Talk Back: International trade
Do you favor Congress giving President Barack Obama so-called fast-track authority for international trade deals?
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Humpback whale population grows

In a major environmental success story, the federal government on Monday proposed removing most humpback whale populations in the world from the endangered species list, saying the majestic whales' numbers have dramatically recovered in the nearly 50 years since commercial whaling was banned. 
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Teen suicides: Survivors reach out to offer hope

The need to help kids has taken on renewed urgency in Palo Alto, where 12 teens have killed themselves since 2008. As a result, the city has also become the focus of a national discussion about suicide, mental illness and academic pressure on teens.
 
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Program greening Richmond streets, one tree at a time

Fed up with a city they said wasn't doing enough to plant trees, a group of residents banded together to start their own organization.  
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Huge rent increase used to boot Emeryville's poet laureate

Planning commissioner calls 38 percent yearly rent increase for poet "standard operating procedure." 
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Napa's City Winery rocks out as a music venue

Tosca may not reign supreme at the historic Napa Valley Opera House these days, but the space has morphed into a concert and dining venue dubbed City Winery. 
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SV150: Silicon Valley, led by Apple, becomes Wall Street's backbone and ATM

Led by the most successful company in the history of American commerce, Silicon Valley technology firms have become increasingly attuned to the demands of Wall Street, churning out profits at a record pace and sending a fire hose of cash back to investors.

Quinn: For most of SV150's history, HP dominated

Current tech boom is no bubble, experts say

Special report: The 2015 SV150 | Searchable database 

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Napa's City Winery rocks out as a music venue

Tosca may not reign supreme at the historic Napa Valley Opera House these days, but the space has morphed into a concert and dining venue dubbed City Winery.