California train agency fined $650,000 for 2 worker deaths

Regulators fined the San Francisco Bay Area's transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 11th, 2018

California tech company fined for H1-B visa violations

A Northern California company that federal officials say violated salary requirements of the country's foreign-worker visa program will pay a total of $173,044 to 12 workers, the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 1st, 2018

Best solution to prevent California wildfire disasters: Stop building in places likely to burn

The most effective way to reduce deaths and property destruction from California wildfires would be to stop building in fire-prone areas, and make structures that already exist in those areas more resilient......»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkNov 30th, 2018

Infant-Sleep Deaths in Focus in Fight Over Consumer-Safety Agency

Inclined sleepers like the Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play have been involved in at least 30 deaths since 2005 and have become the focus of a battle over how strongly federal consumer-safety regulators should act......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjNov 24th, 2018

PG&E shares up 37 percent on report regulator does not want bankruptcy

PG&E Corp shares soared 37 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday after a report that a California regulatory official told investors that the agency does not want the utility to go into bankruptcy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 15th, 2018

State bullet train audit blames rail authority for cost overruns and mismanagement

State auditor: “This report concludes that the (California High-Speed Rail) Authority’s flawed decision .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 15th, 2018

Uber fined $750,000 for letting drivers work after customers complained of drunk driving

The California Public Utilities Commission fined Uber $.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesNov 8th, 2018

Newsom victory has implications for California high-speed rail

In Democrat Gavin Newsom’s comfortable victory, California’s bullet train project likely dodged another fatal projectile......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 7th, 2018

BankWork$ partners with Employ Milwaukee on vocational training program

A new partnership will bring vocational training for people interested in the banking industry to Milwaukee.  California-based BankWork$ partnered with workforce development agency Employ Milwaukee to bring its curriculum to the city. BankWork$ runs .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 25th, 2018

Del Monte cuts 63 jobs at Crystal City plant

Del Monte Foods Inc. is cutting 63 jobs at its canning plant about 120 miles southwest of San Antonio following a decision to skip the plant's fall and winter packing seasons. The California-based company recently filed a worker adjustment and retrai.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 22nd, 2018

Under Armour HR chief Kerry Chandler heads to L.A. talent agency

Kerry Chandler has left her post as Under Armour Inc.'s chief human resources officer. Chandler departed he Baltimore sportswear maker to become chief human resources officer at Beverly Hills, California-based talent agency Endeavor. Chandler, a San Dieg.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 15th, 2018

Stryker to pay $7.8 million fine to SEC for FCPA violations

Stryker was fined $7.8 million by the Securities and Exchange Commission for what the agency said was the second Forei.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 28th, 2018

Singapore fines Uber, Grab for "anti-competitive" merger

Singapore's competition watchdog has fined ride-hailing giant Uber and its regional rival Grab 13 million Singapore dollars ($9.5 million) for a merger in Southeast Asia that the agency says has driven up fares and reduced competition in the market......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsSep 24th, 2018

California, other states, to blast Trump proposal to weaken fuel economy rules

Several states say they will actively oppose the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to weaken tougher fuel economy rules. Hearings around the country start Monday.   &#.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodaySep 23rd, 2018

California agency opens third inspection into Tesla"s Fremont factory, BI says

See the rest of the story here. provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallSep 20th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Trump appoints Darrell Issa as director of Trade and Development Agency

The White House confirmed Wednesday that Issa, a Republican from Southern California, will be named to the position, which is currently vacant......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 19th, 2018

How the federal government came to control your car"s fuel efficiency

David Falconer/EPA/flickr The Environmental Protection Agency announced in August a plan to freeze fuel economy standards and revoke the ability of California to set more stringent rules than the national ones. These standards were or.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 10th, 2018

California DMV Worker Slept 4 Years On The Job, Audit Finds

A state audit of California Department of Motor Vehicles operations has found obscene levels of waste and inefficiency—unfortunately nothing really surprising when dealing with state or federal bureaucracy—however, .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 26th, 2018

State DMV worker slept 3 hours a day on the job for nearly 4 years

A state Department of Motor Vehicles worker slept at least three hours a day on the job for nearly four years, slowing down processing times in an agency known for its long waits, a state audit said Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 25th, 2018

Why Silicon Valley is teaming up with San Quentin to train young people to code

The first-of-its-kind program in California is looking to disrupt the streets-to-prison cycle by pairing young adults learning to code with older inmates from San Quentin.  .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 25th, 2018

EPA chief: US needs a single standard for fuel efficiency

The acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency says there should be a single national standard for fuel efficiency by cars and trucks, speaking out as a showdown looms with California and other states......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 24th, 2018