DENVER (AP) - Hundreds of people lined up in Denver for a free marijuana cigarette Monday as part of a protest against a ballot proposal that would impose high taxes on the drug, which is now legal in Colorado for recreational use. The measure on the November ballot asks Colorado voters to approve a 15 percent excise tax plus a 10 percent statewide sales tax on all retail marijuana purchases. The marijuana was donated by ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Sacramento-based employment program is offering firms cash for every displaced worker they hire. The Hiring Assistance Program awards employers as much as $5,000 per newly-hired employee for up to six months. The Sacramento Employment and Training Agency runs the program, working with the nonprofit North State Building Industry Foundation, which screens candidates and prepares the contracts. Administrators say the program offers opportunities for those out of work or underemployed because of ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.
NEW YORK (AP) - Looking to force Apple to obey antitrust laws, a judge on Friday ordered the technology giant to modify contracts with publishers to prevent electronic book price fixing and said she will appoint an external compliance monitor to review the company's antitrust policies and training.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay $39 million to settle claims of gender bias by women in its Merrill Lynch brokerage division. The settlement was announced Friday by law firms representing women working as financial advisers or licensed financial advisers at Banc of America Investment Services Inc. or Merrill Lynch from 2007 through 2013. Banc of America Investment Services was a brokerage firm owned by Bank of America. It ...
SAN JOSE (AP) - Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice.
NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney may be ending the tug-of-war with its nemesis for Martha Stewart.
NEW YORK (AP) - PayPal is updating its mobile app, adding features such as the ability to place an order ahead of time and pay with it while at the restaurant table.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It can help overthrow dictators. But can it make money?
FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors' high-flying stock tumbled 12 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday after the electric car maker's third-quarter results fell short of expectations.
NEW YORK (AP) - SAC Capital Advisors will plead guilty to criminal fraud charges, stop investing money for others and pay $1.8 billion - the largest financial penalty in history for insider trading - to resolve criminal and civil claims against the hedge fund giant, the government announced Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Monday touted the city's plans to revitalize the long-neglected Mid-Market neighborhood by luring tech companies like Twitter, which is set to go public this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil allegations that the company promoted powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients, the Department of Justice announced on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the ante on holiday shopping.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug from Roche to help treat patients with a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. The agency cleared Gazyva to fight chronic lymphocytic leukemia in combination with chemotherapy in patients who haven't previously been treated for the disease. Gazyva works by killing cancer cells and encouraging the immune system to fight against them. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia develops slowly over ...