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Breaking Down the U.S. Tax Overhaul

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 modifies the United States tax Code in everything from how pass-through entities are treated to how American businesses handle overseas finance. Perhaps the most well-known provision of [Read entire story]

Tech entrepreneur lists S.F. home for $13.5 million

A local Bay Area tech CEO has listed his San Francisco home for $13.5 million in the posh neighborhood bordering Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow. Quentin P. Gallivan took over as the top executive at Bay Area-based Blue [Read entire story]

Developer proposes innovative model for 100 live/work units in West Oakland

Developer Danny Haber wants to build three- to four-bedroom, work/live apartments at 2715 Adeline St. in Oakland. [Read entire story]

Wine Country’s hospitality industry bounces back faster than expected from wildfire damage

Hotel rates were off by nearly 20 percent in the immediate aftermath of the wildfires that tore through Wine Country at the peak of its tourism season last year. As the region enters its spring high season, however, [Read entire story]

Coinbase says it overcharged some customers, will start issuing refunds

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said Thursday that it had overcharged some users on certain transactions, resulting in multiple charges that sometimes emptied users' bank accounts entirely. Coinbase [Read entire story]

Cisco announces $25 billion in stock buybacks as CEO says employees will also see boost from tax reform

Shares of San Jose-based Cisco Systems rocketed to dot-com era highs on Thursday after the company reported expectation-beating earnings and said it would buy back some $25 billion in stock and hike its quarterly [Read entire story]

Uber exec jumps ship for spot at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz

Uber Technologies Inc.'s head of growth, Andrew Chen, has left the company to join venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as a general partner, the company said this week. Ben Horowitz, one of its co-founders, wrote [Read entire story]

Report: People can’t stop walking into glass at Apple’s new headquarters

Apple’s sparkling new headquarters in Cupertino might be a little too futuristic for the company’s employees, who apparently keep running into glass doors and walls there, MarketWatch reports. In early January, two [Read entire story]

Report: Ex-Playmate claims she slept with Trump at same Tahoe event Stormy Daniels attended

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump carried on an extra-marital relationship with a former Playboy model before entering politics, and his allies used payoffs and legal settlements to keep reports out of the media, according to [Read entire story]

Business News Roundup, Feb. 16

Markets Stocks up for 5th straight day Technology companies climbed Thursday as stocks rose for the fifth day in a [Read entire story]

Uber CEO aims to pare losses and get ‘the love back’

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is focused on cutting the company’s huge losses and “getting the love back” after a year of damaging revelations about the ride-hailing service’s sometimes heartless treatment of [Read entire story]

California Latinos make up small fraction of mortgage market

Latinos are the largest ethnic group in California, but a new analysis reveals they make up just a fraction of people applying for conventional home loans and were more likely to be denied loans in two rural Northern [Read entire story]

FCC watchdog looks into changes that benefited Sinclair

WASHINGTON — In April, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai led the charge for his agency to approve rules allowing television broadcasters to greatly increase the number of stations they own. A few [Read entire story]

Airbnb’s early lobbying led to a win in Cuba

Last year, Airbnb started a lobbying campaign as President Trump was calling for limits on American travel to Cuba. The vacation-rental booking site, which considers Cuba one of its fastest-growing [Read entire story]

Why Peter Thiel is leaving Silicon Valley

(CNN Money) — Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire known for his libertarian politics, is leaving the Bay Area after four decades and stepping back from tech due in part to his dissatisfaction with the [Read entire story]

Why Peter Thiel is leaving Silicon Valley

(CNN Money) — Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire known for his libertarian politics, is leaving the Bay Area after four decades and stepping back from tech due in part to his dissatisfaction with the [Read entire story]

Britain unveils technology to fight extremist content online

LONDON — The British government is unveiling technology designed to remove extremist material from social media, amid mounting pressure on companies like Facebook and Twitter to do more to remove such content. [Read entire story]

A trimmer Happy Meal; Thiel leaving Bay Area; a crypto Atari

Happy Meal trimming down McDonald’s is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that [Read entire story]

This will be the Bay Area’s best property sector in 2018 – and it’s not office or housing, says CBRE

The world's largest commercial real estate brokerage picked the best performing sector. [Read entire story]

Why this big biotech player is leaving Mission Bay for the Peninsula

A new Peninsula campus will consolidate some 400 employees in one place and give more space to the startup companies it helps. [Read entire story]