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  • Donors give nearly $700K after police shooting Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18- year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. The Michael Brown Memorial Fund has raised almost $280,000 from more than 9,300 people in 13 days.

  • More Colorado pot seized in the mail, report says Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    DENVER— The amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has more than quadrupled since 2010 and was destined for more states than before, according to a new report by a federally funded drug task force.

  • NAPA, Calif. Aug 28- During Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake, some $75,000 worth of bottles of wine, rum and whiskey flew off the shelves of Aiyaz Masani's liquor store in Napa, California.

  • Correction: Thailand-Six-Legged Livestock story Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand— In a story Aug. 25 about insects being raised for food around the world, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the first cricket farm in the United States will open this year in Youngstown, Pennsylvania.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Bitcoin is catching on at U.S. online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.

  • California sets ride-sharing insurance standards Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:08 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Drivers providing services for ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber would have to carry a minimum level of insurance under a compromise the state Senate approved Wednesday. Holly Mitchell, D- Los Angeles, who carried the bill in the Senate. The Senate approved the bill on a 30-4 vote, sending it to the Assembly.

  • Lawmakers approve groundwater management bill Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:56 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Amid a third year of drought, state lawmakers began pushing legislation Wednesday that would begin to regulate groundwater for the first time in California history.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27- A U.S. judge rejected Apple Inc's latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in another sign of the diminishing impact of the smartphone patent wars. Apple won a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung earlier this year over three Apple patents.

  • Court rules against FedEx in drivers' labor case Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    DALLAS— A federal court has ruled that FedEx Corp. improperly classified about 2,300 drivers in California as independent contractors instead of employees.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 27- Officials in Villa Park are considering pulling the tiny California city from Calpers, saying the monthly costs of the state's giant public pension system are crippling the municipal budget.

  • Williams-Sonoma's shares fall on weak outlook Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Shares of Williams-Sonoma Inc. tumbled late Wednesday, after the seller of cookware and home furnishings issued a weak profit outlook. The guidance came as Williams-Sonoma reported a 5 percent increase in fiscal second-quarter profits.

  • Deal on health care aids port contract talks Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:26 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits, a knotty issue that tied up talks for months.

  • Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif.— A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone.

  • Guess misses 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Shares of Guess Inc. dropped on Wednesday after the Los Angeles- based jeans wear company reported a 45 percent decline in second-quarter earnings and issued a disappointing profit outlook.

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 billion or more as the Chinese e-commerce giant co-founded and led by Jack Ma heads to what could be the biggest U.S. tech IPO of all time.

  • Review: The case against binge-watching TV Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    That changed with digital video recorders and Internet streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. I used some recent trips to finish Showtime's "Dexter" and start CBS' "The Good Wife." In between, I breezed through Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" and the second season of " House of Cards.

  • Lending Club files for IPO valued at to $500M Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Lending Club, a company that aims to reduce the cost of lending by connecting consumers with investors, filed for an initial public offering valued at up to $500 million on Wednesday. LendingClub Corp. runs an online marketplace that connects borrowers and investors.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 27- California will triple its tax breaks for entertainment companies doing business in the state, the latest effort to stem a tide of runaway production that has cost billions in revenue in Hollywood's home state under a deal announced on Wednesday.

  • Alibaba's revenue growth surges in latest quarter Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    Alibaba's latest quarter ending June 30 was highlighted by revenue of $2.54 billion, a 46 percent increase from last year based on current exchange rates for the yuan. Alibaba Holding Group Ltd. earned nearly $2 billion in the latest quarter, including a one-time gain of $1 billion generated by a reassessment of the company's investment portfolio.

  • Allergan sets date for special shareholder meeting Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    Botox maker Allergan Inc. has set a date for a special meeting at which its shareholders will consider replacing most of its board, but it doesn't want the main proponents of that move to participate.