Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, waves to the audience after speaking with former Secretary of State George Shultz, left, and Stanford University President John Hennessy, right, during the Silicon Valley Japan Innovation Program on Thursday. While the booming Silicon Valley attracts dignitaries, other parts of California still have double-digit unemployment.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, waves to the audience after speaking with former Secretary of State George Shultz, left, and Stanford University President John Hennessy, right, during the Silicon Valley Japan Innovation Program on Thursday. While the booming Silicon Valley attracts dignitaries, other parts of California still have double-digit unemployment. Tony Avelar Associated Press
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, waves to the audience after speaking with former Secretary of State George Shultz, left, and Stanford University President John Hennessy, right, during the Silicon Valley Japan Innovation Program on Thursday. While the booming Silicon Valley attracts dignitaries, other parts of California still have double-digit unemployment. Tony Avelar Associated Press
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The Numbers Crunch: A ‘two-tier economy’ shadows California’s future

May 01, 2015 05:00 PM

UPDATED May 02, 2015 12:00 AM

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