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SAN FRANCISCO | Professional athletes frequently get traded to other teams, but San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is about to be the first ever to be traded like a stock.
NEW YORK | BP holds enough oil in its reserves to single-handedly supply the United States for two years. It has little debt for a company of its size and makes more money than Apple and Google combined.
SAN FRANCISCO | Google Inc. co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have always said they put their principles before profit, even to the point of using their control of the company to take a stand.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is a rarity among large U.S. newspapers -- it's selling more weekday copies than a decade ago. In Idaho, the Post Register's circulation has remained stable, while many other print publications have lost readers to the Internet. How can this be?
U.S. newspapers are losing circulation faster than ever, compounding the pain of an industry reeling from even larger drops in the advertising revenue that pays most of the bills.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. threw its weight behind investor Carl Icahn's effort to oust Yahoo Inc.'s board next month, saying Monday that a successful rebellion would encourage the software maker to renew its takeover bid for Yahoo or negotiate another multibillion-dollar deal.
SAN FRANCISCO | Yahoo Inc.'s efforts to revive takeover talks with Microsoft Corp. have reached a dead end, prompting the Internet pioneer to hire online search leader Google Inc. to handle some of its advertising sales.
SAN FRANCISCO | Hewlett-Packard Co. is buying Electronic Data Systems Corp. for $13.2 billion in a deal that will create the second largest technology services provider behind IBM.
SAN FRANCISCO | Investors appear ready to embrace Google Inc. again after weeks of hand wringing over whether the faltering U.S. economy would bog down the Internet search leader's moneymaking machine.
SAN FRANCISCO | Yahoo Inc.'s rejection of Microsoft Corp.'s unsolicited takeover bid left investors guessing the next move in a tense mating dance that may hatch a more imposing challenger to Google Inc. or disintegrate into a bruising brawl.
SAN FRANCISCO | Google Inc.'s stock price barreled through $700 for the first time Wednesday, propelled by a belief that the Internet search leader will become even more profitable as it plants its products and services in new markets.
SAN FRANCISCO | Yahoo Inc.'s third-quarter profit slipped less than analysts feared, raising hopes that the slumping Internet powerhouse can deliver on the comeback promises of a new management team that took over four months ago.
SAN FRANCISCO | The dozens of entrepreneurs gathered for an exclusive high-tech conference here Monday all hope to dazzle the crowd with their ingenuity.
SAN FRANCISCO | When Linda Martin refinanced the mortgages on three different houses nearly three years ago, she thought the lower monthly payments would help her save more money for retirement.
SAN FRANCISCO | Springtime usually means good times in the housing industry, but this year it's threatening to become a grim season of reckoning.
SAN FRANCISCO | Television talk show host Maury Povich hasn't always been a big fan of YouTube Inc. because the online video sharing pioneer frequently displays unauthorized clips from his copyrighted program.
SAN FRANCISCO | Yahoo Inc. is tackling its most difficult challenge since the dot-com bust with sweeping organizational changes aimed at cleaning up a mess of the Internet icon's own making.
SAN FRANCISCO | Google Inc.'s stock price surpassed $500 for the first time Tuesday, marking another milestone in a rapid rise that has catapulted the Internet search leader into the corporate elite.
SAN FRANCISCO | The chief executives of McAfee Inc. and CNet Networks Inc. stepped aside Wednesday to atone for stock-option chicanery that occurred on their watch, expanding the list of business leaders swept up in a messy scandal that is erasing profits and spurring government investigations.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google's lightning-quick acquisition of online video pioneer YouTube once again demonstrated the Internet search leader's penchant for pouncing on golden opportunities that leave its rivals scrambling to catch up.
SAN FRANCISCO | Google Inc. is snapping up YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion in a deal that catapults the Internet search leader to a starring role in the online video revolution.
SAN FRANCISCO | Hewlett-Packard Co.'s stock price dropped by nearly 5 percent Thursday as investors reacted to reports that Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd knew more about the computer and printer maker's elaborate spying program than previously thought.
SAN JOSE, Calif. | Like many newspaper lovers, Larry Jinks is wrestling with mixed emotions as Knight Ridder Inc.'s shareholders prepare to vote Monday on the company's $4.5 billion sale to McClatchy Co.
SAN FRANCISCO | Yahoo Inc. is reprogramming its online video service so it's more like YouTube.com, an Internet upstart that has amassed a large audience during the past year with a free Web service that encourages people to post and share homemade clips.
SAN FRANCISCO | Internet powerhouses Yahoo Inc. and eBay Inc. are joining forces in an alliance that further defines the battle lines in an online showdown with rivals Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and AOL.
