Gov. Brown extends ban on price-gouging to six months

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Rent increases limited to 10 percent 

Under an executive order by Gov. Jerry Brown, protections against price-gouging in the wake of the North Bay fires — including rent increases over 10 percent — will be in effect until at least April of next year.

The ban on price gouging, which originally had a 30-day time limit, is now in effect until April 18, 2018.

The state’s anti-price gouging law went into effect earlier this month after the president and governor issued a state of emergency in California.

These protections prohibit raising the price of many consumer …

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