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Walnut Creek Man Faces Prison After Rare Economic Espionage Conviction For Selling Tech Secrets To China

A jury convicted Walter Liew, 56, of selling DuPont Co.’s secret recipe for making cars, paper and a long list of everyday items whiter to the Chinese government for $28 million. Prosecutors are demanding a prison sentence of up to 22 years.

07/10/2014

Lake Merritt in Oakland. (CBS)

Alameda County Supervisors Approve $2.8 Billion Budget

That amount represents an increase of $86.7 million, or 3.2 percent, over the current fiscal year, and closes a funding gap of $67.1 million.

06/27/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

California State Budget Triggers Federal Spending On High-Speed Rail

Gov. Jerry Brown scored a big win for the $68 billion high-speed rail project this week by persuading fellow Democrats to dedicate a steady future funding source for it in the state budget.

06/16/2014

A screenshot of Gmail. (CBS)

Google Encrypting Email Amid Spying Fears

Mountain View-based Google and other companies are now automatically encrypting all email, but that doesn’t ensure confidentiality unless the recipients’ email provider also adopts the technology.

06/03/2014

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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.

05/16/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

Modoc and Siskiyou Counties in far Northern California are looking to secede and create their own state called Jefferson. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Plan To Separate California Into 6 States May Be On Hold Until 2016

A plan to split California into six separate states may have to wait until 2016 to go to voters with the deadline for the November ballot soon approaching.

04/18/2014

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Larry Magid: Breached Trust Changes Tone At Moscone Center’s RSA Cyber-Security Conference

Our technology analyst reports there’s a bit of a difference in tone at this year’s RSA security conference being held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco this week.

02/25/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Task Force: Accounting Tricks Mean Impending California Budget Doom

California and other states need to start being honest about their budgets and future liabilities, or face a terrible reckoning a generation from now, that according to the State Budget Crisis Task Force.

01/15/2014

Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

Beyonce Sings National Anthem At Obama Inauguration

Accompanied with the U.S. Marine Band, award-winning singer Beyonce sang “The Star Spangled Banner” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol on Monday…

01/21/2013

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