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Bankers’ apparent suicides concern industry

Industry's aggressive culture worries mental health experts Coroners in London are preparing to investigate two apparent suicides as unexpected deaths by finance workers around the world have raised concerns about [Read entire story]

Small-cap stocks long rally has some advising caution

In one corner of the U.S. equity market, investor enthusiasm is exceeding the frenzy of the Internet bubble. U.S. stocks rose last week, with the S&P 500 climbing 1.4 percent and the Russell 2000 adding 1 percent, as [Read entire story]

Cisco to spend $1 billion to enhance its cloud network

arbitrationHigh court bars secret talksThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday effectively killed a Delaware law that allowed state judges to preside over secret arbitration in high-stakes business disputes. Lower courts had [Read entire story]

5 former employees of Madoff convicted in case’s 1st trial

Five former employees of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff were convicted Monday at the end of a six-month trial that portrayed them as telling an elaborate web of lies to hide a fraud that enriched them and cheated [Read entire story]

Ship Traffic for March 25, 2014

Ship Traffic Due to Arrive Today SHIPFROMPORTAPL AustriaLong BeachOAK CMA CGM LEOLong BeachOAK Hanjin Long BeachLong BeachOAK Horizon EnterpriseLos AngelesOAK MSC LeanneLong BeachOAK MSC LucianaLong BeachOAK NYK [Read entire story]

Biotech stocks near a correction, analysts warns

The rally in biotech is a study in optimism, with investors in search of a compelling growth story pushing the Nasdaq index to more than 400 times reported earnings and as much as 94 times estimated earnings. A [Read entire story]

20% drop in user base of China’s Renren

The Chinese social-networking website was once seen as a can't-miss stock and fetched a price at its 2011 IPO that made it more than twice as valuable as Facebook at the time. [...] Renren's stock has declined almost 80 [Read entire story]

Texting Drivers Outed on Billboards

If you text and drive in the Bay Area, your photo may end up on the Internet -- as well as a billboard. Driving while playing with a smartphone is an all-too-common sight on modern-day streets. And by posting photos of [Read entire story]

Apple May Take on TV Market: Report

Apple may take on the TV market by teaming up with Comcast to develop an online streaming service. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino company is talking about it with the cable provider. The talks are in [Read entire story]

Obama May Be Ditching BlackBerry

President Barack Obama may be trading in his BlackBerry for a new Android phone, likely either from Samsung or LG, according to reports. The smartphones are being judged by the White House's "internal technology team" [Read entire story]

Mergers and acquisitions, March 24

Notable mergers and acquisitions last week. AnnouncedTarget Target's cityAcquirerAcquirer's cityAnnounced value{+1}Payment typeStatusMarch 19Viewpon Holdings Inc.AlamedaBeta Music Group [Read entire story]

Bay Area insider trades, March 24

Insider activity at major Bay Area companies reported March 13-19. SELLSSharesAvg. priceValueInsidersAltera Corp.1,667$36.15$60,2651Audience Inc.9,00011.92107,2721Autodesk Inc.12,00050.70608,4001Cisco Systems [Read entire story]

Blogger who broke Target breach to be subject of movie

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. has confirmed that it is working on a movie based on Brian Krebs, the security blogger who exposed Target Corp.'s monster data security breach. While he's been blogging about [Read entire story]

Indoor 3-D mapping on your smartphone

The software development is being handled by graduate students who are funded by $1.35 million grant from Google Inc. as part of its Project Tango, a cell phone optimized for 3-D mapping. Scott Strawn, senior Google [Read entire story]

Compact cameras for advanced shooters

The Stylus XZ-2 iHS features a great f1.8-2.5 lens, excellent photo quality and shooting options, and a well-designed body that's solidly constructed. The Stylus 1 has an excellent 10.7x f2.8 zoom lens, fine photo [Read entire story]

Ship traffic for March 24

Due to arrive Monday SHIPFROMPORTAPL AustriaLong BeachOAKAPL HollandKaohsiung, TaiwanOAKCAP PalmerstonLos AngelesOAKCelebrity CenturySanta BarbaraSFOMOL EndowmentLos AngelesOAKMOL ExperienceLos AngelesOAKMSC LeanneLong [Read entire story]

Websites offer secondhand clothes, accessories

In a chic Tenderloin bar, amid scores of attractive young women chatting about Louis Vuitton purses and Lululemon pants, Kathleen Ensign glanced at her iPhone and let out a happy gasp. "Closet sharing" - a highfaluting [Read entire story]

New models mean prices will drop on current smartphones

The mobile phone section of an electronics store resembles a spring training baseball roster: a few (expensive) stars, a bunch of solid veterans, newcomers full of promise and journeymen trying to prolong their [Read entire story]

UC Hospital Workers Strike Averted By Contract Deal

OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — Union officials say a planned strike by thousands of University of California hospital workers has been averted after contract talks yielded a deal. City News Service reported Sunday that a [Read entire story]

U.S. companies’ offshore profits keep piling up

The corporate tax rate in the U.S. runs as high as 35 percent, but companies don't pay U.S. taxes on profits earned abroad as long as that money remains offshore. "The loopholes in our tax code right now give such a big [Read entire story]