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Survey: New grads can expect modest rise in hiring

By Justin Pope Modest good news for college students: An annual survey predicts employers will increase hiring of new 4-year college graduates about 5 percent in the coming year. Demand for graduates with associate’s degrees is expected to increase more sharply — by about 30 percent compared to last year’s survey— while MBA hiring appears […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Despite what they say, voters favor local taxes

By Hannah Dreier SACRAMENTO (AP) — When it comes to new taxes, voters tend to say government should ask for money from somebody else, like the rich. But that doesn’t always hold true, especially on the local level. During last week’s elections, voters across the country opted to raise taxes to help their cities, counties […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Police: 4 veterans killed when train hit parade float

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Four veterans were killed and 16 other people were injured when a train slammed into a parade float carrying the returning heroes to a banquet to honor them in West Texas, officials said Friday. A float decorated with American flags and carrying wounded veterans and their spouses to a banquet in […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Posey, Cabrera nab MVP awards

NEW YORK — Miguel Cabrera has a Most Valuable Player award to go with his Triple Crown. And Buster Posey has an MVP prize to put alongside his second World Series ring. The pair of batting champions won baseball’s top individual honors Thursday by large margins. In spring training, Posey’s focus was just to get […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Busier airports, full planes seen on Thanksgiving

By Samantha Bomkamp The recipe for Thanksgiving travel is likely to make travelers a little bitter this year. Americans can expect airports to be busier and planes to be fuller than ever, according to a forecast by the main trade association for U.S. airlines two weeks ahead of the holiday. And fares are already more […]

November 21, 2012 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

San Francisco nudists sue to block proposed ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of San Francisco residents is suing the city to block a proposed ban on public nudity. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco claims an ordinance that city officials are considering would violate the civil rights of people who want to bare their bodies for personal […]

November 15, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Democrats win supermajority in Assembly

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Democrats have gained a supermajority in both houses of the California Legislature for the first time since the 19th century, after the Assembly reached the critical two-thirds threshold Wednesday. That gives California’s majority party complete dominance of state politics and the ability to raise taxes unilaterally if they choose. The party already […]

November 15, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Barnes leads Warriors past Hawks

OAKLAND — Rookie Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, making a pair of critical free throws in the final minute to help the Golden State Warriors hold off the short-handed Atlanta Hawks, 92-88, on Wednesday. David Lee added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Stephen Curry scored 12 to put the Warriors […]

November 15, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Brown urges UC leaders to rethink education

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called on the University of California to contain costs and rethink how it does business, even though voters approved new taxes to help fund education. Brown made the plea during his first appearance at a UC Board of Regents meeting just a week […]

November 15, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

State budget deficit shrinks to $1.9 billion

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s nonpartisan budget analyst says the state now faces a much smaller deficit of $1.9 billion through the end of the next fiscal year and could even see surpluses after that. The Legislative Analyst’s Office released a positive but cautious forecast Wednesday in the state’s first budget assessment since […]

November 15, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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