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Nationwide rankings for first-time homebuyers give poor marks to Richmond, Oakland
A personal finance website released a list Monday ranking the best markets for first-time homebuyers, and some Bay Area cities, including Richmond, Oakland, Vallejo and Berkeley, found themselves at or near the bottom of the list.
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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.
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.
Bonny Doon's Randall Grahm scales back, forges ahead
He's the beloved, maverick winemaker who led the way for screw caps, ingredient labeling and little-known varietals. Today, eight years after the sale of his big brands, the envelope-pusher is forging ahead as he tries to reseize Bonny Doon Vineyard and breed new wine grapes.
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Nicki Minaj to open VMAs -- but not alone
Ariana Grande and Jessie J will join Minaj in performing 'Bang Bang' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Kim Kardashian named a presenter.