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Consumer Watchdog's experts and advocates are quoted every day in the printed press, online, and on TV and radio. Below are selections from our appearances in the news.

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11/11/2014
By Steve Johnson, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- In a deal that promises to restore Moffett Field's beloved Hangar One, Google on Monday said it would spend more than $200 million to rehab that and two other hangars, create an educational center and assume management for much of the historic air base, drawing cheers from preservationists.     Saying it will...
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11/11/2014
By Brendan Byrne, VALUEWALK.COM
The tech giant will pay $1.16 billion over the course of a 60-year lease in order to conduct research at the Moffett Federal Airfield in California. According to a NASA statement, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) will use the site for research, development, assembly and testing related to “space exploration, aviation, rover/robotics...
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11/11/2014
By Andrea Gemmet, MOUNTAINVIEW VOICE
NASA announced today that officials signed a lease with Google's Planetary Ventures LLC to manage Moffett Federal Airfield and rehabilitate the landmark Hangar One. The agreement comes more than three years after Google's top executives offered to restore the massive hangar built in the early 1930s. Planetary Ventures was awarded the...
News Story
11/10/2014
By John Ribeiro, COMPUTERWORLD
Google is paying $1.16B and plans to renovate and use the historic Hangar One Google is paying $1.16 billion over 60 years to lease from NASA the Moffett Federal Airfield in California. The Internet giant plans to renovate and use the historic Hangar One, originally built to house airships, for research, development, assembly and testing in the...
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11/10/2014
By Nathan Donato-Weinstein, SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL
A Google Inc. subsidiary has sealed a deal with NASA to lease Moffett Field — plugging in the largest puzzle piece yet in Google's massive Peninsula real estate expansion and paving the way for the rehabilitation of the storied Hangar One. The deal, first announced in February, became official today, providing a first look at the...
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11/9/2014
By Melanie Mason, LOS ANGELES TIMES
The election day drubbing of Proposition 46, an initiative that would have increased limits on certain medical malpractice damages, marks a stinging defeat for the state's trial attorneys, who championed the measure. The defeat caps years of declining influence for one of the Democratic Party's most stalwart allies. Even in deep blue...
News Story
11/7/2014
By John Diaz, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
The most disturbing trend in the financing of American political campaigns is not the magnitude of the money being spent. It’s that more and more of that money is not going through the campaigns themselves — where donations must be disclosed and limited — but from nonprofit groups that are being set up for the express purpose of...
News Story
11/6/2014
By Editors, LA WEEKLY
Gene Maddaus' look at Proposition 45 on the Nov. 4 ballot, and whether it could severely complicate the success of the Affordable Care Act, ("In California, Consumer Watchdog's Prop 45 Challenges Obamacare — From the Left" Oct. 31) — created both fury and gratitude. Enduris1 writes, "This article is so...
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11/6/2014
By Liz Essley Whyte, CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY
Issues ranging from abortion to gambling to medical marijuana go before voters Editor’s note: The Center for Public Integrity tracked political advertising in races for the U.S. Senate, state-level offices and state ballot measures. Use these three interactive features to see who was calling the shots and where...
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11/6/2014
By Chad Terhune & Marc Lifsher, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Already a financial bonanza for health insurers, Obamacare paid off for the industry again at the ballot box as Californians soundly rejected a bid to rein in health insurance rates. Even so, the companies still face heat over their ever-increasing health insurance premiums, and pressure will build on California's Obamacare exchange to hold...