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Union Asks Refinery Workers to Strike, Talks Break Down

Union Asks Refinery Workers to Strike, Talks Break Down

The United Steelworkers Union called for its refinery workers to stage their largest walkout in more 30 years... Read »

Feb 2, 2015
Local Restaurants Prepare for Busy Super Bowl Day

Local Restaurants Prepare for Busy Super Bowl Day

Sunday is also the Super Bowl of food service for those who sell chicken wings. Watch »

Feb 1, 2015
Dreamworks Animation Shuts Down Redwood City Studio

Dreamworks Animation Shuts Down Redwood City Studio

Dreamworks Animation, which gave us movies like "Shrek and "How to Train Your Dragon," is closing its... Watch »

Jan 30, 2015
Backlash Forces Go Daddy to Pull Super Bowl Ad

Backlash Forces Go Daddy to Pull Super Bowl Ad

A local tech company is at the center of controversy and backlash as the Super Bowl approaches. Watch »

Jan 28, 2015
Oculus Flees SoCal to Be Closer to Facebook

Oculus Flees SoCal to Be Closer to Facebook

Oculus VR has fled sunny Southern California for the friendlier confines of Silicon Valley -- and closer to parent... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Reports Say Google Fiber Coming to Raleigh-Durham

Reports Say Google Fiber Coming to Raleigh-Durham

Reports say that Google is bringing its high-speed Internet service to North Carolina's Research Triangle. Read »

Jan 26, 2015
China Buys More iPhones Than United States

China Buys More iPhones Than United States

Reports say that Apple has sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time this year. Read »

Jan 25, 2015
Gas Prices Fall 13 Cents a Gallon, Expected to Rise

Gas Prices Fall 13 Cents a Gallon, Expected to Rise

The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon... Read »

Jan 25, 2015
U.S. Gas Prices Falling Below $2

U.S. Gas Prices Falling Below $2

Now is the perfect time to start planning a road trip, because by the end the weekend, the national average for gas... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
Lyft to Abandon Pink Mustaches

Lyft to Abandon Pink Mustaches

Lyft is rebranding slightly: the ride-providing taxi alternative is doing away with its once-ubiquitous pink... Read »

Jan 20, 2015
How McDonald's Fries Are Made

How McDonald's Fries Are Made

If you were wondering how McDonald’s fries are made, or what they’re made of, you’re not alone. Read »

Jan 21, 2015
Ellison Funds Wildlife Refuge: Report

Ellison Funds Wildlife Refuge: Report

A sprawling new animal refuge under construction in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Saratoga is being paid for by the... Read »

Jan 19, 2015
Funding Boom Shows Power of Tech Startups

Funding Boom Shows Power of Tech Startups

Venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into U.S. startup companies last year, investing at levels that... Read »

Jan 17, 2015
All Olympic Events Should be Open for Bets: Lawyer

All Olympic Events Should be Open for Bets: Lawyer

Olympic fans visiting Nevada during the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro might get to do something that hasn't been done... Read »

Jan 17, 2015
Target to Shut Down Stores in Canada

Target to Shut Down Stores in Canada

Target says it will shut down 133-store Canadian operation after failed expansion Read »

Jan 15, 2015
Chinese Firm Buys Palm From Hewlett Packard

Chinese Firm Buys Palm From Hewlett Packard

Before the iPhone, there was the Palm Treo. Get ready for a Palm neo, as the "once-dominant" brand has... Read »

Jan 7, 2015

"Flat White" Added to Starbucks Menu

The "flat white" is going mainstream. Starbucks introduced Tuesday its own version of the flat white,... Watch »

Jan 6, 2015
Uber Drivers: New Year's Eve Surge Pricing Backfired

Uber Drivers: New Year's Eve Surge Pricing Backfired

Uber and Lyft drivers agree: New Year's Eve was a bad night to be a rideshare driver. Read »

Jan 5, 2015
Spinlister, The

Spinlister, The "Airbnb" For Bikes, Has 2,000 Bicycles For Rent

Spinlister is being touted as the "Airbnb" for bicycles. Read »

Jan 5, 2015
Lawsuit Claims Uber Bombarded People With Texts

Lawsuit Claims Uber Bombarded People With Texts

A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims ride-sharing company Uber has bombarded people with unwanted texts, which... Read »

Jan 3, 2015

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