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Silicon Valley Spends Big Bucks Lobbying in Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2014 | 5:00 am

Silicon Valley Spends Big Bucks Lobbying in Washington, D.C.

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Big Tech is fourth now, right behind Big Health, Big Insurance, and Big Oil and Gas.

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Apple’s Latest Suit Against Samsung May Target Google

March 31, 2014 | 2:32 pm

Apple’s Latest Suit Against Samsung May Target Google

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The trial in Silicon Valley marks the latest round in a long-running series of lawsuits between the two tech giants that underscore a much larger concern about what is allowed to be patented.

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Report: You Need to Earn $29.83 an Hour to Afford a 1-Bedroom in San Francisco

March 28, 2014 | 8:00 am

Report: You Need to Earn $29.83 an Hour to Afford a 1-Bedroom in San Francisco

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Living in the Bay Area isn’t easy, but for average-wage workers it could be worse.

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Uber’s Controversial Insurance Policy is Secret No More

March 26, 2014 | 2:39 pm

Uber’s Controversial Insurance Policy is Secret No More

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The ride service company’s insurance policy had long been secret until someone leaked it Monday.

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Berkeley School Board Set to Slash Funding for Cooking and Gardening Program

March 25, 2014 | 11:08 am

Berkeley School Board Set to Slash Funding for Cooking and Gardening Program

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Faced with budget shortfalls, the Berkeley School District opts to cut cooking and gardening classes.

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California Unemployment Rate Still Edging Downward

March 21, 2014 | 11:25 am

California Unemployment Rate Still Edging Downward

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State reports that jobless rate fell a tenth of a point in February and now stands at 8 percent.

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San Francisco Breaks Ground on Colorful Castro Street Redesign

March 15, 2014 | 8:00 am

San Francisco Breaks Ground on Colorful Castro Street Redesign

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The project will cost $4.5 million and include rainbow crosswalks, wider sidewalks and outdoor seating.

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News Pix: Mission Bay Fire, Fighting For Rare Redwood and Cat Cafe Debut

March 14, 2014 | 12:32 pm

News Pix: Mission Bay Fire, Fighting For Rare Redwood and Cat Cafe Debut

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The week’s news in photos from around the Bay.

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UberX, Lyft Expand Driver Insurance

March 14, 2014 | 8:51 am

UberX, Lyft Expand Driver Insurance

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The ride-service companies attempt to close a well-publicized “insurance gap.”

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Berkeley Neighborhood Thwarts Starbucks’ Plan for New Outlet

March 14, 2014 | 7:00 am

Berkeley Neighborhood Thwarts Starbucks’ Plan for New Outlet

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A group of South Berkeley neighbors and business owners campaigned to stop the coffee juggernaut.

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