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Unemployment Fears Linger As U.S. Retail Sales Fall Slightly In June

Americans cut back their spending at stores and restaurants last month, a sign that they remain cautious despite robust job growth in the past year.

07/14/2015

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - SEPTEMBER 25:  A Google self-driving car is displayed at the Google headquarters on September 25, 2012 in Mountain View, California.  California Gov. Jerry Brown signed State Senate Bill 1298 that allows driverless cars to operate on public roads for testing purposes. The bill also calls for the Department of Motor Vehicles to adopt regulations that govern licensing, bonding, testing and operation of the driverless vehicles before January 2015.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Chooses Austin, Texas As Testing Site For Driverless Cars

Google Inc. has chosen Texas as the latest testing site for its self-driving car project.

07/07/2015

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Largest Nursing Chain In Calif. Hit With Citations And Penalties

California’s largest nursing home chain has come under fire from government regulators, facing a flurry of citations and penalties.

06/14/2015

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River City Brewing Company Closes Its Doors At Downtown Plaza

As construction for the Kings’ new arena continues to change the landscape of downtown, one of Downtown Plaza’s long-time businesses is being forced to leave the mall today.

06/14/2015

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Fliers’ Carry-On Luggage Space Could Be Shrinking

Millions of travelers may have to buy new luggage if an airline industry recommendation for smaller carry-on bags takes hold.

06/10/2015

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Federal Judge: Wal-Mart’s Payment Of Truckers Violated Calif. Minimum Wage

A federal judge has ruled that Wal-Mart violated California’s minimum wage by paying truckers by the mile and requiring unpaid tasks. The company could owe more than $100 million in back pay for the workers.

06/10/2015

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Government Plan To Erase Corinthian Colleges Students’ Debt Could Cost $3.6 Billion

The federal government will erase much of the debt of students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, officials announced Monday, as part of a new plan that could cost taxpayers as much as $3.6 billion.

06/08/2015

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Feds In Sacramento Bust Alleged Fraud And Identity Theft Ring

Seven Sacramento residents were busted by federal authorities in an alleged massive mail fraud and identity theft scheme.

06/04/2015

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Ford Recalls Nearly 423K Vehicles For Power Steering Problem

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they’re being driven.

05/28/2015

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Grocery Outlet Puts Harris Ranch Beef Back On Shelves After Lab Finds Coarse Salt, Not Glass In Product

Grocery Outlet stores nationwide have resumed selling Harris Ranch beef after a laboratory hired by the meat company found what appeared to be coarse salt in the product, and not chips of glass as a customer had originally reported.

05/27/2015

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Twitter’s Periscope Arrives On Android Devices

After weeks of speculation and anticipation, Twitter is launching its wildly popular Periscope live-streaming app for Android users.

05/26/2015

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Porn Actors Criticize State’s Proposed Safety Rules

Critics say a state proposal that would require California porn productions to boost safety standards to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases goes too far.

05/25/2015

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Forbes 2014 List of the World’s Richest People

Forbes released its 28th World’s Billionaires issue on Monday. Here’s the top 10. You can find the rest of the list on Forbes.com

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E3 Conference Kicks Off In L.A.

Electronic Entertainment Expo kicked off today at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Space X Launch To Space Station

Early Saturday morning, a private company is set to make history by launching a supply ship to the International Space Station. Here’s a look at the mission preps and what Space X and NASA expect the mission to look like.

The makers of Airborne agreed to a $30 million settlement over false advertising claims that Airborne tablets can prevent or reduce the risk of colds, reduce the severity or duration of a cold, and protect against colds in crowded places such as airplanes, offices, or schools. (source: Federal Trade Commission)

Too Good To Be True…

Advertising is supposed to make you WANT a product. But some time, the claims go too far. Here are a few products over the years that have made false, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims…and got caught! It does not include the dozens of diet pills that have been fined for making false claims.

Take the top tennis players in the world and focus just on their cleavage. That was the premises of the "Adult Tennis Boobs" app. Apple said no thanks. (credit: Overdamped)

Banned: Most Controversial iPhone Apps

Apple now has strict policies on which applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are approved for their App Store. But some risque or offensive apps have made it through the approval process, while others were rejected before getting to market. Here’s a look at a few of the most controversial apps.

An internet user looks at a Facebook page dedicated to Anna Chapman in Paris on July 23, 2010. Two weeks after 10 Russian spies flew back from the United States to Moscow, the buzz of interest around the ring's most photogenic member, the feisty redhead Anna Chapman, shows no signs of receding. While Chapman remains in an unknown location since her arrival in Moscow, reportedly being debriefed, she has apparently found time to write enigmatic Facebook updates and negotiate with journalists on her first interview. (Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

The Rise Of Facebook

Facebook, populated by at least 500 million users, has been both a source of innovation, controversy and fascination.

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Apple Through The Years

Has it really been 30 years since Steve Wosniak & Steve Jobs sold off Jobs’ VW van to raise money and launch a company? Yes, it has, and if you don’t believe it, just check out some of the higlights.

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