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Retailers offer online paths to back-to-school savings

This season, stores are offering new services and apps to cater to time-starved, smartphone-savvy parents to help them save time and money during back-to-school shopping. 
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As rumors swirl about new Apple products that may be on the way, one thing is for sure: The company is doubling down on research and development. That suggests Apple has much more in store than a new version of one of its signature devices, analysts say.  
 
 
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Wolverton: LG's new flagship G3 phone lacks pizazz

With its new flagship G3 smartphone, LG focuses on only a handful of new features, most of which are subtle improvements rather than flashy advances. And while it’s very good, it’s not at all exciting.

 
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Bay Area home prices plateau on slowing sales

Single family home sales dropped last month and prices hit a plateau in much of the Bay Area after a sizzling run-up in the first part of the year, according to a report released Thursday, with the nine-county region seeing the lowest annual price gain in almost two years.
 
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Apple, Google, VCs invest in health technology

Health technology is hot in Silicon Valley, where some of the biggest tech companies and a swarm of startups are working on everything from doctor-recommendation apps and video diagnostic services to data-crunching analytics and cutting-edge DNA sequencing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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08/22/2014 12:20 AM PDT - A prominent developer has gotten the green light to construct two gold-certified office buildings in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood.  
 
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08/21/2014 03:56 PM PDT - Today: A report from The Information contends eBay is telling some PayPal job candidates that he company may be spun off, pushing stock higher. Also: Earnings reports from Silicon Valley software companies Salesforce and Intuit.