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Weight Of Cheap Commodities Crushing North Bay Recycling CompanyFor 60 years, Joe Garbarino has been moving Marin’s trash, and for many of those years he could do it at a healthy profit. Not any more.
Some Central Valley Orchards Irrigated With Oilfield Waste WaterSome of the biggest growers in the Central Valley area aren't worried about conserving water because they've found a steady supply -- but there's a catch.
Google In Advanced Talks With Fiat Chrysler On Self-Driving Car ProjectFiat Chrysler and Google’s self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Aren't Against Driverless CarsThe head of Mothers Against Drunk Driving has come out in favor of driverless car technology.
Ford Recalls More Than 200,000 Trucks, SUVs, Cars to Fix TransmissionsFord is recalling nearly 202,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and cars in North America because the automatic transmissions can suddenly downshift to first gear.
Dyson Takes On Bad Hair Days With 'Supersonic Hair Dryer'Dyson launched the Supersonic hair dryer Wednesday in Japan. It's an invention, he says, that's designed to revolutionize your routine.
Big 3 Airlines Accused Of Pricing Policy That Could Add Hundreds To Flight CostsThree of the nation’s largest airlines are accused of illegally enacting a little-noticed ticket-pricing policy that could add hundreds of dollars to the cost of your next vacation.
No More Fines For East Bay Water Wasters As Drought EasesAn ordinance that imposes fines on suspected East Bay water wasters as a reaction to the state’s drought is being lifted, according to the East Bay Municipal Utility District.
Big Snack Companies Making Smaller Portions, Adding Warnings To Hold Onto ConsumersBig snack food companies are encouraging consumers to eat less, but the shift in strategy could be more about brand preservation than consumer health.
Library Patrons Racking Up Huge Fines In San JoseThree people have fines of over $10,000 each for overdue books at San Jose’s library, but the city may be willing to forgive them, no questions asked.
Small Laundry Pods Pose Big Risk To Little Kids, Study FindsSmall laundry detergent packets pose more of a danger to children than traditional containers according to a new study.
SF To Get High-Tech Payment Options In Parking Garages Under $19M PlanSan Francisco is spending nearly $20 million to upgrade the technology in its parking garages.

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