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Terrorism Risk Insurance Act expiration could wreak havoc

The night before the U.S. government announced the Sony hack — which led to the cancellation of "The Interview" debut — was carried out by North Korean state actors, the U.S. Senate adjourned without reauthorizing the not widely known Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.

SANDAG approves funding for Wi-Fi pilot project on Rapid bus lines

The San Diego Association of Governments went forward on Friday with the approval of a $275,000 pilot program to bring Wi-Fi services to three new Metropolitan Transit System Rapid bus routes.

REAL ESTATE

Encinitas finalizes $10M purchase of Pacific View property

The city of Encinitas announced Friday it has closed escrow on its purchase of the Pacific View property from the Encinitas Union School District.

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Planners approve 194-unit North Park housing project

San Diego pension’s retreat from risk avoids $100 million loss

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SD City Council elects Lightner as president, again

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Port begins search for new CEO

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City Council backs bid for All-Star Game

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Senate passes bill addressing Mount Soledad cross

Officials discuss regional plan, emphasize transit, border waits

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Obama's immigration policy may hurt voting rights

President Barack Obama’s decision to grant temporary legal status to 6 million immigrants could end up haunting Democrats’ voter registration efforts, by fueling the Republican push for voter registration laws requiring proof of citizenship.

Europe decides that obesity is a disability

The decision by Europe's highest court that obesity can be a disability will only make a bad problem worse.

President continues winning streak

Never before has a president experienced as severe an election drubbing as Barack Obama did in November, and followed it with such a politically triumphant six weeks.

North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is “totally down.” The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.

Sony hack shows lack of collaboration between U.S., business

Back-channel talks between Sony Pictures Entertainment and the White House to coordinate a response to a debilitating cyberattack didn’t prevent a public disagreement over the studio’s decision to pull its film “The Interview.”

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In The News

Dec. 22, 2014, 5:00 P.M. -- San Diego’s business news has the USS Peleliu returning to Naval Base San Diego on Dec. 24 and our technology correspondent Phil Baker is out with his favorite gadgets for 2014.

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DecoBike to roll out city's bike-sharing program in January

San Diego's new bike-sharing program is slated to begin in January. Florida-based DecoBike is setting up 180 solar-powered kiosks each with roughly 20 bicycle racks throughout the city and will manage, operate and fund the program. Reporter Carlos Rico provides details on how the program will work.

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Young Attorneys - 2014

Join The Daily Transcript as we recognize this year's up-and-coming legal stars with the eighth annual Young Attorneys honor.

From the Front

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 18, 2014) -- Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Peter Leugers, from Cincinnati, tightens retaining rails for a catapult on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). 

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 18, 2014) -- Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Peter Leugers, from Cincinnati, tightens retaining rails for a catapult on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Reagan is undergoing a planned incremental availability maintenance period. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Estes

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National City is steeped in history that’s very significant to San Diego County’s early development. When Spanish soldiers and missionaries, led by Father Junipero Serra, occupied land that the Kumeyaay people farmed, they used 26,000 acres in what is now National City as grazing land for their horses and named it El Rancho del Rey, or “Ranch of the King.”