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Uber’s Value Doubles To $40 Billion In 6 Months

Uber raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding from venture capitalists, a sign investors were little fazed by the ride-hailing app’s recent spate of bad publicity over privacy violations and its corporate culture.

12/05/2014

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Human Skull Found In Business Near Oakland Airport; 2nd Found In Bay Area In A Week

A human skull was found in a business near the Oakland International Airport, police said Wednesday, the second human skull found in less than a week in the Bay Area.

12/03/2014

Manufacturing in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco Creates New Plan To Keep Manufacturing Jobs In The City

San Francisco’s manufacturing sector is getting some love from the city in an attempt to keep jobs in the area.

11/30/2014

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Retail Profiling Lawsuits: Businesses Would Rather Lose Merchandise Than Detain Potential Shoplifters

Retailers lose $45 billion dollars annually to theft, about $10 billion of that to shoplifting. Yet the last thing stores may want to do is catch a thief.

11/26/2014

A light dusting of snow appear at the Big Dipper ski lift at Heavenly. (Heavenly Mountain Resort)

Two Major Tahoe Ski Resorts Open Thanks To Natural And Man-Made Snow

Two major Tahoe ski resorts opened Friday thanks to both natural and man-made snow, with a third resort expected to open before Thanksgiving.

11/21/2014

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Male Founders Of San Francisco Biotech Startups Promise To Make Vaginas Smell Like Ripe Peaches

Two men at a San Francisco biotech startup are on a quest to deliver personal empowerment for women in the form of fruity-smelling genitals.

11/20/2014

Knightscope K5 Security Robot. (CBS)

Inventors Of ‘Crime-Fighting’ Robots Reboot From Previous Business Failure

The creators of the security robots now patrolling the Silicon Valley say they are moving on after a previous high-profile business failure that resulted in bankruptcy, disappointed investors, and dashed hope for a depressed Indiana town.

11/20/2014

Marchers protested in Downtown Oakland over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin on July 15, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland To Offer ‘Healing Centers’ As Police, Shop Owners Prepare For Ferguson Verdict

Business owners in Oakland prepped their storefronts in anticipation of protests over an expected grand jury decision on the police shooting of an unarmed man in Ferguson Missouri.

11/18/2014

Candlestick Park Stadium, San Francisco

Massive Shopping, Residential Center Planned For Candlestick Park Site

Candlestick Park will become the site of a large “urban outlet” shopping center.

11/17/2014

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks at a media event in San Francisco on March 27, 2014. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Moves Past Exxon, Now World’s 2nd Most Valuable Co. Behind Apple

The bull run in Microsoft’s stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple Inc.

11/15/2014

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