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Mad cow disease found in California

Apr 25, 2012
For the first time in six years, a cow in the U.S. has tested for so-called mad cow disease. While officials say the dairy cow identified in California at no time entered the food supply, the price of cattle futures has moved sharply downward.

Saving one park at a time

Apr 20, 2012
California is planning to close one quarter of its state parks, but if volunteer Carolyn Schoff has her way, Pio Pico Park won't be one of them.

California court rules lunch optional for workers

Apr 13, 2012
The California Supreme Court has ruled that while employers have to offer workers a lunch break, they don't have to make sure employees actually take a lunch break.

The future of U.S. ports after Panama Canal growth

Mar 13, 2012
It's possible America's busiest ports may not stay busy. Southern California currently receives most of the imports shipped from Asia. But that could change with a major expansion of the Panama Canal.

Can tech IPOs save California's budget?

Mar 1, 2012
California is looking forward to both the Yelp and Facebook IPOs in the near future. One analyst estimated it could bring as much as $2.5 billion to the financially struggling state.

California budget surplus turns into shortfall

Feb 22, 2012
The Golden State didn't collect as much income tax from wealthy residents as it had predicted.

What California hopes to get from China

Feb 14, 2012
Los Angeles is on the agenda for Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's U.S. visit. California and China have multiple ties, and this visit could set a standard for future negotiations.

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No pay for California lawmakers until budget passed

Jun 21, 2011
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