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  • SAN FRANCISCO— The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly 200 people. The settlement with 72 passengers who filed personal injury claims includes the airline...

  • "I don't consider Kleiner Perkins to be a firm run by men," Doerr said Tuesday under questioning by Pao's attorney, Alan Exelrod. Doerr is among the most prominent venture capitalists in Silicon Valley in part for helping direct early investments in Amazon.com and Google after joining Kleiner Perkins in 1980. He sits on Google's board and served on boards that...

  • TOKYO, March 4- Uber Technologies Inc is reviewing its ride sharing service in the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka after the transport ministry said it had banned the pilot project, citing potential legal concerns. Uber's month-old Fukuoka service pays drivers who use cars registered for personal use to ferry around passengers, a business model that...

  • Apple, Android browsers vulnerable to 'FREAK attack' Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:52 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack." University of Michigan computer scientist Zakir Durumeric said the vulnerability affects Apple web browsers and the browser built into Google's Android software, but...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline, attorneys for the passengers and airline said in a court filing Tuesday. The settlement with 72 passengers who filed personal injury claims also includes Boeing Co., which made the...

  • Sony plans to launch virtual-reality headset in 2016 Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:29 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year. Sony Corp. originally unveiled a prototype of the headset at last year's gathering of video game developers. The headset works in tandem with Sony's PlayStation 4 console and camera by covering users' vision and simulating virtual worlds on screen.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 3- Venture capitalist John Doerr on Tuesday sought to fend off allegations of sexism at his firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers, in a gender discrimination lawsuit targeting the firm, insisting he had been a strong advocate for women there. But he also had to handle questions- from whether he had denied former Kleiner Perkins partner Ellen...

  • March 3- Apple Inc is discussing a settlement in a lawsuit brought by electric car battery maker A123 Systems, which accused the iPhone maker of poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division. Around June 2014 Apple began aggressively poaching A123 engineers tasked with leading some of the company's most critical projects, A123's lawsuit...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 3- Venture capitalist John Doerr on Tuesday sought to fend off allegations of sexism at his firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers, in testimony in a gender discrimination lawsuit targeting the firm. Whether the firm supported women as much as men is a major point of contention in the case, which has helped spark a broad and ongoing discussion...

  • *Actavis launches $21 billion bond deal. *Exxon Mobil to sell $7 billion in debt. Pharmaceutical company Actavis Plc launched a $21 billion corporate bond deal, the second-largest on record, according to Thomson Reuters unit IFR.

  • WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Eyes on Apple, BlackBerry Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— As a major wireless show continues this week in Barcelona, Spain, Apple is highlighting the capabilities of its iPhone cameras with a gallery of photos taken by its users around the world. Apple Inc. isn't at the Mobile World Congress show this week, but is making its presence felt, as new phones are inevitably compared with iPhones. Here's a look at some of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 3- Venture capitalist John Doerr, credited with backing Amazon.com Inc, Google Inc and many other technology companies, is set to testify on Tuesday in a gender discrimination trial involving his firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers. Doerr, viewed as the firm's leader, is likely to discuss his treatment of former partner Ellen Pao, his chief of...

  • John Doerr, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield, Byers, took the stand in San Francisco Superior Court in the lawsuit brought by his former chief of staff, Ellen Pao, who says she was denied a promotion at the company because she is a woman and was fired in 2012 after she complained and filed her lawsuit. "I don't consider Kleiner Perkins to be a firm run by men," Doerr...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 2- Retail prices for regular gasoline in West Coast states rose a record 37.2 cents a gallon since last week to $3.12 a gallon on Monday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said. California, which relies heavily on in-state production to meet its large demand for fuels, has seen its output hampered by an explosion and fire at Exxon Mobil...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 2- Less than three months after U.S. and Cuban officials agreed to restore diplomatic ties, Amazon.com Inc appears to be laying the groundwork to ship packages to Cuba. A "ship to Cuba" button was seen on Monday on Amazon's website by Reuters correspondents in Havana. It is unclear how quickly Amazon, the largest U.S. online retailer, could start...

  • *Markit manufacturing hits 4- month high, ISM hits 13- month low. NEW YORK, March 2- The Nasdaq on Monday closed above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot-com bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S&P 500 and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy. Real earnings and revenue are driving the...

  • *Markit manufacturing hits 4- month high, ISM hits 13- month low. NEW YORK, March 2- The Nasdaq on Monday closed above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot.com bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S&P 500 and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy. Real earnings and revenue are driving the...

  • However, it's the second-lowest amount since 1991, according to the California Department of Water Resources, which provides water to districts in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. "It's a big deal, each little amount of water that we get," said Curtis Creel, assistant general manager of the Kern County Water Agency based in...

  • *Markit manufacturing hits 4- month high, ISM hits 13- month low. It was boosted by chipmakers NXP Semiconductors NV, Intel Corp as well as network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc after two big deal announcements. Shares of chipmaker NXP rose 17 percent to $99.35 after it agreed to buy smaller peer Freescale Semiconductor Ltd to create a company valued over $40...

  • Vega, Llamas to be weekend anchors for ABC Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    The network said Monday that Vega, who has worked for ABC since 2011 after working in local news in San Francisco, will work on Saturdays. Llamas, who came to ABC from NBC's New York affiliate, will work Sunday night. ABC is part of The Walt Disney Co..