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Contemporary luxury in Naples

September 2, 2012 |

The three-level home’s features include two 80-foot boat docks, five bedrooms, a grand foyer, a stainless-steel-and-glass elevator and a circular staircase.

This custom contemporary in Naples was taken down to the studs and remodeled five years ago. The three-level house features two 80-foot boat docks and views of Santa Catalina Island.



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Keeping your laptop safe from thieves

September 2, 2012 |

Laptops and tablet computers are all too convenient lures for thieves. Here are hints for protecting your property.



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New high-tech airships are rising in Southern California

September 2, 2012 |

Southland aerospace firms are building the next generation of blimps and other airships.

Not since the waning days of World War II have the mammoth wooden blimp hangars at the former military base in Tustin seen as much airship manufacturing work as they do today.



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Defending Fed, Bernanke signals new economic stimulus

September 1, 2012 |

In apparent move to build public support, the Fed chief notes stagnation of the labor market and the risks of lingering high unemployment.

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke gave a spirited defense of Fed policies and left little doubt that the central bank was preparing new stimulus for the economy — an action that could roil Republicans and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney since it would probably occur in the heat of the general election.



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California lawmakers approve workers’ comp overhaul

September 1, 2012 |

Last-minute deal leads to approval of a bill boosting payments to victims of on-the-job accidents and giving employers a major break on insurance premiums.

SACRAMENTO — A bipartisan bloc of lawmakers — after being personally lobbied by Gov. Jerry Brown — approved an overhaul of California’s $ 17-billion workers’ compensation insurance program that promises to hike benefits for injured workers and cut costs for employers.



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Romney embodies Americans’ conflicted views of the wealthy

September 1, 2012 |

Many voters don’t resent the wealthy, a survey finds, although the public sees them as greedier and less honest, but also smarter and hard-working.

In accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney represented more than the GOP’s best hope for recapturing the White House.



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‘Summer of troubles’ at refineries means record holiday gas prices

September 1, 2012 |

The summer of 2012’s widespread refinery and petroleum pipeline problems, as one analyst put it, will mean that many Americans will face record high gasoline prices during the long Labor Day holiday weekend.



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Jerry Brown rounding up support for workers’ compensation revamp

September 1, 2012 |

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is personally lobbying lawmakers, businesses and labor unions to round up enough votes to pass a majorĀ  overhaul of California’s $ 17-billion workers’ compensation insurance program.



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Labor Day gas prices will set a record

September 1, 2012 |

Friday’s national average for a gallon of gasoline was $ 3.829, beating the Labor Day record high set in 2008. Hurricane Isaac, Chevron refinery fire are factors.

As they hit the highway for that last road trip of summer, many drivers will pay more for a gallon of gasoline than during any previous Labor Day holiday weekend.



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CBRE rigged bidding for a bank branch, fraud lawsuit alleges

August 31, 2012 |

Kenneth H. Thomas’ suit says CBRE — which liquidates failed banks’ assets for the FDIC — let Stonegate Bank buy a branch for less than Thomas bid. CBRE and Stonegate dispute accusations of wrongdoing.

A well-known banking consultant has taken a dispute with CBRE Group Inc. to court, saying the Los Angeles real estate giant and Florida’s Stonegate Bank defrauded him by rigging the bidding for a bank branch in an upscale Miami suburb.



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