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Call Kurtis: Google Has My Financial Aid Money And Won’t Give It Back

Alex transferred all his financial aid into Google Wallet, a mobile payment system. Then, without warning, Google Wallet closed his account and Alex was cut off from his money.

09/05/2014

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Lawmakers Approve Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags

Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

08/29/2014

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CalVet Pulls Funding For Student Veterans Attending Corinthian Colleges

CalVet withdrew approval at all California campuses mid-quarter. This is the latest hit to for-profit colleges, and it’s left some military veterans scrambling.

08/29/2014

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Crush 29 Eviction One Of A Series Of Financial Troubles For Roseville Restaurant’s Owner

The owner of the restaurant, Abe Alizadeh, is known for founding a restaurant empire in the region, but he has also had a bad financial track record. More than 70 Jack In The Box restaurants he owned closed after he declared bankruptcy over millions of dollars he owed in unpaid taxes.

08/27/2014

In this Nov. 11, 2010 photo, packed boxes head toward shipping trucks at an Amazon.com fulfillment center, in Phoenix. (AP)

Amazon Hiring For 200+ New Full-Time Positions At Tracy Fulfillment Facility

Amazon is looking for workers to fill more than 200 full-time positions at its fulfillment facility in Tracy.

08/26/2014

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Amazon Agrees To Buy Twitch Video Game Streaming Platform

Twitch is a multi-channel online network built for a generation of people who not only enjoy playing video games, but find it entertaining to watch others who might impart tricks and tips for excelling at their favorite games.

08/25/2014

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Co-Owner Of Slaughterhouse That Processed Cows With Cancer Pleads Guilty To Charges

The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

08/25/2014

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Four Officials At Petaluma Slaughterhouse Behind Beef Recall Indicted

Officials at a California slaughterhouse behind a massive beef recall have been indicted on criminal charges.

08/18/2014

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Survey: US Gas Prices Down 6 Cents Per Gallon

The average U.S. price of gasoline has dipped 6 cents a gallon in the past two weeks and prices in California have fallen 9 cents in the same time period.

08/11/2014

Scientists say search terms entered into search engines like Google Trends might allow them to make predictions about things like the stock markets. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Study: Google Searches Could Predict Next Financial Crisis

Scientists say by monitoring search terms, they can predict the behavior of stock markets.

07/30/2014

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California Company Issues Nationwide Fruit Recall

A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

07/22/2014

EL CERRITO, CA - MARCH 08: A 'Help Wanted' sign is posted in the window of an automotive service shop on March 8, 2013 in El Cerrito, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California’s Unemployment Rate Drops To Lowest Level In 6 Years

The unemployment rate in California dipped to 7.4 percent in June to the lowest figure in six years, officials reported Friday.

07/18/2014

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Neiman Marcus: The Christmas Book 2012

The 2012 Christmas Book was unveiled today by luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas.

The makers of Airborne agreed to a $30 million settlement over false advertising claims that Airborne tablets can prevent or reduce the risk of colds, reduce the severity or duration of a cold, and protect against colds in crowded places such as airplanes, offices, or schools. (source: Federal Trade Commission)

Too Good To Be True…

Advertising is supposed to make you WANT a product. But some time, the claims go too far. Here are a few products over the years that have made false, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims…and got caught! It does not include the dozens of diet pills that have been fined for making false claims.

The Volkswagen E-Bugster is displayed during the press preview for the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit Michigan, January 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Geoff Robins (credit: GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

2012 North American Car Show

The 2012 North American International Auto Show is under way in Detroit. Here is a look at some of the new cars expected to hit showrooms this year.

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Cheaper In 2012

Who knows if the economy will improve in 2012? But there is some bright money news. Some things will cost less this year. DealNews.com put together a list of ten items that will likely be cheaper in 2012.

Dog-napping has risen sharply in the 2011, according to the American Kennel Club.  TIMEMoneyland says smaller, valuable dog breeds are being stolen because they're easier to steal.

5 Weird Items Being Stolen During Recession

With the down economy and the rising value of some goods (and creatures), thieves are targeting some odd items to sell for a quick buck. Here is a list of the top 5 Weird Things People Are Stealing from TIME/Moneyland.

Take the top tennis players in the world and focus just on their cleavage. That was the premises of the "Adult Tennis Boobs" app. Apple said no thanks. (credit: Overdamped)

Banned: Most Controversial iPhone Apps

Apple now has strict policies on which applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are approved for their App Store. But some risque or offensive apps have made it through the approval process, while others were rejected before getting to market. Here’s a look at a few of the most controversial apps.

Poppin' Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper by Hasbro's Playskool, $29.99: A colorful elephant that can launch plastic balls and plays music. (credit: toysrus.com/hottoys)

2011 Hot Holiday Toys by Toys R Us

Every year, toy makers and sellers hope there will be a runaway hit toy to help spur excitement around the holidays and boost sales. Toys R Us is betting that 15 toys ranging from a flying, inflatable remote-control fish to tiny collectible monsters will be big hits this season.

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