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UC Study Finds $2.7 Billion Drained From Calif. Economy During Drought

A statewide drought has drained $2.7 billion from California’s economy, University of California researchers announced Tuesday.


The Los Angeles Aqueduct carries water from the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains, which carry less snow than normal, to major urban areas of Southern California.

Economists: Drought, Weather Not Expected To Significantly Slow Calif. Job Growth

One UCLA economist warned “dismal” job growth data could see Southern California go the way of “Victorian England.”


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A City In Decline? ‘2020’ Report Paints Bleak Future For LA

Poverty, weak job creation and other issues currently plaguing Los Angeles could leave the city “sinking into the future,” according to a report released Wednesday.


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LA To Receive Up To $500M As White House ‘Promise Zone’

The city of Los Angeles could receive as much as $500 million in grant money over the next decade under a federal program to fight poverty and improve quality of life, according to reports.


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Census Data Shows 3M Live In Poverty Across SoCal; 1 In 4 Are Kids

One in four children and more than three million Southern California residents live in poverty, according to government data.


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Report: China, EU Slowdown Threatens Gains In Housing, Tech Jobs

A marked slowdown in the economies in China and throughout the European Union could negate any traction in statewide job growth, according to a UCLA forecast.


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Small Business Entreprenuers Look For Upside In Down Economy

A small business conference held in downtown Los Angeles had some words of encouragement for local entrepreneurs facing a tough economic climate.

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UCLA: Jobless Rate To Top Double-Digits Through 2013

A new report suggests California’s unemployment rate could spike another 1.7 percent over the remainder of the year.


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Survey: Red Tape Behind Small Business Exodus From California

A new survey shows one-fifth of small business owners do not expect to stay in California longer than the next three years.

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Riverside County Hires Firms For Pension Fund Reviews

The move comes as pension contributions are expected to double in the next decade from about $155 million to about $306 million in 2020.


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Economists: OC Recovery Slow, But No Double-Dip

The latest forecast from UCLA says Orange County — ground zero for the housing meltdown — may not fully recover until middle of the decade, but is already showing signs of life.