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Jack Ma (R), Chairman of Alibaba Group, and Wang Jianlin, Chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, attend the 2013 CCTV's China Economic Person Of The Year Award on December 12, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

Alibaba Makes IPO History Opening At $92.70 Per Share, Surpassing Amazon, Ebay & Facebook

Alibaba’s stock is surging as the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse’s begins its first day trading as a public company.

2 hours ago

A Chinese Alibaba employee walks through a communal space at the company headquarters in Hangzhou. (PETER PARKS/AFP/GettyImages)

Alibaba Sets $68 Per Share Price Ahead Of Friday Debut On NYSE; May Be Largest IPO In History

The Chinese e-commerce powerhouse is expected to start trading Friday on the NYSE in an IPO that values it at $167.62 billion, bigger than the current market value of Amazon, Cisco, and eBay.

17 hours ago

Workers at Del Mar Seafoods processing squid. (CBS)

Partnership Looks To Keep Fresh Caught California Squid Local

Most of the squid caught in California usually travels about 12,000 miles before it hits your plate. Now, there is a movement to cut down on the distance.

09/09/2014

Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

University Of California Stepping Up Overseas Recruting To Lure Lucrative Out Of State Tuition

It’s estimated that non-resident students—from both foreign countries and other states in the U.S.—will make up one-fifth of all freshmen entering University of California campuses, this fall, and efforts to increase the number are underway.

08/11/2014

Bay Area resident Geng He at a news conference in San Francisco, California on August 7, 2014 following the release of her husband, Gao Zhisheng from a Chinese prison. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Bay Area Woman Calls For Husband To Return To The US After Being Released From Chinese Prison

Gao Zhisheng, one of China’s best-known human rights lawyer and also a government critic was released from Shaya prison in China on Thursday.

08/07/2014

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Jump On Tomorrow: Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Release, Cell Phone Kill Switch Vote

Getting a jump on tomorrow: After spending eight years in a Chinese prison for “inciting subversion of state power,” Gao Zhisheng will finally be a free man.

08/06/2014

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Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Rocks East Timor

An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude struck off East Timor Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No casualties or damage were immediately reported.

08/06/2014

Quake Victim

Strong Quake In Southern China Topples Thousands Of Homes, 367 Dead

A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday,killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,800.

08/03/2014

An armored personnel carrier is in flames as students put in on fire 04 June 1998 near Tiananmen Square in Beijing. On the night of 03 and 04 June 1989. (TOMMY CHENG/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News Correspondent Steve Futterman Remembers Tiananmen Square Massacre 25 Years Later

It’s been 25 years since the Chinese Army used brute force to put down a massive protest at Tiananmen Square in Beijing where scores were killed as soldiers and tanks rolled though.

06/04/2014

A sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Real Estate Expert Says China Cash Is Driving Soaring San Francisco House Prices

More and more, home buyers are bringing a once-rare tactic to the negotiation — all-cash offers. In San Francisco, a lot of those buyers are coming from China.

06/01/2014

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