SAN FRANCISCO | Yahoo Inc.'s Web site is unveiling a new look Tuesday as the Internet powerhouse strives to remain the world's most popular online destination and strengthen its advertising appeal.
SAN FRANCISCO | Wachovia Corp., the nation's fourth largest bank, is muscling into the West with a $24.2 billion deal to buy Golden West Financial Corp., a mom-and-pop shop that blossomed into a prized savings and loan.
SAN FRANCISCO | Google Inc. shares fell 1.7 percent Thursday after the online search engine leader disclosed it would sell another 5.3 million shares as the company's stock is added to the Standard & Poor's 500 index.
SAN FRANCISCO | Google Inc. executives provided investment analysts with a bright outlook Thursday in a display of confidence that appeared aimed at defusing growth concerns raised by the search engine leader's chief financial officer earlier this week.
Manuel Villanueva realizes he has been getting a pretty good deal since he signed up for Netflix Inc.'s online DVD rental service 2 1/2 years ago, but he still feels shortchanged.
SAN FRANCISCO | Laura Hanson relies on the Internet to make her a smarter shopper even when she isn't planning to buy online.
SAN FRANCISCO | Google Inc. posted a third-quarter profit seven times higher than a year ago, driven by the moneymaking prowess of its Internet-leading search engine.
SAN FRANCISCO | Oracle Corp. is buying its struggling rival Siebel Systems Inc. for about $5.85 billion, continuing a recent shopping spree that has eliminated two of its biggest competitors as it aims to topple Germany's SAP AG in the business applications software market.
SAN FRANCISCO | Google Inc. has hired Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf to float more ideas and develop new products, adding another weapon to the online search engine leader's rapidly growing arsenal of intellect.
SAN FRANCISCO | Even as they become more savvy, the Internet's leading search engines still sometimes bog down in befuddlement when a specific kernel of knowledge is sought.
SAN FRANCISCO | Once a frustrated renter, Chris Economou is now a happy homeowner, enjoying a splendid view of San Francisco and an $80,000 increase in his property's value since he bought the one-bedroom condominium for $435,000 a year ago.
SAN FRANCISCO | Prescription drug distributor McKesson Corp. has been a headache to shareholders for years, but the pain finally may be subsiding for investors in one of the nation's oldest and largest companies.
SAN FRANCISCO | Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is turning over its online DVD rental business to Netflix Inc., signaling that the world's largest retailer couldn't beat the Internet upstart at its own game.
SAN FRANCISCO | Fed up with his job as an investment banker, Greg Taxin was contemplating his next career move in late 2002 when corporate America's accounting scandals inspired an epiphany.
SAN FRANCISCO | Pumped up by persistently high energy prices, the oil industry maintained its streak of massive -- and growing -- quarterly profits this week, aggravating motorists and amazing financial analysts.
SAN FRANCISCO | Google Inc.'s earnings are growing so rapidly that not even the stock market bulls can keep up.
SAN RAMON, Calif. | ChevronTexaco Corp., the nation's second largest oil company, is buying smaller rival Unocal Corp. for about $16.4 billion, hoping to further elevate its already surging profits by boosting its oil and natural gas supplies in Asia.
SAN FRANCISCO | When the dot-com bubble burst, Philip J. Kaplan made money mocking the entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who flushed away billions of dollars.
SAN FRANCISCO | Like so many other 20-somethings hoping to mine the Internet gold rush of the late 1990s, Mena Trott was thrown for a humbling loop by the dot-com bust, yet still craved stardom. Her unassuming husband, Ben, just wanted another computer programming gig in Silicon Valley's dep…
SAN FRANCISCO | Like thousands of other merchants, Tammy Harrison thought she had struck gold when hordes visited her Web site by clicking on the small Internet ads she purchased from the world's most popular online search engines.
SAN JOSE, Calif. | There is an increasingly popular theory in Silicon Valley that much of the technology industry must merge or die. But software maker Network General Corp. is providing a reminder that some high-tech companies may be better off left alone.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc.'s highly anticipated initial stock offering faced a possible stumbling block Thursday with the release of a Playboy interview the online search engine's co-founders gave just before the company filed plans to raise $3 billion with its IPO.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Online search engine leader Google Inc. will surrender more than $300 million of its stock to Yahoo Inc. in a settlement that removes a legal threat hanging over its IPO at the expense of enriching a nettlesome rival.
SAN FRANCISCO -- All the glee and glamour surrounding Google Inc.'s IPO is rapidly dissolving into feelings of dread and derision about the online search engine's long-awaited stock market debut.
EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- Wham-O Inc. is putting a new spin on the Frisbee, the fanciful flying discs that have twirled through parks, hovered above playgrounds and wafted in the ocean air for nearly 50 years.
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