Archive for June, 2014

Trends indicate Asian Americans should be turning Republican – but they’re not

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Rising income among other factors indicate that Asian Americans should be a natural fit for the Republican Party, yet they have flocked to the other side at a stunning pace. In the 2012 presidential election, Democratic President Obama garnered 73 percent of the Asian American vote, and Asian Americans have been steadily moving to the […]

American Girl Discontinues Its Only Asian-American Doll

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Seven years ago, American Girl introduced its first Asian-American doll in its exclusive historical line: Ivy Ling, a Chinese-American girl growing up in San Francisco during the 1970s. Though she was a companion to another doll, Ivy represented a quiet acknowledgement of the rapidly growing Asian-American consumer population and their place in U.S. history. But this fall, she’s […]

Asian Americans see moving up US corporate ladders as a difficult climb

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by imprentacomm

  Asian Americans believe it is difficult for them to advance into leadership positions in US corporations beyond middle management, according to a study by the Asia Society. The Asian Pacific American (APA) Corporate Survey involved APA employees from Fortune 500 companies to measure their opinions and how they perceive working in their respective companies. […]

California Controller Chiang: Where are our sales taxes?

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by imprentacomm

“Where is the growth in sales tax transactions?” asked California ControllerJohn Chiang in his monthly report on the Golden State’s cash balance. Calling growth in the state’s sales tax receipts “weaker than expected in recent months,” Chiang said he was surprised, “given the improvement in the State’s other major revenues and the economy in general.” Even […]

Report: Chinese tourism to L.A. quadruples; trade, population surges

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by imprentacomm

China’s influence in the Los Angeles economy has boomed in the past four years, according to a new report from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. Tourism nearly quadrupled to 570,000 tourists last year from 158,000 in 2009, making China the top source of foreign travelers into Los Angeles. The influx is fueling an upswing in […]

Biden pays tribute to Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Lauding the Asian Americans and Pacific Islander community, US Vice President Joe Biden has said they have made an immense contribution to the country’s socio-political and economic fabric. “All of you represent the business community, the education community, the military community, you represent the president’s commission, you’re all among the most talented people in the […]

With Shinseki Gone, Hirono Is Highest-Ranking Asian-American Public Official

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by imprentacomm

For the first time since 2000, there are no Asian Americans in the White House cabinet. The resignation of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki means that, for the first time since the Clinton administration in 2000, “there will be no Asian-American members of the Cabinet, a marked shift for a minority community that was once disproportionately overrepresented.” […]

Mike Honda bests Ro Khanna in Round 1 of heavyweight fight

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Democratic Rep. Mike Honda and fellow Democrat Ro Khanna both advanced to the general election in California’s 17th District Tuesday night — setting off what’s expected to be one of the most costly and competitive intra-party races of the 2014 cycle. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Honda led with 49 percent, followed by Khanna […]

Democrat Chiang, Republican Conlon will compete for treasurer

Posted on June 5th, 2014 by imprentacomm

John Chiang, California’s Democratic state controller, and Greg Conlon, a Republican and retired accountant, will compete for the state treasurer’s office in November. Ellen Brown, a Green Party candidate, finished third and will not advance to the general election. In a state that leans heavily Democratic, Chiang is the favorite to win in November, after […]