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Amid protest, a call for a more ethical Public Utilities Commission

The new head of the beleaguered Public Utilities Commission vowed Thursday to forge  changes at the powerful regulatory agency "to ensure more ethical behavior" by commissioners and high-ranking staff.

Corinthian Colleges to be delisted from Nasdaq next week

Corinthian Colleges Inc., the troubled Santa Ana for-profit college operator, is likely to be delisted from the Nasdaq stock exchange by next week, according to company disclosures.

Fed's Fisher calls 'audit the Fed' backers 'sheep in wolves' clothing'

A top Federal Reserve official on Wednesday called Sen. Rand Paul and other backers of "audit the Fed" legislation "sheep in wolves' clothing" who want to make a "bogeyman" out of the central bank.

U.S. added 257,000 new jobs in January with strong wage gains

The economy produced another robust month of job gains last month, adding 257,000 net new positions and a strong gain in wages, the Labor Department said Friday.

State pension funds look to recover more after S&P settlement

The nation's richest public pension fund was a big winner in the settlement with Standard & Poor's Financial Services over its ratings on mortgage-backed securities lawsuits.

California attorney general to appeal reversal of foie gras ban

California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris said Wednesday she would appeal last month’s decision by a federal judge to overturn the state’s ban on foie gras.

California lawmakers target $1,000 hepatitis pill, other costly drugs

California lawmakers are joining the national debate over what effect high-priced specialty drugs are having on medical costs for consumers and taxpayers.

Private-sector job growth cooled to 213,000 in January, ADP says

Private-sector hiring cooled last month, with employers adding a still-solid 213,000 net new jobs, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday.

PUC probe: State searches home of Michael Peevey, former commission boss

State law enforcement officials reportedly searched the La Canada Flintridge home of former Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey this week and seized computer equipment and smartphones.

Obamacare enrollment in California: Anthem leads, Kaiser draws closer

Insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross leads Obamacare enrollment in California, but Kaiser Permanente is gaining on its archrival.

Kern County supervisors declare fiscal emergency amid plunging oil prices

Kern County supervisors declared a state of fiscal emergency at their weekly meeting Tuesday in response to predictions of a massive shortfall in property tax revenues because of tanking oil prices.

Inglewood stadium plan garners 20,000 signatures

The plan to put a pro football stadium in Inglewood took its first big step forward Monday when organizers submitted more than 20,000 signatures for an initiative petition.

Federal deficit lowest since Great Recession amid solid economic growth

Echoing other upbeat forecasts, a new report Monday said the federal deficit is on track to hit its lowest level in years as economic growth continues at a solid pace for fiscal 2016.

Falling oil prices help boost optimism of business economists

Plunging oil prices helped boost optimism about first-quarter growth among economists at U.S. businesses, who had higher expectations for sales, hiring and wages than they did three months ago, according to survey results released Monday.

California: Latino enrollment in Obamacare opens strong

California's health exchange said it has seen a strong turnout among Latinos for Obamacare coverage after nearly two months of open enrollment.

Heritage Provider Network teams up with hospital chain Trinity Health

Southern California-based Heritage Provider Network is forming a joint venture with the nation's second-largest nonprofit hospital system to better coordinate patient care across much of the country.

U.S. adds 252,000 jobs in December; unemployment rate drops to 5.6%

Ignoring the economic troubles in the rest of the world, the U.S. added another large batch of new jobs in December to conclude its best year of hiring since 1999.

Founders Fund invests millions in cannabis venture Privateer Holdings

The nation’s burgeoning legal cannabis industry now has a major tech player on its side.

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