Private Sector

An Apple iPhone 5. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Obama’s Order May End Spectrum Crunch For Cellphone Users

President Barack Obama signed a memorandum Friday that frees up wireless spectrum that the government is not using for private sector use.

06/14/2013

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Promotes Gender Equality In Workplace As Union Claims Hypocrisy

San Francisco officials on Monday called on the city’s private sector to promote gender equality in the workplace but also faced criticism from their own city employees for a proposal to reduce pay for public sector jobs primarily held by women and people of color.

04/16/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Creates Retirement Plan For Private-Sector Workers

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will create the nation’s first state-run retirement savings program for private-sector workers, over the objection of critics who said it creates a new liability for taxpayers.

09/28/2012

NASA. (AP)

Investors At NASA Conference See Earthly Riches In Space Research

This year’s NewSpace conference at NASA Ames Research Center offered hints at where the space agency and the private sector are headed now that the space shuttle program has ended.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/28/2011

AMGEN Tour of California on February 22, 2009 near Escondido, California.

Private Donations Flood In To Save San Jose Amgen Stop

In the past, the city has been able to pay for the cyclists to end one leg of the race within San Jose, drawing thousands of spectators, but this year money was too tight. With the city in dire financial straits, the private sector is coming to the rescue.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/02/2011

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