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    Talk Back: Stock market
    Do the wild fluctuations of the stock market make you concerned about the economy?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
    Richmond sees spike in homicides, robberies

    Police blame the homicide increase on a gang dispute and other crimes on the transfer of nonviolent offenders to local prisons. 
    Concord: Petition against sex predator

    Concord neighbors on the 1500 block of Amhurst Way and surrounding areas have started a petition to protest the placement of sexually violent predator Fraisure Smith into a rental home there. 
    (John Minchillo/AP)
    Serena an Ali for a new generation

    Tennis superstar combines greatness with cultural rebellion and epic swag. 
    ( Kevork Djansezian )
    Our picks: best piano men and women ever

    Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Fats Domino among the others who make our list. 
    BAY AREA NEWS
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    Business group backs third lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

    Last week, Assemblyman Marc Levine introduced a bill -- Assembly Bill 9 -- in an attempt to push Caltrans to open a third eastbound lane by the end of next month 
    Celebrities
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    VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

    After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud. 
    SPORTS
    ( Chris Carlson )
    Giants lose in 15th inning at Dodger Stadium, fall 4 1/2 out in NL West

    Running and bleary eyed running game story. See how many errors you can spot! LOS ANGELES – There is a finer point to that rule about rosters expanding on Sept. 
    BUSINESS
    New light bulbs offer alternative to LEDs, CFLs

    Startup company has created an induction light bulb for consumers that promises the familiar shape and light color of incandescents but with longer life and far better efficiency. 
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    VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

    After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud.