SAN FRANCISCO -- Salesforce Chief Executive Marc Benioff, a billionaire who started his cloud-based business-software company in a San Francisco apartment nearly 20 years ago, used Tuesday's grand opening of the new 1,070-foot-tall Salesforce Tower as a clarion call for the city to recommit itself to ending family homelessness on San Francisco's...Read more
SpaceX on Tuesday blasted six small commercial satellites to low-Earth orbit. It was the company's 10th launch this year -- but the payload itself may be a sign of what's to come.
Like many companies, Iridium Communications Inc. has been developing a constellation of satellites. Those smaller satellites are set to gradually replace the giants ...Read more
Just who is buying the much ballyhooed Tesla Model 3 sedan?
According the California New Car Dealers Association, 3,723 people in the state during the first quarter of the year, that's who.
The CNCDA, which released its latest data on new car registrations late Tuesday, said those Model 3 numbers were enough to put the car on top of the "Near ...Read more
Now showing on a social media screen near you, a conservative backlash against Netflix over the production deal with the Obamas it announced this week.
That's right, #BoycottNetflix is trending because conservatives hate the Silicon Valley company's tie-up with the former president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama. Monday, Netflix ...Read more
Earlier this year, I brought home something both completely life-changing and terrifying. Sure, I could be talking about Makena, my now 3-month old baby girl. But really I'm referring to Snoo, the smart bassinet that my husband and I purchased after a month or so of sleep deprivation.
The invention of Dr. Harvey Karp, the pediatrician and ...Read more
CHICAGO -- As the summer travel season kicks off, passengers could end up paying more to fly because airlines are paying more for fuel, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz told shareholders Wednesday at the company's annual meeting.
Asked about the impact of higher jet fuel prices, Munoz said they were already putting pressure on fares.
If you plan to fly on vacation this summer, prepare for unprecedented crowds at the airport.
A record 246.1 million passengers are expected to fly during the season, a 3.7 percent increase over a record set last year, according to Airlines for America, a trade group for the nation's biggest airlines.
The Transportation Security Administration ...Read more
Here's a riddle about drug pricing to ask our healthcare administrators, including Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar: Since the prices of generic drugs haven't risen since 2011 -- in fact, in many cases have fallen -- why have out-of-pocket costs for seniors on Medicare nearly doubled?
That's the finding in a new analysis by the ...Read more
Walt Disney Co. is getting some serious competition in its effort to acquire 21st Century Fox's movie and television assets: Comcast Corp.
Comcast said Wednesday that it is in the advanced stages of preparing an all-cash counteroffer that will top Disney's $52.4-billion stock bid.
"While no final decision has been made, at this point the work ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- When Mike Becker's family visited Los Angeles this year, he took his three sons to a place that would help them understand his Southern California childhood. It wasn't the beach. It wasn't Hollywood. It was a drugstore selling Thrifty ice cream.
The 43-year-old attorney lives in New York, and he hadn't enjoyed a Thrifty cone ...Read more
Q: I have an old iPhone 3GS that I use only for playing music obtained from a variety of sources. But the songs aren't backed up anywhere (when my new iPhone was synced with the PC, the PC's songs were accidentally erased). Now I'm worried that the 3GS battery is wearing out; it won't hold a full charge. Is there a safe way to move the songs ...Read more
Every three years or so I upgrade my computers. At least one of my kids is usually in dire need of a PC, so off the PCs go to new homes, where they serve honorably and trouble-free for years to come. I buy Apple and Dell computers. They've proved to be reliable, with the latest technology, which gives me bragging rights, as in "My new Dell has ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Fifth Third Bank's proposed acquisition of Chicago-based MB Financial could mean 20 percent of the combined company's local branches close by the end of next year.
A cost-saving move aimed at eliminating "branch overlap" resulting from the $4.7 billion merger, the proposed closures would accelerate a broader trend: Banks nationwide ...Read more
A popular retail chain surrendered to the Marines on Tuesday, following a warning from the Corps to quit using its name to sell Memorial Day merchandise.
By late afternoon, Lids.com -- part of the larger Indianapolis-based Hats Inc. that includes LIDS Sports Group and Locker Room outlets -- had abandoned a recently-unveiled online ad campaign. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Bipartisan legislation focused on easing regulations for small and mid-sized banks passed the House on Tuesday and headed to President Trump for his expected signature.
Although the bill provides some significant relief for larger financial institutions, it falls short of the sweeping overhaul of the Dodd-Frank post-crisis reforms...Read more
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Google could be slapped with a new tax in its home town of Mountain View under a plan that is being eyed by municipal officials that's due to be debated by council members this week.
A series of models are being contemplated by Mountain View officials, including one that could impose a tax of as much as $5.5 million a ...Read more
At Tesla, CEO Elon Musk says its workers could vote to unionize "tomorrow if they wanted."
Musk's statement, in response to a tweeted question Monday, comes as Tesla is facing a federal labor complaint over accusations of union-busting.
As he sometimes does, Musk waded into a heated discussion on Twitter over a media report that he was aiming ...Read more
Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is injecting himself into the campaign by Disneyland resort workers demanding to get paid a "living wage."
The U.S. senator from Vermont will be a featured speaker at a June 2 Anaheim rally, alongside union leaders who have been calling for higher wages for workers at Disneyland, ...Read more
Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg left European Union lawmakers fuming over unanswered questions at the end of a hearing that began with a mea culpa for the company's recent privacy woes.
At a meeting at the EU Parliament, Zuckerberg repeated what he's been telling every audience recently: that his company didn't take a broad enough view of...Read more
Lowe's announced Tuesday morning that it has named former J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison its new CEO, effective July 2. Ellison succeeds Robert Niblock, who announced his plans to step down as chief executive in late March.
The Mooresville, N.C.-based home improvement retailer called Ellison a 30-year retail industry veteran who brings "...Read more
- Eataly to terminate relationship with chef Mario Batali amid sexual misconduct allegations
- Thrifty ice cream — a portal to childhood — is being sold to Albertsons. What does that mean for its future?
- Mick Mulvaney must leave as CFPB chief soon, unless Trump nominates somebody — anybody — else for the job
- Michael Hiltzik: Income inequality is going to hit tomorrow's retirees hard
- ACLU asks Amazon to stop selling facial-recognition tools to governments