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  • One person was found dead on Friday in a rain-swollen flood-control channel in the Orange County town of Garden Grove, which could mark the third storm-related fatality on the West Coast since Thursday. The Ventura County Fire Department said its personnel responded to 37 calls for assistance due to flooding and a second-story balcony collapsed in the Los...

  • Uber facing a global onslaught of big problems Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    Uber app in Berlin

    Bad press for Uber, the ride-sharing app now worth an estimated $40 billion, keeps mounting. Can the taxi service take much more?

  • SF, LA sue Uber, settle with Lyft Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:56 PM ET
    The Uber app

    Los Angeles and San Francisco filed a consumer protection suit against Uber, accusing the car service provider of unlawful business practices.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Congress is moving this week toward putting off until 2015 any conclusive action on a tangle of Internet tax issues, including online access taxes and online state sales taxes. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon said on Tuesday, as expected, that a one-year extension of a moratorium on any new taxation of Internet access will be...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Nike Inc is accusing three of its former senior shoe designers of stealing its commercial secrets and making off for German rival Adidas AG, which announced in September the trio would staff its new urban footwear design studio in Brooklyn. Nike said the designers hatched their plan last April, and pitched Adidas on a design studio that would help...

  • Dec 9- A former driver with the online car service Uber has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in the death of a 6- year-old girl who was struck in a San Francisco crosswalk on New Year's Eve, law enforcement said on Tuesday. Syed Muzaffar, 57, of Union City, a suburb of San Francisco, surrendered to authorities last week and was free on $50,000 bail,...

  • Portland sues to stop Uber online car service Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 8:37 AM ET
    Uber app on a mobile phone

    Portland sued Uber to stop the fast-growing ride-hailing service from operating in the Oregon city until it follows local regulations.

  • SEATTLE, Dec 8- Portland sued Uber on Monday to stop the fast-growing ride-hailing service from operating in the Oregon city until it follows local regulations. Uber operates in areas around Portland, but only started up in the city itself on Friday, without consent from authorities or any agreement over how it should be regulated. We appreciate the way...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 8- California gasoline's differential in the Los Angeles wholesale market fell on Monday in thin trading as the market remained well supplied. Los Angeles market, December-delivery CARBOB gasoline traded for 7 cents a gallon under January RBOB gasoline futures on the New York Mercantile, down 4 cents from Friday's close.

  • Although the sun came out on Thursday, the torrents pouring down overnight and earlier in the week opened up sinkholes in San Francisco, stranded motorists in their cars near Los Angeles and led to mudslides near San Diego. In downtown Los Angeles, where last year was the seventh driest since officials began keeping records in 1877, this week's storms brought...

  • Target fails to end banks' lawsuit over data breach Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 8:53 PM ET

    Dec 2- A federal judge on Tuesday rejected Target Corp's bid to dismiss a lawsuit by banks seeking to recoup money they spent reimbursing fraudulent charges and issuing new credit and debit cards because of the retailer's late 2013 data breach. District Judge Paul Magnuson in St. Paul, Minnesota said Target played a "key role" in allowing hackers to infiltrate its...

  • Nov 25- The final vote tally on an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients was so close that state officials are doing a recount, a spokesman for the state said on Tuesday. Final results show the Oregon measure losing by 812 votes out of a total of more than 1.5 million votes, according to the Oregon...

  • Nov 25- Campbell Soup Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as soup sales in the United States rose for only the second time in five quarters. But the soup business has been facing increasing competition from store brands and niche producers such as Pacific of Oregon, Harris Foods Co and Amy's Kitchen Inc.. Campbell Soups said it now expected...

  • China immediately denied the charges, saying in a strongly worded Foreign Ministry statement the U.S. grand jury indictment was "made up" and would damage trust between the two nations. The indictment was the first criminal hacking charge that the United States has filed against specific foreign officials, and follows a steady increase in public criticism and...

  • Nov 17- Starbucks Corp said on Monday it has been wrongly accused in online petitions of supporting a Grocery Manufacturers Association lawsuit to block Vermont's GMO labeling law. Petitions posted to websites such as Sumofus.org and Care2.com accused Starbucks of teaming with fellow GMA member Monsanto Co to kill GMO labeling in Vermont, which in May...

  • The evolution of insect resistance "is a great threat" long- term to the sustainability of the GMO crop biotechnology that has become a highly valued tool for many U.S. farmers, according to Fangneng Huang, an entomologist at Louisiana State University and lead researcher for a three-year study. The research documents resistance by fall armyworms in the...

  • Armyworm resistance to GMO crops seen in U.S. -study Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    The evolution of insect resistance "is a great threat" long- term to the sustainability of the GMO crop biotechnology that has become a highly valued tool for many U.S. farmers, according to Fangneng Huang, an entomologist at Louisiana State University and lead researcher for a three-year study. The research documents resistance by fall armyworms in the...

  • Nov 12- Monsanto Co said on Wednesday it reached a settlement with U.S. wheat farmers who sued the seed company over market disruption after unapproved genetically engineered wheat was discovered growing without oversight in Oregon. Monsanto did not admit liability, but agreed to pay $250,000 to wheat growers' associations, including $100,000 to the...

  • "It's a win-win trade agreement that will benefit information and communications technology manufacturers and services firms across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, while also benefiting all consumers globally and raising global GDP by as much as $190 billion annually," he said by email. The move was also welcomed by network equipment maker Cisco Systems, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Four Senate leaders on Friday urged President Barack Obama not to retreat from promises of strong domestic carbon cutting goals and significant aid to developing countries to combat climate change given new Republican leadership in Congress, which is expected to be hostile to such policies. With climate change skeptic James Inhofe set to...