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  • California lawmakers weigh tax credit for bomber program

    A bitter fight has broken out between aerospace industry behemoths over fast-tracked legislation that could provide one company with an upper hand in an upcoming $55-billion competition to build a fleet of next-generation stealth bombers. On one side is...
  • Mind the gap in trade finance if U.S. export lender closes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Private sector trade finance has not fully recovered from its financial-crisis collapse, and it is not clear it could fill the gap if the U.S. state-run export lender closes. Conservative U.S. lawmakers are clamoring to shutter the...
  • Is this the worst Congress ever?

    Is this the worst Congress ever?
    This will be a short rant, as we prepare to head off to celebrate the birth of our nation with fireworks, barbeques and the usual trappings of summer. In spite of the celebratory mood, I am troubled by the unrelenting incompetence of the U.S. Congress....
  • Triangle offensive: Heat seeing triple during free agency

    Triangle offensive: Heat seeing triple during free agency
      Consider it the triangle offensives. On dual fronts.   On one front, there is the primary challenge for the Miami Heat of retaining LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, with the NBA's free-agency signing window opening Thursday.   On the other,...
  • Small businesses at high risk for data breach

    To the money managers at Silversage Advisors in Irvine, it seemed like a no-brainer to store backup computer drives far from the main office to ensure seamless operations in case of a calamity. Then professional burglars hit the home where the drives...
  • Legg restructures debt amid signs of turnaround

    Legg restructures debt amid signs of turnaround
    Legg Mason plans to close a deal this month to restructure $650 million in debt, a move designed to lock in favorable interest rates for the long term while taking advantage of the market's sustained appetite for corporate bonds. The money raised from...
  • Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency

    Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency
    First came the switch off of the gold standard. Then checkbooks and credit cards started the shift away from cash — but to bitcoin advocates, not far enough. As the anonymous digital currency gains favor with retailers such as Overstock.com and is...
  • Less is more when approving specialty plates

    Less is more when approving specialty plates
    If ever there were a moratorium large enough to drive a truck through, it's the one the Florida Legislature imposed in 2008 to curb the number of specialty license plates. Back then, state lawmakers said there were too many tags. Now, there are even more....
  • Lee Butz: Increased funding for preschool education a wise investment

    Young children are innately curious. They ask questions about how things work, and they explore the natural world around them. These days, we use the acronym STEM to describe the science, technology, engineering and mathematics driving our economy, but...
  • California grants $420-million tax break to Lockheed Martin Corp.

    The Legislature went home for a month Thursday, but not before handing aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a controversial $420-million tax break. Branded as a sweetheart deal for Lockheed, the bill sailed through the Assembly and Senate — but...
  • 2 ex-Baldwin Park employees accuse council members of retaliation

    Two former Baldwin Park city employees are claiming they were fired in retaliation for opposing unethical behavior by city council members. In an 11-page claim filed June 2 with the city clerk's office, Vijay Singhal, the city's former chief executive...