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  • Could a government shutdown silence Congress on Facebook?

     
    A federal government shutdown could close the National Zoo, Smithsonian museums and national parks. It could also reveal which members of Congress are social media whizzes and which ones lean on staffers for their tweets and updates. If a shutdown......
  • Michael Hiltzik: California, chump

     
    The claim that California corporate taxes are driving away business, often made by the California Chamber of Commerce, always has had the acrid odor of special pleading. California business taxes, taken all together, are actually lower than those of many....
  • New Avastin tests add to confusion over use in breast cancer

    New Avastin tests add to confusion over use in breast cancer
    In November, following an emotional public hearing some months earlier, the Food and Drug Administration withdrew approval for the cancer drug Avastin for patients with metastatic breast cancer — the late-stage, incurable form of the disease. The...
  • Roche won't extend $6.8 billion bid for San Diego's Illumina

    Roche won't extend $6.8 billion bid for San Diego's Illumina
    Swiss drugmaker Roche will not extend its hostile $6.8-billion bid for Illumina Inc. after the San Diego biotech company’s shareholders rejected Roche’s attempts to appoint new board members. Roche’s current offer of $51 per Illumina...
  • New FDA warning on HIV drugs Invirase and Norvir

     
    The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is investigating reports of adverse reactions from a combination of two HIV drugs and cautioned physicians and patients to be on the alert for such events. Both drugs, Invirase (saquinavir) and Norvir......
  • California GOP governor's race III -- Meg Whitman

     
    Full text of her introductory speech to the state party convention....
  • Meet the maker: The pumpkin man, Farmer John Muller

     
    Meet Your Maker: Farmer John Muller and his Giant Atlantic Pumpkins from krista simmons on Vimeo. Giant patches of citrus-colored globes line the 15-mile stretch of Highway 1 just south of San Francisco. Hay bales stacked high as pyramids conceal clusters...
  • Los Angeles City Hall becomes tech giants' battlefield

    Los Angeles City Hall becomes tech giants' battlefield
    As Google and Microsoft battle for dominance in technology, a skirmish in Los Angeles City Hall is offering a rare public glimpse into a rivalry that could help determine the fortunes of both companies -- and, quite possibly, how workers in the future...
  • Drug-laser combination proves effective for diabetic blindness

    Drug-laser combination proves effective for diabetic blindness
    For the first time in a quarter of a century, researchers have identified a new treatment for diabetic macular edema, a potentially blinding disorder that affects about 1 million Americans, researchers said Tuesday. The treatment uses a drug called...