Google exec killed in Mt. Everest avalanche
Dan Fredinburg, Google X privacy executive, has been confirmed as one of the dead in a 7.9 magnitude quake that struck Nepal Saturday, triggering an avalanche on Mt. Everest where Fredinburg was one of a climbing party. An estimated 1,100 were killed in the quake.
PITTSBURGH -- Off-price retailing owes a nod to the basement below Filene's, a Boston department store that figured out a way in the early 1900s to get rid of excess inventory at a discount in a stripped-down space below the fancy sales floors upstairs.
When gourmet food trucks were at the peak of their popularity, traveling to distant locations and waiting hours in line for a taste was part of the thrill. But with thousands of the mobile kitchens on the road today, the frenzy has faded, forcing many vendors to look for a new edge. Now a website that's been there since the beginning is helping fashion a second act.
OAKLAND -- Dollar Tree Stores is ordered to pay $2.72 million to settle a civil prosecution lawsuit over illegal hazardous waste disposal, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced Friday.
HOUSTON -- In the year since the energy industry last gathered in for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers are going all in, pitting a computer program against some of the world's best professional poker players.
Juniper Networks shares reached their highest level in a year, after the maker of Internet routing equipment beat estimates for sales and issued a bullish forecast.
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New chef at Hayward's Bijou; Bay Area food fundraisers
It's a homecoming for Rodrigo Cedeño , who has returned to his native Hayward to take over the role of executive chef at downtown's Bijou Restaurant & Bar. And chefs throughout the Bay Area are cooking for causes, including the Dining Out for Life AIDS fundraiser.
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'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Sawyer Sweeten reportedly commits suicide
Actor, 19, played Geoffrey Barone on hit CBS show, alongside real siblings Sullivan and Madilyn.