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  • Preview of 2014: Fiscal restraint and poverty as political imagery

    The call-and-response to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday flipped traditional party roles on their heads. Look for more of it in 2014. The Democratic governor spoke of fiscal discipline and, with a flourish,...
  • Kashkari acknowledges that he did not always vote

    Kashkari acknowledges that he did not always vote
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari responded to reports that he had a spotty voting record, acknowledging that he has not gone to the polls in every election. He pointed to his decision to leave a lucrative investment banking career to...
  • Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari calls Jerry Brown lazy

    Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari calls Jerry Brown lazy
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari said Friday he was confident he could raise enough cash to defeat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. "It's going to cost tens of millions of dollars; there's no question we're going to be outgunned,"...
  • Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time

    Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time
    Colorful, crumbling and controversial, Cuba is caught between then and now, between communism and capitalism and the challenge of two currencies. Thanks to a loosening of travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans by President Barack Obama, Cubans are...
  • The Bernanke legacy [Editorial]

    The Bernanke legacy  [Editorial]
    Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, 60, probably won't win many popularity contests. He's frequently been vilified by the political left for doing too little and by the right for doing too much. Most Americans probably have no idea what he...
  • Two main GOP rivals of Brown didn't vote in many elections

    Two main GOP rivals of Brown didn't vote in many elections
    The two main Republicans hoping to take on Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall have failed to vote in many elections, according to documents and interviews. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has cast a ballot in about half of the elections held since 1995, while former...
  • Obama offers plan for Americans who lack 401(k) retirement accounts

    President Obama’s plan for a new type of retirement account may help some Americans, but it’s unlikely to be a panacea for the U.S. retirement crisis. In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Obama proposed new accounts that would be...
  • Obama MyRA proposal unlikely to boost retirement savings

    President Obama's plan to tackle the U.S. retirement crisis is ambitious and well-intentioned but unlikely to have much of an effect, experts say. In his State of the Union address, Obama proposed a new type of retirement account for the 4 in 10...
  • Reining in secret money [Editorial]

    Some of the biggest political contributors in recent elections don't appear on any list of the usual suspects; they are neither corporations, unions nor extremely wealthy individuals. Instead, they are new nonprofit organizations that have been granted...
  • The value of reading between the numbers

    The value of reading between the numbers
    We're serving a real estate numbers buffet this week, from 2.5-person families to 11-foot-long secret rooms. To wit: Another victory for youth. How old is your house? Its age could make a difference in dollars when you go to sell it. A recent RealtyTrac...
  • Treasury to sell $3 billion of stock in bailed-out Ally Financial

    The wind-down of the bailout continues. The Obama administration has decided to sell about $3 billion of the government’s common stock holdings in Ally Financial Inc., a former General Motors Corp. lending arm propped up with taxpayer assistance...