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Proposal Raising PG&E Rates Moves Ahead

Electricity and natural gas rates for customers of PG&E customers are expected to rise, if California’s Public Utilities Commission adopts a proposal issued Wednesday by a state administrative law judge.

06/19/2014

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Los Gatos-Based Netflix Poised To Raise Prices For 1st Time In 3 Years

Netflix is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama “House of Cards.” The increase, to take place sometime before July, will hike prices by $1 or $2 per month for new customers. The company’s nearly 36 million current subscribers will continue to pay $8 per month for at least the next year

04/21/2014

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Ex-PG&E Worker Claims Utility Misled Regulators To Get Rate Hike Approved

A former PG&E manager has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was fired for refusing to participate in the utility’s plan to mislead regulators into approving rate increases.

05/31/2013

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Proposed Rate Hike Would Nearly Double San Jose Water Bills

The San Jose Water Company has asked state regulators for permission to raise rates 44 percent over the next three years.

12/07/2012

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PG&E Battles With State Regulators Over Who Pays To Improve Pipelines

A judge has tentatively agreed to have customers pay a little more than half the $2.2 billion cost to improve Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s gas lines.

10/12/2012

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Blue Shield Rate Hike Fuels California Campaign For Insurance Reform

Health insurance premiums for more than 300,000 Blue Shield customers in California went up eight percent under a rate increase that took effect Thursday.

03/01/2012