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The jobless rate dipped below 8 percent -- the lowest it's been in six years. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Bay Area Unemployment Slightly Higher As California Jobless Rate Hits 6-Year Low

The state Employment Development Department said Friday that California gained 24,200 jobs during the month. It’s the lowest rate in six years. The last time the unemployment rate fell below 7.4 percent was in July 2008.

07/18/2014

The scoreboard at Levis Stadium welcomes attendees to the ribbon-cutting. (CBS)

Levi’s Stadium Ribbon-Cutting Is Culmination Of Dream Redirected From SF To Silicon Valley

KPIX 5 Sports Director Dennis O’Donnell looks at the history of the 49ers stadium efforts and tours the newly-opened Levi’s Stadium.

07/18/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twitter Urged To Share Numbers On Workforce Demographics In Campaign Launched On Twitter Itself

Calls for Twitter to publicly release its workforce demographic numbers are being waged in an online campaign waged on Twitter itself.

07/17/2014

A FedEx Ground worker delivers packages on December 26, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FedEx Faces Federal Indictment Over Role In Distributing Controlled Substances, Prescription Drugs

A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted FedEx on Thursday, following a wide-ranging investigation.

07/17/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook Tests ‘Buy’ Button To Help Businesses Boost Sales

Facebook is testing a “Buy” button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world’s biggest online social network.

07/17/2014

The Microsoft logo is seen before the start of a media event in San Francisco, California on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, unveiled a version of Office designed for the iPad today. Microsoft is tapping into its software past as it maps its future in the rapidly changing world of Internet technology.

Microsoft Announces Largest-Ever Layoffs; 18,000 Jobs To Be Cut

Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system.

07/17/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Soda Tax Plan Step Closer To Getting Onto November Ballot

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee unanimously voted today to recommend a tax on soda and sugary beverages sold in the city for the November ballot.

07/16/2014

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Larry Magid: Amazon Leak Apparently Shows Unlimited eBook Subscription Service

An Amazon leak appears to have shown the company is by readying an unlimited subscription service for e-books as well as audio books.

07/16/2014

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Lost Dog App Using Facial Recognition Gains Traction Among Bay Area Animal Shelters

A smartphone app that uses help dog owners find their lost pets by using doggie facial recognition is gaining traction among animal shelters in the Bay Area.

07/16/2014

San Jose

State’s Imposed Fines For Water Wasters Don’t Sit Well With Some Silicon Valley Businesses

The newly approved state-imposed fines for water wasters doesn’t sit well with some Silicon Valley business owners.

07/16/2014

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