Talk Back: Stock market
Do the wild fluctuations of the stock market make you concerned about the economy?
 Yes
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(Tell us why or why not?)
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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. 
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Serena an Ali for a new generation

Tennis superstar combines greatness with cultural rebellion and epic swag. 
( Rick Diamond )
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
( Harry How )
Giants lose in 15th inning to Dodgers, fall 4 1/2 out in NL West

In the bottom of the 14th inning, and 20 minutes short of 1 a.m. on Sept. 1, Adrian Gonzalez's bases-loaded single off Yusmeiro Petit sent the Dodgers to a 5-4 victory at Dodger Stadium 
BUSINESS
( Karl Mondon )
Groups call for $500 million initiative to prepare for 'deluge of data' from Internet of Things

A wave of data from the Internet of Things will swamp the tech industry's ability to manage it without a major research initiative, two semiconductor industry groups warned Monday. They proposed a $500 million, five-year public-private-academic research initiative. 
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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.