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Canada trying to lure Silicon Valley tech workers

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Canadian government is trying to lure Silicon Valley tech workers who are frustrated by U.S. visa policies, just as Congress wrestles with a long-sought overhaul of America’s immigration system. […]

05/18/2013

Mariam Naficy

Mariam Naficy on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Mariam Naficy, the co-founder of Eve.com, which she sold to Idealab for over $100 million. Named one of the 2010 Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, her latest company, Minted is crowd-sourcing design.

05/16/2013

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OC crime lab with international recognition

There’s a new crime lab in Orange County and it’s gotten international attention. Supervisor Special Agent Jason Weiss of the FBI tells Maggie and Michael about this highly touted crime lab in Southern California.

04/23/2013

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Kamala Harris won’t comment on president’s compliment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris is declining to address comments this month by President Barack Obama that sparked a national discussion over whether compliments paid to a woman detract from her accomplishments.

04/15/2013

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CNN interview: Getting to know Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris talks to CNN’s Candy Crowley about childhood, her love of art and her greatest accomplishment.

04/05/2013

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Kamala Harris unbothered by Obama comment about looks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A spokesman for California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she remains a friend and steadfast supporter of President Barack Obama, a day after the president raised eyebrows by calling attention to her looks.

04/05/2013

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

Obama apologizes to Calif. AG for comment on looks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has apologized to California’s attorney general for commenting on her looks at a Democratic fundraiser.

04/05/2013

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Apple buys WiFi-location startup

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has bought WiFiSLAM, a startup that has been developing a way to use WiFi hotspots to help smartphones navigate large indoor spaces, like stores, airports and conference centers.

03/25/2013

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Techie fired after tweeting about men’s comments

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A female developer was fired after tweeting about a group of men she said were making sexual comments at a computer programming conference, fueling an already vigorous debate about gender equality and culture in Silicon Valley.

03/22/2013

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San Jose minimum wage rises to $10 an hour

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Workers earning minimum wage in the Silicon Valley city of San Jose are getting a $2-per-hour raise thanks to a group of university students’ efforts.

03/11/2013

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SD college tests fingerprint purchasing technology

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners. It’s happening in South Dakota.

02/22/2013

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Stanford University is 1st college to raise $1B

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford University has set a new record for college fundraising, becoming the first school to collect more than $1 billion in a single year, according to a report released Wednesday.

02/20/2013

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