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Survey: US Companies Added 202,000 Jobs in December

BALTIMORE — U.S. companies added 202,000 jobs in December, led by robust hiring in construction, trade, transportation and utilities, according to a private survey. Construction firms added 37,000 jobs in December. The trade, transportation and utilities se...
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Newsom Vetoes Toll System for San Francisco’s Crooked Street

SAN FRANCISCO — Tourists who want to drive down San Francisco's crooked Lombard Street will not have to make reservations and pay a toll after all. Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill on Saturday that would have allowed the city to test a fee and reservation sy...
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California Steers Toward a Future of Self-Driving Cars

California is laying the groundwork for the next, slightly scary phase in its push toward zero-emission transportation: self-driving cars packed with computers using finely tuned algorithms, high-definition cameras, radar, and other high-tech gadgetry. What th...
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Cities, Counties Could be Punished for Dragging Feet on Housing

SACRAMENTO — Faced with a crippling housing shortage that is driving prices up while putting more people on the streets, Gov. Gavin Newsom and California legislative leaders agreed Thursday on a plan to reward local governments that make it easier to build mor...