Archive for November, 2013

Stars & Stereotypes: Maggie Q and Lucy Liu: Asian-Americans as Leading Ladies

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on November 21, 2013 The CW series “Nikita” begins its fourth and final season on Friday — an abbreviated run to tie up story lines, as the reluctant assassin Nikita stands falsely accused of killing the president — and while there’s still a chance, I’d like to celebrate a small but significant milestone. For […]

Proposed Minimum Wage Increase Draws Mixed Reactions

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on November 19, 2013 Councilmember Marc Elrich has proposed a bill that would increase the minimum wage in Montgomery County over a three-year period. 1“Maryland’s minimum wage at $7.25 per hour is the equivalent of $15,000 a year for a full-time, year-round employee, and that leaves a wage earner and their family below the […]

UnitedHealthcare Opens Newly Redesigned Asian Plaza in Alhambra to Better Serve Local Consumers with Enhanced Services

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on November 19, 2013 ALHAMBRA, Calif., Nov 19, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — –Store offers enrollment and customer service support to consumers with Medicare coverage, and benefit education to people enrolled in employer-sponsored health plans UnitedHealthcare today reopened its newly renovated Asian Plaza store in Alhambra to bring more personalized health care benefit support services […]

Muji Hollywood: Japanese design store comes to L.A.

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on November 18, 2013 Los Angeles, it’s time to meet your Muji. The Tokyo-based retailer with 380 locations in Japan, 200 stores in other countries and a devoted following among design aficionados here in the U.S. is scheduled to open its first store in Southern California on Dec. 14. An 8,600 square feet, Muji […]

AAPI Small Businesses Profit From Dept. Of Defense Measures

Posted on November 8th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on November 7, 2013   Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) who run small businesses have a lot of reason to smile recently: The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has taken measures in the past year to create more opportunities for AAPI small businesses.   The importance of AAPI-owned businesses to the U.S. economy […]

Asian Infrastructure Deals Take Off

Posted on November 8th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on November 6, 2013   It is the basic foundations–power, water, roads–that are providing the building blocks of merger-and-acquisition activity in Asia this year. Infrastructure deal activity has hit its highest level in a decade thanks to consolidation in China and privatizations in Australia and bankers don’t see that activity abating anytime soon.   […]

Asia Boasts Most Newly-Minted Billionaires

Posted on November 8th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on November 6, 2013       Asia is becoming a hotbed for billionaires.   The world’s biggest consumer market saw the wealth of its billionaires jump by 13% in 2013, making it the world’s fastest-growing region for the ultra rich, according to the first-ever Billionaire Census by Wealth-X and wealth manager UBS (UBS).   […]

Asian Economies Strengthen as Demand for Exports Grows

Posted on November 8th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on November 2, 2013   HONG KONG — The gradual recovery in the United States, Europe and China filtered through to much of the rest of Asia in October, data released Friday showed, lifting manufacturing activity and easing concerns about the region’s flagging growth.   Emerging Asia’s economic expansion, red hot in the years immediately […]

China Poised to Surpass U.S. on Business Travel Spending by 2016

Posted on November 8th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on October 27, 2013   Business travel spending from China is expected to jump 14% in 2013 and 17% next year, according to the trade group for corporate travel managers.   Beijing Capital International Airport is expected next year to surpass Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as the world’s busiest airport. (UniversalImagesGroup, UIG via Getty Images […]

Chinese Students A New Funding Source For U.S. High Schools

Posted on November 8th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on October 26, 2013   Yosemite High School once offered six wood shop classes. Now there are three.   Things got worse when a new high school opened in a neighboring district and many students transferred. Campus enrollment is down from 1,100 five years ago to about 700 today.   School officials are now looking […]