Who are Schwarzenegger's key financial patrons, and why do they give? The AP takes a look at the 10 most active donors in this piece published in the San Diego Union-Tribune. The LA Times, meanwhile, compares Schwarzenegger's fundraising to that of his predecessor, Gray Davis, and concludes that the biggest difference is that the new governor is even more prolific than the last.
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California exports rose slightly in 2003, up $1.7 billion to $93.9 billion, according to the Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research, which tracks exports on a state-by-state basis. The increase is the first recorded since 2000. MISER seeks to track exports back to their state of origin, but the numbers here also reflect at least in part California's status as a port state that exports products made elsewhere in the United States. Click on the thumbnail of the graph below for a full image.
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