Archive for September 27th, 2015

The Sacramento Bee: Dan Walters: California economic portrait not pretty

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
September 26, 2015

  • Seemingly low jobless rate masks reality
  • High underemployment, poverty plague state
  • Children are especially affected by trends

Federal officials released three major economic reports this month and together, they paint a dark picture of California.

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Solar Panels

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), center, helps as SolarCity employees Jarret Esposito, left, and Jake Torwatzky install rooftop solar panels on a south Denver home in 2010. San Mateo, Calif.-based SolarCity operates in 19 states. (Ed Andrieski / Associated Press)

By Ivan Penn
September 26, 2015

Tired of growing electricity bills, Miguel Espinoza decided to turn to the sun, rather than the grid, for power.

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John Boehner

After 13 years, House Speaker John Boehner is set to resign.

By Mike DeBonis and Kelsey Snell
September 26, 2015 at 9:18 PM

House Speaker John A. Boehner’s stunning resignation throws the congressional agenda into disarray, with short-term hope for passing crucial items offset by the long-term fear that old battles will only be repeated.

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Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina presided over a tough time at HP, and her performance draws strong feelings. (Doug Kanter/AFP/Getty Images)

By Drew Harwell and Danielle Paquette
September 26, 2015 at 8:12 PM

At a polished New York press announcement in 2001, Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, then the most powerful woman in American business, unveiled an immensely risky mega-merger whose success she promised with her signature showmanship: “If you don’t believe it, watch.”

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Bill Clinton

(Photograph By: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for the Starkey Hearing Foundation)

Arit John
September 26, 2015 — 10:58 AM PDT

  • President Clinton talked about Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, in an interview set to air Sunday.

Donald Trump is a “master brander,” former President Bill Clinton said Thursday during an interview set to air Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

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