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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.
North Bay Business Offering Discounts for Leak Detection After Quake

North Bay Business Offering Discounts for Leak Detection After Quake

American Leak Detection Offers $30 Discounts on All Jobs in the Region After Quake
California to Recover $300 Million for Pension Funds in Bank of America Settlement

California to Recover $300 Million for Pension Funds in Bank of America Settlement

The money will reimburse the state’s pension funds for money it lost investing in mortgage-backed securities through Bank of America.
Salmonella Scare: If You Have This Almond or Peanut Butter at Home, Toss It!

Salmonella Scare: If You Have This Almond or Peanut Butter at Home, Toss It!

The goods in question were sold at several national retailers and online.
Marinnovation, an annual celebration of Entrepreneurs, Designers & Inventors in Marin is back for 2014!

Marinnovation, an annual celebration of Entrepreneurs, Designers & Inventors in Marin is back for 2014!

Marinnovation is back and sponsored by the Marin Economic Forum in collaboration with the Venture Greenhouse.
Yummy! Pumpkin Spice Latte Set To Make Early Debut This Year

Yummy! Pumpkin Spice Latte Set To Make Early Debut This Year

The popular fall-flavored drink will be returning soon...
Support Troops by Donating Your Unused Phones in San Rafael

Support Troops by Donating Your Unused Phones in San Rafael

Phones can be donated to 'Cell Phones For Soldiers' at several locations throughout the Bay Area.
Marin Supervisors Ban Tobacco from Pharmacies

Marin Supervisors Ban Tobacco from Pharmacies

Four retail drug stores in unincorporated Marin affected.
Golden Gate Bridge Workers Authorize Strike

Golden Gate Bridge Workers Authorize Strike

Contract negotiations will resume next week.
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.
Dozens Camp Out for Novato Chick-fil-A Opening

Dozens Camp Out for Novato Chick-fil-A Opening

The first 100 people through the door when the eatery opens Thursday get free meals every week for a year.
Bank of Marin Honored for Philanthrophy

Bank of Marin Honored for Philanthrophy

The bank donates cash, while employees volunteer for nonprofits.
Win Free Chicken for a Year at the New Chick-fil-A

Win Free Chicken for a Year at the New Chick-fil-A

You may have to camp out to get the free chicken.
Marin County Has Lowest Unemployment Rate in Bay Area, Data Shows

Marin County Has Lowest Unemployment Rate in Bay Area, Data Shows

State employment data shows Marin County had the lowest unemployment rate in the Bay Area in June at 4 percent, which was up from 3.8 percent in May.
AAA: Bay Area Gas Prices Up Slightly From Last Month

AAA: Bay Area Gas Prices Up Slightly From Last Month

It's currently costing about two cents more per gallon than it did last month to fill up your tank in the Bay Area.
Rite Aid Agrees to Pay $500K to Settle Rx Claim

Rite Aid Agrees to Pay $500K to Settle Rx Claim

Prosecutors say Rite Aid has since implemented new compliance procedures. Rite Aid has numerous locations throughout the Bay Area.
Colored Placards Proposed for Local Restaurants

Colored Placards Proposed for Local Restaurants

The posted code would reflect results of recent food safety inspections in a stoplight-inspired system with green, yellow and red "grades."
Novato-Based Company Issues Recall Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Novato-Based Company Issues Recall Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

The California Department of Public Health wants the public to be sure to discard or return the possibly contaminated products.
Bay Area Workers Make 37 Percent More Than National Average, Data Shows

Bay Area Workers Make 37 Percent More Than National Average, Data Shows

The average hourly wage for a worker in San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties is $30.59 while the national average is $22.33, according to the federal statistics