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  • SAN FRANCISCO— You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones. The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles "I Stand With Trump" T-shirts, Wake Up America coffee,...

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has this month also criticized California's legislature for approving a state measure to guarantee open internet access and said "bad behavior" on the part of internet service providers could be prevented by the FCC's new transparency requirements. The FCC voted 3-2 in December to reverse the Obama era rules that barred internet...

  • Scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Oct. 6, Argentina's SAOCOM 1 a satellite "is going to boost the high quality precision agriculture Argentina relies on," President Mauricio Macri told farmers and industry representatives last week. Argentina's already-struggling economy has suffered a series of...

  • Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gestures speaks at the Skybridge Alternatives (SALT) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is still weighing whether to run for president in 2020, will be heading to Beverly Hills next month for a fundraiser for his American Possibilities PAC, according to the Hollywood Reporter.  

  • SALEM, Ore.— Federal agents arrested an Oregon man who threatened to kill YouTube employees and specifically threatened the CEO of the company, saying he was coming for her, the FBI said Friday. The FBI said Douglas was arrested Thursday outside a convenience store in his hometown in the forested mountains of southwest Oregon. Douglas' tweets included "I would kill...

  • The bill is aimed at preventing bankruptcy or other serious financial trouble for Pacific Gas& Electric Co. The nation's largest utility by revenue faces billions of dollars in liability if investigators determine its equipment caused the Tubbs Fire that destroyed thousands of homes and killed 22 people in Santa Rosa last year. Critics call it a bailout for...

  • Sept 21- Apple Inc's latest iPhones use components made by Intel Corp, Micron Technology, and Toshiba, among others, according to two firms that cracked open iPhone Xs and Xs Max models. The studies by repair firm iFixit https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+ XS++ and+ XS+ Max+ Teardown/113021 and chip analysis firm TechInsights...

  • But a new exhibition in San Francisco shows that the covering used by some Muslim women can be a bright yellow head wrap or a loose drape of rose; a black silk and lace scarf by Dolce& Gabbana; or a hood attached to an extra-long girls' dress. "Contemporary Muslim Fashions" opens Saturday at the de Young Museum with about 80 ensembles by nearly 60 designers from around...

  • Sept 21- Apple Inc's latest iPhones use components made by Micron Technology and Toshiba among others, according to a firm that cracked open iPhone XS and XS Max. Among the first detailed teardowns of the phones since their launch on September, the study by repair firm iFixit did not list any parts from Samsung and, as expected, no chips from Qualcomm Inc..

  • Young Kim, Republican U.S. Representative candidate from California, waves during a Fourth of July parade in Hacienda Heights, California, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. 

    A fresh poll in a closely watched congressional race in Southern California shows Republican Young Kim pulling out front despite being outspent by nearly 5 to 1 by her challenger, Democrat Gil Cisneros.  

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote address at F8, Facebook's developer conference, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in San Jose, Calif.

    Facebook said it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections.

  • Sept 21- The suspension of some of its medical products in Europe hit annual profit at British engineering company Smiths Group, sending its shares down over 9 percent. Smiths had warned in July that revenue at its medical unit, previously its largest, would drop by 2 percent as it lost two U.S. contracts and some of its products were temporarily suspended in Europe...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20- Facebook Inc said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. The company and other major online ad sellers including Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc have long offered free dedicated assistance to strengthen relationships...

  • Paper straws sit on the bar at Fog Harbor Fish House on June 21, 2018 in San Francisco, California. A ban on plastic straws in San Francisco is scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2019.  California's statewide law to restrict the use of plastic straws in sit-down restaurants is set to take effect Jan. 1, 2019. 

    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill to reduce ocean waste and the use of plastic straws in the state.  

  • The memory chipmaker, whose NAND and DRAM chips help power smartphones and servers, said that U.S. tariffs of 10 percent $200 billion of Chinese goods that go into effect on Sept. 24 played a big role in its gross margin forecast. Chief Financial Officer David Zinsner said Micron expects to be able to work through the blow from tariffs but that it will take up to a year.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. California restaurants that don't comply with the straw law will get two...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California becomes first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws.

  • Sept 20- Adobe Systems Inc on Thursday agreed to buy Marketo Inc for $4.75 billion from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners Management, adding heft to its cloud-based digital marketing business. Marketo, started in 2006 as an email marketing service, was taken private by Vista Equity Partners for $1.8 billion in 2016.. The San Mateo, California- based...

  • NEW YORK— Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, the bank announced on Thursday, which will result in thousands of job losses for employees of the nation's third-largest bank. Wells Fargo& Co. Chief Executive Tim Sloan made the announcement to employees on Thursday. The San Francisco- based bank has been under multiple...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- New York's attorney general on Thursday sued 10 companies and two executives over their alleged roles in a scam to induce thousands of struggling borrowers into buying student loan debt relief services that they could have received for free. The defendants include Debt Resolve Inc, a Hawthorne, New York- based company that owns some of the other...