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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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West Oakland: Bubble, Burst, Rebirth

December 17, 2012 | 11:07 am

West Oakland: Bubble, Burst, Rebirth

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Marilyn Reynolds bought her West Oakland home in 2001 for $600,000. In 2010, after her husband’s work dried up and they split up, she was forced to sell it for $180,000 – to avoid foreclosure. Reynolds isn’t alone. Today, new businesses and families from the suburbs are moving in and changing the social landscape. Can […]

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November 16, 2012 | 10:25 am

California Gets More Jobs

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We’re still behind the rest of the country, but California added 45,800 non-farm jobs in October, according to the Employment Development Department. That brought down the state’s unemployment rate to 10.1%, down from 10.2% in September. The rate for the United States is 7.9%. California also added 32,000 jobs in September. The hottest sectors are […]

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October 15, 2012 | 9:01 am

A.M. Splash: Stanford Economist Wins Nobel; Chevron Workers Warned of Pipe Weakness; Court to Review Marijuana Classification

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Guest Stanford prof wins economic Nobel (SF Chronicle) A visiting Stanford University professor was awarded the Nobel economics prize Monday for research that helped improve the performance of markets. Alvin Roth, 60, is a professor at Harvard University but is currently a guest scholar at Stanford. He will share the award with Lloyd Shapley, 89, […]

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June 21, 2012 | 12:29 pm

Forecast Says California Growth Will Remain Sluggish

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Not making the kind of money you expected? You are in good company. California’s economy is falling behind “where it should be” according to an analysis released today by the University of California, Los Angeles’ Anderson School of Management. The economic research center issued a report Wednesday looking into the future of the economy, both […]

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August 8, 2011 | 2:41 pm

California Cities Near the Bottom in New Jobs Rankings

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Bad news for California in a new ranking of job markets. The Business Journal chain reports that the #1 spot for employment opportunities in the nation right now is Boston. And while no California cities make the top ten, the bottom of the list is sadly dominated by the Golden State. Top 10: 1. Boston; […]

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