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  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- The biotech industry is facing high rents and tight lab space in Boston, New York and San Francisco, forcing companies into the suburbs in a sign the "live, work and play" movement into big cities may have hit a roadblock. The start-up's search for adequate facilities is shared by other biotech firms that are encountering tight lab availability in New...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- The biotech industry is facing high rents and tight lab space in Boston, New York and San Francisco, forcing companies into the suburbs in a sign the "live, work and play" movement into big cities may have hit a roadblock. The start-up's search for adequate facilities is shared by other biotech firms that are encountering tight lab availability in New...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- The Trump-fed rally in stocks, lately showing signs of faltering as the long Wall Street summer nears its end, faces a key test in the weeks ahead with the approach of a historically unkind season for equities and a clutch of issues- such as raising the debt ceiling- awaiting the return of lawmakers to Washington. "September is historically one of the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday. Farmers use chlorpyrifos to kill pests that attack a wide variety of crops like grapes, almonds and cotton grown in California, the nation's agricultural leader, as well as across the country.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the widely used ride-hailing service that he co-founded. Kalanick lashed out in legal documents filed late Thursday in response to a Delaware Chancery Court lawsuit filed against Uber last week by one...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- The biotech industry is facing high rents and tight lab space in Boston, New York and San Francisco, forcing companies into the suburbs in a sign the "live, work and play" movement into big cities may have hit a roadblock. The start-up's search for adequate facilities is shared by other biotech firms that are encountering tight lab availability in New...

  • NEW YORK— Tech companies' efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google's Android app store. The banishments come in the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia. Facebook removed several groups and individuals from its service and...

  • Aug 18- Nestle SA on Friday paddled back claims in a new lawsuit in which Atari SA accused the Swiss food company of pilfering its classic 1970 s video game "Breakout" to help sell Kit Kat chocolate-covered wafer bars. Nestle damaged Atari's goodwill and reputation on Facebook, Twitter and television by exploiting the name, look and feel of "Breakout," it said in a...

  • Aug 18- AT&T Inc is exploring options for its Digital Life home security business, including selling it, as it seeks to pay down debt following its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc, people familiar with the matter said. While this would do little to reduce the AT&T's debt, which totaled $143.7 billion on June 30, the sale could be a prelude to more...

  • BOSTON, Aug 18- Top Tesla Inc investors Fidelity Investments and T. Rowe Price cut their holdings in the second quarter and indicated they were taking profits from the electric car maker stock, which is up 65 percent this year. Sellers included Fidelity funds like Fidelity OTC Portfolio, which sold 1.62 million shares, or 43 percent of its position during the...

  • MIDWAY CITY, Calif.— Vernon Poling was 44 years old when he finally got a home of his own. The Iraq War veteran was medically discharged from the Army in 2014, had to quit his trucking job for medical reasons, and found himself living out of his pickup last year in Orange County, a sprawling area of Southern California known for beaches, Disneyland and high housing...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17- A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticized several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were "dangerous" and threatened free expression online. "We strongly believe that what GoDaddy, Google, and Cloudflare did here was dangerous," Cindy Cohn, executive...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17- A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticized several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions threatened free expression online. "We strongly believe that what GoDaddy, Google, and Cloudflare did here was dangerous," Cindy Cohn, executive director of Electronic...

  • Aug 17- A new lawsuit accuses Nestle SA of blatantly violating the rights of Atari by using without permission the classic 1970 s video game "Breakout" in a new marketing campaign for its Kit Kat chocolate-covered wafers. In a complaint filed on Thursday in federal court in San Francisco, Atari said Nestle knowingly exploited the "Breakout" name, look and feel...

  • *Gary Cohn resignation rumors knocked down. *Barcelona incident adds to investor worries. The index dropped 1.4 percent last Thursday, as concern over a possible conflict between the United States and North Korea hit the market.

  • *Gary Cohn resignation rumors knocked down. *Barcelona incident adds to investor worries. The index dropped 1.4 percent last Thursday, as concern over a possible conflict between the United States and North Korea hit the market.

  • NEW YORK— Major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre of extremist groups and individuals in the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia. Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the...

  • The San Francisco- based company earned $271 million net income, or 68 cents per share, during the quarter that ended July 29. That's up from $125 million, or 31 cents per share, a year ago. The Gap's revenue declined slightly to $3.8 billion from last year's $3.85 billion, but the figure exceeded the $3.77 billion analysts expected.

  • *Gary Cohn resignation rumors knocked down. A White House official later said Cohn intends to remain in his position, but after a short respite, the market continued to sell off and was at session lows in late afternoon trading. With valuation levels considered high, investors may be more prone to sell, said Stephen Massocca, senior vice president, Wedbush...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Virginia during a white-nationalist rally last weekend. Apple is giving $1 million apiece to Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. Meanwhile, American Airlines will...