese prime minister’s visit, is essentially vassals coming to Iran to try to save face for their lord. There has really been no tangible change in the European position. … Whereas we have diplomatic language – and I appreciate that Heiko Maas called for peace  – but really, unless Europeans are willing to break from their lord, the United States, as vassals and engage in economic activity based on international law and their own sovereign rights as independent nations, what they’re really doing is serving as enforcers of the Trump administration’s attempt to maintain sanctions.”
See the online video of the interview and the related article at “German FM in Tehran, pledges no 'miracles' on JCPOA.”
Press TV is a 24-hour English language news and documentary network affiliated with Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.

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