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California Economy: Steady but Unremarkable Growth in the Months Ahead, Forecast Says

California Economy: Steady but Unremarkable Growth in the Months Ahead, Forecast Says

The recovery is "painfully plodding," and the state is still performing below its potential in employment and output, according to UCLA.
San Mateo County Transit District Looking for New Director

San Mateo County Transit District Looking for New Director

The current executive director is retiring.
HP Pays $32.5M to Settle Federal Allegations

HP Pays $32.5M to Settle Federal Allegations

The dispute involved a contract with the Postal Service.
Who's Hiring: Lands' End, Sears, College of San Mateo

Who's Hiring: Lands' End, Sears, College of San Mateo

Looking for a new career? Check out who's accepting applications in San Mateo County this week.
Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

How to make the best of a less than perfect job situation.

Uncle Sam Will Pay $3,000 To Give You The Flu

Healthy and under 50? Here's a way to make some quick money.
Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

How sharing finances brought one couple closer together.
How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

Follow these steps for lifetime job security.
Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Tips for generating impenetrable Internet passwords.
Would You Eat a Beer-Flavored Jelly Bean?

Would You Eat a Beer-Flavored Jelly Bean?

The Fairfield-based candy company unveiled what may be the world's first beer-flavored jelly bean that took three years in the making.
One of Three Women Live At or Near Poverty, Shriver Report Finds

One of Three Women Live At or Near Poverty, Shriver Report Finds

Two-thirds of women consider themselves the family breadwinner.
Best Companies to Work for in 2014

Best Companies to Work for in 2014

Google grabs the top slot yet again on Fortune list.
How Bad Moves on Social Media Could Damage Your Credit Score

How Bad Moves on Social Media Could Damage Your Credit Score

Here's why you should think before you tweet. (Or Facebook. Or Instagram.)
W-2 Forms: Understanding Your Most Important Tax Document

W-2 Forms: Understanding Your Most Important Tax Document

This holds the key to a bigger tax refund.
Great America Hiring for 2014 Season

Great America Hiring for 2014 Season

Yes, the holidays are barely over but it’s already time to think about summer jobs.
2 New Google Default Settings to Watch Out For

2 New Google Default Settings to Watch Out For

A look at two of Google’s new — and controversial — service changes that recently went into effect.
If You Have a Lane Cedar Chest Here's How to Get a Replacement Lock

If You Have a Lane Cedar Chest Here's How to Get a Replacement Lock

Children can become trapped in the chests when the lid closes automatically locking with no way of opening from the inside.
Dunkin' Donuts to Open Bay Area Stores

Dunkin' Donuts to Open Bay Area Stores

The East Coast chain just opened its first Southern California stores last year.
Who's Hiring: TripAdvisor, Sysco, Goodwill

Who's Hiring: TripAdvisor, Sysco, Goodwill

Looking for a new career? Check out who's accepting applications in San Mateo County this week.
Is the U.S. Really on the Verge of a Doctor Shortage?

Is the U.S. Really on the Verge of a Doctor Shortage?

A breakdown of factors contributing to the looming doctor shortage in the United States.