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  • Toni Atkins, the Assembly's speaker to be

     Toni Atkins, the Assembly's speaker to be
    It's not like the days when a Willie Brown or a Jesse Unruh could all but take out a lease on the Assembly speaker's offices in Sacramento. Term limits mean Toni Atkins will have to vacate the premises not much more than two years after she takes over the...
  • Corporate backing is helping Obamacare go mainstream

    Corporate backing is helping Obamacare go mainstream
    WASHINGTON — Fans of the Jet City Rollergirls are hearing public announcements about Obamacare when they go to the roller derby track north of Seattle. Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language television network, is airing half-hour...
  • Stella & Dot founder saw a way to dress up direct sales

    Stella & Dot founder saw a way to dress up direct sales
    The gig: Jessica Herrin is founder and chief executive of Stella & Dot, a fast-growing company that sells fashion jewelry, handbags and other accessories online and via direct sales. Stella & Dot salespeople, called stylists, pay a minimum of $199 for a...
  • Obama holds up first lady's efforts as a model for policy action

    Obama holds up first lady's efforts as a model for policy action
    WASHINGTON — As President Obama looks to show off all he can do without Congress, he's been pointing to a surprising place for guidance on the savvy use of power: the other side of the White House. In public and private, the president has been...
  • Atlanta paralyzed by less than 3 inches of snow

    Atlanta paralyzed by less than 3 inches of snow
    ATLANTA — Light snow was falling when Samantha Avers left Duluth, a northeast Atlanta suburb, on Tuesday afternoon. She figured she would be home quickly, for it was only a 30- to 45-minute drive. Twenty-two hours later, Avers, an account...
  • Businesses gather more information than they need from consumers

    Businesses gather more information than they need from consumers
    Moira Hahn, like many consumers, always took it for granted that businesses wanted as much of her personal information as they could get. She didn't really start thinking about how such practices could come back to bite her until she became one of the...
  • Supply of news is dwindling amid the digital media transformation

    Supply of news is dwindling amid the digital media transformation
    The word is out that we're embarking on a new golden age of journalism. In recent months some of the hottest names in the business — the Washington Post's Ezra Klein, Nate Silver of the New York Times, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of the Wall...
  • BP gets slick in trying to undermine gulf oil spill settlement

    BP gets slick in trying to undermine gulf oil spill settlement
    It would be perfectly proper for BP, the giant British oil company, to feel a sense of corporate remorse. After all, the firm was responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and well blowout that...
  • Venice's famed tolerance is being tested by the homeless

    Venice's famed tolerance is being tested by the homeless
    The homeless people camped outside a planned Google facility in Venice were beginning to stir when Los Angeles police rolled up around dawn. Chesnel Dorceus was slow to dismantle his makeshift shelter and wound up briefly in handcuffs. "Wow,...
  • Several cybersecurity initiatives lost after Snowden's NSA leaks

    Several cybersecurity initiatives lost after Snowden's NSA leaks
    WASHINGTON — Early last year, as Edward Snowden was preparing to disclose classified documents he had purloined from National Security Agency computers in Hawaii, the NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, was gearing up to sell Congress and the public...
  • Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh steps on some toes as he remakes downtown Vegas

    Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh steps on some toes as he remakes downtown Vegas
    LAS VEGAS — He's a painfully private entrepreneur with very public dreams for this city's decaying downtown core. Around Sin City, giddy officials are heralding online shoe retailer Tony Hsieh as a visionary, the latest in a line of moneyed Las...