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AT&T Agrees to Buy DirecTV in $48.5B Deal

AT&T Agrees to Buy DirecTV in $48.5B Deal

AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or $95 per share, a move that gives telecommunications... Read »

May 18, 2014
AT&T Closes in on DirecTV With $50B Deal

AT&T Closes in on DirecTV With $50B Deal

AT&T is close to announcing that it will buy the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, in the... Read »

May 18, 2014
Businesses Priced Out of SF Move to East Bay

Businesses Priced Out of SF Move to East Bay

Over 300,000 square feet of office space in the East Bay has been leased by San Francisco-based companies priced out... Read »

May 14, 2014
Oracle Asks Court to Reinstate $1.3B SAP Verdict

Oracle Asks Court to Reinstate $1.3B SAP Verdict

A federal appeals court indicated that the bitter legal tussle between business software maker Oracle Read »

May 13, 2014
What to Know About Alibaba's IPO

What to Know About Alibaba's IPO

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba filed for a $1 billion IPO on Tuesday, much lower than markets had expected, NBC News... Read »

May 6, 2014
Airlines Making Less Money Off Baggage Fees

Airlines Making Less Money Off Baggage Fees

The government reported Monday that U.S. airlines raised $3.35 billion from bag fees in 2013, down 4 percent... Read »

May 5, 2014
Jury Hands Apple $120M Verdict in Samsung Patent Battle

Jury Hands Apple $120M Verdict in Samsung Patent Battle

A California jury has found that Samsung infringed Apple's smartphone patents and awarded Apple $120 million... Watch »

May 3, 2014
Feds, eBay Settle Antitrust Lawsuit

Feds, eBay Settle Antitrust Lawsuit

The Justice Department said Thursday that it has settled a lawsuit against eBay that accused the company... Read »

May 1, 2014
Safety, Legal Issues Force PG&E to Miss Earnings Estimates

Safety, Legal Issues Force PG&E to Miss Earnings Estimates

PG&E Corp. reported Thursday that its first-quarter profit fell as costs tied to its natural gas business... Read »

May 1, 2014
Toyota Moving U.S. Headquarters From California to Texas

Toyota Moving U.S. Headquarters From California to Texas

Toyota is moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas, and with it, it's moving about 3,000 jobs to... Watch »

Apr 28, 2014
Virgin America, KIA Pull Sponsorship From Clippers

Virgin America, KIA Pull Sponsorship From Clippers

Some of the Los Angeles Clippers' largest sponsors are severing their ties with the team in efforts to... Read »

Apr 28, 2014
Tech Companies Settle Workers' Lawsuit

Tech Companies Settle Workers' Lawsuit

Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Apple Boosts Stock Buyback, Will Split Stock

Apple Boosts Stock Buyback, Will Split Stock

Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split... Read »

Apr 23, 2014
Facebook CFO David Ebersman to Step Down

Facebook CFO David Ebersman to Step Down

Facebook's first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an... Read »

Apr 23, 2014
LinkedIn to Anchor New SF High-Rise

LinkedIn to Anchor New SF High-Rise

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says the professional networking site LinkedIn will expand its presence in the city... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
South Bay Construction Fuels Recycling Industry

South Bay Construction Fuels Recycling Industry

A rise in South Bay construction is fueling a new growth industry in the Silicon Valley. Watch »

Apr 22, 2014
Apple Offers Free Recycling of All Used Products

Apple Offers Free Recycling of All Used Products

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
SF Workers Protest Tax Exemptions for Tech Companies

SF Workers Protest Tax Exemptions for Tech Companies

Hundreds of San Francisco union workers took to the streets on tax day to protest the city’s three-year old payroll... Watch »

Apr 16, 2014
BMW Extends Recall to 489,000 Vehicles

BMW Extends Recall to 489,000 Vehicles

German automaker BMW is issuing a worldwide recall of many models of cars with certain six-cylinder gas motors after... Read »

Apr 12, 2014
GM Fined $7,000 a Day for Missing Deadline: Gov't

GM Fined $7,000 a Day for Missing Deadline: Gov't

A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its... Read »

Apr 9, 2014
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