Steve Poizner, who focused on job creation in a failed bid to become California governor last year, is again angling to cut unemployment. His new Silicon Valley startup uses the Web to retrain out-of-work baby boomers.
Meg Whitman , the former EBay Inc. executive who’s seeking the Republican nomination to succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger as California’s governor, has seen her lead in polls evaporate over her ties to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and her stand on illegal immigration.
Meg Whitman , the former EBay Inc. chief executive who’s seeking the Republican nomination to succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger as California’s governor, has a 24 percentage point lead over her rival less than two weeks before the first vote.
California’s insurance regulator sued to stop insurers from investing in Iran, challenging a finding by an administrative law office that a rule blocking companies from doing business with Iran was “underground regulation.”
Parachuting into high office is nothing new for wealthy men: former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine made millions at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., ex- presidential contender John Edwards got his fortune chasing ambulances, and Wisconsin Senator Herbert Kohl built his selling socks and toasters at the family’s department store chain.
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., the largest U.S. car insurer, is the first to apply to the California regulator to offer pay-as-you-drive coverage in which motorists get discounts for traveling less.
He’s a master of political reincarnation. Yet can Jerry Brown , first elected governor of California in 1974 at the age of 36, double back to Sacramento and revive a state economy with the lowest bond rating in the U.S. and an unemployment rate clocking in at 12.6 percent?