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US Postal Service employee outside delivery truck

Jackie Speier Moves To End Ban On Shipping Alcohol Through Postal Service

Speier’s office said the bill would end a Prohibition-era ban.

07/30/2015

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Facebook 2nd Quarter Results Soar As User Base, Mobile Ads Grow

The world’s largest online social network surpassed expectations on all fronts in the second quarter. It grew not just profit and revenue, but also its already-massive user base and mobile advertising, as well as usage of its “family” of non-Facebook apps like Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.

07/29/2015

Solar Panels

Let Your Career Shine With A Job In The Solar Panel Industry

The future is bright for people looking for work in the solar panel industry. Jill Schlesinger has more.

07/29/2015

Prickly pear fruit, picked from cacti. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Importers Fined For Selling Produce Tainted With Illegal Pesticides

The tainted produce sold includes lychee, longan, burdock root, ginger, taro root, fragrant pear, cactus leaves, cactus pears, purslane and squashf from Thailand, Taiwan, China and Mexico.

07/29/2015

HONG KONG, CHINA:  A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 taxing for take-off. (PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Los Angeles-Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Aleutian Islands After Crew Detects Smoke

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 bound from Hong Kong to Los Angeles International Airport was diverted to a U.S. air base in the Aleutian Islands after smoke was detected on the aircraft.

07/29/2015

A Chevron sign at a Bay Area gas station. (CBS)

Chevron Cutting 500 Jobs From San Ramon Headquarters

The company says it is part of an effort to reduce costs around the world by one-billion dollars.

07/28/2015

Amazon drones (CBS)

Amazon Proposes Prime Slice Of Air Space For Drone Delivery

Amazon is making a pitch for a prime slice of air space to facilitate high speed package delivery using drones.

07/28/2015

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Major Security Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over Android Phones With A Single Text Message

A major security flaw on Android phones let’s hackers break in with a single text. You don’t even have to open the message to get hacked.

07/28/2015

Google plus, Google+

Google Admitting It Can’t Compete With Facebook On Social Media?

Company vice president Brad Horotwitz, who’s been running Google+, said in a blogpost that users will no longer need a Google+ account to chat with others on Google products like YouTube. Any Gmail account will now suffice.

07/28/2015

Trays filled with shark fins are displayed at a store in Chinatown on August 24, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge To California Shark Fin Ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco for a second time Monday rejected a challenge by two Asian-American groups to a California law that bans the possession and sale of detached shark fins within the state.

07/28/2015