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Los Gatos Residents Say Beach-Bound Drivers Using Waze Causing Traffic Headaches

People who live in Los Gatos are upset the popular navigation app Waze is directing drivers looking for a shortcut to Santa Cruz through their town, leading to traffic jams for local residents.

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Background Checks For A Job: What To Expect

Jill Schlesinger looks at what to expect from an employee background check.

07/31/2015

BLOOMINGTON, MN - JULY 29:  Protesters place stuffed animals on the sign of  Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic to call attention to the alleged poaching of Cecil the lion on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. According to reports, the 13-year-old lion was lured out of a national park in Zimbabwe and killed by Dr. Palmer, who had paid at least $50,000 for the hunt. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Yelp Users Attack Business Page Of Dentist Who Killed Beloved Lion

Yelp is seeing a spike in traffic this week as users flock to the website to bash Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who became a social media target after he killed a beloved lion in Zimbabwe.

07/31/2015

A rendering of a Facebook drone. (Harvest Zhang/Facebook)

Facebook Ready To Test Giant Drone For Beaming Internet Via Lasers

Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.

07/31/2015

US Postal Service employee outside delivery truck

Jackie Speier Moves To End Ban On Shipping Alcohol Through Postal Service

Speier’s office said the bill would end a Prohibition-era ban.

07/30/2015

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Facebook 2nd Quarter Results Soar As User Base, Mobile Ads Grow

The world’s largest online social network surpassed expectations on all fronts in the second quarter. It grew not just profit and revenue, but also its already-massive user base and mobile advertising, as well as usage of its “family” of non-Facebook apps like Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.

07/29/2015

Solar Panels

Let Your Career Shine With A Job In The Solar Panel Industry

The future is bright for people looking for work in the solar panel industry. Jill Schlesinger has more.

07/29/2015

Prickly pear fruit, picked from cacti. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Importers Fined For Selling Produce Tainted With Illegal Pesticides

The tainted produce sold includes lychee, longan, burdock root, ginger, taro root, fragrant pear, cactus leaves, cactus pears, purslane and squashf from Thailand, Taiwan, China and Mexico.

07/29/2015

HONG KONG, CHINA:  A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 taxing for take-off. (PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Los Angeles-Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Aleutian Islands After Crew Detects Smoke

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 bound from Hong Kong to Los Angeles International Airport was diverted to a U.S. air base in the Aleutian Islands after smoke was detected on the aircraft.

07/29/2015

A Chevron sign at a Bay Area gas station. (CBS)

Chevron Cutting 500 Jobs From San Ramon Headquarters

The company says it is part of an effort to reduce costs around the world by one-billion dollars.

07/28/2015