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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

Standard & Poor's headquarters in the financial district of New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

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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CalPERS Reports Dismal 1 Percent Return

The nation’s largest public pension fund reported a dismal 1 percent return on its investments, a figure far short of projections that will likely add pressure on California’s state and local governments to contribute more.

07/16/2012

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report Tracks Foreclosure’s Overlooked Impact On California Children

California is one of 10 states where home foreclosures have hit children harder than elsewhere in the nation, according to a study that documents the far reaching impact of the foreclosure crisis on the young.

04/26/2012

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Economic Report: Bay Area Economy Rebounds From Recession

The 2012 Economic Profile shows that the region has rebounded from the recession very well but still has some areas which it could improve upon.

03/18/2012

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