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  • Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:29 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing ground declared an economic disaster area by the federal government just 14 years ago.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Airlines today are juggling terror warnings in Britain, the Ebola outbreak in Africa and an Icelandic volcano erupting and threatening to close down European airspace.

  • In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The circulation of nude photographs stolen from celebrities' online accounts has raised questions about the security of storing information over the Internet.

  • Judges recommend $1.4B penalty against PG&E Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday— the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state— for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— California regulatory judges issue $1.4 B fine against PG&E for deadly 2010 gas line blast.

  • Google's corporate products division changes name Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies. The decade-old division responsible for corporate sales is now known as " Google for Work."

  • Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.

  • Taxi drivers gather next to the Olympia Stadium to protest ride-sharing apps on June 11, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

    In its ruling, the Frankfurt Regional Court said the company could no longer offer its phone apps to connect drivers with passengers, stating that Uber's network of drivers lacked the necessary commercial licenses to pick up passengers.

  • Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:17 AM ET

    BERLIN— A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said Tuesday the decision that Uber can't offer its services without a specific permit under German transport laws applies nationwide.

  • Online ride-sharing service comes to Wichita Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— A smartphone-based ride-sharing service that is popular in many cities has arrived in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that Wichita is one of 22 U.S. cities where San Francisco- based Uber took to the streets Thursday.

  • Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. This spring, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla would take the extremely unusual step of spending millions to prepare sites in two states— or perhaps even three— before the finalist was chosen.

  • Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.' s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute. The appeals court gave Oracle a choice between an award of $356.7 million or a new trial.

  • Aug 29- A federal appeals court on Friday rejected Oracle Corp's bid to restore a $1.3 billion jury verdict in its long-running copyright dispute with German software company SAP SE, and said Oracle may choose to either accept a lower amount or face a new trial.

  • UPDATE 1-Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:45 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday.

  • Google building fleet of package-delivering drones Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

  • Business Highlights Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.

  • Splunk beats Street 2Q forecasts, raises outlook Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:17 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Splunk Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $60.8 million in its fiscal second quarter, but the data management software developer raised its estimates for the year, sending its stock up in late trading. Analysts expected $94.1 million, according to Zacks.

  • Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling techniques, the agency said Thursday.

  • Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18- year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.

  • Assembly approves statewide ban on plastic bags Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. It now heads to the Senate, where it must be approved by Sunday and has support from top Democrats who rejected a similar effort last year.