Questionable Crowdfunding Campaigns May Be New Easy Money For ScammersFrom politics to potato salad, even a trip to Mars, you can raise money for just about any product with crowdfunding, but those products don’t always make it into the hands of backers.
'Ghost' Foreign Investors Buying Palo Alto Homes, But Keeping Them EmptyNeighbors in Palo Alto say houses are getting bought up by foreign investors who never move in, leaving neighborhoods full of empty homes.
Startup Snatches Up Google, Uber Employees To Pioneer New Education SystemParenthood is propelling tech leaders to flock to a new kind of school with roots in the Bay Area.
Venture Capital Firms Rain Cash On Startups As Fears Of Bursting Bubble BuildCash rained down on startups in 2014 but with valuations so high, critics suggest some investors may be setting themselves up for a major fall.
Bay Area Woman Exposes Massive Fraud At Investment Firm, Leading To Conviction Of Company ExecsA Bay Area woman is getting credit for taking down an investment company that scammed thousands of investors out of millions of dollars.
SF Supervisor, Gay Rights Activists Call On City Employees To Divest From Russian InvestmentsThe call has been led by Supervisor Scott Wiener, after Russia passed a law criminalizing any activity that supports gay rights.
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.
Non-Profit Formed To Promote Chinese Investment In Silicon ValleyA 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.
Report Finds College Still A Good Investment For CaliforniansDespite rising tuition and growing student loan debt, college is still a good investment.
Netflix Stock Soars On News Of Carl Icahn's StakeBillionaire investor Carl Icahn has seized on Netflix’s recent troubles to build a 10 percent stake in the Internet video service.
CalPERS Lowers Forecast For Investment ReturnsCalifornia’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.
Berkeley Mulls Pulling Account Out Of Wells FargoBerkeley is considering taking its $350 million account out of Wells Fargo, saying the bank is partly to blame for the nation’s financial crisis.