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Questionable Crowdfunding Campaigns May Be New Easy Money For Scammers

From 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.

06/30/2015

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‘Ghost’ Foreign Investors Buying Palo Alto Homes, But Keeping Them Empty

Neighbors in Palo Alto say houses are getting bought up by foreign investors who never move in, leaving neighborhoods full of empty homes.

04/28/2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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