1:17pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday, February 16, 2012

Not surprisingly, the San Bruno pipeline explosion slashed PG&E's earnings this past quarter as the company struggles to pay for system upgrades and repairs...

But January saw higher home sales in the Bay Area than it has in the past five years, thanks in large part to the lower prices of foreclosed homes and distressed properties...

Those properties may not have been foreclosed on legitimately, however. Over 80 percent of residential mortgage loans that have gone into foreclosure in San Francisco contain one or more legal violations, according to Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting...

The number of interracial marriages in the U.S. has also hit an all-time high: 4.8 million or 1 in 12 couples, according to a study released by the Pew Research Center.

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