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Supreme Court Rules Customers Can Sue Electricity Companies For Price-Fixing During CA Energy Crisis

The Supreme Court says a group of energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California’s energy crisis.

04/21/2015

A sign at Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto. (John G. Mabanglo/AFP/Getty Images)

Hewlett Packard Selling Snapfish As Part Of Long-Term Streamlining

Hewlett Packard sells one of its businesses and partners up with a key online security provider.

04/21/2015

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CA Appeals Court Rules Tiered Water Rates Unconstitutional

A state appeals court has ruled a tiered water rate structure is unconstitutional. The impact of the ruling is far-reaching impact as state water districts try to come up with ways to charge customers during California’s drought.

04/21/2015

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Tartine Bakery Joins Forces With Blue Bottle Coffee, Eyes Expanding To L.A., NYC

Two Bay Area businesses with major cult followings will join forces as Blue Bottle Coffee of Oakland and Tartine Bakery of San Francisco have announced a merger.

04/20/2015

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5.3 Million Chickens To Be Destroyed In Iowa Following Bird Flu Virus Outbreak

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the bird flu virus has been found at a farm holding nearly 10 percent of Iowa’s egg-laying chickens.

04/20/2015

Two Tesla Model S cars are displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

How A Formerly Struggling Tesla Almost Became Part Of Google

Tesla very nearly became a part of Google when the electric car company was cash-strapped and on the verge of bankruptcy, according to a published report.

04/20/2015

Large Winter Storm Brings Heavy Rains To Northern California

Bay Area Unprepared For ‘Superstorm’ Floods Says Business Group

A new Bay Area Council report finds a so-called 150-year “superstorm” could cause billions of dollars in damage, arguing the region is unprepared.

04/20/2015

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Drink Spirits With Spirits: The Winchester Mystery House To Allow Alcohol & Overnight Stays

Attention amateur ghost hunters and alcohol-swizzling history buffs: The Winchester Mystery House just got infinitely more fun.

04/20/2015

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Urgent Care Center Opening Before Doctors Medical Center Closes Tuesday

A new urgent care center will open today in San Pablo that aims to meet some of the needs of patients who would have gone to Doctors Medical Center, according to the nonprofit opening the center.

04/20/2015

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Don’t Tell The Kids… Kraft Replacing Artificial Ingredients In Mac & Cheese With Healthy Stuff

Shhh! Your kid’s favorite orange-y, gooey, cheesy dinner dish is about to get healthy. Well, maybe not exactly healthy, but certainly better for them. Kraft announced it is taking out the artificial colors and preservatives from its Original Macaroni & Cheese.

04/20/2015