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Evan Spiegel of Snapchat attends TechCruch Disrupt SF 2013 at San Francisco Design Center on September 9, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Facebook Reportedly Rebuffed In $3 Billion Bid To Buy Snapchat

Menlo Park’s Facebook has reportedly been spurned in its efforts to buy the popular photo-sharing app Snapchat.

11/14/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.

What Finally Made It Into The BART Deal?

It took months of tortured talks, two strikes and the deaths of two workers for San Francisco’s transit rail workers and their employer to finally agree on a contract that got trains running again Tuesday.

10/22/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

East Bay Lawmakers Join Push To Ban Transit Strikes After BART Walkout

Orinda City Councilman Steve Glazer, a longtime adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown, was flanked by half a dozen other elected leaders from Contra Costa cities at the Walnut Creek BART station at an afternoon conference to continue his campaign for a transit strike ban.

10/22/2013

Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

BART Union Announces Plan For Midnight Strike

A team of federal mediators bowed out of the BART contract negotiations Thursday as union representatives announced that the talks have failed and workers will strike at midnight.

10/17/2013

BART Negotiations

Marathon Bargaining Session For BART Labor Agreement Drags Into 2nd Day

A marathon bargaining session between Bay Area Rapid Transit management and its two biggest labor unions that began Wednesday morning lasted all night and was continuing Thursday, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.

10/17/2013

U.S. Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for the day October 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. With the government shutdown going into the fifttenth day and the deadline for raising the debt ceiling fast approaching, Democrats and Republicans may come to an agreement soon on passing a budget. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown, Lift Debt Ceiling

With hours left for Congress to finalize and pass legislation before the United States’ borrowing authority expires, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., formally unveiled a plan Wednesday that will fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7.

10/16/2013

The grille of a 2005 Jeep Liberty (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chrysler Agrees To Major Recall Of Jeeps At Risk Of Fire

Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant stance and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.

06/18/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Brown Demonstrates Political Savvy With Unions Over Pay Raise

The union representing 95,000 state employees have reached a tentative contract agreement that includes a 4.5 percent pay raise over a two-year period, but the governor will decide exactly when they get it.

06/18/2013

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Richmond Considers Eminent Domain As A Path To Home Loan Restructuring

Despite rising home prices in much of the Bay Area, many home buyers are struggling to wade out from their underwater mortgage – prompting some Richmond city leaders to attempt a unique tactic to provide mortgage relief.

06/18/2013

A Lowe's employee checks inventory of paint during the grand opening of the Lowe's store on November 4, 2010 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco mayor and California Lt. Governor-elect Gavin Newsom attended a ribbon cutting for the opening of a new Lowe's store in the city's Bayview district. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lowe’s Announces Plans To Acquire San Jose-Based Orchard Supply

Lowe’s says it plans to expand its California presence with an acquisition of Sears spinoff Orchard Supply Hardware Stores for about $205 million in cash.

06/17/2013

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