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CSUSB professor examines gains women running for Congress made in their party primary elections
Sept.2, 2020

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, and Nathaniel Rakich, FiveThirtyEight election analyst, examine how women in both parties running for Congress in 2020 – more than in any other election cycle – did in their respective primary elections. 

They wrote: “Like we did in 2018, FiveThirtyEight has been compiling a wealth of information, including gender, for every major-party candidate for Senate, House and governor this year. And based on data from primaries that were decided by Aug. 25, we found that more Republican women are getting nominated this year than in the last election cycle, while Democratic women are also improving on their impressive 2018 performance. As a result, the GOP won’t eclipse Democrats as the party of women anytime soon.”

Further in the article, they wrote, “But although Republican women once again lag their Democratic counterparts here, they do have some reason for optimism. Women made up just 24 percent (200 out of 824) of all Republican candidates in these primaries, but 32 percent (77 out of 240) of their winners. It’s still a long way from parity, but it shows that when Republican women run in incumbent-less races, they have a good chance of getting the nomination.”

Read the complete article at “More women than ever are running for office. But are they winning their primaries?

Purchasing managers doubt ‘V’-shaped economic recovery, CSUSB survey indicates
Inland News Today
Sept. 1, 2020

Area purchasing managers are expressing varied opinions about the state of the local economy 7-months into the COVID-19 pandemic.
One-third surveyed by the Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino believe the economy will strengthen the last quarter of the year, 43% think it will remain the same although struggling and 24 percent say it will weaken.
The latest Purchasing Manager’s Index shows continuing weakness in the manufacturing sector and overall economy.
“Clearly our respondents do not agree with the relatively few economists who believe that a ‘V’ shaped recovery is likely,” said Barbara Sirotnik, director, CSUSB Institute of Applied Research.

See the complete article at “Purchasing managers doubt ‘V’-shaped economic recovery.”

CSUSB professor interviewed about Walmart being bullish as online sales increase in China
China Daily
Aug. 21, 2020

The English-language newspaper in China reported that U.S. retailer Walmart Inc. is anticipating a more "collaborative relationship" between China and the United States, after the global retailer said on Aug. 18 that its net e-commerce sales in China grew 104 percent on a yearly basis during the quarter to July 31.

Jeffrey Williamson, director of California State Trade Expansion and a professor at the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at California State University, San Bernardino, told China Daily that "there are several strategic moves that are benefiting Walmart in China and their growth in e-tail".

"Trust, price, selection and convenience are important drivers for online shopping and Walmart has already gained 'trust' through its physical-store presence in China for decades, and has been positioning itself with attractive prices and vast selection (including both imports and popular local goods)," said Williamson.

"The partnership with JD (JD Daojia, the on-demand retail platform of Dada Group)  provides important synergies for both JD to extend to offline, and Walmart to extend online, which may be contributing to the results," he said.

Read the complete article at “Walmart bullish as online sales increase in China.

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