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  • SAN FRANCISCO— Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode after voters legalized the recreational use of weed.

  • 8 x8 shares rose as much as 14 percent on the news and ended trading up 10 percent at $16.15 in New York on Friday, giving the company a market capitalization of close to $1.5 billion. Based in San Jose, California, 8 x8 competes with companies in the so-called voice over internet protocol sector, including RingCentral Inc, Vonage Holdings Corp and Shoretel Inc..

  • Feb 24- Canada's MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd said it would buy U.S.-based satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe Inc for about C $3.10 billion, the biggest deal yet in a fast-consolidating earth-imaging satellite market. DigitalGlobe's satellites supply high-resolution images to its customers such as the U.S. Department of Defense and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight. "These glasses have made my life so much better," said Regan, 48, a Canadian engineer who lives in London, Ontario.

  • Although there is little movement on Capitol Hill to make Trump's infrastructure vow a reality, governors have sent the White House a list of 428 projects they say are ready to go with some extra federal spending. Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown has asked for $120 billion, saying that since the state made up 12 percent of the U.S. economy it deserves 12...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A self-driving car company founded by Google is colliding with ride-haling service Uber in a court battle revolving around allegations of betrayal, high-tech espionage and greed. The brewing showdown emerged late Thursday in a lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court by Waymo, a once-secretive self-driving company hatched by Google...

  • "We have prayerfully looked at all possible options, trusting God's plan for our organization, and the difficult decision to liquidate is our only recourse," Chuck Bengochea, the company's president, said in a statement. The chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2015 with more than $120 million in debt in the face of a sales slump amid growing...

  • NEW YORK— Federal border officials say they were looking for a fugitive, not doing a random immigration check, when they met a plane at New York City's Kennedy Airport and asked passengers for their IDs. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a statement that two of its officers met the Delta jet Wednesday evening after its flight from San Francisco in an...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Gap Inc. met Wall Street expectations with its fourth-quarter profit on Thursday, helped again by results at its Old Navy brand. The clothing company with brands including Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta, said it earned $220 million, or 55 cents per share in the period that ended Jan. 28. Net sales at Old Navy rose in the quarter, while those at...

  • SAN FRANCISCO _ Splunk Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $74.2 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $288.5 million. For the current quarter ending in May, Splunk said it expects revenue in the range of $231 million to $233 million.

  • Macy's, whose flagship locations include Herald Square in Manhattan and Union Square in San Francisco, is also planning to carve out storefront space for high-end retailers and lease or sell that space, Chief Executive Terry Lundgren said on Tuesday. "We are looking for opportunities to bring in other retailers to take that square footage that we are able to...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 23- Alphabet Inc's Google and subsidiary Jigsaw launched on Thursday a new technology to help news organisations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites. The technology, called Perspective, will review comments and score them based on how similar they are to comments people said were "toxic" or likely to make them leave a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The U.S. Treasury Department said it will extend its search for criminals who seek to launder money by buying U.S. real estate. Treasury Department Financial Crimes Enforcement Network will extend for 180 days a rule ordering title insurance companies to report to authorities all-cash purchases in parts of California, Texas, Florida and New...

  • Feb 23- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA plans to offer transatlantic flights on 10 new routes between the United States and Europe with tickets starting at $65 one way, putting pressure on U.S. and European rivals to compete, it said on Thursday. Norwegian's $65 fares will be for a one-way ticket to UK and Irish destinations from smaller airports in New York state,...

  • President Bush, presents the National Medal of Science to Dr. Kenneth J. Arrow from Stanford University during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Monday, Feb. 13. 2006 in Washington.

    Arrow died Tuesday at his home in Palo Alto, in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to his son, David Arrow.

  • Feb 23- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on Thursday announced plans to offer transatlantic flights on 10 new routes between the United States and Europe starting at $65, ramping up pressure on U.S. and European rivals. Norwegian is expanding its network of flights to the United States from mid-June after receiving long-awaited approval late last year for its Irish...

  • Feb 23- The U.S. housing market will rise steadily and contribute significantly to economic growth in the coming year, according to a majority of analysts in a Reuters poll who nearly all agreed that further stimulus was not required. Steady turnover will drive home prices to rise at almost double the current rate of expected underlying consumer inflation and...

  • Beginning in mid-June, the low-cost European carrier will launch one-way flights from Stewart International Airport in Orange County, New York, T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island, and Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut to destinations in Ireland and the United Kingdom. This compares to one-way New York to Dublin air ticket...

  • WASHINGTON— When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt's home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma reached out to a lobbyist for American Electric Power. The 2013 email exchange is one of dozens reviewed by The Associated Press that underscore the cozy ties between the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The Latest on a ruling to block a California law that allows entertainment professionals to force a website to remove their ages.:. A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a California law that allows actors and other entertainment professionals to force a popular industry website to remove their ages. Jerry Brown signed in September was...