• Business digest - 04/17/2014 06:18 AM PDT
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    California adds nearly 12,000 jobs in March

    California gained nearly 12,000 payroll jobs during March, extending a string of recent sturdy gains for employment in the state, and the statewide jobless rate was unchanged at 8.1 percent, according to a government report released Friday. 
    The new policy explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.  
     
    A Redwood City promoter has sued the city and a police detective, claiming his future music shows were cancelled after the detective told the bar owner he once pulled a gun on a girlfriend.  
     
    Investors pumped more than $4.7 billion into Silicon Valley technology companies during the first quarter this year, with the lion’s share going to the software industry, which captured about $2.3 billion — the largest quarterly investment into any industry since 2000.  
     
    Michaels Stores said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach.  
     
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    Today: Facebook cautiously launches location sharing with "Nearby Friends," Zynga grows "FarmVille 2" on mobile. Also: AMD joins Google, Yahoo, Sandisk and Intel in Silicon Valley earnings parade.  
     
    Initial jobless claims in the past month hit their lowest level since the start of the Great Recession, indicating the labor market might be nearing a return to normal.
    The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose slightly last week to 304,000 from the previous week's upwardly revised figure of 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday  
     
    Growling, unapologetic performance is the theme of this year's New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public Friday. Sure, there's something called the EV Pavilion, where visitors can ride around in a plug-in hybrid. But automakers didn't introduce any hybrids or electrics at the show.  
     
    Sabre, the travel software and data company that operates the Travelocity website, gained in its trading debut after raising less than it planned in its initial public offering.  
     
    SanDisk's push into speedier computer storage is paying off at a faster pace than Wall Street expected.  
     
    This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance

    At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
    (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

    Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be grandparents.