Investment

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Startup Snatches Up Google, Uber Employees To Pioneer New Education System

Parenthood is propelling tech leaders to flock to a new kind of school with roots in the Bay Area.

03/04/2015

Tech:Crunch Disrupt SF 2012. (James Martin/CNET)

Venture Capital Firms Rain Cash On Startups As Fears Of Bursting Bubble Build

Cash rained down on startups in 2014 but with valuations so high, critics suggest some investors may be setting themselves up for a major fall.

01/17/2015

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Bay Area Woman Exposes Massive Fraud At Investment Firm, Leading To Conviction Of Company Execs

A Bay Area woman is getting credit for taking down an investment company that scammed thousands of investors out of millions of dollars.

09/22/2014

A gay rights activists takes part in a rally in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Supervisor, Gay Rights Activists Call On City Employees To Divest From Russian Investments

The call has been led by Supervisor Scott Wiener, after Russia passed a law criminalizing any activity that supports gay rights.

04/10/2014

A man tries out Google Glass.

Google Invests In Taiwanese ‘Glass’ Chip Maker

Google Inc. has invested in a Taiwanese microchip maker that makes chips used in its Google Glass, the eyeglass-enabled devices it was testing that can shoot photos and video and access the Internet.

07/22/2013

downtown San Jose skyline

Non-Profit Formed To Promote Chinese Investment In Silicon Valley

A non-profit organization has been formed in San Jose to promote investment from China. The group’s goal is to stimulate the economy and increase jobs.

06/29/2013

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

Report Finds College Still A Good Investment For Californians

Despite rising tuition and growing student loan debt, college is still a good investment.

06/04/2013

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Netflix Stock Soars On News Of Carl Icahn’s Stake

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has seized on Netflix’s recent troubles to build a 10 percent stake in the Internet video service.

10/31/2012

CalPERS

CalPERS Lowers Forecast For Investment Returns

California’s largest public pension fund has voted to lower its estimate for annual investment returns, meaning it will need more money from the state, school districts and local governments to maintain its ability to fund promised retirement benefits.

03/14/2012

The exterior of an Oakland Wells Fargo Bank branch. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Mulls Pulling Account Out Of Wells Fargo

Berkeley is considering taking its $350 million account out of Wells Fargo, saying the bank is partly to blame for the nation’s financial crisis.

02/06/2012

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