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Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Governor Ends California Business Recruiting Trip Empty-Handed

Gov. Rick Perry is wrapping up his high-profile recruiting trip to California without having convinced any businesses to relocate to his state—at least not yet.



Oakland Shipping Company Named Among State’s Worst Tax Deadbeats

California is being cheated out of millions of tax dollars by deadbeats who don’t pay their bills, according to a new list revealed Friday by the Board of Equalization.


The SMART Train would provide service between Larkspur and Cloverdale. (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit)

Bay Area Companies Selected For Construction Of SMART System

The project is expected to create a thousand local jobs.


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Silicon Valley Economy Shows Major Gains

But while the region added 42,000 jobs last year, the median income also went down.



Bay Area Businesses Bullish On 2011 Prospects

There’s some more positive news on the local economy: money managers for Bay Area businesses are optimistic on growth in 2011.