The Federal Communications Commission plans to propose new rules today that would let Internet service providers charge companies to move their content through a speedier lane, a “pay for play” model that opponents say will kill net neutrality.

A spate of new economic reports shows that a speedier recovery of the housing market does not appear in the cards this year. Housing experts are dialing back rosier projections in favor of another ho-hum year, where home sales are flat and prices climb to make ownership less affordable.
LeMar Auctions and Estate Services has opened a new 10,000 square foot facility at McClellan Park. LeMar, which formerly operated at a site near the intersection of Norwood Avenue and Interstate 80, said the new, leased location (4522 Parker Ave., Suite 500) will enable it to serve more clients with a wider variety of premium auction items. The new site also features live internet auctions to run simultaneously with on-site auctions every second and fourth Sunday of a given month.
The median asking price of small- and medium-size businesses for sale in the Sacramento area during in this year’s first quarter was $225,000, according to San Francisco-based That was up sharply from $199,000 in last year’s fourth quarter, and it matched the median of $225,000 reported in the initial quarter of 2013.

Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is among six candidates being interviewed for the president's job at Youngstown State University, where he used to coach.

The world beckons West Sacramento engineering firm
Cathie Anderson Miyamoto International, the West Sacramento-based structural engineering firm, plans to add offices in as many as five countries within a year, CEO Kit Miyamoto says. … Tractor Supply Co. is steadily turning up new stores all across rural America, and its newest one will be in Antelope. … A wide swath of Historic Downtown Placerville’s Main Street will be getting fresh new colors in June.

It’s spring break time, which means thousands of high school seniors are contemplating their college choices for next fall. For college-bound kids and their families, here’s a look at some helpful tools to compare schools in dollar terms.

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