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Taxicab drivers in San Francisco have been voicing their frustration with rideshare services like Uber, Lyft and sidecar with these bumper stickers. (CBS)

19 Taxi Companies Sue Uber, Claiming False Advertising Hurting Their Businesses

Nineteen taxi companies sued Uber Technologies Inc. in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday, accusing the transportation network company of false advertising when it claims it has “the safest rides on the road.”

03/18/2015

Diagram from lawsuit showing how Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm and Pixar allegedly reached agreements on hires and compensation. (Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein)

$415M Settlement Reached In Silicon Valley Tech Suit Over Salary Fixing

Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies have agreed to pay $415 million in a second attempt to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging they formed an illegal cartel to prevent their workers from leaving for better-paying jobs.

01/15/2015

(CBS SF)

IRS Sniffs Around Food Perks For Silicon Valley Tech Workers

Bay Area tech companies are famous for their free lunch perks, but the IRS has been sniffing around those extras for years.

09/03/2014

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Berlin Bans Uber Rideshare App Citing Passenger Safety

Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns.

08/14/2014

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EPA Awards $200K In Grants To Bay Area Companies Developing Green Tech

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that two Bay Area companies have each been awarded $100,000 contracts for the development of innovative green technologies as part of the agency’s Small Business Innovative Research program.

07/16/2014

Prescription Drugs

Santa Clara County Joins Lawsuit Against Drug Firms Over Narcotic Painkillers

Santa Clara County Thursday joined a lawsuit filed by Orange County charging major drug firms with deceiving consumers about the dangers of using opioid narcotic painkillers for non-cancer-related pain.

05/22/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Governor Ends California Business Recruiting Trip Empty-Handed

Gov. Rick Perry is wrapping up his high-profile recruiting trip to California without having convinced any businesses to relocate to his state—at least not yet.

02/13/2013

(CBS)

Oakland Shipping Company Named Among State’s Worst Tax Deadbeats

California is being cheated out of millions of tax dollars by deadbeats who don’t pay their bills, according to a new list revealed Friday by the Board of Equalization.

03/05/2012

The SMART Train would provide service between Larkspur and Cloverdale. (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit)

Bay Area Companies Selected For Construction Of SMART System

The project is expected to create a thousand local jobs.

02/11/2012

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Silicon Valley Economy Shows Major Gains

But while the region added 42,000 jobs last year, the median income also went down.

02/07/2012

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