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  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:25 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines. NEW YORK— Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs, but higher prices actually have been good for business. The average cost of a roundtrip domestic ticket grew to $378.62 from $351.48 in the last five years, when adjusted for inflation.

  • Zoosk files for IPO valued at up to $100 million Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Online dating service Zoosk is filing for an initial public offering worth as much as $100 million. The San Francisco company wants to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ZSK." Zoosk lost $20.7 million in 2012 and pared its deficit to $2.6 million in 2013, while its revenue grew 63 percent to $178.2 million.

  • BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets are the underwriters to the IPO, the San Francisco- based company told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus. Zoosk is backed by venture capital firms including Canaan VIII LP, ATA Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners.

  • Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas. Google's Class A stock shed $17.10, or 3 percent, to $546.80 in extended trading.

  • ANALYSIS-Lululemon's status as yogawear's top dog at risk Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 16- Still hurting from last year's see-through yoga pants debacle, Lululemon Athletica Inc is about to face a new headache: stepped up competition from rival yoga retailers, department stores and hot new brands.

  • Gap outlines growth plans for China Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Gap Inc. announced Wednesday it plans to more than triple sales in China in three years as it seeks to grab a bigger piece of the overall $1.4 trillion global clothing market.

  • California home prices surge in March; sales fall Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO— California home prices surged to a six-year high in March amid lackluster sales at the start of the traditional buying season, a research firm said Wednesday.

  • Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. "Traditionally, it was too easy to start an airline and too difficult to kill one off," says Jamie Baker, an airline analyst with JPMorgan Chase. Last year, they paid an average of $3.03 a gallon, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

  • Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:59 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney, George Gascon welcomed the voluntary agreement but said it fell short of what they have advocated to prevent theft.

  • April 15- Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it bought social data provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount, signaling that it would take on a new role of packaging and selling data, a service in demand by business and government.

  • Yahoo's 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Yahoo is still prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer. Yahoo Inc. is making most of its money from its holdings in two Asian Internet companies— China's Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan.

  • New CEO Nadella pushes data culture at Microsoft Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Microsoft Corp needs a "data culture" to thrive in the new computing environment, according to Chief Executive Satya Nadella, in his third public appearance in three weeks putting his imprint on the software company.

  • April 15- For business flyers like Adam Kubryk, who is on the road about 200 days a year, one of the perks of flying often and using the same airline regularly is getting upgraded from coach to business class when a seat is available. The issue: in March, the airline stopped offering upgrades for flights between New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls as momentum shares sink again Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as early gains evaporated when momentum shares once again lost ground, overshadowing a jump in Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson after their quarterly earnings. Tesla Motors Inc fell 5.5 percent to $187.25 and NetFlix Inc dropped 4.5 percent to $316.82 to rank among the worst performers in the Nasdaq 100 index.

  • San Francisco considers ending rental ban Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Legislation set to be unveiled in San Francisco would make it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported. Short-term rentals are currently banned in San Francisco.

  • Charles Schwab says investor activity jumped in 1Q Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Charles Schwab Corp.' s first-quarter net income jumped nearly 61 percent as clients proved more eager to invest. Charles Schwab reported that its net income available to shareholders increased to $318 million, or 24 cents per share, for the quarter. That is up from $198 million, or 15 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

  • Levi names Wal-Mart exec to head up e-commerce Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Levi Strauss& Co. has hired a Wal-Mart executive to head up its e-commerce business. The privately held San Francisco clothing company said Monday that Marc Rosen will join Levi in May as executive vice president and president of global e-commerce. Rosen worked most recently as senior vice president of global e-commerce at Wal-Mart Stores Inc..

  • NEW YORK, April 14- There are many enterprises out there trying to separate you from your tax refund- from splurges such as airlines tickets for a celebratory vacation or for good purposes, like putting it all in a college savings account.

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