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Report: State Improved Covered California Enrollment As Process Moved Along

A new report on Covered California’s first enrollment period points out some of the much publicized problems, but also gave the state’s healthcare exchange some positive grades.

04/16/2014

DMV Home Page

California DMV Launches Investigation Into Online Credit Card Security Breach,

The California Department of Motor Vehicles said Saturday there’s no evidence of a computer breach, but it’s launching an investigation “out of an abundance of caution.”

03/22/2014

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Realtors Launch Campaign Opposing Richmond’s Eminent Domain Plan On Mortgages

An association of Contra Costa realtors have started running radio ads in opposition to the City of Richmond’s plan to use eminent domain as a way of helping financially struggling homeowners.

03/17/2014

Lisa McIntire says this credit card offer was sent to her parents' Menlo Park home (Lisa McIntire)

Bay Area Woman Labeled ‘Slut’ On Bank Of America Credit Card Offer

Lisa McIntire, a freelance writer who has previously worked for Gavin Newsom and several progressive organizations, first posted a photo of the mailer on Twitter Thursday.

02/07/2014

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San Jose State Halts Online Courses Months After Introduction

California State University, San Jose is suspending online courses for credit that were announced with great fanfare and backing from the governor in January, saying it wants to improve student performance.

07/18/2013

A view of the Cyber High page on the California PASS Program website. (CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: Students Pass Failed Classes At Cyber High

More Bay Area high school students are graduating than ever before. But many of them are doing so by taking classes by computer to make up courses they failed in the classroom. Critics contend those students are graduating but they’re not really learning.

03/05/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Regulations Eyed For Prepaid Debit Cards

At a hearing in North Carolina Tuesday, intended to start the process of writing rules to govern the rapidly expanding industry, Consumer Financial Protection Board Director Richard Cordray warned about the high fees that catch many consumers by surprise.

05/23/2012

San Jose City Hall

San Jose’s Credit Rating Drops

It will now be more expensive for the city of San Jose to borrow money now that the city has seen its AAA credit rating downgraded twice by the major ratings agencies.

03/28/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Peer-To-Peer Loans Offer Alternative To Banks

Taking the banks out of the equation, some consumers are turning to sites like LendingClub.com or Prosper.com to get the money they need from people they don’t even know.

03/13/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Skimmers May Use Smartphones To Steal Credit Card Information

The increasingly popular radio frequency identification (RFID) credit cards that allow consumers to pay by tapping may be making it easier for crooks to steal valuable information with their smartphones.

02/27/2012

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