Better quality raises average age of cars on US roads to 11.5 years
07/29/2015 04:11 PM PDT
Automakers say they are building the best cars ever, and there's proof on the road. The average age of vehicles in the U.S. has climbed to a record 11.5 years, according to research firm IHS Automotive.
Yelp shares slide on lower forecast, analysts' downgrades
07/29/2015 03:37 PM PDT - Yelp shares plunged the most since the company's initial public offering three years ago, losing one-quarter of its value, a day after the customer-review website cut its revenue forecast, said it will stop selling national brand advertising and announced Max Levchin's departure as chairman.
Biz Break: Twitter shares plummet after weak growth
07/29/2015 02:52 PM PDT - Today: Twitter stock tanks to a 52-week low after reporting disappointing users growth Tuesday. Also: Facebook beats analyst expectations, and Yelp shares crumble 25 percent.
Facing regulatory roadblocks, Uber ramps up lobbying in California
07/29/2015 02:56 PM PDT - Uber now spends more on lobbyists in California than Wal-Mart, Bank of America or Wells Fargo.
Fed holds steady on interest rates, for now
07/29/2015 11:48 AM PDT - The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but is signaling that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so.
Twitter stock plunges as user growth stalls
07/29/2015 03:41 PM PDT - Tepid user growth and ongoing uncertainty about its leadership are dragging Twitter's stock to its lowest level in over a year even though the short-messaging service reported sharply quarterly higher revenue.
Are your gadgets listening to your private conversations?
07/29/2015 03:54 PM PDT - Innovations such as Amazon's Echo, Apple's Siri and Google's 'OK Google' will confront people with a choice pitting convenience against privacy as they decide whether to open another digital peephole into their lives for a growing number of devices equipped with Internet-connected microphones and cameras.
Facebook's Oculus debuts virtual reality film 'Henry'
07/29/2015 01:40 PM PDT - Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers -- and Hollywood -- about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium.
Nokia launches virtual reality camera for 3D video
07/29/2015 09:05 AM PDT - Nokia says it's launching a virtual reality camera that will be able to capture three-dimensional video designed for professional content creators.
More than 1 million comments on U.S. currency redesign
07/29/2015 09:05 AM PDT - Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday he's gotten more than a million responses to his request for comments on how U.S. currency should be redesigned and recommendations for what woman should become the first female on U.S. paper money in more than a century.
(Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
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