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Columnist Michael Hiltzik talks about business and economic issues related to life in California.



Copyright: 2006 Los Angeles Times
 



USC's ISI Faces Changing Landscape
The Information Sciences Institute looks to become a significant player in the world of corporate reasearch and development.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2006-02/21980681.mp3




Medicare Confusion Continues
Glitch adds to Medicare drug plan confusion


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2006-02/21875465.mp3




Misguided Approach
Preschool initiative's misguided approach


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2006-02/21739669.mp3




Weeding out the entertainment dogs
What do the UPN, WB, Pixar and Dreamworks have in common? Their dreams were big but the reality may have stayed small.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2006-01/21639133.mp3




Medicare
Medicare program looks like a big scam


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2006-01/21519173.mp3




Political Math
A Lesson in Political Math From the Governor.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2006-01/21408033.mp3




Fog in the Blogs:
Many blog critics of The Times seem more interested in making political points, than doing real criticism of the journalism.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2006-01/21293374.mp3




Ralphs Faces 100 Million Dollar Question
How much did top executives know about illegal tactics in the 2003 grocery strike?


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-12/21081110.mp3




Facts About Immigrants
Illegal immigrants may cost the state, but they help the country.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-12/20986616.mp3




HP Looks Backward to Go Forward
CHewlett-Packard has fixed up the founder's garage and may be on track to revive the modern company.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-12/20858422.mp3




Big Data Broker Eyes DMV Records
California should just say no to a request from a company with a questionable track record.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-11/20743228.mp3




Investors Misreading Future of Newspapers
Corporate owners' demand for high margins affects papers' quality.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-11/20645625.mp3




A Virtual Amoeba
A legendary California record store adored by collectors contemplates its future in an era of rapid change in the music business.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-11/20546261.mp3




What Gov. Schwarzenegger Should Learn From the Election
Put aside clumsy propositions and start becoming a politician.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-11/20431717.mp3




T.J. Rodgers Doesn't Mince Words
The pugnacious CEO of Cypress Semiconductor talks about business...and wine.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-11/20290133.mp3




What's Holding Up WiFi?
Cities are looking--and should be looking--for ways to provide wireless internet access to everyone even if it means going around the big cable and phone companies.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-10/20060506.mp3




Executive Life Saga Isn't His Finest Hour
Michael Hiltzik examines how state Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi handled the case.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-10/19940180.mp3




A Radical Healthcare Solution
Healthcare solutions that were once dismissed out of hand are suddenly getting a closer look.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-10/19821014.mp3




Should Los Angeles Seek Another Olympics?
The last Olympics in Los Angeles was a financial and public relations success. But even though the financial rewards cannot be duplicated, another Olympics might do some good for the city.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-09/19705352.mp3




Border Policy Is Pinching Farmers
Three factors prevent poor government policies from being scrapped: prejudice, ignorance and inertia.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-09/19589007.mp3




U.S. Needs Systematic Disaster Aid Plan
Once a disaster exceeds a certain scale, the feds usually step in with cash, low-interest loans and other help. The assistance, however, is often ad hoc.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-09/19487028.mp3




We're All to Blame for Pump Prices
Like millions of my fellow Americans, I was subjected to an unprecedented experience in the last week: I paid more than $3 for a gallon of gas.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-09/19354104.mp3




Stem Cell Hype Is Hard to Combat
The California Council on Science and Technology, a group of highly experienced and well-informed professionals, has discovered a painful fact of life: Nobody likes a spoilsport.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-08/19243092.mp3




Drug Firms Try to Fool Voters
The pharmaceutical industry's campaign to turn California's voter initiative process into its wholly owned subsidiary is moving into full gear.


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http://www.latimes.com/media/mp3/2005-08/19130606.mp3