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  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- Venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers is seeking to recover about $973,000 in costs from a high profile gender discrimination trial that captivated Silicon Valley, according to a court filing on Thursday. A jury cleared Kleiner Perkins in March of claims it short-circuited former partner Ellen Pao's career because...

  • *Nasdaq breaches closing record last hit in March 2000. The index's last record close of 5,048.62 was hit on March 10, 2000. Shares of Gilead were up 1 percent at $105.23, while Facebook, which late Wednesday posted quarterly revenue that missed analysts estimates, was down 0.8 percent at $83.99.

  • US STOCKS-Nasdaq breaks above all-time closing record Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:31 PM ET

    *Nasdaq breaches closing record last hit in March 2000. Shares of Gilead were up 1 percent at $105.23, while Facebook, which late Wednesday posted quarterly revenue that missed analysts estimates, was down 0.8 percent at $83.99. Shares of Apple, the most valuable company in the United States, were up 0.9 percent at $129.72, while Google was up 1.5 percent at $547.17.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Charles Schwab Corp's automated investment product has attracted $1.5 billion of assets in over 23,000 accounts in its first six weeks, about 20 percent of whom are new clients, Chief Executive Officer Walt Bettinger told analysts on Thursday. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp, which competes with Schwab for discount brokerage customers as well as...

  • April 23- Yelp Inc has won the dismissal of a lawsuit that claimed it deceived shareholders by overstating the authenticity and quality of consumer reviews on its website, and thereby enabled insiders to sell company stock at inflated prices. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco said reasonable investors would know that not all reviews posted on Yelp...

  • April 23- Yelp Inc has won the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing it of deceiving shareholders about the quality and authenticity of consumer reviews on its website, and thereby enabling insiders to sell company stock at inflated prices.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A Vegas-style nightclub with high-tech light and sound, video screens and several stages has become San Francisco's hottest venue for classical music. SoundBox is the San Francisco Symphony's latest effort to attract a younger audience as it faces dwindling ticket sales and an average attendee age of over 60. With sold out performances that...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- The Apple Watch will launch with a whisper rather than a bang on Friday, an unusual start for the company that may reflect early uncertainty about demand for Apple Inc boss Tim Cook's first new product. Apple was unsure whether the watch would create the lines snaking around stores that the company has historically seen with its iPhones, said...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- The five years it took regulators to bring high-profile charges against a UK trader underscore how hard it is to spot wrongdoing in fast-developing markets, and may herald problems in detecting future mishaps. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on Tuesday, charged with market manipulation and wire fraud.

  • Some Apple Watches shipping sooner than expected Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple says some customers will be getting the new Apple Watch sooner than expected. But Apple Inc. is now contacting some customers who were originally told to expect a lengthy wait time and letting them know their watches could arrive sooner. Apple hasn't said how many watches have been sold since it began taking orders April 10, but it's filling...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 5 Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- The Atlantic holds summit on the economy. WASHINGTON- Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on nominations of Anne Elizabeth Wall to be a deputy undersecretary of the Treasury and Brodi Fontenot to be chief financial officer, U.S. Department of the Treasury- 1800 GMT. RIGA- Germany's Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speech on developing...

  • *Sarao bought CME seat for $435,000. LONDON/ CHICAGO, April 22- A British man accused of market manipulation that contributed to the May 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" said he opposed being extradited to the United States, while the operator of the market where he traded sought to rebut prosecutors' suggestion that futures helped cause the crash.

  • FRANKFURT, April 22- Nokia's maps business has drawn interest from potential buyers including Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers made up of BMW, Audi and Daimler, a German magazine reported on Wednesday. Nokia is also trying to drum up interest from Apple Inc, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Amazon.com Inc, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar...

  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West video-leak lawsuit can proceed Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:12 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's lawsuit against the co-founder of YouTube over leaked footage of their marriage proposal should move forward, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday. Kardashian and West have shown a likelihood they could win their case against Chad Hurley, who posted footage of the couple's elaborate marriage proposal two...

  • Google wireless phone service challenges major carriers Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 2:44 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google is trying to shake up the wireless phone industry with a low-priced service designed to pressure major carriers into making it more affordable for people to get online and use Google's services. The service, called "Project Fi," debuted Wednesday, about two months after Google revealed its plans to expand its ever-growing empire into...

  • Feeling safe? Try attending Internet security conference Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 2:23 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A conference of Internet security experts is not for the faint of heart. This despite repeated vows from CEOs and government officials to tighten security after high-profile breaches at Sony Pictures, health insurer Anthem and retailers Target and Home Depot. Here are some highlights from this year's RSA conference, named for its chief sponsor,...

  • *Visa, MasterCard rise as China opportunity seen. Visa gained as much as 7.1 percent to hit a record of $69.98, while MasterCard came shy of its all-time high, after China said it would open up its market to foreign firms for clearing domestic bank card transactions. MasterCard rose as much as 5.3 percent to $92.43.

  • Rent spike forces cartoon museum from San Francisco space Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— There's nothing funny about the uncertain transition of the Cartoon Art Museum. The San Francisco facility bills itself as the only museum in the West dedicated to preserving and sharing "cartoon art in all its forms." Doors close June 28 at its Mission Street location.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home sales bloomed in March after a brutal winter, a sign of possible newfound momentum for housing. Sales of existing homes jumped 6.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. "We may be seeing the beginning of things getting close to what we would call a normal...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US home sales Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The National Association of Realtors reports on March sales of existing homes Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. RISING SALES: Economists believe that sales rose 3.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.03 million homes, according to a survey by data firm FactSet. Redfin found that the majority of homes in San Francisco sold for more than $1...