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  • Sept 17- California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Wednesday new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies, but the regulations come at a far lower costs to the industry than previously written into the bill, officials said.

  • California to mandate paid sick leave under new law Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 10- California businesses will have to provide paid sick leave to most employees under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, the latest move to aid low-income workers in the most populous U.S. state.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 9- America's largest public pension fund was criticized in a report on Tuesday for failing to sufficiently audit and clamp down on pension "spiking", a practice of inflating workers' benefits just before retirement in order to boost their pensions.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 9- America's largest public pension fund was criticized in a report on Tuesday for failing to properly audit and clamp down on pension "spiking", a practice of inflating workers' benefits just before retirement in order to boost their pensions.

  • Moody's lifts Calif rating to highest since 2001 Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Moody's upgraded its rating on California's general obligation debt, citing the state's improving financial position and employment growth.

  • Google's driverless car can navigate a city Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 10:03 AM ET
    Google's driverless car.

    Google says it has turned a corner in its pursuit of a car that can drive itself.

  • How Israeli tech will help California's drought Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and California Gov. Jerry Brown (L) shake hands after signing a pact to strengthen economic and research ties between California and Israel at the Computer History Museum on March 5, 2014 in Mountain View, Calif.

    A deal made with Israel could help alleviate California's serious drought problem.

  • All dried out: California farms to lay idle Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    The Almaden Reservoir in San Jose, Calif., on Jan. 28, 2014.

    Drought-stricken California farmers are expected to idle 500,000 acres of cropland in a record production loss that could cost billions.

  • Ex-TARP chief Kashkari to run for Calif. governor Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 3:37 PM ET
    Neel Kashkari

    A former investment banker who ran TARP said he will challenge California Governor Jerry Brown for the state's top job in 2014.

  • A first: California outlaws 'revenge porn' Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 6:10 AM ET
    California Gov. Jerry Brown

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a first-of-its-kind law to criminalize revenge porn, the distribution of explicit photos to humiliate others.

  • Tesla enters race to build self-driving car Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 7:41 AM ET
    Elon Musk, billionaire and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

    Tesla Motors is working to produce a car capable of running on "auto-pilot" within the next three years, CEO Elon Musk said.

  • Who's living large in Michigan? The governor. Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    Twenty-two U.S. governors make over $140,500 a year, and they've been investing in some impressive digs. Click ahead to take a peek at the homes of some top-paid governors.

  • The worst states for business Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    Los Angeles freeway traffic.

    If we are going to have Top States, we have to have Bottom States. Find out which states bottomed out for business.

  • Texas falls to No. 2 among Top Business States Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    Texas, which has never finished below No. 2 in CNBC's Top States for Business, drops from first to second in 2013.

  • New York Cracks Down on Jobless Discrimination Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:29 PM ET
    Job seekers speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, New York City.

    The New York City Council on Wednesday passed sweeping legislation to prevent employers from discriminating against out-of-work job seekers.

  • Republican governors are moving to cut income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level.

  • Gov. Brown: California's Budget Deficit Is Gone! Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 1:30 PM ET
    Jerry Brown, Governor of California

    Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a state spending plan that eliminates the deficit and provides $6.3 billion more in spending than the previous year.

  • Taxes Don’t Drive Out the California Rich: Study Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 3:32 PM ET

    The wealthier the Californian, a study of tax data says, the less likely he or she is to move to avoid taxes aimed at the rich.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- A handful of individual super-donors, business groups and unions have poured more than $350 million into California ballot initiatives ahead of the Nov. 6 election, underscoring the extent to which the state's system of ``direct democracy'' has morphed into a big-money battleground.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- A handful of individual super-donors, business groups and unions have poured more than $350 million into California ballot initiatives ahead of the Nov. 6 election, underscoring the extent to which the state's system of ``direct democracy'' has morphed into a big-money battleground.