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  • SAN FRANCISCO— A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley. The jury in San Francisco reached the verdict in a lawsuit filed by Ellen Pao against Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers.

  • "The complaints of Ellen Pao were made for only one purpose," said Lynne Hermle, a lawyer for Kleiner Perkins, in her closing arguments in San Francisco Superior Court. But Pao's lawyer, Alan Exelrod, told a different version of events in the case, which has become a cultural touchstone in Silicon Valley and beyond. "They ran Kleiner Perkins like a boys' club," Exelrod said...

  • "The complaints of Ellen Pao were made for only one purpose," said Lynne Hermle, a lawyer for Kleiner Perkins, in her closing arguments in San Francisco Superior Court. But Pao's lawyer, Alan Exelrod, told a different version of events in the case, which has become a cultural touchstone in Silicon Valley and beyond. "They ran Kleiner Perkins like a boys' club," Exelrod said...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A sex discrimination trial that has put a spotlight on gender imbalance in Silicon Valley has prompted some technology and venture capital companies to re-examine their cultures and practices— even before a jury reaches its verdict. As jurors get ready to hear closing arguments in Ellen Pao's lawsuit against the venture capital firm Kleiner...

  • Mary Meeker is one of the few female senior partners at Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers, one of the Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms. She then said how much she appreciated working with Kleiner women Susan Biglieri, Juliet de Baubigny, Beth Seidenberg and Christina Lee. She helped the firm, at the infancy of the Internet boom, identify key...

  • AUSTIN, Texas— A live-streaming app called Meerkat, calls to online activism and pedicabs with a "Game of Thrones" Iron throne seat were the top topics of conversation at South by Southwest over the weekend, as 33,000- plus members of the technology, marketing and media industries poured into Austin, Texas. "You never know what's around the corner at South By...

  • The next opportunity to launch is 6:07 p.m. EST on Monday, said NASA launch commentator Michael Curie. The rocket carries the Deep Space Climate Observatory, nicknamed DSCOVR, a partnership of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "We think of DSCOVR as a weather buoy," NOAA administrator and former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan said...

  • The Falcon 9 rocket is targeted for launch at 6:10 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Perched on top of the booster is the Deep Space Climate Observatory, nicknamed DSCOVR, and jointly owned by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The satellite, then called Triana- and lampooned as "GoreSat"- was due to launch on the...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- British online grocer Ocado reported an annual pretax profit for the first time in its 15 year history on Tuesday and said it aimed this year to seal its first technology deal with an overseas retailer. Ocado, founded by three former Goldman Sachs bankers in 2000, has divided analysts like few other stocks, with some viewing its door-step deliveries...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 12- Two federal prosecutors who have led several high-profile fraud cases, including the government's criminal investigation of Bernard Madoff, are leaving the U.S. Justice Department to join prominent law firm Boies, Schiller& Flexner, according to an announcement Reuters reviewed before its public release. Matthew Schwartz and John Zach, who...

  • U.S. investors appear less concerned with whether Republicans take control of the Senate, as expected, or Democrats hang on to their majority by a slim margin. "If we have a really uncertain situation, where the Senate is divided and candidates are threatening recounts, that's really not good," said Robbert van Batenburg, director of market strategy at Newedge USA...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- It's not often that a White House official gets mocked on both Saturday Night Live and a major daily newspaper before he makes his first public appearance. But Ron Klain's low-profile first week as President Barack Obama's behind-the-scenes Ebola "czar" has become another attack point for a White House struggling to show it's on top of the...

  • High Arctic costs deter business despite thaw Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    BODOE, Norway, Oct 27- Despite high hopes for Arctic business from mining to shipping as the ice melts rapidly and temperatures rise twice as fast as the global average, few firms say the sums still make sense. An oil price slump and cheaper commodities, including iron ore, together with tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine, are adding new disincentives.

  • Oct 9- A year of increasingly vocal support for easing a decades-old ban on U.S. crude exports has failed to convince American voters that doing so would be a good idea, according to a new Reuters-IPSOS poll that highlights the political perils of opening the door to shale oil sales abroad. Only a handful of politicians, most prominently Republican Senator Lisa...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- One of the more unusual trials to come out of the 2008 financial crisis is set to begin on Monday, when a federal judge will consider whether the U.S. government's rescue of American International Group Inc was, in fact, legal.

  • Al Jazeera sues former VP Gore over Current TV Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    Al Gore

    Al Jazeera America is suing former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the former owners of the TV network that became Al Jazeera America in 2013.

  • Al Gore slaps Al-Jazeera with a lawsuit Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Former Vice President Al Gore addresses Climate Reality Leadership trainees, March 13, 2014, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Al Gore and his business partner filed a lawsuit Friday against news organization Al-Jazeera over alleged fraud and a breach of contract.

  • Not all Apple shareholders want a huge buyback Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Carl Icahn has been pushing Apple to use its $150 billion war chest to buy back company shares. Not every shareholder agrees.

  • Contraception key in climate fight: Gore and Gates Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    Former Vice President Al Gore listens during a session in Davos on Jan. 24, 2014.

    Stopping overpopulation is one way the dangers of climate change can be mitigated, according to two of the most prominent believers in global warming.

  • What happened to global warming?   Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 7:08 PM ET
    What happened to global warming?

    Discussing the environmental crisis theory of global warming with, Sen. James Inhofe, (R-OK).