468x60 General & Logo

Design Tech High at Oracle’s HQ to Open in January

Design Tech High at Oracle's HQ to Open in January

A unique school will soon open on the campus of one of the Bay Area's biggest and most successful tech companies.Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area [Read entire story]

Color of money: Genetic testing company works on $80 million round of financing

Laurene Powell Jobs' Emerson Collective is among a group of investors in an $80 million round that will help genetic testing company Color Genomics Inc. develop new tests and services. The Series C round, including [Read entire story]

Business News Roundup, Aug. 17

Video streaming Apple adding more programs Apple plans to spend about $1 billion on original programming in the [Read entire story]

Insurer fined for discriminating against transgender patients

State regulators have issued $200,000 in penalties against the health insurer Health Net for violating antidiscrimination laws by denying coverage to several patients who sought gender reassignment surgery. [Read entire story]

ESPN goof was no fantasy; ‘Hamilton’ battles ticket bots

[...] when it showed black men being bid on by almost exclusively white guys — especially with this week’s heightened racial tensions — ESPN realized too late that it resembled a slave auction. White players were [Read entire story]

Why this Bay Area biotech giant chose SoCal for its new manufacturing plant

The Peninsula company has grown its local R&D and office footprint. Now it is expanding its manufacturing near Los Angeles as well. [Read entire story]

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

ST. LOUIS — The largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit opioid drugs for first-time users as part f a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic. [...] the new program from Express Scripts is drawing [Read entire story]

Home of the Day: Classic Belvedere Residence with Sweeping Bay Views

By Shana Rohde-Lynch, Broker Home of the Day is presented by the San Francisco Business Times with Pacific Union and Christie’s International Real Estate. This is your invitation to view some of San Francisco's [Read entire story]

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW in race to make self-driving cars

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will cooperate with BMW to develop self-driving cars, the companies said Wednesday, as traditional automakers look to defend their turf against cash-rich Silicon Valley giants eager to upend the [Read entire story]

Salesforce Tower Remakes San Francisco Skyline To Mixed Reviews

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco’s tallest [Read entire story]

Why Target’s future Bay Area growth will look pretty small

The Minneapolis-based retailer has plans to double the number of small-format stores, which typically range around 30,000 square feet versus the traditional Target locations' 130,000 square feet. [Read entire story]

Protests at Google Offices Over Engineer’s Firing Canceled

Protests planned at Google offices around the country over the firing of an employee who questioned company diversity efforts have been postponed.A statement on the “March on Google” website says Saturday’s [Read entire story]

Revamp, flip of South Bay apartments brings investor 45% profit (photos)

A 37-unit apartment building in Sunnyvale has sold for $15.7 million — netting the seller a tidy profit for a building it bought just over three years ago and revamped. Calvera Partners said it sold the property at [Read entire story]

Anti-Google protest planned in Mountain View postponed

The organizer of a wave of protests Saturday at Google offices nationwide said the events would no longer take place because of threats his group received. The March on Google, organized by Jack Posobiec, an online [Read entire story]

Ship traffic, August 17

[Read entire story]

DoorDash takes automation to the next level with new step toward robotic delivery

Two San Francisco startups are teaming up to experiment with how robotic delivery can scale to accommodate the rising demand for delivered goods. [Read entire story]

San Francisco’s booming housing market could feel ‘major impact’ from recession

San Francisco’s booming housing market could get whacked in the next recession, which is most likely to occur before the end of 2020, Zillow says. [Read entire story]

Why 83 percent of Bay Area renters say they plan to leave

A new study has found that 83 percent of Bay Area renters say they plan to leave the region, with two-thirds of those saying the high cost of living here will be the factor that pushes them out. The study, conducted by [Read entire story]

Wells Fargo Chairman Stepping Down, To Be Replaced By 1st-Ever Chairwoman

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — The chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo is stepping down, to be replace by the company’s first-ever chairwoman. The San Francisco-based bank announced Tuesday that Elizabeth Duke would [Read entire story]

Wells Fargo Chairman Stepping Down, To Be Replaced By 1st-Ever Chairwoman

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — The chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo is stepping down, to be replace by the company’s first-ever chairwoman. The San Francisco-based bank announced Tuesday that Elizabeth Duke would [Read entire story]