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At a time when the still sluggish economy has sent a flood of jobless young adults back home, older people are quietly moving in with their parents at twice the rate of their younger counterparts. Above, Debbie and Ron Rohr at the Salinas home of Debbie's mother, where they have lived  with their twin teenage sons since October.

Moving in with parents becomes more common for the middle-aged

Debbie Rohr lives with her husband and twin teenage sons in a well-tended three-bedroom home in Salinas.

The ranch-style house has a spacious kitchen that looks out on a yard...

SACRAMENTO — A longtime board member of the country's largest public pension fund is in trouble again with California's political watchdog.

Former professional basketball star Bill Walton's back and leg pain was once so severe that he considered suicide. Nothing worked until he underwent...

If you thought airlines could find no new ways to squeeze more passengers into each plane, you are underestimating the resolve of the airline...

Stocks were mixed Monday at the start of another major week for company earnings. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is coming off its best week...

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Silicon Valley satire nails the culture, geeks say

Silicon Valley satire nails the culture, geeks say

Going for laughs but devoted to accuracy, a TV satire gets high marks from Bay Area techie savants.

Simple Internet-connected devices can end up in complex online crimes

Simple Internet-connected devices can end up in complex online crimes

Routers, computers, TVs, even refrigerators are being commandeered by hackers to steal, send spam or help shut down networks.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1927-2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1927-2014

No literary experience is rarer than reading a book that changes the way you see the world. "War and Peace" will change the way you look at the...

When health insurers play games, patients lose

When health insurers play games, patients lose

Dr. Theodore Corwin, a plastic surgeon in Thousand Oaks for the last 30 years, has had run-ins with insurers before, but never one so aggravating...

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pushing a packed agenda

WASHINGTON — After nearly four decades as a Washington lawyer and lobbyist for the cable and cellphone industries, Tom Wheeler was...

How I Made It: Bill Dombrowski, California Retailers Assn. president

How I Made It: Bill Dombrowski, California Retailers Assn. president

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Southern California office market slowly improving

Southern California office market slowly improving

Southern California's office market has improved ever so slightly — once again for landlords.

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Homeowner accounts are not the board's slush fund

Question: Our homeowner association's president explained to our board how the budget process actually works. She said:...

Turning negative feedback into a positive

Turning negative feedback into a positive

Feedback is everywhere. Not just in the form of professional performance reviews and unwanted comments from your parents, children and...

How to improve credit scores

How to improve credit scores

Dear Liz: I am trying to help my retired parents refinance their home. Currently they are paying over 8% interest. (This...

Listing in winter may yield higher home price

Listing in winter may yield higher home price

WASHINGTON — It's common knowledge verging on holy writ in real estate: Spring is the absolute best time of the year to sell a house.

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Can a landlord charge on a per-person basis?

Question: I am a landlord who owns and manages a couple of four-plexes. I have always paid for all the utilities —...

A rural vibe in Manhattan Beach

A rural vibe in Manhattan Beach

This Napa farmhouse-style home, which takes its cues from 19th-century floor plans, sits on a corner lot in the Manhattan Beach Tree...

For branding, many places adopt signature scents

For branding, many places adopt signature scents

Between the bouncy music and the stacks of colorful jeans, visitors to the Benetton store on Chicago's Michigan Avenue might catch a whiff...

SpaceX cargo mission blasts off to space station

SpaceX cargo mission blasts off to space station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday and sped through a cloud-covered sky on its way to deliver...

Venture capital funding soars to levels last seen in dot-com bubble

Venture capital funding soars to levels last seen in dot-com bubble

SAN FRANCISCO — With venture capital funding reaching levels not seen since the days of the dot-com bubble, analysts say the...

American Airlines' bid to end benefits for many retirees is rejected

DALLAS — A federal judge has rejected an attempt by American Airlines to quickly cut off benefits for many of its retirees.

Construction jobs have grown fast in California

Construction jobs have grown fast in California

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 Payrolls in California grow by 11,800

Payrolls in California grow by 11,800

California's employers added 11,800 jobs in March, a modest increase but one that nevertheless kept momentum going in the job market.

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