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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15- General Motors Co's self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, is working to open an internal ride-hailing service to people outside the company, aiming to join a small group of autonomous vehicle developers testing their technology with the public. The developer plans to expand the service in urban environments such as San Francisco, New...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Credit Karma Inc is launching a new free service that will alert customers if their identity data has been compromised in hacks, the San Francisco- based fintech company said on Friday in the wake of massive breach at credit monitoring agency Equifax Inc.. The new ID monitoring service is being tested and will be available in October, the company...

  • An attendee checks out a new iPhone X during an Apple launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017.

    Customers ready to shell out for the high-priced new iPhone could face trouble getting the financing if their credit is frozen.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in August and industrial output recorded its biggest drop since 2009 as Hurricane Harvey disrupted activity, suggesting the storm could dent economic growth in the third quarter. "Hurricane Harvey's fingerprints were all over the August retail sales and industrial production reports this morning,"...

  • A couple are shown a property for sale in Newport Beach, California.

    On the agent side, the draw is that real estate professionals no longer have to negotiate commissions and haggle with other agents.

  • Sept 15- Online lender Social Finance, which is currently investigating claims of sexual harassment by employees, said on Friday its chief executive, Mike Cagney resigned, effectively immediately. Cagney's resignation comes after the San Francisco- based company known as SoFi launched an investigation this month into claims that current and former...

  • Sept 15- Online lender Social Finance, which is currently investigating claims of sexual harassment by employees, said on Friday its chief executive, Mike Cagney resigned, effectively immediately. Executive chairman Tom Hutton will become interim chief executive officer, the company said on Friday. Cagney's resignation comes after the San Francisco- based...

  • Sept 15- Online lender Social Finance, which is currently investigating claims of sexual harassment by employees, said on Friday its chief executive, Mike Cagney resigned, effectively immediately. Executive chairman Tom Hutton will become interim chief executive officer, the company said on Friday. Cagney's resignation comes after the San Francisco- based...

  • When Uber began operating in Portland in December 2014, it did not have any permits, so it used a software tool it had created called Greyball to block regulators from booking rides. Uber stopped using the software after it received approval to operate its service in Portland in April 2015. Portland launched its investigation after the New York Times reported in...

  • Sept 14- The U.S. Federal Election Commission voted on Thursday to seek public comment on possible regulatory changes after Facebook Inc said that Russians bought ads on the No. 1 social network during the U.S. presidential campaign. Last week, Facebook said an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on thousands of U.S. ads promoting social and...

  • The proposed class action lawsuit, filed in California state court in San Francisco, comes as Google faces an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor into sex bias in pay practices. The Department of Labor sued Oracle America Inc in January, claiming it paid white men more than women and minorities with similar jobs. They say Google pays women in California...

  • LONDON/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 14- Nestle has bought a majority stake in California- based Blue Bottle Coffee, marking a first step by the packaged coffee leader into the hipster world of speciality bars that serve high-end, single-origin and cold brewed coffees. It is the fourth deal this year by new chief executive Mark Schneider, an external hire brought in last year...

  • The proposed class action lawsuit, filed in California state court in San Francisco, comes as Google is facing an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor into sex bias in pay practices. They say Google pays women in California less than men who perform similar work, and assigns female workers jobs that are less likely to lead to promotions.

  • The proposed class action lawsuit filed in California state court in San Francisco comes as Google is facing a sex bias investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor. They claim Google pays women in California less than men who perform similar work, and assigns female workers jobs that are less likely to lead to promotions. Google is facing a separate probe by the...

  • Google's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters.

    The suit claims Google pays women in California less than men who perform similar work.

  • The proposed class action lawsuit filed in California state court in San Francisco comes as Google is facing a sex bias investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor. The plaintiffs are a former Google software engineer, a former communications specialist and a former manager who worked in various roles at the Mountain View, California- based company.

  • San Francisco exploring taxing robots that take our jobs

    Jane Kim, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, speaks to CNBC's Aditi Roy about the city's proposal to place a tax on robots and artificial intelligence that have taken human jobs.

  • NEW YORK— Credit agency Equifax traced the theft of sensitive information about 143 million Americans to a software flaw that could have been fixed well before the burglary occurred, further undermining its credibility as the guardian of personal data that can easily be used for identity theft. Equifax identified a weakness in an open-source software...

  • Big companies have been hot for premium coffee: Peet's Coffee& Tea bought Stumptown two years ago, and also took a majority stake in Intelligentsia weeks later. Swiss-based Nestle, which already owns coffee brands Nescafe and Nespresso, says Oakland, California- based Blue Bottle will help it boost its coffee business in the United States. Blue Bottle has about 40...

  • NEW YORK— Apple fans who froze their credit after the Equifax data breach may end up with another hassle on their hands if they try to get one of the new iPhones that can cost more than $1,000. Since Equifax disclosed that 143 million Americans had their Social Security numbers and other personal data hacked, experts have encouraged people who may affected to put...