California unemployment

Fiscal cliff deal brings some relief to California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff in Washington will bring a reprieve to California’s slowly rebounding economy, but uncertainty remains in part because Congress delayed action on federal spending cuts.


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Details of Senate bill averting ‘fiscal cliff’

(AP) – Here are some highlights of a bill Congress passed Tuesday aimed at averting wide tax increases and budget cuts scheduled to take effect with the new year.


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Tax hike comparison

A look at the plans proposed by House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama, and how many households would be effected.


Romney and Obama after third debate

Obama to meet with Romney tomorrow

The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately Thursday with his vanquished rival Mitt Romney, their first face-to-face encounter since the election.


White House warns impending 'cliff' could hurt holiday spending

White House warns impending ‘cliff’ could hurt holiday spending

WASHINGTON (AP) – As Washington gets back to work on avoiding the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that would take effect in January, White House economists are warning that the uncertainty facing U.S. taxpayers […]


Survey: Taxes on consumers big issue for small business

NEW YORK (AP) – Small business owners who are worried about the so-called fiscal cliff are concerned beyond their own finances – they’re also uneasy about higher taxes on consumers. That’s the finding of a […]


Obama says US can't afford across-the-board tax hike

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all Americans. He’s calling on congressional Republicans to support an extension of existing tax rates for households earning $250,000 or […]


House speaker says he'll consider tax increase

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner is offering to pursue a deal with a victorious President Barack Obama that will include higher taxes “under the right conditions” to help reduce the nation’s staggering debt […]


Soda tax measures in 2 Calif. cities fail

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – Voters in two California cities have overwhelmingly rejected a penny-per-ounce tax on businesses that sell soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages. With all precincts reporting, the San Francisco Bay area city […]


Brown pushes college students to support tax hike

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown is warning college students to support his tax increase on the November ballot or face larger tuition bills in the future. The Democratic governor began a stretch push […]


Richmond soda tax measure opponents spend millions

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – A group backed by the beverage industry is spending millions of dollars to defeat a soda tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot in the San Francisco Bay area city of […]


Opponents: Brown's initiative 'smoke and mirrors'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Opponents of Gov. Jerry Brown’s November tax initiative are making their case with a new television commercial hammering the governor’s claim that the billions of dollars it would raise will go […]