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The Fairmont Hotel | San Francisco (Getty Images)

San Francisco Leads Pack With World’s Most Expensive Hotels

If you don’t have friends with sofa beds in San Francisco, start making them now.

15 hours ago

People walk with groceries in plastic bags in Chinatown in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Industry Referendum Delays California’s Plastic Bag Ban Until November

Tuesday was supposed to be the last day for plastic grocery bags in California, but an industry-financed referendum has delayed the ban until after next November’s election.

16 hours ago

US President Barack Obama speaks at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, 2015. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Expand Overtime Pay For 5 Million Workers

The Obama administration is proposing making up to 5 million more people eligible for overtime — its latest effort to boost pay for lower-income workers.

22 hours ago

The green space in front of the planned Warriors Arena. (Pfau Long Architecture and AE3 Partners/San Francisco Business Times)

UCSF Nurses Say Mission Bay Can’t Handle Traffic From Proposed Warriors Stadium

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A new 18,500-seat Golden State Warriors basketball arena that developers have proposed to build on 11 acres in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood is likely to exacerbate existing gridlock near […]

06/29/2015

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during early trading on October 14, 2014 in New York City. In morning trading the Dow was up over 50 points following a drop yesterday of over 200 points as investors grow concerned about the global economy falling back into recession.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Markets Brace For 61-Second Minute To Make Up For Earth’s Slowing Rotation

The average minute will briefly gain an extra second Tuesday, to make up for the earth’s slowing rotation, and stock exchanges around the globe are bracing for it.

06/29/2015

Railroad crossing (Getty Images)

Google First Mapping Company To Add Railroad Crossing Alerts

The federal agency that oversees railroads has asked digital mapping companies to alert drivers as they approach track crossings in the hope that visual and audio cues will lead to greater awareness of potential dangers.

06/29/2015

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Want A High-Paying STEM Job? Start Here

Jill Schlesinger has tips for snagging a high demand STEM job.

06/29/2015

Truffle dog. (Getty Images)

Truffle Dogs Sniff Out Pricey, Pungent Fungus In Napa Valley

The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies.

06/29/2015

ICE displaying seized counterfeit NBA merchandise. (U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement)

Investigators Seize $500K In Counterfeit Warriors Merchandise During NBA Playoffs

During the Golden State Warriors’ run to the NBA title, San Francisco-based special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations seized nearly $500,000 in counterfeit merchandise associated with the basketball games.

06/29/2015

SpaceX Launch

On Elon Musk’s Birthday, SpaceX Rocket Disintegrates After Liftoff From Cape Canaveral

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and a first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff.

06/28/2015