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News of the day from across the nation, Dec. 21

1 Lofgren loses bid: Bay Area Rep. Zoe Lofgren lost her bid to become the Democrats’ top-ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, as colleagues in her party caucus went instead with a New [Read entire story]

Facebook shift on ‘fake news’; Tesla tax break; from iced tea to Blockchain

Facebook shifts on ‘fake news’ Facebook says it is changing how it identifies “fake news.” It had put “disputed” labels on stories that [Read entire story]

Apple augments Pokémon, Stitch Fix IPO gains gone, Google gaining on Amazon

Pokémon going deeper on iPhone “Pokémon Go” is moving into a different dimension on the iPhone, thanks to software that allows the game to play new tricks with its menagerie of [Read entire story]

‘Lord of the Rings’ wine; Airbnb ringing in 3 million; a $300,000 stock

These wines have a Middle-earthy taste Warner Bros. and Lot18 have released four varietal wines based on Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Entertainment Weekly [Read entire story]

A Froot Loopy idea; an olive branch, complete with Chromecast

This is a little Froot Loopy Kellogg has opened a store in New York that it hopes will become a hangout for Millennials who are willing to spend 7 bucks or so on a bowl of cereal and [Read entire story]

‘Simpsons’ scoop the world; Blue Bottle’s costly coffee; Redbox streaming

Worth their weight in the Golden State Blue Bottle Coffee, the Oakland specialty brand with dreams of global expansion, is now selling beans grown [Read entire story]

Daily Briefing, Dec. 12

Blue Monday Viagra’s incredible run ended Monday with the release of a cheaper, generic version. Approved 19 years ago, Pfizer ’s [Read entire story]

ICYMI: Facebook tops Glassdoor list; Hoed & Shoulders selling big

If you missed it ... In a week when Time magazine recognized the [Read entire story]

Thiel says ‘Yass’; bitcoin billions amass; and Browns fans, alas

They feel your pain Those 49ers fans who can remember all the way back to the pre-Jimmy Garoppolo era will appreciate this: Fans of the Cleveland Browns went on [Read entire story]

More diversity on boards; Santa’s tattoos; ‘Twilight Zone’ coming back

More diversity on boards Women and people of color were picked for a majority of open S&P 500 board seats this year for the first time, due in part to pressure from investors to improve [Read entire story]

DoorDash delivers, Microsoft dries out and Zuckerberg takes leave

Slice of the market The Cheesecake Factory is delivering 10,000 free slices of its eponymous fattening dessert for free Wednesday, through San Francisco’s DoorDash. [Read entire story]

Campbell delivering soup; Instacart partners up; Xiaomi in valuation talks

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ICYMI: Mars get a bite of Kind; a nasty T-shirt; Barracuda is selling

If you missed it ... In a week when a judge ripped Uber, NBC fired Matt Lauer, Michael Flynn pleaded guilty and Dictionary.com chose “complicit” as its word of the year, this also happened: [Read entire story]

Blue Apron CEO shift; cheese glasses; Shkreli may lose his Wu

A new CEO on the menu Shares of Blue Apron jumped nearly 8 percent Friday, a day after the meal-kit company announced that co-founder Matt Salzberg had stepped down as CEO. The company, which went public [Read entire story]

Dow soars, Randi Zuckerberg’s seatmate a boor, bitcoin trades more

Number of the day 24,272 That was the closing price of the Dow Jones industrial average on Thursday — the first time the benchmark [Read entire story]

American’s piloting snafu, Autodesk’s plunge, Epic Games’ lawsuit

Your flight just might be d’oh!-layed American Airlines is scrambling to find pilots for thousands of flights around Christmas because a glitch in the scheduling [Read entire story]

Hetch Hetchy strikes gold, Mars barley rolled and Meetup gets sold

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Daily Briefing, Nov. 28

Number of the day 16 percent That’s how much shares of Square dropped on Monday after the San Francisco company was downgraded by [Read entire story]

ICYMI: Thiel wants Gawker; Musk’s boring tweet; big help for homeless man

If you missed it ... In a week when Pixar had a shakeup and Uber customers felt shook up, this also happened: •Thick with irony, or something: Billionaire Facebook board member Peter [Read entire story]

Pokémon tournament; 9/11 settlement; Facebook’s Mafia ‘d’oh’

Number of the day $95 million That’s how much insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have [Read entire story]