Archive for January 4th, 2011

YahooFinance (AP): Unemployment rises in two-thirds of metro areas

Unemployment rates rise in two-thirds of large US metro areas; some jobseekers giving up

Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer,
On Tuesday January 4, 2011, 4:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in more than two-thirds of the nation’s largest metro areas in November, a sharp reversal from the previous month and the most since June.

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CBSPolitics: National Debt Tops $14 Trillion

January 3, 2011 5:57 PM
Posted by Mark Knoller

The latest posting today of the National Debt shows it has topped $14 trillion for the first time.

The U.S. Treasury website today reported that as of last Friday, the last day of 2010, the National Debt stood at $14,025,215,218,708.52.

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The PE: New DA takes office and problems aplenty

Paul Zellerbach

09:19 PM PST on Monday, January 3, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Paul Zellerbach was sworn in Monday as Riverside County district attorney, facing a $5 million deficit, layoffs, managers he didn’t choose but must work with for at least three months, and an office he wants to reorganize.

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09:02 AM PST on Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Four top San Bernardino County officials began new terms of office Monday.

Sheriff Rod Hoops and Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Walker marked the occasion with late morning and noon swearing-in ceremonies at the County Government Center.

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DailyBulletin: Hoops takes oath of office

Sheriff won post in June
Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Created: 01/03/2011 09:20:31 PM PST

Rod Hoops was sworn in as San Bernardino County sheriff in front of a standing- room-only audience Monday at the San Bernardino County Government Center.

Although this is Hoops’ first elected term, he already has about two years of experience under his belt.

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DailyBulletin: Upland City Council to hold special meeting

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 01/03/2011 05:52:48 PM PST

UPLAND – Upland City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. today with the jobs of the city manager and city attorney possibly on the line.

The council will go into closed session to discuss three items regarding the city manager, listed on the agenda as “Public Performance Employee Evaluation,” “Public Employment” and “Public Employment Appointment.” A fourth item lists “Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release” without reference to the position in question, and a fifth item is a performance evaluation of the city attorney. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 460 N. Euclid Ave.

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10:00 PM PST on Monday, January 3, 2011

Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – After pledging to identify and eliminate as much as $200 billion in government waste and fraud in the next two years, Inland Rep. Darrell Issa on Monday laid out his agenda as the House’s top Republican investigator.

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VVDailyPress: Ashburn snags $128,109 state job


Former assemblyman broke no-tax pledge
January 03, 2011 5:25 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

SACRAMENTO • As Roy Ashburn vacates his seat on the state Senate, he’s stepping into a nearly $130,000-a-year job on the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 3, 2011

By David Siders

Jerry Brown, returning to the governor’s office after 28 years, said in his inaugural address this morning that California’s pioneering spirit will help the state overcome its awful financial condition.

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Nation’s average pump price hits $3.07 a gallon, an Energy Department survey finds. The state’s average increases to $3.308 a gallon. Some experts predict crude could hit $100 a barrel in 2011.

Some say oil prices could again hit $100 a barrel in 2011. Above, drivers refuel cars in Chicago. (Frank Polich, Reuters / December 23, 2010)

By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
January 4, 2011

Oil and gasoline prices began the new year on the same rising course that closed out 2010.

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