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  • June 26- Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday highlighted the economic impact the company is having on India in a meeting with its prime minister as the iPhone maker seeks deeper access to the world's third-largest smartphone market behind the United States and China. Cook reiterated that Apple had generated 740,000 jobs in India through its so-called "app economy" and...

  • June 26- Apple Inc is working with Cisco Systems Inc to help businesses that primarily use gear from both companies to get a discount on cyber-security insurance premiums, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said on Monday. Sharing a stage with Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins at a Cisco event in Las Vegas, Cook said the combination of gear from the two companies was...

  • Jerry Brown's plans to build $16 billion water tunnels:. Jerry Brown's plans call for twin tunnels to ship water from the Sacramento River in Northern California. Jerry Brown's plan to build two giant 35- mile water tunnels in Northern California.

  • The SEC rules, adopted in 2011, prohibit corporate employers from retaliating in any way against whistleblowers who try to report allegations of securities law violations. Digital Realty Trust argues the anti-retaliation protections do not apply to people who fail to report their allegations to the SEC because the law defines a whistleblower as a person...

  • They also give the SEC the power to offer monetary awards to whistleblowers whose tips lead to successful enforcement actions. Digital Realty Trust argues that the anti-retaliation protections do not apply to people who fail to report their allegations to the SEC because the law defines a whistleblower as a person who reports possible securities...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a case that promises broad implications for when corporate insiders who blow the whistle on alleged misconduct can be shielded from retaliation by their employers. They also give the SEC the power to offer monetary awards to whistleblowers whose tips lead to successful enforcement actions.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a case that promises broad implications for when corporate insiders who blow the whistle on alleged misconduct can be shielded from retaliation by their employers. The justices will hear Digital Realty Trust Inc's appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of an executive who the San Francisco-...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— U.S. wildlife officials gave crucial first approval Monday to California Gov. The National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the $16 billion project likely will not endanger more than a dozen federally protected species in the largest fresh-water estuary on the West Coast. Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.32. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the drop reflects lower costs for crude oil. Gas in San Francisco was the highest in the contiguous United States at an average of $3.06 a gallon.

  • HONOLULU— It has become clear that the Honolulu rail project's cost moving forward will not be as low as expected in 2015, officials said. The authority on Thursday approved a $16 million increase to the firm, San Francisco- based PGH Wong Engineering, and expects to pay it even more. The $16 million is expected to last through June 2018.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The Mountain View, California, company said it would stop the ad-driven scanning of Gmail later this year.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco police: UPS shooter was armed with 2 stolen guns in last week's shooting rampage; no motive announced yet.

  • Even CEOs have to start somewhere. At a time when a smaller proportion of teens are working summer jobs, some of today's corporate chief executives reminisced to The Associated Press about what they did and what they learned in their earliest jobs. Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison worked three summers as a phone operator.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 22- A California state judge said on Thursday that San Francisco can demand from Uber records containing the ride-hailing company's driver contact information, the city attorney said. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera last month sought a court order compelling Uber Technologies Inc to comply with the city's demands for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Uber acknowledged hiring a former Google engineer— now accused of stealing self-driving car technology— despite having received warnings that he was still carrying around some of his former employer's property. Waymo alleges that Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer at the crux of the case, ripped off its trade secrets before...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico signed a deal with Airbnb on Thursday under which the company will collect the room tax from hosts on the island and turn the revenue over to the U.S. territory's government, which is mired in a financial crisis. "I would like to thank Airbnb for contributing to the economic development of Puerto Rico," he said. The San Francisco- based...

  • NEW YORK, June 22- U.S. healthcare stocks posted sharp gains on Thursday, with hospitals and insurers climbing after Senate Republicans released a draft bill to replace Obamacare, while a recent surge in biotechnology shares showed no signs of slowing. Shares of hospitals and health insurers, the main focus of investors during Republican efforts to dismantle...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 22- A California state judge said on Thursday that San Francisco can demand from Uber records containing the ride-hailing company's driver contact information, the city attorney said. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera last month sought a court order compelling Uber Technologies Inc to comply with the city's demands for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 22- A California state judge said on Thursday that San Francisco can demand from Uber records containing the ride-hailing company's driver contact information, the city attorney said. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera last month sought a court order compelling Uber Technologies Inc to comply with the city's demands for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO JUDGE SAYS CITY CAN SUBPOENA UBER FOR DRIVER CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROVIDE TO TAX COLLECTOR- CITY ATTORNEY.