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  • Mitt Romney steps up defense of Bain Capital tenure

    Mitt Romney steps up defense of Bain Capital tenure
    Facing efforts by his Republican rivals to paint him as a heartless corporate raider who preyed on struggling companies while working in the world of private equity, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stepped up his defense of his tenure at Bain Capital on Thursday -- gently pushing back against those attacks by arguing that his goal had been to make businesses successful over the long term.
  • Unified by the coin of their realm

    Unified by the coin of their realm
    Coiled around a wind-swept hill near this city's lively Mission District, Bernal Heights takes an almost cult-like pride in being insular. With a butcher, grocer, bookstore and bakery, the neighborhood provides the basics. When you add to that some...

    Newton: Why should Prop. 13 be sacrosanct?

    Newton: Why should Prop. 13 be sacrosanct?
    Two weeks ago, I wrote about a lawsuit working its way through the state courts that poses a novel and fundamental challenge to Proposition 13, the tax initiative approved by California voters in 1978. According to the lawsuit, brought by former UCLA...

    Long Beach to expand ban on plastic bags

     
    Long Beach's ban on plastic bags will expand to include smaller businesses, such as sandwich shops and liquor stores, beginning on New Year's Day.

    The San Francisco solution: To improve the economy, pay workers more

     
    The minimum wage in San Francisco will climb to $10. 24 an hour on Jan. 1. A doomsday for business, you say? Hardly.