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  • SAN FRANCISCO— Two Indonesian fishermen who escaped slavery aboard a Honolulu- based tuna and swordfish vessel when it docked at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf are suing the boat's owner for tricking them into accepting dangerous jobs they say they weren't allowed to leave. The lawsuit alleges that San Jose, California, resident Thoai Nguyen, owner and...

  • A view of the Millennium Tower on Aug. 11, 2016, in San Francisco. A $500 million lawsuit has been filed against the owner of the Millennium Tower, Millennium Partners, and the Transbay Joint Powers Authority after it was revealed that the building had sunk 16 inches into the ground and is leaning 2 inches to the northwest.

    The Millennium Tower markets itself as rare and precious. Now two other adjectives define it: sinking and tilting.

  • Leaning tower of San Francisco

    CNBC's Josh Lipton on the latest regarding San Francisco's Millennium Tower sinking.

  • Customers will be able to book beGlammed services ranging from $25.00- $185.00, including bridal makeup, on macys.com, on-demand beauty service provider beGlammed said in a statement on Thursday. The service will be launched in 22 U.S. cities that beGlammed operates in, including Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas, the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to consider a lawsuit that Yelp.com warns could lead to the removal of negative reviews on the popular website. Yelp wants the Supreme Court to overturn the ruling, saying that if it's allowed to stand, it will open the door for businesses to force the company to remove critical reviews.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21- Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to "cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children's lifetime." The event was attended by business and political luminaries including former Microsoft Corp Chairman Bill Gates, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee...

  • *Nasdaq closes at record high. *Fed signals it could still tighten by year end. Sept 21- Wall Street racked up gains on Wednesday after the U.S.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21- Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to "cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children's lifetime." Investments will include a bioscience research center, called the Biohub, and plans for a chip to diagnose diseases, continuous bloodstream...

  • *Fed signals could tighten policy by year end. NEW YORK, Sept 21- U.S. stocks gained and the dollar index eased on Wednesday after the U.S. The body language makes it sound like they're warming people up for December, "said Stephen Massocca, chief investment officer, Wedbush Equity Management in San Francisco.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a goal that's even more ambitious than connecting the entire world to the internet: He and his wife want to help eradicate all disease by the end of this century. Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are committing $3 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate basic scientific research, including the creation of...

  • The Natural Resources Defense Council concluded that the TVs made by Samsung, LG Electronics and Vizio saddle households with an extra $120 million in electricity bills each year and generate tons of additional pollution. The added expense works out to about $10 to $20 per household annually over the anticipated decade-long life of the typical widescreen...

  • Sept 21- Viacom Inc' s board plans to look both internally and externally for a new chief executive to replace interim CEO Tom Dooley, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday. The board's selection could indicate the company's strategy following the resolution of a power struggle between controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone and the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The popular navigation app Waze is putting a new twist on the phrase "tunnel vision." The beacons will be turned on Wednesday in two Pittsburgh tunnels, Fort Pitt and Liberty, and another in Israel, where Waze was founded before Google bought it in 2013 for $969 million. Plans already are being drawn up to install the Waze beacons in tunnels in Rio de...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— A German court says it has added staff and storage space to handle a flood of 1,400 investor lawsuits against Volkswagen seeking damages worth 8.2 billion euros. Lawyers have said the courts may eventually find that investors had one year to file suit after the EPA announcement; the anniversary fell on a Sunday, leaving Monday as the possible...

  • WASHINGTON— Facing bipartisan outrage from a Senate panel over accusations of employee misconduct, Well Fargo CEO John Stumpf appeared taken aback by the intensity of the verbal lashing. Debit cards were issued and activated, as well as PINs created, without customers knowing, U.S. and California regulators said as they fined San Francisco- based Wells Fargo a...

  • NEW YORK— Google wants to add a middleman to your mobile chats— a personal virtual assistant who's not shy about interjecting itself into the conversation. The new Allo app promises to be "smart," sort of. Its Google Assistant will butt in with restaurant recommendations when someone types, "Want to get sushi?"

  • Sept 20- Tesla Motors Inc has rolled out a security patch for its electric cars after Chinese security researchers uncovered vulnerabilities they said allowed them to remotely attack a Tesla Model S sedan. The automaker said that it had patched the bugs in a statement to Reuters on Tuesday, a day after cyber-security researchers with China' a Tencent Holdings...

  • Sept 20- Wells Fargo& Co customers aiming to sue the bank over bogus accounts opened in their names may be in for an unpleasant surprise: the fine print requires them to take their claims to an arbitrator instead of a court. U.S. senators highlighted the issue on Tuesday as they grilled Wells Fargo Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf during a hearing.

  • That offer was jointly announced with officials at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after Samsung was criticized for not coordinating more closely with the commission. They cited reports of Note 7 batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 instances where individuals were burned and 55 that caused property damage.

  • Sept 20- U.S. Senate lawmakers excoriated Wells Fargo& Co's chief on Tuesday for his oversight of the bank as it opened 2 million bogus customer accounts, potentially laying the groundwork for new rules and reviving questions of whether banks are "too big to fail." Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday that customers who...