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Protestors with the group "Lift Up Oakland" hold signs during a demonstration outside of Oakland City Hall on July 8, 2014 in Oakland.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Minimum Wage Rises To $12.25 An Hour; Ties Oakland For Highest In Nation

Starting Friday, San Francisco will join the city of Oakland in having the highest minimum wage in the nation as it increases its minimum wage from $11.05 to $12.25.

05/01/2015

The Global Social Benefit Institute at Santa Clara University just got the the mother of all donations from former venture capitalist Jeff Miller. (CBS SF)

Santa Clara University Scores Record-Setting $25 Million Donation From Tech CEO

A college in the South Bay is getting a multi-million dollar boost. Kiet Do has more on the former venture capitalist Jeff Miller, the man behind the largest donation ever in the university’s history.

05/01/2015

LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View. (CBS)

LinkedIn Losing Friends On Wall Street

Its been a brutal week for social media stocks, with LinkedIn (LNKD) joining Twitter and Yelp in big beatdowns.

05/01/2015

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Most Americans Spending At Least Half Their Pay On Housing

The surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007.

05/01/2015

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California Low-Wage Workers Earning Less Now Than In 1979, Study Finds

A new analysis from the University of California, Berkeley found, adjusting for inflation, low-wage workers in the Golden State are earning less than they did in 1979.

04/30/2015

Elon Musk expected to unveil a battery Thursday. (@ElonMusk/Twitter)

Tesla ‘Powerwall’ Battery Technology Unveiled, Set To Cost Around $3K

Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.

04/30/2015

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California Democrats Push Gov. Brown To Demand Water Conservation From Farmers During Drought

California’s Democratic state senators are pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to speed up water spending in the face of a relentless drought.

04/30/2015

Microsoft website that tries to guess the age of a person in a photo. (CBS)

Microsoft Website Aims At Guessing Your Age By Using Facing Recognition Software

how-old.net allows users to upload a photo, and the website will try to guess the age of the person in that photo.

04/30/2015

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during a conversation with Salesforce chairman and CEO Marc Benioff at the 2013 Dreamforce conference on November 19, 2013 in San Francisco. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s Compensation Surges To $42 Million; Highest-Paid Female Exec In S&P 500

The value of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s pay package surged last year, making her the highest-paid female CEO of Standard & Poors 500 companies.

04/30/2015

LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View. (CBS)

LinkedIn Shares Take Dive After Disappointing Q2 Outlook

Shares of LinkedIn Corp. are diving Thursday after the professional networking service gave a disappointing second-quarter outlook.

04/30/2015