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CA wage hike shock waves begin

  Confronted with an impending hike to $15 in the California minimum wage, businesses, labor advocates and political analysts have all begun to shift strategies and tactics. Given current trends, the combined impact could be a smaller, more unionized workforce — that

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Brown signs ironic “Made in America” bill

Known for his propensity to veto legislation that strikes him as ill-conceived, Gov. Jerry Brown surprised some observers by signing a bill critics describe as authorizing an outright lie. Supporters said the new law, passed as Senate Bill 633, merely

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CA center gives military new tech leap

Hoping to change the way the defense industry innovates, the Obama administration has pushed the Department of Defense much deeper into Silicon Valley. The Pentagon announced a sizable new investment anchored by a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid

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CA manufacturing rises — a little

California’s hard-hit manufacturing sector is coming back, although not as much as the rest of the country. The Great Recession sliced off 18.5 percent of state manufacturing jobs. After that, from 2011 to 2014, “manufacturing employment has hovered around 12.5 million,”

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Tesla gets first taste of tax break

Last week, the state of California gave Palo Alto-based electric vehicle maker Tesla a tax break valued at more than $30 million. SF Gate first reported the news. Ostensibly, the tax break will help the automaker build more cars and

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Can California land Boeing again?

Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, announced last week it would be restructuring its primary research and development unit. The company will be opening new research centers in Alabama, Southern California, Missouri, South Carolina and Washington state. “We are reorganizing and

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AB 32 has predicted effect on state manufacturing jobs 2

Jan. 19, 2013 By Chris Reed Trying to preserve and help create manufacturing jobs should be a primary goal of a party that bills itself as being about social justice. Manufacturing jobs often offer middle-class wages, but don’t require college

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Products ‘Made in America’ at odds with CA 23

July 3, 2012 By Katy Grimes When Anthony Maglica founded his machine shop in 1955 as a one-man operation, he never dreamed of the success he would have, nor would he ever imagine that the state in which he lived

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Brown Wrong on Factory Job Loss Rate 12

FEB. 2, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI California Gov. Jerry Brown may have met his moment of infamy on a Feb 1 TV show.  He said, “California is losing manufacturing jobs at a rate no faster than the rest of the

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U.S., CA Attack Manufacturing

JAN. 25, 2012 By JOHN SEILER New reports show how both the U.S. and California governments have imposed severe anti-manufacturing regulations impeding economic recovery and growth. President Obama and Gov. Jerry Brown pay lip service to creating good middle-class jobs.

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