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Amazon, Microsoft lead gains in big technology stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Big gains by Amazon, Microsoft and Google sending technology stocks to a higher close. Full Story
Big retailers see benefits from keeping their discount stores close
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. 

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New chef at Hayward's Bijou; Bay Area food fundraisers

It's a homecoming for Rodrigo CedeƱo , 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.