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BART Negotiations

Marathon Bargaining Session For BART Labor Agreement Drags Into 2nd Day

A marathon bargaining session between Bay Area Rapid Transit management and its two biggest labor unions that began Wednesday morning lasted all night and was continuing Thursday, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.

10/17/2013

U.S. Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for the day October 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. With the government shutdown going into the fifttenth day and the deadline for raising the debt ceiling fast approaching, Democrats and Republicans may come to an agreement soon on passing a budget. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown, Lift Debt Ceiling

With hours left for Congress to finalize and pass legislation before the United States’ borrowing authority expires, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., formally unveiled a plan Wednesday that will fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7.

10/16/2013

The grille of a 2005 Jeep Liberty (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chrysler Agrees To Major Recall Of Jeeps At Risk Of Fire

Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant stance and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.

06/18/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Brown Demonstrates Political Savvy With Unions Over Pay Raise

The union representing 95,000 state employees have reached a tentative contract agreement that includes a 4.5 percent pay raise over a two-year period, but the governor will decide exactly when they get it.

06/18/2013

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Richmond Considers Eminent Domain As A Path To Home Loan Restructuring

Despite rising home prices in much of the Bay Area, many home buyers are struggling to wade out from their underwater mortgage – prompting some Richmond city leaders to attempt a unique tactic to provide mortgage relief.

06/18/2013

A Lowe's employee checks inventory of paint during the grand opening of the Lowe's store on November 4, 2010 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco mayor and California Lt. Governor-elect Gavin Newsom attended a ribbon cutting for the opening of a new Lowe's store in the city's Bayview district. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lowe’s Announces Plans To Acquire San Jose-Based Orchard Supply

Lowe’s says it plans to expand its California presence with an acquisition of Sears spinoff Orchard Supply Hardware Stores for about $205 million in cash.

06/17/2013

(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

California Budget Deal Could Be ‘Game Changer’ For Education Funding

Gov. Jerry Brown and California legislators worked out a budget deal Monday that includes a key agreement about how to fund K-12 education and provide benefits to underprivileged school districts.

06/11/2013

Anthony Santella #87 of the Illinois Fighting Illini punts the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Memorial Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Champaign, Illinois. Ohio State defeated Illinois 24-13. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

49ers Sign Punter Santella, 12 Other Undrafted Free Agents

A 25-year-old Illinois product, Santella began in the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers in 2011. He went through training camp with them before his release on Aug. 27 that year.

05/08/2013

Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders drops back to pass against the Denver Broncos at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 6, 2012 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Carson Palmer Reportedly Rejects $3M Pay Cut From Raiders

Ever since Carson Palmer came out of his semi-retirement to accept a trade to the Raiders, his tenure in Oakland has been filled with more disappointments than triumphs.

03/28/2013

Sacramento Kings (16-29)

Sacramento City Council Considers New Kings Arena Deal

Sacramento’s City Council is scheduled to consider a wide-ranging deal Tuesday night that’s designed to finance a new arena and keep the NBA’s Kings from moving to Seattle.

03/26/2013

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