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Stocks Plummet, Dow Closes Down More Than 300

Stocks Plummet, Dow Closes Down More Than 300

U.S. stocks sank Monday, with the Dow plunging more than 300 points, after a worse-than-expected reading on manufacturing helped stoke investor fears about the global economic recovery. Scott Budman reports.Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Presidio Trust nixes Lucas, and all others, for Crissy Field

Presidio Trust nixes Lucas, and all others, for Crissy Field

After more than two years of deliberation, speculation and hearings on three competing proposals to build a cultural institution on the Presidio’s former commissary site on Crissy Field, the Presidio Trust has [Read entire story]

Presidio Trust nixes Lucas, and all others, for Crissy Field

After more than two years of deliberation, speculation and hearings on three competing proposals to build a cultural institution on the Presidio’s former commissary site on Crissy Field, the Presidio Trust has [Read entire story]

Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to raise $75 million for startups

Expa Capital, a new vehicle for spawning tech startups that is owned by Uber Technologies and StumbleUpon co-founder Garrett Camp, is raising $75 million, according to a regulatory filing. Camp is trying with San [Read entire story]

Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to raise $75 million for startups

Expa Capital, a new vehicle for spawning tech startups that is owned by Uber Technologies and StumbleUpon co-founder Garrett Camp, is raising $75 million, according to a regulatory filing. Camp is trying with San [Read entire story]

Schwab tells employees: Good-bye San Francisco, hello Texas

Schwab tells employees: Good-bye San Francisco, hello Texas

Charles Schwab's exodus from San Francisco is taking on new energy after the company told employees in the city that it plans to move "a significant number of San Francisco-based jobs" to other locations over the next [Read entire story]

Schwab tells employees: Good-bye San Francisco, hello Texas

Charles Schwab's exodus from San Francisco is taking on new energy after the company told employees in the city that it plans to move "a significant number of San Francisco-based jobs" to other locations over the next [Read entire story]

Dropbox deal shows tech appetite for new construction

If you build it, techies will come. San Francisco developers are constructing the biggest wave of new office construction since the 1980s, but technology companies are snapping them up even before contractors start [Read entire story]

Dropbox deal shows tech appetite for new construction

Dropbox deal shows tech appetite for new construction

If you build it, techies will come. San Francisco developers are constructing the biggest wave of new office construction since the 1980s, but technology companies are snapping them up even before contractors start [Read entire story]

Marsh & McLennan buys Barney & Barney, including Bay Area outposts

Marsh & McLennan buys Barney & Barney, including Bay Area outposts

Marsh & McLennan Agency, the mid-size employer specialty arm of giant insurance broker Marsh LLC has bought San Diego's Barney & Barney, including its San Francisco Bay Area operations. Terms of the deal, reportedly [Read entire story]

Marsh & McLennan buys Barney & Barney, including Bay Area outposts

Marsh & McLennan Agency, the mid-size employer specialty arm of giant insurance broker Marsh LLC has bought San Diego's Barney & Barney, including its San Francisco Bay Area operations. Terms of the deal, reportedly [Read entire story]

Tesla’s cross-country road trip

Early Sunday morning, two Tesla Motors electric sedans drove into Manhattan at the end of a very long trip. They’d been on the road for more than 76 hours and 3,464 miles, driving clear across country from [Read entire story]

TiVo, Twitter Track the Super Bowl

TiVo, Twitter Track the Super Bowl

The big data is in from the big game. TiVo and Twitter released their annual stats on what was watched, re-watched, and Tweeted about during the Super Bowl. Not surprisingly, the Bruno Mars halftime show, along with the [Read entire story]

Google Expands Ferry Service to Alameda

Google on Monday expanded its company-run private ferry to the East Bay. Google employees can ride the ferry from Harbor Bay Terminal in Alameda to the Port of Redwood City for a five-day trial through Friday. Last [Read entire story]

Bay Area insider trades, Feb. 3

Insider activity at major Bay Area companies reported Jan. 23-29. BUYSSharesAvg. priceValueInsidersFirsthand Technology Value Fund Inc.26,000$23.32$606,4361SELLSSharesAvg. priceValueInsidersAdobe Systems [Read entire story]

Lenovo challenging Samsung, Apple in smartphones

No. 4 with a bulletKeeping salesmen like Pandu busy is an important part of Lenovo Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing's plan to transform the Chinese PC maker into a credible rival to Apple and Samsung. Google [Read entire story]

Ship traffic for Feb. 3

Due to arrive Monday SHIPFROMPORTAPL HollandKaohsiung, TaiwanOAKAPL QatarLos AngelesOAKAPL TokyoLong BeachOAKBay BridgeLong BeachOAKHanjin Long BeachLong BeachOAKOOCL EuropeLong BeachOAKDue to depart [Read entire story]

Mergers and acquisitions, Feb 3

24Vapolution Inc.ChicomCig Inc.Bellevue, Wash.0.86StockCompleteJan. 24Add-On-Auto LLCSan FranciscoThe Reynolds & Reynolds Co.Kettering, Ohio N/AUndisclosedCompleteJan. 27DeepMind Technologies Ltd.LondonGoogle [Read entire story]

Powerful, pure Android phones

The screen is dimmer than its competitors' and its camera struggles under auto settings. Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the [Read entire story]

The silver lining in Zynga’s decline

On Thursday, the company reported that the number of people who play its games each month had dropped by more than half over the past year, and the number of people who pay for those games had fallen even faster. In [Read entire story]