Alibaba reportedly in talks to invest in Snapchat

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Snapchat is reportedly in talks with Chinese commerce giant Alibaba on a round of funding…

San Francisco sells record million-dollar homes

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A research firm says a record number of million-dollar homes were sold in the San Francisco Bay Area during the second quarter…

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

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More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released…

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

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China’s anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp…

Red Lobster tries acting like a fancier restaurant

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Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it’s getting rid of some of its promotional discounts…

Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar

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Facebook posted sharply higher earnings as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow…

Downing of Malaysian jet, Israel and Palestinian fighting upsets global economy

The shooting-down of a Malaysian Airline jet and the war between Israel and Palestine has added more volatile elements to global economy

Bay Area home sales slightly up in June

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Bay Area home sales were slightly up in June but remained below long-term levels…

Chinese economic growth rises to 7.5 percent

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China’s economic growth rose to 7.5 percent over a year earlier in the three months ended June 30…

WTO issues mixed ruling in US-China dispute

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An appeals body of the World Trade Organization has decided it lacked enough information to uphold China’s objections…