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AFL-CIO seeks political alliance with progressive groups

September 8, 2013 |

The AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest affiliation of unions, is trying to create a political coalition with progressive groups to counter conservative successes.

Conservatives have coalesced behind tea party themes of reducing spending and cutting the federal deficit, creating a political powerhouse that has championed those causes on Capitol Hill.

    




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G-20 leaders agree on remedies for global economy

September 7, 2013 |

At the G20 summit, pledges include a renewed emphasis on creating jobs over cutting deficits.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — After two days of summit meetings here, President Obama and other world leaders signed a lengthy declaration of prescriptions for the global economy, including pledges that placed a renewed emphasis on creating jobs as opposed to curbing deficits.

    


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State Senate passes bill limiting pro teams’ workers’ comp liability

September 7, 2013 |

The effort by the NFL and other pro sports groups to limit workers’ compensation claims by out-of-state athletes moves closer to passage in the California Legislature.

SACRAMENTO — An effort by the National Football League and owners of other professional sports teams to limit workers’ compensation claims by out-of-state athletes is close to final passage in the California Legislature.

    


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For baby boomers, staying fit past 50 is not a gray area

September 7, 2013 |

They want a good workout but they also want to have fun and not feel old. Fitness programs geared to the elderly are popping up nationwide.

Greta Goplen stood in position with a cane at the ready, like a ninja warding off invisible foes.

    




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Bruce Norris built a following by predicting real estate market

September 7, 2013 |

Norris is the founder of Norris Group, which manages up to $ 70 million in assets for real estate investors, and also educates and finances investors.

The gig: Bruce Norris, 61, founded Norris Group in 1997, a family-run firm based in Riverside that invests in single-family homes and educates and finances other investors. Norris built an avid following after correctly predicting the last real estate boom and bust. Norris Group manages $ 65 million to $ 70 million in assets for people who want to invest in the activities of those who purchase, repair and resell California real estate. The firm also hosts an annual banquet series at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum titled “I Survived Real Estate,” which brings together experts to discuss real estate investing. The series has raised nearly $ 380,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

    




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S&P raises desperate defense against government lawsuit

September 7, 2013 |

The credit rating firm being sued for its role in the financial crisis essentially argues that no one should have taken its ratings seriously in the first place.

Everybody wants to see the perpetrators of the financial crisis punished, but you have to feel a little sorry for Standard & Poor’s, the credit rating firm being sued by the federal government for its role in the disaster.

    




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Ticketmaster puts resale and unsold tickets in one spot

September 7, 2013 |

Fans of popular artists or sports teams are painfully aware how difficult it is to find good seats to live events at affordable prices. With a new ticket-resale system, Ticketmaster is trying to show what seats are available in one place — both unsold ones and those up for resale — for easier price-shopping.

    




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California bill limiting workers’ comp claims by athletes advances

September 6, 2013 |

SACRAMENTO — An effort by the National Football League and owners of other professional sports teams to limit workers’ compensation claims by out-of-state athletes is close to final passage in the California Legislature.

    




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Weak jobs report could keep Fed from slowing stimulus this month

September 6, 2013 |

WASHINGTON — The top-line number in the August jobs report was roughly in line with expectations, but economists digging into the details Friday saw bad signs that could give Federal Reserve policymakers concerns about reducing their stimulus efforts this month.

    




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Stocks slump in early trading after weak jobs report

September 6, 2013 |

NEW YORK — Stocks slumped in early trading Friday as investors weighed what August’s unemployment report could mean for continued Federal Reserve stimulus.

    




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