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Officials In Reno Region Say They Can Handle Growth From Tesla’s Battery Factory

Regional officials say the Reno area can handle a growth spike fueled by construction of Tesla Motors’ $5 billion battery factory, but it will involve a hefty price tag with uncertainty over who will foot the bill.

12/14/2014

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California Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 7.3 Percent

California’s unemployment rate for October was 7.3 percent, which remain unchanged from the previous month even as the state increased payroll jobs.

11/21/2014

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What You Need To Know About Applying For California State Jobs

The state of California is now hiring, and hundreds of people are now applying for the coveted jobs, but there are still plenty of questions about the process of landing a state job. With the help of expert Michelle Allen, who’s held five different positions as a state worker, we’re getting answers.

11/11/2014

The 0.8 percent rise was the first annual sales increase since September 2013 and the strongest September in five years. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

California Home Sales Rise In September

Analyst declares the housing market returning to normal as people who were sitting out get back into buying homes.

10/14/2014

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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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Bill Seeking To Limit CEO Pay Fails In State Senate

Bill tried to address the growing wealth gap by tying CEO pay to California’s corporate tax rate.

05/28/2014

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Yosemite National Park: No More Parking By The River

Plan prohibits visitors from leaving their cars on the roadside near the Tuolumne River.

03/14/2014

Authorities say some people are so desperate for money they are illegally cutting off parts of redwood trees to make and sell crafts. (Getty Images)

Redwood Park Closes Road To Deter Poachers

Unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the cutting of ancient redwood trees to make coffee tables and wall clocks.

03/05/2014

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Income Disparity Between Richest 1% And Rest Of US Biggest Since ’20s

The gulf between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America is the widest it’s been since the Roaring ’20s.

09/10/2013

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Average Price Of Gas Up Eight Cents Over Last Two Weeks

The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped eight cents over the past two weeks.

07/28/2013

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US Farmers Worry About The Fate Of Immigration Bills

From Christmas tree growers in the Appalachians to Wisconsin dairy farmers and producers of California’s diverse abundance of fruits and vegetables, agricultural leaders are pleading with Congress for an immigration bill that includes more lenient and less complex rules for hiring farm workers.

07/08/2013

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Specialty Contracting Jobs Increased 13% Year Over Year In Sacramento

Building and contracting sector jobs showed significant gains year over year in Sacramento.

05/13/2013

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