Recession

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Some Fear Auto Industry Returning To Bad Habits

As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road.

09/03/2014

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May Car Sales Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Good weather and a strong Memorial Day weekend helped car buyers ignore reports of recalls, pushing car and truck sales up more than ten percent in May.

06/04/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Bulk Of Gov. Brown’s Revised State Budget Would Go Towards Medi-Cal

California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget on Tuesday, which is $1 billion more than the original he submitted in January. The majority of the funds would go to health-care costs for the poor.

05/13/2014

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Analysis: With Bay Area Rents At Record Highs, How Do We Find Relief?

According to a new report, rent across the Bay Area has reached record highs. The region has averaged nearly double-digit rises annually for the last three years.

04/16/2014

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Enrollment In State’s Food Assistance Program More Than Doubled During Recession

Participation in CalFresh, California’s food assistance program, more than doubled during the economic downturn according to information coming out of the state legislative analyst’s office.

03/12/2014

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Phil Matier: Lessons From Detroit’s Bankruptcy

Detroit’s bankruptcy comes on the heels of similar filings in recent years by Vallejo and Stockton. Phil Matier, joined by former SF Mayor Willie Brown, says there are lessons to be learned.

07/19/2013

55th Annual SF International Auto Show Rolls Through Town

New Car Sales Surge Across California

Things are certainly speeding along, and in the right direction, for California auto dealerships. The Bay Area is no exception – local new car sales figures mirror those reported statewide.

02/11/2013

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California Attorney General Sues Standard & Poor’s Over Investment Ratings

California’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against debt rating agency Standard & Poor’s, claiming it inflated its ratings of certain investments, costing the state’s public pension funds and other investors billions of dollars.

02/05/2013

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California Ski Resorts Hiring More Locals

LAKE TAHOE (KCBS) – As Tahoe resorts report the first snow of the season, operators have been holding job fairs this as they look to hire around 15,000 seasonal workers, many of them local. Seasonal […]

10/12/2012

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies to Congress on the AIG bailout (Photo by Ann Heisenfelt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Auto And Bank Bailouts Prove Effective

On Monday, the Treasury Department sold 553,846,153 shares in AIG on Monday, turning an $18 billion profit on the $32.50 a share price.

09/11/2012

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