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Stocks pause as traders await economic news
NEW YORK — After dawdling between small gains and losses in a slow day of summer trading, the stock market ended little changed on Monday. Instead of worrying about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine or trouble in the world’s other hot spots, investors appeared to sit tight. The main reas...
By Matthew Craft The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
U.S. companies increasingly fish for growth overseas
SAN FRANCISCO — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts’ pro...
By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press FULL STORY
Virgin America files plans for IPO
NEW YORK — Virgin America’s next destination is Wall Street. The Burlingame-based airline filed on Monday for an initial public offering of shares. Virgin America Inc., which operates out of Los Angeles and San Francisco, flies to 22 airports in the United States and Mexico and has ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar
NEW YORK — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart, which has been stepping up its courtship of lower-income customers The deal makes ...
By Candice Choi and Michelle Chapman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan
NEW YORK — Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining. Real estate website operator Zillow Inc. is buying its rival in a $3.5 billion deal that will make the biggest player in the online real estate information market. Zillow will also become king ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
EU antitrust body clears Apple’s $3bn Beats deal
BRUSSELS — The European Union’s antitrust authority has cleared Apple’s $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services. The 28-nation bloc’s executive Commission said Monday the transaction does not threaten competition because the firm...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
  


 
 
 
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Report: Health premiums rose significantly in 2014
SACRAMENTO — California’s insurance commissioner released a report Tuesday showing the cost of h..
Fogging for West Nile in San Mateo Wednesday
San Mateo County mosquito officials will once again fog in San Mateo Wednesday night after more mosq..
Twenty evacuated because of gas leak in San Mateo
About 20 people were evacuated in San Mateo this morning as crews sealed a small gas line break, a P..
Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel
WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 millio..
Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war a..
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