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Brin defends records of self-driving cars

June 4, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Google co-founder Sergey Brin sees little reason to release the accident reports involving the Internet company’s self-driving cars because he believes there’s nothing new in... more »»

Los Angeles closes in on $15 minimum wage

June 4, 2015 LOS ANGELES — The City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15 an hour by 2020, but a second vote is required for final approval because the tally was not... more »»

More older Americans are being buried by housing debt

June 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Al and Saundra Karp have found an unconventional way to raise money and help save their Miami-area home from foreclosure: They’re lining up gigs for their family jazz band. more »»

US factory orders slump in April

June 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. factory orders tumbled in April, a sign that manufacturers are struggling amid a stronger dollar and cheaper oil. Orders fell 0. more »»

Tesla Motors wants to electrify trucks

June 3, 2015 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Twelve years ago, Ian Wright and some fellow engineers launched Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley company that has helped jumpstart the market for electric cars. more »»

Lawmakers seeking answers from Takata

June 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday over the progress of a recall of millions of defective air bags, pointing out that it’s still unclear what’s causing the air bags to rupture,... more »»

Leaders to vote on luxury condo moratorium

June 3, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Check out rental sites for San Francisco, especially the trendier parts: Well over $3,000 a month for a one-bedroom flat and nearly $5,000 for two bedrooms. more »»

Obama’s trade agenda faces tough battle heading into House

June 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — After several near-death experiences in the Senate, the trade agenda that President Barack Obama is pushing as a second term capstone faces its biggest hurdle yet in the more polarized... more »»

Airlines try to save time with speedier boarding process

June 2, 2015 DALLAS — Airlines are trying to save time by speeding up a part of flying that creates delays even before the plane leaves the gate: the boarding process. more »»

Consumer spending flat in April as savings rise

June 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers held back from spending more in April, deciding instead to channel income gains into savings. more »»

Souvenirs for pope’s visit to Philadelphia

June 2, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — Keychains, rosaries, T-shirts and even a miniature plush doll of Pope Francis will be among the souvenirs for sale to commemorate the pontiff’s upcoming trip to Philadelphia. more »»

Intel buys into new computing chips

June 2, 2015 NEW YORK — Intel is buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion in cash to expand its reach into new chip markets that are powering the wireless revolution, smarter cars and more. more »»

Insurers go big with initial 2016 rate requests

June 2, 2015 Dozens of health insurers want price hikes well beyond 10 percent for their individual coverage next year, as some juggle higher-than-expected costs and rising prescription drug expense. more »»

GOP pledges to ‘rein in’ Obama on EPA rules, global warming

June 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of more than 117 million people in the country. more »»

Intel to offer $17B for chip designer Altera

June 1, 2015 Semiconductor chip maker Intel Corp. is expected to announce plans Monday to buy chip designer Altera Corp. for about $17 billion, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. more »»

Google files new plans for HQ expansion

June 1, 2015 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google has introduced a new proposal for expanding its Mountain View headquarters after city officials rejected most of its earlier proposal for a canopied campus addition. more »»

US gas prices rise 4 cents a gallon

June 1, 2015 CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average price of gasoline has increased 4 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.84 a gallon. more »»

Greek leader in new conference call with Hollande, Merkel

June 1, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has had a conference call with the leaders of France and Germany to discuss progress in the talks between Athens and its lenders, officials say. more »»

US presses Europeans at meeting to solve Greek crisis

May 30, 2015 DRESDEN, Germany — Finance ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies heard a sharp call from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to find agreement on more financial help for Greece. more »»

Fuel and potential fires for the US economy ahead

May 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The US economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It’s complicate. more »»



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