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California’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 8 Percent, Continuing Steady Decline

California’s unemployment rate continues its steady decline, reaching 8 percent in February.


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Bay Area Unemployment Rate Continues To Drop

Unemployment rates continued to drop in California and in the Bay Area in November, according to state jobs data released Friday.


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Hotel Rates Reportedly Jumped In Hours Following SFO Crash

With dozens of flights delayed or canceled in the days following the crash of Asiana Flight 214, online listings suggested that hotels were booking quickly and charging a premium.


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SF Hotels Offering Discounts To Stranded Passengers

The San Francisco Travel Association, which is the official tourism marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco, announced deals with five hotels to offer discounted rates.


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San Jose’s Murder Rate Hits 15-Year High

San Jose has seen its highest homicide rate in almost 15 years. With just a few days left in 2011, 40 people have been killed in the Bay Area’s largest city this year.


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ConsumerWatch: Jumbo Loan Limit Set To Fall

There isn’t much time left for some Bay Area home buyers to qualify for a decent mortgage term. What’s considered a conventional loan today will be a pricey jumbo loan in less than a month.


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New Year Brings Changes For Caltrain, VTA Riders

Taking Caltrain will cost more starting January 1st. That’s the most notable of the service changes scheduled for Bay Area transit agencies in the new year.