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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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Stocks higher, but volatile, after Bernanke speaks

August 31, 2012 |

Stocks traded higher on Friday but couldn’t hang on to strong gains as investors tried to figure out what to make of comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.



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AMR, US Airways in talks about combination

August 31, 2012 |

American Airlines and US Airways are one step closer to a potential merger.



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U.S. unemployment applications flat at 374,000

August 31, 2012 |

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at a seasonally adjusted 374,000, suggesting slow improvement in the job market.



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Stocks fall as consumer spending fails to impress

August 31, 2012 |

Stocks are opening lower, with investors underwhelmed by news of higher consumer spending.



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