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What Do You Give Up to Live in the Bay Area?

November 4, 2013 | 9:30 am

What Do You Give Up to Live in the Bay Area?

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What do you sacrifice to be able to afford housing in the Bay Area?

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KQED Launches ‘Priced Out: The Bay Area’s High Cost of Living’

October 30, 2013 | 2:53 pm

KQED Launches ‘Priced Out: The Bay Area’s High Cost of Living’

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Over the coming months KQED will bring you the facts and stories of the Bay Area housing crisis as part of a new series we’re calling ‘Priced Out.’

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Janet Yellen: Good in an Earthquake, But Should She Lead the Fed?

September 20, 2013 | 9:25 am

Janet Yellen: Good in an Earthquake, But Should She Lead the Fed?

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Andrew Rose of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business talks about working with the Fed Chair candidate.

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Richmond Takes Next Step in Eminent Domain Mortgage Plan

September 11, 2013 | 9:40 am

Richmond Takes Next Step in Eminent Domain Mortgage Plan

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A split City Council moves ahead with plan to seize underwater mortgages to force better loan terms.

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Is $84,000 Enough for a Family of Four in San Francisco?

July 16, 2013 | 8:04 am

Is $84,000 Enough for a Family of Four in San Francisco?

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Last week, we wrote about a new budget calculator released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) that attempts to offer a contrast to the Federal Poverty Guidelines, which say a family of four is “officially” poor only if it earns less than $23,550. What EPI hoped to do was illustrate that in plenty of places (the […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Live Comfortably in the Bay Area?

July 12, 2013 | 8:00 am

How Much Does It Cost to Live Comfortably in the Bay Area?

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Anyone who lives in the Bay Area knows it’s not cheap. Rents in San Francisco are notoriously high and rising, trickling out to affect housing costs around the region. Then there are the great restaurants that must be tried, the health care necessities that must be paid, child care, transportation — and that all adds […]

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San Jose Budget Restores Some Cuts

June 13, 2013 | 6:56 am

San Jose Budget Restores Some Cuts

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Two years ago San Jose’s budget looked grim. Mayor Chuck Reed warned the City Council that the city might have to close all its branch libraries, and lay off all its crossing guards and park rangers and some police. On Tuesday night the City Council was looking at a much brighter picture. It passed a $2.6 […]

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Economist Challenges Estimates on Bay Area Super Bowl Benefits

May 23, 2013 | 2:58 pm

Economist Challenges Estimates on Bay Area Super Bowl Benefits

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Ka-ching! You could see the dollar signs dancing in the eyes of Bay Area leaders when the National Football League announced that the region would host the 2016 Super Bowl. The championship game will take place at the 49ers’ stadium now under construction in Santa Clara. And no one sounded more jubilant than Santa Clara […]

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News Pix: San Jose May Day Immigration Rally, Solar Plane Liftoff and Hot Weather

May 3, 2013 | 2:36 pm

News Pix: San Jose May Day Immigration Rally, Solar Plane Liftoff and Hot Weather

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Several thousand people marched for workers’ rights and immigration reform on May Day in San Jose. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED) Dancers performed outside San Jose City Hall as part of the May Day rallies. Speakers from local labor unions and immigration rights groups called on the U.S. Congress to pass the immigration reform bill proposed in the […]

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Grover Norquist on KQED’s Forum: The Tax Pledge and Beyond

April 4, 2013 | 2:49 pm

Grover Norquist on KQED’s Forum: The Tax Pledge and Beyond

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, is best known for the tax pledge that his group asks Republican candidates and politicians to sign. The pledge basically says that the signee will not support new taxes or reductions to current tax deductions and credits, in any shape or form. Norquist joined KQED’s Forum to […]

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