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First look: Developer Grosvenor kicks off sales of Financial District condos at 288 Pacific in San Francisco

Grosvenor's 288 Pacific project is the first new condo development in the Financial District in more than a decade. [Read entire story]

Exclusive: Another condo for sale at S.F.’s sinking Millennium Tower for $5.6 million

The listing shows more appetite for deals despite numerous lawsuits and unresolved foundation problems at the 58-story Millennium Tower. [Read entire story]

San Francisco may ease up on allowing retail space to be converted to offices

As San Francisco landlords struggle to fill vacant retail space, city officials may allow conversions to office space. [Read entire story]

BlackRock creates Palo Alto lab focused on artificial intelligence

An arms race is underway as Wall Street's money managers look to artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data to find an advantage when investing trillions of dollars. [Read entire story]

Exclusive: Self-driving vehicles without any human backups could be on California roads as soon as April

Self-driving vehicles without any backup driver in them could be allowed on California roads as soon as April under California Department of Motor Vehicles rules up for approval Monday — even sooner than the previously [Read entire story]

Chariot CEO Ali Vahabzadeh quietly stepped down this month

The head of Chariot is stepping aside after four years at the ubiquitous teal-colored commuter shuttle van startup. He will remain on the company's board as a director. [Read entire story]

Re-priced Marin mansion now only $12.5 million

A luxury mansion located in the tony Marin County town of Ross has slashed its price from $15 million to close to $12.5 million, hoping to tempt a buyer eight months after its original listing. The mansion, located at 9 [Read entire story]

Ship traffic, Feb. 22

Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP [Read entire story]

Conservative Twitter users lash out after followers vanish

Some conservative Twitter users are accusing the company of unfairly targeting their followers as it steps up efforts to get rid of fake accounts. [Read entire story]

BART eyes building second Transbay tunnel, as officials clamor for congestion fixes

Regulators and planners at Bay Area Rapid Transit have begun pricing out the costs and mapping the logistics needed for adding a second underground transit tunnel between San Francisco and the East Bay. Officials are [Read entire story]

Wine Country Weddings See Massive Downturn After North Bay Wildfires

SONOMA (KPIX 5) – Wedding planners in the North Bay say their businesses are taking a huge hit following the wildfires. In Sonoma, bookings have nosedived. It’s one of California’s most popular spots to say [Read entire story]

Bay Area Spa Closes 2 Locations, Leaving Customers, Employees Empty-Handed

(KPIX 5) — A spa chain has abruptly closed its two locations in the Bay Area without warning, leaving customers cheated out of their pre-paid services and employees without payment. Employees at A Perfect Day Spa [Read entire story]

Business News Roundup, Feb. 21

Earnings Home Depot beats estimates A strong home-improvement market pushed Home Depot’s profit higher in the [Read entire story]

Venezuela will offer its own digital coin, the petro

CARACAS, Venezuela — The credit-stricken country of Venezuela is set to become the first country to create its own version of bitcoin, a move it hopes will provide a much-needed boost to its economy. [Read entire story]

$2.54 billion judgment against Gilead is tossed; Merck stock falls

Shares of Merck & Co. fell after a federal judge tossed a record $2.54 billion verdict it had won against Gilead Sciences Inc. over a hepatitis treatment. A federal jury in 2016 had said that Gilead owed [Read entire story]

AT&T loses bid to obtain White House call logs

WASHINGTON — A federal judge blocked AT&T’s move to obtain communication logs between the Justice Department and the White House on Tuesday, hampering the phone giant’s argument that politics played a role in the [Read entire story]

CEO of Gap flagship brand is out

Gap Inc. shares fell the most in 15 months after the company embarked on a search for a new leader of the flagship brand, citing shaky operations and disappointing profit growth. Jeff Kirwan, president [Read entire story]

Berkeley chocolate maker to be acquired by Japanese food company

A Berkeley chocolate company is the latest in a string of Bay Area businesses to be snapped up by larger food conglomerates. TCHO, an upscale chocolate maker, is set to be acquired by Japanese confectionary maker Ezaki [Read entire story]

Ship traffic, Feb. 21

Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP [Read entire story]

Walmart’s online sales growth lags as it confronts challenges

Walmart has been making big investments in its online business as it tries to adapt to the shifting preferences of global shoppers and to keep pace with its rival Amazon. But Walmart’s online sales [Read entire story]