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California Inc.: Billions in bets being placed on the big game

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Investors this week will be grappling with increasingly loud talk of another recession coming down the pike. On Friday we learned from the Commerce Department that the U.S. economy slowed sharply at the end of last year, expanding at an anemic 0.7% annual pace.

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