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San Francisco's tech-driven office boom is not spreading locally


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The East Bay cities near San Francisco haven't been experiencing the same tech-fueled office boom despite their efforts to snag some of the activity. Fundamentals in Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland r… Read More

U.S. regulator adopts rule aimed at improving mortgage lending practices


  • Reuters

In a bid to avert another financial crisis, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a rule requiring banks to keep at least 5% of mortgage lending risk on their books. The measure is inten… Read More

Lawmakers want update on air-bag investigation


  • Reuters
  • Detroit Free Press

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should provide details to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the investigation of air bags made by Takata, according to a committee aide. Rec… Read More

Hunt named among publication's top association lobbyists


  • Hill, The

CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt is among The Hill's list of "Top Lobbyists 2014" for associations. "Since taking the helm of CBA in 2009, Hunt has helped lead his industry into the new era of retai… Read More