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World's Largest Solar Thermal Plant Opens For Business
Business  (tags: Solar Power, solar energy, solar industry, clean energy, California, google )

Stefanie
- 528 days ago - ecowatch.com
Ivanpah will generate 392 megawatts for the California grid--enough to power 140,000 homes in the state.
Despite Big Bank Threats, City Approves 'Eminent Domain for the People'
Business  (tags: Richmond, California, City Council, 'eminent domain' laws, 'underwater mortgages', Green Party Mayor, Gayle McLaughlin, fight with Big Banks, dmaging mortgage loan policies )

Judy
- 683 days ago - commondreams.org
Richmond, Calif. approves measure to seize 'underwater homes' in order to write-down mortgages and save homeowners.
Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty in Hazardous Waste Case
Business  (tags: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., guilty plea, illegal dumping, California, Missouri, fertilizers, pesticides, hazardous products, $81.6 million fine, 10-yr. investigation, 32 environmental groups, 20 prosecutors )

Judy
- 789 days ago - chron.com
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $81.6 million after pleading guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges of improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous products that were pulled from stores in California and Missouri because of damaged...
California Braces for Black Gold Rush
Business  (tags: Bureau of Land Management, California, Environmentalists, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Monterey Shale, Oil, Russia, Saudi Arabia, USA )

Judy
- 884 days ago - mining.com
Experts believe the Monterey Shale could turn CA into the US's top oil-producing state, yielding riches like smaller deposits have in ND and TX. Companies are quietly buying up mineral rights, and drilling holes in the ground northwest of Bakersfield.
Defend Walmart Warehouse Workers | TAKE ACTION!
Business  (tags: Walmart, Chino, California, warehouse workers, lawsuit, wage theft at Walmart supplier, CEO Mike Duke, petition )

Judy
- 886 days ago - thenation.com
Use The Nation's activism tool to implore Walmart CEO Mike Duke to stand with the Walmart warehouse workers in Chino. Then head to WarehouseWorkersUnited.org and add your name to their petition.
Kern County Farmers Take on Oil Industry, California
Business  (tags: California, farmers, "unrestricted drilling ordinance", oil companies, environmental waivers, Venoco Inc., California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA exemptions, full review of environmental harm, Gov. Brown favors exemptions )

Judy
- 967 days ago - latimes.com
California's largest oil-producing county long ago passed an 'unrestricted drilling' ordinance. But now Kern farmers are fighting environmental waivers granted by the state.
Tell Walmart to Listen to Workers on Strike and Treat Employees Fairly - TAKE ACTION!
Business  (tags: labor, strikes, Walmart, Pico Rivera, California, Petition )

Judy
- 1024 days ago - forcechange.com
As the nation's largest retailer, Walmart can certainly afford to pay its employees a respectable living wage and put them to work in a safe environment.
Five Ways Privatization Degrades America
Business  (tags: Atlanta, California, Chicago, Department of Education, The Illinois Public Interest Research Gr, United States )

Judy
- 1076 days ago - nationofchange.org
A grand delusion has been planted in the minds of Americans, that privately run systems are more efficient and less costly than those in the public sector.
Keep UFW Heat Bill Advancing ACTION
Business  (tags: farmers, California, work conditions, UFW, business, corruption, ethics )

Nancy
- 1167 days ago - action.ufw.org
Farm workers are dying from heat. In fact, since California issued its landmark 2005 regulations to keep farm workers from dying of extreme heat, preventable farm worker deaths are still occurring at a similar pace as before.
Farm Workers Are Marching to Sacramento. Join Them Virtually By Signing Their Petition TODAY.
Business  (tags: farm workers, US, Jerry Brown, California, ethics )

Nancy
- 1433 days ago - action.ufw.org
Treatment For Farm Workers Now" will end on Sept. 4th, Labor Day weekend, at the State Capitol. If you're in California, please consider joining workers for one of the days of the march.
This Summer Two Farm Workers May Have Already Died From the CA Heat. Tell Gov. Brown Enough Is Enough. ACTION
Business  (tags: farm workers, US, Jerry Brown, California, ethics )

Nancy
- 1440 days ago - action.ufw.org
Please tell Governor Brown he should allow farm workers to enforce the laws that the state cannot enforce. Tell him to sign the "Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act" when it reaches his desk again later this year. To send your letter, please click on the
Aetna Reminds Members Affected By the San Bruno Fire Where to Call for Help
Business  (tags: business, Aetna, disaster, San Bruno, California, people, suburban )

Sally Ann
- 1776 days ago - newsblaze.com
Aetna is making it easier for members in San Francisco who may be impacted by the explosion and subsequent fire in San Bruno to refill prescriptions and access employee assistance and behavioral health programs. The company is monitoring the ...
Foreclosure Rates Surge: Banks Catch Up To Backlog, US On Pace To Hit 1 Million Repossessions In 2010
Business  (tags: Banks, California, Financial Crisis, Florida, Foreclosure Rate, Mortgages, Nevada, Obama, Predatory Lending, Real Estate, Realtytrac, Repossession, Subprime Mortages, Unemployment, Us Foreclosures, Wall Street, White House, Business News )

Judy
- 1929 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A record number of U.S. homes were lost to foreclosure in the first three months of this year, a sign banks are starting to wade through the backlog of troubled home loans at a faster pace, according to a new report.
Biggest Losers: Where Americans Aren't Moving
Business  (tags: California, Florida, Texas )

Kristi
- 2041 days ago - money.cnn.com
For years more people have fled the Golden State than have arrived. In the year ended July 1, California was the country's biggest loser, with nearly 100,000 more residents leaving than moving in.
No Happy New Year for California Budget
Business  (tags: business, politics, economy, consumers, California, money, finance, government )

Cal
- 2043 days ago - reuters.com
It won't be a happy new year for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and state lawmakers, who face yet another daunting challenge in balancing the state's budget -- this time a shortfall of roughly $21 billion, or maybe more.
 

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