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A new wave of shared workplaces rolls through Silicon Beach

March 7, 2013 |

Office buildings are being reconfigured with open spaces where founders and employees of start-ups can mingle in a setting with a creative vibe. Pingpong, anyone?

Pingpong tables, employees in sandals, software code scrawled on the walls, a bounce house in the lobby.


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Stocks edge up following record day for the Dow

March 6, 2013 |

The Dow Jones industrial average is pushing further into record territory, a day after surging past its previous all-time high.


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Machinery orders jump as U.S. businesses show confidence

March 6, 2013 |

In another sign of a recovering economy, U.S. orders for machinery and factory goods jumped in January as businesses invested for future growth.


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Rejecting industry dogma, Costco backs calls to lift minimum wage

March 6, 2013 |

NEW YORK — For many businesses, opposing minimum wage increases is a no-brainer: Raising the minimum wage increases their expenses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce steadfastly opposes the proposal, as do many businesses big and small.


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Despite Dow’s record close, small businesses still struggle

March 6, 2013 |

Small businesses’ lagging performance, along with a sharp drop in the rate of new start-ups, has been a key reason employment growth has remained mediocre.

The stock market is flying high, but much of small business America remains grounded.


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U.S. held $1.63-billion trade surplus with China in clean energy

March 6, 2013 |

In the clean energy market, the U.S. trumped China. At least in 2011.


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State orders Mercury to cut homeowners insurance rates 8.2%

March 6, 2013 |

Mercury, which had sought a 7.3% increase, responds by filing a lawsuit seeking to block Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ ruling.

SACRAMENTO — State regulators have ordered Mercury General Corp. to cut its homeowners insurance rates by 8.2%, instead of the increase in premiums that the company had sought.


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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban loses bid to end insider-trading suit

March 5, 2013 |

Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, lost a bid to end a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accusing him of insider trading.


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Dow continues surge, still trading above previous all-time high

March 5, 2013 |

The Dow Jones industrial average isn’t just breaking a record today – it’s smashing it.


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Home prices up 9.7% year-over-year in January, CoreLogic reports

March 5, 2013 |

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose 9.7% in January from a year earlier, the biggest increase since 2006, a real estate data analysis firm reported Tuesday.


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