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Minimum wage hike's cost to employers weighed

While San Diego's mayor and City Council debate the merits of a minimum wage increase, employers may want to start thinking about how a change in pay requirements would affect their business.

Ocean Beach size-and-scale plan approved

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a community plan for Ocean Beach designed to preserve its small-town character, while maintaining a tough hurdle against homeowners trying to renovate or expand their buildings beyond what the plan allows.

Faulconer threatens to veto minimum wage

Despite facing a veto-proof majority, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Monday said he would veto the City Council's proposed ordinance to raise the minimum wage and give local workers the right to earn paid sick leave.

FINANCE

SANDAG to issue $350M in bonds

SD City Council moves to ban e-cigarettes

Darbeau on paid leave, Bolduc new acting Port CEO

Faulconer appoints new Civic San Diego head

CONSTRUCTION

Conference panel explores adding value to toll roads

REAL ESTATE

Escondido golf course fate goes to ballot

SANDAG seeking community input on I-8 corridor improvements

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What happens to your online accounts when you die?

When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Gmail and other online accounts?

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

Pot may be legal in some states -- but the neighbors don't have to like it.

Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.

Tea party versus business backers in the bayou

Fresh from helping save Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi from a Tea Party upstart, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on the verge of endorsing an embattled Senate Democrat.

Fed sees labor-market slack even as it trims bond purchases

The Federal Reserve said slack in the labor market persists even as the economy is picking up, and it continued to trim monthly asset purchases that have pumped up its balance sheet to a record $4.41 trillion.

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In The News: Early Edition

July 30, 2014, 12:00 p.m. -- In local news, Qualcomm Technologies completed its acquisition of EmpoweredU, and Epic Sciences appointed Gregory Lucier as chairman.

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Interview with District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis

May 13, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis about the issues she would like to continue to focus on if re-elected, including human trafficking, elder abuse and cybercrime.

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Top Attorneys - 2014

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 29, 2014) -- An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 launches from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) while underway during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. 

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 29, 2014) -- An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 launches from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) while underway during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin Knight

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