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Bay Area Venture Capitalists Attracted To Legalized Marijuana’s Growing Industry

The growing legal-cannabis industry is attracting Bay Area investors who want to take advantage of what they think will be a growing business.

08/11/2014

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James Franco Seeks $500K In Crowd-Funding For New Films

The actor is raising money so a collection of young filmmakers can adapt his 2011 short story collection, “Palo Alto”…

06/18/2013

Minimum Wage Set To Increase In San Francisco

Tips For Investors To Ease Growing Tax Bite

Investors should review whether they made any rash moves to trigger potentially unnecessary tax bills.

02/14/2013

Standard & Poor's headquarters in the financial district of New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

California Attorney General Sues Standard & Poor’s Over Investment Ratings

California’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against debt rating agency Standard & Poor’s, claiming it inflated its ratings of certain investments, costing the state’s public pension funds and other investors billions of dollars.

02/05/2013

Facebook

Flood Of Facebook Shares Hit Market, Price Jumps

Facebook’s biggest lock-up period – a time following an IPO that prevents insiders from selling stock – expires on Wednesday.

11/14/2012

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Tech Report: Kickstarter Investor Beware

Thousands of entrepreneur’s have raised $274 million from the public through the website Kickstarter, but not all the ideas have turned out to be successful and sometimes not everyone delivers on the investments.

08/24/2012

An Apple ipad tablet displays app icons on its home screen. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Apple Stock Hits New High With Anticipation Of New iPhone, iPad

Apple’s stock has hit a new high after a four-month swoon, as investors were looking ahead to the release of a new iPhone model, and possibly a smaller iPad.

08/17/2012

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Peet’s Coffee Sold For Nearly $1B To German Conglomerate

Peet’s Coffee & Tea is being taken private for approximately $977.6 million.

07/23/2012

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

Investors Buying Up Many Foreclosed Oakland Homes

An advocacy group for low-income people issued a report Thursday that says investors are buying foreclosed homes in the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland in a trend that is destabilizing communities.

06/29/2012

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Hits The Road As Company Is Set To Go Public

Top executives are traveling across the country as the social network gets set to go public next week.

05/08/2012

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