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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 13- Dan Richard is determined to keep California's plan for building an 800- mile high-speed rail system on track despite two recent court rulings against it and rising criticism of the effort.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 3- For California's public-sector unions, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's proposed statewide ballot measure for pension reform is a call to arms- and they're bringing out the big guns.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 25- A California judge ruled on Monday against the state's plan to issue more than $8 billion in bonds to help build an 800- mile high-speed train system and rescinded the project's funding plan, which estimates the system's cost at $68 billion.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 25- A California judge ruled on Monday against the state's plan to issue more than $8 billion in bonds to build a high-speed train system and rescinded the project's funding plan, estimated at $68 billion.

  • California budget watchdog forecasts big surpluses Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 3:08 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 20- California could end its next fiscal year with a $5.6 billion reserve as its finances improve and if its current fiscal policies do not change, providing it with the means to build a strong reserve and tackle unfunded pension obligations, the state's budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 15- California regulators said on Friday an enhanced monitoring regime for oil and gas production that is part of the state's new fracking regulations would shore up groundwater protection, a top concern in the growing state.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 14- California's environmental regulator can sell carbon emission permits at quarterly auctions as part of the state's cap-and-trade program, a state court said on Thursday, in a setback to businesses that argued that the sales constitute an illegal tax.

  • DENVER, Nov 6- Three Colorado cities have rejected oil and gas production work that relies on so-called fracking, unofficial election returns showed on Wednesday in a setback for an industry that won other battles this year in Democratic strongholds like California.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 5- California is ready to link its carbon cap-and-trade program with a similar effort in the Canadian province of Quebec, a move that could pave the way for further expansion of the market in coming years, state officials said on Tuesday.

  • RPT-COLUMN-Fracking is coming to California: Kemp Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 4:25 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 30- California's lawmakers have ensured the state will remain a major oil and gas producer by approving new legislation allowing hydraulic fracturing and acid treatments to rejuvenate its ageing wells in exchange for strict controls and tougher enforcement.

  • COLUMN-Fracking is coming to California: Kemp Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 30- California's lawmakers have ensured the state will remain a major oil and gas producer by approving new legislation allowing hydraulic fracturing and acid treatments to rejuvenate its ageing wells in exchange for strict controls and tougher enforcement.

  • Three U.S. states, British Columbia to ink climate pact Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 6:38 PM ET

    WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- California governor Jerry Brown said on Thursday he plans to sign an agreement to formally align the state's climate and clean energy policies with those of Oregon, Washington state and the Canadian province of British Columbia.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 22- San Francisco's commuter trains lumbered back into operation for the first time in five days early on Tuesday after union workers reached a tentative labor deal with management, ending a strike that paralyzed the nation's fifth-largest rapid transit network.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 22- San Francisco's commuter trains lumbered back into operation for the first time in five days early on Tuesday after union workers reached a tentative labor deal with management, ending a strike that paralyzed the nation's fifth-largest rapid transit network.

  • 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.

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