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Ebola costumes listed for sale on eBay. (Google Shopping)

When It Comes To Eblola Halloween Costumes, Sadly You Have Options

With news of another U.S. Ebola infection, some people are pulling out their credit cards for the $1,000 body protection suits online. Others are trowing down about 40 bucks on a costume that likely won’t score any points for creativity.

10/15/2014

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)

Dow Plunges More Than 450 Points; Nasdaq Losses Reach ‘Correction’ Level

U.S. stocks tumbled across indexes Wednesday as fears of a global economic slowdown intensified, with the Dow Jones industrial average in its fourth day of consecutive losses – plunging more than 400 points.

10/15/2014

Whole Foods Market (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Whole Foods To Rate Produce Based On How ‘Responsibly Grown’ It Is

Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as “good,” “better” or “best” based on the supplier’s farming practices.

10/15/2014

HBO's "Silicon Valley" promotional poster says "Where everyone wants to be an icon," but at a Bay Area visit, Jesse Jackson says the real Silicon Valley needs to remember that Blacks also want to be an icon, and increase outreach.
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HBO Announces Plans To Rival Netflix With Stand-Alone Streaming Service

At an investor meeting at parent Time Warner Inc. on Wednesday CEO Richard Plepler said the move will target the 80 million homes in the U.S. that do not have HBO but may want access to its content.

10/15/2014

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San Francisco’s Slanted Door Named California’s Highest Grossing Independent Eatery

The Slanted Door, one of San Francisco’s most popular restaurants, is also the top grossing independently-owned eatery in California, according to a restaurant industry publication.

10/14/2014

Embryologist Ric Ross examines a dish with human embryos under a microscope at the La Jolla IVF Clinic February 28, 2007 in La Jolla, California. The clinic accepts donated embryos from around the country through The Stem Cell resource which are then given to stem cell research labs for research. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Apple, Facebook Paying To Freeze Eggs Of Female Employees

Facebook began covering egg freezing for workers earlier this year, becoming the first major employer on record to do so, according to NBC News, which reports that Apple will add the perk in January.

10/14/2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a keynote address during the 2014 DreamForce conference on October 14, 2014 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Addresses ‘Word Gap’ Among Low-Income Kids At Dreamforce, Brushes Off 2016 Talk

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday the nation needs to close a “word gap” between low-income children and their more affluent peers.

10/14/2014

Two Planet Labs CubeSats are deployed from the International Space Station on February 25, 201. (NASA)

SF-Based Planet Labs To Increase Fleet Of 71 Mini Satellites To Take New Images Of Entire Earth Every Day

A Bay Area firm that makes low-cost satellites the size of shoe boxes is planning to increase the fleet of orbiting devices in order to take new images of the entire Earth every day.

10/14/2014

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Sidecar Is First Transportation Network Company To Sign Permit To Legally Operate At SFO

San Francisco International Airport has announced an agreement with Sidecar to legally operate at SFO Airport. It is the first transportation network company to officially sign such a permit.

10/14/2014

An American Airlines Boeing 757. (American Airlines)

Experts: American Airlines Flight Forced Into Emergency Landing At SFO Was Not In Danger

An American Airlines flight heading from San Francisco to Dallas was not in danger when several of the passenger cabin’s wall panels cracked loose after an air duct failed, according to the airline and aviation safety experts.

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