GOVERNMENT

Council unveils wish list for budget

Boosting the salaries of police officers and spending more money on city streetlights, parks and libraries are among the top budget priorities for the San Diego City Council, according to a report by the Independent Budget Analyst released on Friday.

GOVERNMENT

Campaign contributions on supervisors' agenda

A proposal to limit certain types of campaign contributions will be introduced to the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, with the potential to harmonize some county election rules with those in the city of San Diego.

GENERAL

Hiring surge continues in San Diego

San Diego County added more jobs in 2014 than nearly any year so far this century, hiring at a faster pace than either the state or nation, according to the latest data from the state Employment Development Department.

DEFENSE

GA-ASI adds $34.6M to contract for UK Reapers

FINANCE

Venture capital in '15 and beyond

CONSTRUCTION

Construction Agenda: Housing projects front and center this week

LAW

Judge to mull over ruling in North Park Jack in the Box case

CONSTRUCTION

John Cameron, co-founder of Cameron Brothers Construction, dies at 94

REAL ESTATE

Building on Cosmos Ct. in Carlsbad sells

GENERAL

Average gas prices drop below $2.50

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Japan Hostage Shown Killed in Purported Islamic State Video

(Bloomberg) -- A Japanese hostage was shown killed in a purported Islamic State video after a deadline passed for Japan to pay a $200 million ransom, according to the Japanese government and a terrorist-monitoring group.

The next big health-care shift is coming

The next big shift is coming in U.S. health care, and Republicans are doing their best to speed it up. What's not clear is how carefully they've thought through the consequences.

A 'living' Constitution and the right to marry

As recently as 20 years ago, it would have been pretty preposterous to argue that the U.S. Constitution requires states to recognize same-sex marriages. But there is a good chance that this summer, the Supreme Court will rule that it does.

Comedian ventures where Obama won't on race

President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address turned out to be pretty much as previewed in a series of strategic spoilers doled out over the past few days: an interesting but doomed populist manifesto of tax cuts for the middle class, tax increases for those who collect much of their income from investments, paid sick leave and community college for all.

Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math.

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BUSINESS NEWS VIDEOS

In The News

Jan. 23, 2015, 5:00 P.M. -- The latest unemployment report shows that the unemployment rate in San Diego county was 5.2 percent in December. That's down from a revised 5.8 percent in November and below the year-ago estimate of 6.5 percent for the month.

Weekly Update

George Chamberlin on the Markets

Jan. 20, 2015 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin recaps last week's financial events and looks at the week's upcoming announcements.

Special Reports

Top Influentials - 2015

San Diego’s Top Influentials highlights the Who’s Who in San Diego business, profiling the top newsmakers of 2014.

US & World

Japan Hostage Shown Killed in Purported Islamic State Video

(Bloomberg) -- A Japanese hostage was shown killed in a purported Islamic State video after a deadline passed for Japan to pay a $200 million ransom, according to the Japanese government and a terrorist-monitoring group.

California Revokes Notice Mandating Commercial Plates for Uber

Rockets kill 29 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

DAVOS WATCH: ECB stimulus in focus, WTO deal hopes raised

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

California

California's public worker payroll increased post-recession

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's public employee payroll is on the rise again as the state emerges from the recession that shrank salaries and the size of its taxpayer-supported workforce.

Ocwen to pay $2.5 million to settle California dispute

Anti-abortion activists to host rally in San Francisco

Beach memorial for LA County lifeguard who died in swim test

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Newsmaker Videos

Maserati of San Diego

Jack Lorent, sales manager of Maserati of San Diego, talks about the history and heritage of Maserati and their newest, affordable model, the Ghibli.

Around Town

Rancho Bernardo

Rancho Bernardo

“Rancho Bernardo is a great place to raise children. You have the Poway school system, one of the best in the state. That's what drove me here (in 1986). ... I'm a New York guy, but I never felt at home until I landed in Rancho Bernardo.” -- Sam Bass, San Diego radio/TV personality, and a resident of Rancho Bernardo since 1986.