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Mideast nuclear conference in jeopardy

(05-08) 06:32 PDT VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- The United States is defending Israel against charges it is the greatest nuclear threat in the Middle East. Iran and Arab countries have slammed Israel at a 189-nation... [Read entire story]

Britain’s Cameron: UK must stand by spending cuts

(05-08) 06:45 PDT LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) -- Britain must stick to its tough austerity measures despite doubts elsewhere in Europe over the best remedy to fix the continent's stalled economies, Prime Minister [Read entire story]

McDonald’s April sales rise but miss expectations

(05-08) 07:01 PDT OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- McDonald's Corp. said Tuesday that a key revenue figure rose in April as strength in the U.S. and U.K. helped offset weakness in Japan. But the results missed analysts'... [Read entire story]

Kraft pushing dressing beyond the salad bowl

(05-08) 07:58 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- Salad dressing on your fish? How about on your stir fry? In a new ad campaign launching next week, Kraft Foods Inc. is encouraging consumers to use its salad dressings on a variety [Read entire story]

Struggling RIM announces new executive hires

(05-08) 07:59 PDT TORONTO, Canada (AP) -- BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has hired two new senior executives as it faces its most difficult period in its history. RIM said Monday that Frank Boulben will be the [Read entire story]

FTC seeking $52.6M for alleged bogus phone charges

(05-08) 08:18 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators are seeking $52.6 million from a billing company that they accuse of adding unauthorized charges to consumers' phone bills. The Federal Trade Commission [Read entire story]

Stocks fall as Greece struggles to form government

(05-08) 08:22 PDT , (AP) -- A rising tide of political uncertainty in Europe pushed U.S. stocks sharply lower Tuesday. Major indexes followed European markets down as newly-elected Greek politicians appeared unable to... [Read entire story]

DirecTV 1Q profit rises, but US subscribers down

(05-08) 08:26 PDT EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- DirecTV Inc. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose 8.5 percent, driven by subscriber growth in Latin America. But the number of subscribers added in the U.S.... [Read entire story]

US employers posted 3.74 million March jobs

(05-08) 08:51 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. companies in March posted the highest number of job openings in nearly four years, a sign that hiring could strengthen in the coming months after slowing this spring. The [Read entire story]

Coveted Dewey lawyers in Silicon Valley join Weil Gotshal

As Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP circles the drain, some of the firm’s star lawyers have found a new home. Highly regarded mergers and acquisition partners Richard Climan and Keith Flaum led a group of five attorneys to the [Read entire story]

Protesters complain Wells Fargo limited access to annual meeting

Wells Fargo shareholders protesting the bank's foreclosure practices and a range of other issues said Tuesday that they plan to file a complaint over not being admitted to the annual meeting in San Francisco on April [Read entire story]

Lucasfilms to explore affordable housing at Grady Ranch

A few weeks after neighborhood opposition killed his plan for a new film studio on Grady Ranch in Marin County, filmmaker George Lucas is following through on a threat to turn the property into an affordable housing [Read entire story]

Talon shares slide after FDA delays decision on cancer drug

Talon Therapeutics Inc. stock fell more than 31 percent Monday as the Food and Drug Administration said it would delay a decision on the San Mateo company’s experimental cancer drug. Talon (OTCBB: TLON) said Monday [Read entire story]

MTC relocation to San Francisco is illegal, state lawyer says

Moving the Metropolitan Transportation Commission headquarters faces a legal hurdle after the California legislative counsel concluded the plan is illegal, the San Francisco Examiner reported. The MTC, the Bay Area’s [Read entire story]

Tria Beauty prices IPO at $13-$15 a share

Tria Beauty Inc. is getting an IPO haircut. The Dublin-based aesthetic device company priced its initial public offering at $13 to $15 per share, raising $59.8 million to $69 million from the sale of 4.6 million shares. [Read entire story]

Bees Take to the Roof at Oakland’s Blue Bottle

Bees Take to the Roof at Oakland's Blue Bottle

Local bee keeper is helping the environment and a local business that already has some of the tastiest treats around. [Read entire story]

Sutro Biopharma lines up funding, targets cancer

Sutro Biopharma Inc. is ready for war. The South San Francisco biotech company closed the second tranche of a $36 million Series C venture round, it said Tuesday, and is readying the infrastructure it needs to produce [Read entire story]

Stanford Hospital kicks off $1B funding campaign

Stanford Hospital on Monday officially launched its $1 billion fundraising campaign that will help build its new hospital and fund research, the Mercury News reports. Already as much as $500 million, half the targeted [Read entire story]

Metreon Target to feature specialty store

Target will open an independently branded specialty store along with its first San Francisco location in the refurbished Metreon complex, the Chronicle reports. The new store, called C9 Active Apparel, will take up [Read entire story]

CSN Bay Area expands sports coverage with NBC deal

CSN Bay Area is further expanding its domination of local sports coverage. Along with running its own website, CSN Bay Area has begun providing sports news and commentary for the website of NBC Bay Area (KNTV). The [Read entire story]