Archive for July 19th, 2013

The Sun (WashPost): Middle class left behind in U.S. economic recovery


By Jim Tankersley, The Washington Post
Posted: 07/19/2013 06:27:41 AM PDT

The economic recovery of summer 2013 is playing out in an all-too-familiar way for poor and middle-class Americans: Gas prices are up, growth is slowing and there still aren’t nearly enough new jobs to employ the almost 12 million people who are looking for work.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario making a case for LAX lawsuit


By Liset Marquez, Staff Writer l @DBOntarioNow on Twitter
Posted: 07/18/2013 04:59:07 PM PDT
Updated: 07/18/2013 06:16:48 PM PDT

Special Section: ont

It was a move that may have left some perplexed — why would Ontario sue over a project involving an airport outside of San Bernardino County?

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money in hand

Jul 18, 2013, 1:00pm PDT
Christopher Arns
Staff Writer- Sacramento Business Journal

A grand jury is apparently investigating whether several “dark money” groups linked to billionaire conservatives David Koch and Charles Koch illegally funneled $11 million to defeat two California ballot measures in the 2012 general election. If verified, the case would be the largest incidence of campaign money laundering in the state’s history.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
July 18, 2013

The erasure of California’s local redevelopment agencies and the redistribution of their revenues and assets resulted in nearly $4 billion in payments, according to a new report from the state Department of Finance.

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California’s unemployment rate fell slightly in June to 8.5%, down from 8.6% the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.

By Ricardo Lopez
July 18, 2013, 12:59 p.m.

California employers added 30,200 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.5%, down from 8.6% in May, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.

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By Alejandro Lazo
July 18, 2013, 2:55 p.m.

California’s hyperactive housing market appeared headed from statewide recovery to all-out exuberance last month as prices on closed sales climbed at a record pace.

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