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San Jose sued over secrecy on Google development
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San Jose sued over secrecy on Google development

San Jose has been sued by two nonprofit groups over a planned campus for Google, and what they contend are illegal nondisclosure agreements signed...

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Macy’s has profitable quarter, looks to strong holiday season
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Macy’s has profitable quarter, looks to strong holiday season

A bug was introduced into the gallery code with the last release. The issue only affects galleries with less than 7 items (Taboola frames included)...

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New IKEA coming to Bay Area, but it will look different from other stores
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New IKEA coming to Bay Area, but it will look different from other stores

Don't worry, this happens to the best of us. Don't worry, this happens to the best of us. Last week, Dublin City Council approved plans for a 317...

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These Bay Area retailers could be the next to go bankrupt
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These Bay Area retailers could be the next to go bankrupt

Sears, the Amazon of the 20th century, filed for bankruptcy in October. The former retail giant was hoping a court would approve a turnaround plan...

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Amazon HQ favorites: Similar basics but different vibes
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Amazon HQ favorites: Similar basics but different vibes

The communities said to be favored to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major...

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Juul cutting back on sales of flavored e-cigarettes
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Juul cutting back on sales of flavored e-cigarettes

Juul Labs says it will stop selling most flavored e-cigarettes in retail stores, according to a person familiar with the matter. The decision...

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Amazon opened its first Bay Area 4-star store in Berkeley. Here's what it's like.
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Amazon opened its first Bay Area 4-star store in Berkeley. Here's what it's like.

Amazon 4-star opened on 4th Street in Berkeley on Nov. 5, 2018. Amazon 4-star opened on 4th Street in Berkeley on Nov. 5, 2018. The store has toys,...

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Sunrun gives Tesla a fight in the home solar business
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Sunrun gives Tesla a fight in the home solar business

A Sunrun installer before placing a solar panel at a customer’s home in Carlsbad, Calif., Oct. 18, 2018. Tesla is relying on showrooms to sell...

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Driverless cars won’t help traffic congestion, he says
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Driverless cars won’t help traffic congestion, he says

Peter Calthorpe says Silicon Valley has it all wrong. He rejects the ideas of tech industry visionaries who say personal autonomous vehicles will...

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I wanted to hate San Francisco's new Amazon Go store. I loved it.
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I wanted to hate San Francisco's new Amazon Go store. I loved it.

Amazon to Open 'Go' Store in San FranciscoNext Up: Amazon to Open 'Go' Store in San FranciscoAmazon to Open 'Go' Store in San FranciscoFights break...

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Ship traffic, October 24
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Ship traffic, October 24

Everything you need to know to start your day You agree to our Terms of Use. Your information will be used as described in our Privacy Notice. Two...

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As Toys R Us falls, Hasbro struggles
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As Toys R Us falls, Hasbro struggles

NEWARK, N. J. — Hasbro, wrestling with the demise of Toys R Us and elusive shoppers spending a lot more on tech gadgets, fell well short of third...

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Job growth is found to be no cure for a community’s poverty
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Job growth is found to be no cure for a community’s poverty

A man walks past vacant storefronts at the Old Town Mall in Baltimore. A man walks past vacant storefronts at the Old Town Mall in Baltimore. Job...

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Among Amazon HQ2 watchers, Northern Virginia checks the most boxes
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Among Amazon HQ2 watchers, Northern Virginia checks the most boxes

SEATTLE — Amazon won’t say where it plans to put its much-hyped second headquarters. But that hasn’t stopped investors, economic officials and...

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Ship traffic, October 20
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Ship traffic, October 20

Everything you need to know to start your day You agree to our Terms of Use. Your information will be used as described in our Privacy Notice. Two...

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Pension fund officials want Zuckerberg removed as Facebook chairman
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Pension fund officials want Zuckerberg removed as Facebook chairman

Public officials in four states say they want Facebook to have an independent board chair, effectively calling for the removal of CEO Mark...

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Your Orchard Supply only has a couple of weeks left. Here's what you can still find.
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Your Orchard Supply only has a couple of weeks left. Here's what you can still find.

Several aisles were completely emptied out and closed off at the San Rafael Orchard Supply Hardware location on Tuesday. Store clerks said they've...

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After more than a decade of squabbling, will IKEA finally come to this East Bay city?
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After more than a decade of squabbling, will IKEA finally come to this East Bay city?

Devoted IKEA fans love sharing their favorite "hacks" for IKEA products. However, those well-intended repurposings don't always go as planned......

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Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures
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Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

Hutton, 3, plays with Little Tikes Circuit Center at the Walmart Toy Shop event in New York. Hutton, 3, plays with Little Tikes Circuit Center at...

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5 tips on saving money and time on Halloween costumes
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5 tips on saving money and time on Halloween costumes

Liam Vasquez, 2, and his father, Will Vasquez, try on Halloween masks at a Target department store in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Discounters like Walmart...

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Starbucks to start paying for babysitting while baristas are making coffee
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Starbucks to start paying for babysitting while baristas are making coffee

FILE- In this May 29, 2018, file photo, a barista reaches for an empty cup at a Starbucks, commonly referred to as the original Starbucks, in the...

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Google Toronto development raises privacy concerns
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Google Toronto development raises privacy concerns

TORONTO — Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry...

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Amazon opening new ‘4-star’ concept store in Berkeley
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Amazon opening new ‘4-star’ concept store in Berkeley

A shopper leaves the Amazon 4-star store in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan after making a purchase, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. A shopper leaves...

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Holiday sales expected to grow in a strong economy
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Holiday sales expected to grow in a strong economy

The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, says it expects sales in November and December to rise between 4.3 and 4.8...

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The hot property that’s next on tech’s agenda: real estate
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The hot property that’s next on tech’s agenda: real estate

Opendoor, a startup that flips homes, attracted attention in June when it announced it had raised $325 million from a long list of venture...

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Grocers invest heavily in digital to keep up with customers’ habits
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Grocers invest heavily in digital to keep up with customers’ habits

More grocery shoppers than ever before are using mobile devices to supplement — or in some cases take over — their shopping, with one Deloitte...

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Retailers face competition for seasonal workers
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Retailers face competition for seasonal workers

Retailers won’t just be battling each other for customers this holiday season — they’re also gearing up to fight over the temporary workers who...

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Cupertino approves Vallco development south of Apple Park
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Cupertino approves Vallco development south of Apple Park

Cupertino city officials voted Wednesday evening to approve a massive housing and office development that would replace the mostly vacant Vallco...

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Stealing from a cashier-less store (without you, or the cameras, knowing it)
News 2 months ago
Stealing from a cashier-less store (without you, or the cameras, knowing it)

One recent afternoon, San Francisco’s newest grocery market was trying to figure out whether I would buy, steal or leave behind a bag of white...

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Tips for buying appliances online
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Tips for buying appliances online

They’re pricey and heavy, but online retailers are trying hard to get more people to buy stoves, washing machines and other large appliances...

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