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Beverage Companies Using Bay Area Tap Water, While Residential Customers Face Mandatory Restrictions

Despite California’s ongoing drought, municipal water is being bottled—and in some case shipped out of state—for profit.

18 hours ago

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Zillow To Purchase Trulia For $3.5 Billion

Real estate website operator Zillow is buying competitor Trulia, which has its headquarters in San Francisco, in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal.

21 hours ago

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Proposed Low-Income Housing In Marin County Meets NIMBY Opposition

On Monday, Marin County will hold the first of three public hearings on low-income housing. Many homeowners are concerned about what could happen to their property values.

07/27/2014

A Halliburton hydrualic fracturing (fracking) operation in the Bakken Formation, North Dakota. (Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons)

Environmentally-Friendly Savior Of Oil Fracking Industry Could Be… Haliburton? New Fluids Made With Soy, Vegetables

In the environmentally sensitive Bay Area, “fracked” oil may be a dirty word, but new technology being pioneered by some environmentalists’ arch nemesis, Haliburton, could make fracking literally palatable by using fluids sourced from the food industry.

07/24/2014

Google Glass is displayed ahead of a discussion at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where participants discussed issues with the gadget and its role in storytelling. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Glass Among List Of Prohibited Items At Comic-Con 2014

Comic-Con attendees won’t be able to get their geek on completely as organizers have instituted a ban on Google Glass during panel sessions and screenings.

07/24/2014

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SF-Based Charles Schwab To Create 1,200 Jobs In Texas After Getting Incentive Package

Gov. Rick Perry announced Thursday that the financial services company’s Austin expansion will create 823 jobs and should generate $210 million in capital investment over the next decade.

07/24/2014

A VTA light rail train passes by the still under construction Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara (VTA)

Levi’s Stadium Bringing Real Estate, Development Boom To Santa Clara

As if things weren’t changing fast enough in Silicon Valley’s real estate market, the new Levi’s Stadium is shifting things into overdrive. The 49ers have yet to take the field in their new home, but the gold rush is already on in the neighborhoods surrounding the new park.

07/24/2014

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New Car Technology Leads To Concerns About Invasion Of Privacy

From TVs to automobiles, buying new often means getting the latest technology, from touch screens to wi-fi capability. But is there a price for this accessibility?

07/24/2014

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Gilead Profit Soars Into The Billions, Fueled By Hepatitis C Drug That Costs $1,000 Per Pill

The maker of a hepatitis C drug that costs about $1,000 per pill on Wednesday delivered a quarterly earnings report that shattered expectations, showing the company tripled its profit which is now in the billions.

07/23/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Earnings Soar As Mobile Ad Revenue Steadily Increases; Shares Climb After-Hours

Facebook is on a roll. The world’s largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.

07/23/2014

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