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Virgin America files for IPO

Virgin America filed for an initial public offering on Monday, setting up a Wall Street debut for the only Bay Area-based airline carrier and adding yet another big-dollar deal to an already record-breaking year of IPOs. 
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Zillow is buying its San Francisco-based rival in a $3.5 billion deal that will make it the biggest player in the online real estate information market.
 
 
 
REVIEWS & TIPS
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Review: Tech goodies to bring along on trips

DENVER — Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out. 
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Shareholders approve Safeway's $9.2 billion sale to Albertsons

About 96 percent of the outstanding shares of Safeway were voted in favor of the merger at a meeting at Safeway's headquarters in Pleasanton.
 
SPOTLIGHT
Use of illicit drugs becomes part of Silicon Valley's work culture

With a tech boom lubricated by VC cash, a startup culture cranked up by fiercely competitive VPs and adrenaline-driven coders, and a corporate model that encourages stressed-out managers to look the other way, illicit drugs and black-market painkillers have become part of the landscape here in the world's fountain of tech. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
07/29/2014 06:33 AM PDT - Foreign technology suppliers face growing pressure from Chinese regulators, who have launched anti-monopoly investigations and announced plans to examine products for security flaws.
 
 
07/28/2014 11:29 PM PDT - A relentless focus, a strong work ethic and a drive to innovate have bolstered Roche as she helped transform Blackhawk into a worldwide network for prepaid cards with $1.24 billion in yearly revenue.
 
 
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    This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

    Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
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    'The Bachelorette' recap: Who did Andi pick?

    SPOILER ALERT: Read no further unless you want to know who the winning suitor was on Monday night's season finale of "The Bachelorette. 
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    Batkid documentary in the works

    A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con.