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  • Kim Kardashian says sexy selfies can be empowering Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 5:02 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The big reveal from Kim Kardashian's guest turn for San Francisco's revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? Before her visit, the Commonwealth Club's invitation to Kardashian provoked minor controversy. Some members and listeners of the club's radio broadcasts said they felt she was not worthy of sharing the same spotlight...

  • NEW YORK, July 1- In September 2008, JPMorgan Chase& Co executives sifted through the rubble of Washington Mutual, the failed home loan bank that they had just won in a U.S. government auction. "It was an unexpected bonus," JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon told Reuters in an interview, adding that the apartment lending business is the single most valuable asset...

  • FBI investigating new fiber cable attack in California Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 6:52 PM ET

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was investigating the incident, which appeared to be the latest in a string of fiber cable cuts in the San Francisco Bay area over the last year, according to special agent Greg Wuthrich of the Bureau's San Francisco division. The cut took place in Livermore, a city about 40 miles east of San Francisco, Wuthrich said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 30- Amazon.com Inc launched its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, for select areas of London on Tuesday and said it would expand the program to additional cities in the United Kingdom by the end of the year. London is our first Prime Now city in the UK and we are already working on making Prime Now available in more postcodes in London and...

  • *Consumer confidence increases solidly in June. NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. consumer confidence increased solidly in June, with households upbeat about the labor market, supporting views the economy was back on firmer footing after wobbling at the start of the year. "Consumer spirits are soaring right now showing the economy is on track for further gains this year," said...

  • For some riders, Uber is networking gold Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    An UberPool image from the company's website.

    One Uber service has promises cheaper fares and less impact on the environment, but for some passengers there's a third benefit.

  • As Christie eyes White House, New Jersey wants jobs Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 30- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's second-in-command gave her pitch to a small crowd at a Philadelphia biotechnology convention in June with her signature move: giving out her cell phone number. "Now, no one from New Jersey! I want the guys that aren't already here in New Jersey. "

  • PARIS, June 30- Two executives from California- based Uber will face trial in France on Sept. 30, the Paris public prosecutor said on Tuesday, part of a French crackdown on what the government calls an illegal taxi service. Thibaud Simphal, manager of Uber France, and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, general manager for western Europe, were detained by police on Monday in an...

  • Cisco to buy security company OpenDNS for $635 million Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Cisco said Tuesday that it plans to buy privately-held OpenDNS for $635 million to boost its network security business. "Together, we will help customers protect their extended network wherever the user is and regardless of the device," said Hilton Romanski, Cisco's chief technology and strategy officer in a statement. Shares of Cisco Systems Inc.,...

  • June 30- Cisco Systems Inc said on Tuesday it would buy OpenDNS, a privately held cloud-based security company, for $635 million in cash and equity awards to beef up its security business. Cisco has been buying a number of security companies to boost the business in the face of fast-growing, sophisticated cyber attacks. Cisco was part of a group that invested $35...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. single-family home prices rose in April from a year earlier but at a slower pace than forecast, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. Denver and San Francisco posted the strongest year-over-year gains, with prices in Denver up 10.3 percent and prices in San Francisco rising 10 percent. "Home prices continue to rise across the country, but...

  • U.S. home prices rise in April -S&P/Case-Shiller Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. single-family home prices rose in April from a year earlier but at a slower pace than forecast, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. Denver and San Francisco posted the strongest year-over-year gains, with prices in Denver up 10.3 percent and prices in San Francisco rising 10 percent. "Home prices continue to rise across the country, but...

  • US home prices climbing steadily Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices increased at a solid clip in April, led by double-digit jumps in Denver and San Francisco. Prices in the Denver metro areas climbed 10.3 percent, while home values in San Francisco rose 10 percent. Values increased more than 7.5 percent in Dallas, Miami, Seattle and Tampa.

  • 2 Uber executives ordered to stand trial in France Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 8:49 AM ET

    PARIS— Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial to face charges including "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service, the Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday. Thibault Simphal and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, who have been targeted in their capacities as...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Plans for Kim Kardashian to appear at one of San Francisco's most august institutions have set off a typical "love her/hate her" stir. During the club's 112- year history, world leaders and intellectuals such as President Ronald Reagan, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, Martin Luther King Jr. and Cornel West have addressed its members.

  • Senior Uber executives detained in France Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 1:56 AM ET
    A taxi drives past burning tires during a national protest against car-sharing service Uber in Nice, France, June 25, 2015.

    The two most senior Uber executives in France are in custody after complaints they were conspiring to organize illegal work. The FT reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft is handing off some its digital advertising business to AOL and selling its street-image mapping operation to Uber, as the giant software company tries to focus on activities more relevant to its core business. AOL, meanwhile, is adopting Microsoft's Bing search engine, replacing Google as the default option for visitors who want to...

  • Michael Cloherty, head of U.S. rates strategy at Royal Bank of Canada's RBC Capital Markets unit in New York, said events in Greece did not significantly change the outlook for the Fed. "This isn't a' watch Greece' situation... While we have chaos in Greece, there are no signs of dramatic contagion yet, and that's why it doesn't change the Fed's tone, "he said.

  • Thibaud Simphal, manager of Uber France, and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, general manager for western Europe, were detained as part of an investigation that earlier led to Uber's offices being raided by police in March. Uber has provoked protests by taxi drivers from London to New Delhi as it upends traditional business models that require professional drivers...

  • Greek drama not likely to waylay Federal Reserve Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 12:58 PM ET

    Michael Cloherty, head of U.S. rates strategy at Royal Bank of Canada's RBC Capital Markets unit in New York, said events in Greece did not significantly change the outlook for the Fed. "This isn't a' watch Greece' situation... While we have chaos in Greece, there are no signs of dramatic contagion yet, and that's why it doesn't change the Fed's tone, "he said.