Talk Back: Obama's speech
Do you approve of President Obama's new strategy to combat ISIS?
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(Tell us why or why not?)
(David M. Barreda, Mercury News)
Larry Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

Larry Ellison, who for 37 years steered Oracle to become one of the world's biggest and well known technology companies, is giving up his position as CEO to become the company's executive chairman and chief technology officer.
 
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Raiders' opponent: Breaking down New England Patriots

Patriots bounced back well from blowing a double-digit lead and losing to the Dolphins in their first game. 
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Oktoberfest guide: Bay Area festivals start Friday

You can say one thing about the burgeoning microbrew movement: It sure has given Oktoberfest a kick in the lederhosen. The Bay Area will be celebrating straight through to Halloween. 
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(David M. Barreda, Mercury News)
Larry Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

Larry Ellison, who for 37 years steered Oracle to become one of the world's biggest and well known technology companies, is giving up his position as CEO to become the company's executive chairman and chief technology officer.