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Intel introduces 'best ever' processor

09/01/2015 09:10 PM PDT
Thinner laptops with longer battery life predicted with new Intel 'Skylake' processor unveiled Tuesday.  
Google's new logo is made for mobile
09/01/2015 07:39 PM PDT - By ditching a classic design for more childlike letters, did Google make its logo more friendly or less human? 

Executive pay at Blue Shield of California shot up $24 million, audit reveals
09/01/2015 04:39 PM PDT - Nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California boosted executive compensation by $24 million in 2012 -- a 64% jump over the previous year -- according to a confidential state audit reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.  

PG&E rate request would increase power and gas bills
09/01/2015 06:19 PM PDT - PG&E on Tuesday proposed an increase in rates that would, if approved by state regulators, lead to higher electricity and gas bills for the company's customers, according to an official filing. 

McDonald's will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6
09/01/2015 03:51 PM PDT - If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6.  

Haggen sues Albertsons for $1 billion over big grocery deal
09/01/2015 03:43 PM PDT - Haggen is suing Albertsons for $1 billion, alleging the grocery giant hoodwinked the small supermarket chain into buying dozens of Western U.S. stores in order to facilitate a merger with Safeway and then sabotaged Haggen's entry into the new markets.  

Yahoo's Mayer on Parenthood: As Routine as It Is for a Male CEO
09/01/2015 03:16 PM PDT - Marissa Mayer will write another chapter in her playbook for parenting in the C-suite, and possibly beyond, when she gives birth to identical twins in December. 

Uber loses round in legal battle with drivers
09/01/2015 03:15 PM PDT - Federal judge finds that case against Uber over employee status of drivers can proceed as a class action, raising stakes in legal battle that threatens ride-sharing business model. 

Biz Break: Netflix's stock tumbles as competition heats up
09/01/2015 03:11 PM PDT - Today: Netflix's stock dropped 8 percent on Tuesday amid competition from Hulu, Amazon and possibly Apple.  

Going on vacation? Your cats can enjoy luxury digs, too
09/01/2015 01:59 PM PDT - LOS ANGELES -- When Boris and Anastasia vacation, they prefer to stay in a deluxe three-story suite, dine on tuna mackerel and lobster consommé, and spend their time on an iPad. 

 
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Taste-Off: The best beef jerky -- and the nastiest

Done well, beef jerky is a protein and flavor-laden snack. Done poorly, the stuff's shoe leather. Here's the scoop on the best of the bunch -- and the nastiest.