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Police at the scene of a standoff on Wall Road off of Highway 29 in Napa County, March 16, 2015. (CBS)

Napa Winemaker Embroiled In $800K Dispute Was Unraveling Before He Shot Silicon Valley Investor, Self

Robert Dahl came west from Minnesota with a powerful desire to make his fortune in Napa Valley’s famed wine country. And it looked like he had succeeded — for a while.

03/20/2015

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Movie Criticizes Yelp Business Practices, May Be Leading To Falling Share Prices

Shares of San Francisco-based online review site Yelp down closed down 3.5 percent on Thursday, possibly due to a documentary film project criticizing the website’s practices.

03/19/2015

A giant flower beetle with an electronic backpack. (UC Berkeley / NTU Singapore)

Berkeley Researchers Turn Beetle Into Remote-Controlled Flying Cyborg

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley were able to remotely control a flying beetle with a high amount of precision by installing a tiny backpack with sophisticated electronics.

03/19/2015

Nail Salon

Bay Area Customers Applaud Healthy Nail Salons

A growing number of nail salons in the Bay Area are adopting healthier products and practices intended to protect customers and workers.

03/19/2015

2013 Tesla Model S (credit: Tesla Motors)

Tesla Addresses ‘Range Anxiety’ Of Its Electric Cars With Software Update

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, unveiled his plans to alleviate so-called “range anxiety” in his company’s Model S electric vehicles by updating the cars’ software over-the-air.

03/19/2015

The Apple logo is seen September 11, 2012 at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts in San Francisco. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/GettyImages)

Apple’s Stock Debuts On Dow Jones Replacing AT&T

The world’s most valuable company is now a member of the Dow Jones industrial average.

03/19/2015

Pedestrians walk past a billboard of Yahoo Inc. in Beijing. (TEH ENG KOON/AFP/Getty Images)

After Sharp Losses Yahoo Closing Last China Operation In Beijing

Yahoo Inc. has announced the closure of its last office in China, a research and development center in Beijing, in a new cost-cutting move.

03/19/2015

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Sugar Bowl 2nd Resort To Suspend Skiing As Drought Takes Toll

Yet another Northern California ski resort is closing early due to a lack of snow amid the state’s historic drought.

03/19/2015

Uber Ridesharing App

More Uber Cars On New York City Streets Than Traditional Taxicabs

In a span of less than four years, San Francisco-based Uber has grown from a ridesharing startup to overtake the streets of New York City.

03/18/2015

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Ben & Jerry’s Announces Free Ice Cream Scoop Day

Picking a flavor for your free scoop may be the most difficult decision you make on Tuesday, April 14th.

03/18/2015