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Some economic indicators are trending downward this month, new Inland Empire report says
Fontana Herald News
Sept. 8, 2022

There are a couple of discouraging signs in a new survey on the local manufacturing economy, but the good news is that inflation is starting to recede, according to the Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino.

This month’s Inland Empire Report on Business, released on Sept. 1, showed that the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) registered 49.0, a decline from last month’s 53.0, marking the first time in nearly two years that the index had dropped below the 50.0 baseline, said the report’s authors, Barbara Sirotnik (information and decision sciences) and Lori Aldana.

L.A. Focus launches 12-part series on alarming rise in hate crimes
L.A. Focus
Sept. 7, 2022

Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, was interviewed for an article, the first in the newspaper’s 12-part series, about hate crimes in Los Angeles.

Levin warned that a further increase of hate crimes could be coming to L.A., linking the claim to the approaching elections when divisive political rhetoric intensifies.

“If you take the last ten years of FBI data and you rank by quarter, the second half of the year is the one that has more hate crimes,” Levin said.

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