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Questions mount about why PG&E didn’t proactively shut off power during windstorm

As state regulators attempt to sort out what caused last month's devastating Wine Country wildfires, questions are being raised about why energy giant Pacific Gas & Electric didn't turn off portions of its power grid [Read entire story]

Ways and Means Chairman says he guarantees state and local deductions won’t be eliminated under GOP tax plan

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee said this weekend that he guarantees that deductions for state and local taxes would not be eliminated in any final version of a new Republican tax plan. Speaking on [Read entire story]

Uber, investors approve multibillion dollar deal with SoftBank

Uber Technologies Inc. has approved a deal that will allow SoftBank Group Corp. and other investors to to invest $1 billion in the company while simultaneously buying up $9 billion in stock. The agreement was reached [Read entire story]

Band Together North Bay concert rakes in $17 million for wildfire relief effort

A star-studded relief concert backed by local business luminaries led by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and San Francisco Giants President Larry Baer raised $17 million for the victims of the Wine Country wildfires, [Read entire story]

SoFi pulls back on global expansion, asset management plan

After multiple lawsuits from employees alleging sexual harassment ousted its CEO, San Francisco fintech Social Finance Inc. says it will abandon plans to expand globally. Since September, four of the company's top [Read entire story]

Uber aims to IPO in 2019, plans flying taxis by 2020

San Francisco ride-hailing giant Uber is aiming to go public in the next few years, with 2019 as its ideal target for an IPO, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said this week. Khosrowshahi made the remarks at the a business [Read entire story]

Mansion previously for sale for $9.5 million goes up for auction in bid to lure posh Chinese buyers

A massive mansion that was previously listed for $9.5 million in one of the Bay Area's wealthiest neighborhoods will go up for auction Dec. 13 in a bid to lure high-end Chinese buyers, the property's brokers told the [Read entire story]

PG&E’s vegetation management program under new scrutiny after Wine Country fires

Utility giant PG&E is facing new scrutiny of its vegetation management program after reports that several downed power lines, some of which might have been affected by trees falling on them, may have sparked some of last [Read entire story]

Uber’s business in San Francisco still hasn’t recovered from #deleteuber campaign

Uber may have a new CEO and a revamped code of conduct, but the San Francisco-based ride hailing giant still hasn't recovered all the business it lost during a viral social media drive to delete the app in [Read entire story]

Meet the Bay Area’s Most Admired CEOs for 2017

This year's class of Most Admired CEOs includes business leaders in technology, energy, construction, health care, real estate, retail, biotech, financing and more, representing most of the Bay Area's thriving industries [Read entire story]

San Francisco will now have Lyft, Uber pick-up and drop-off zones

The City of San Francisco is launching an experimental program to allow pick up and loading zones for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, Mayor Ed Lee said this week. Passengers looking for their pick-up or drop off [Read entire story]

California proposes central bank for cannabusiness as treasurer lines up armored cars for taxes

State Treasurer John Chiang's Cannabis Banking Working Group attempts to tackle the banking and security problems recreational cannabusinesses might face in 2018. [Read entire story]

These are the top 10 most expensive restaurants in the East Bay

Berkeley may have been the birthplace of hyper local haute cuisine star Chez Panisse, but Oakland is increasingly giving the city a run for a money when it comes to producing high-end eateries with an enthusiastic food [Read entire story]

Lyft COO Rex Tibbens will leave by the end of the year

The chief operating officer of San Francisco ride-hailing company Lyft will step down at the end of the year, a memo sent to employees on Monday says. COO Rex Tibbens, a former longtime Dell executive, has been with [Read entire story]

You can now buy insurance for your cannabis business in California

California has approved the first insurance provider to create insurance policies and coverage for cannabis businesses, the state's insurance commissioner said this week. The cannabis industry has long faced a stigma [Read entire story]

Ford-owned Chariot settles federal probe over disabled access, will pay $50,000 penalty

San Francisco commuter service Chariot has settled a federal probe into whether or not it provided adequate access for riders with disabilities and will pay a $50,000 civil penalty. The San Francisco Chronicle reports [Read entire story]

Wildfire lawsuits against PG&E mount as investigation into fires’ origin continues (Video)

PG&E will face two more lawsuits filed in San Francisco Superior Court by victims of last month's Wine Country wildfires, bringing the total number of fire-related suits to 11. The San Francisco Examiner reports that [Read entire story]

Businesses pull together to help fundraise for recovery

Marquee-name local business leaders including Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and San Francisco Giants President Larry Baer have created a coalition to raise relief funds for the victims of the Wine Country wildfires. The [Read entire story]

Bank regulator wants to loosen some Wells Fargo sanctions

The new director of the Comptroller of the Currency wants to start easing up on some sanctions placed on Wells Fargo during its fake accounts scandal last year, including making it easier for the bank to pay outgoing [Read entire story]

Golden State Warriors COO Rick Welts joins GoPro’s board

Golden State Warriors President and COO Rick Welts has joined the board of local tech giant GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO), the company said this week. "GoPro also represents something that’s critical in any successful modern [Read entire story]