Archive for December 24th, 2014

SacBee: Gov. Jerry Brown pardons 104 for Christmas

Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown continued his tradition of issuing pardons on Christmas Eve. (Rich Pedroncelli/The Associated Press)

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By Jeremy B. White
jwhite@sacbee.com
12/24/2014 7:21 PM

Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned 104 people on Wednesday, continuing his tradition of granting judicial mercy for Christmas.

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Economy

Economy
By Chico Harlan
December 23, 2014 at 8:14 PM

The U.S. economy is growing at an increasingly rapid pace, government data released Tuesday shows, raising hopes that a slow-going American recovery is transforming into a far more robust expansion.

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Politico: Obama’s next sales job: The economy

White House

WHITE HOUSE
Wage stagnation, long-term unemployment undermine rosy numbers.
By Edward-Isaac Dovere
12/23/14 6:58 PM EST

President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to roll out an agenda aimed at tackling stagnating wages and helping Americans who feel left out of the economy’s surge, and he’s planning to use the first few weeks of January to travel the country promoting a new economic message.

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