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Bigger than Facebook? Chinese tech giant Alibaba plans U.S. IPO

The largest tech IPO of the year will come from a company that many Americans have never heard of.

Alibaba -- a Chinese e-commerce behemoth that produces more sales and net income...

Socked by mortgage-related legal expenses, Bank of America Corp. lost $276 million during the first quarter, sending its stock down sharply.

In balmy Southern California this week, the polar vortex is putting a chill on Simon Baitler's Passover meals.

Southern California home prices are surging as the spring buying season heats up, with the median price in March hitting $400,000 for the first time...

Most Californians can't afford their rent.

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Silicon Valley satire nails the culture, geeks say

Silicon Valley satire nails the culture, geeks say

Going for laughs but devoted to accuracy, a TV satire gets high marks from Bay Area techie savants.

Simple Internet-connected devices can end up in complex online crimes

Simple Internet-connected devices can end up in complex online crimes

Routers, computers, TVs, even refrigerators are being commandeered by hackers to steal, send spam or help shut down networks.

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A pause to refresh

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Privacy price gouging, courtesy of phone companies

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SoCal Edison to lay off hundreds in effort to streamline management

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