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Law Changed to Allow 'Unlocking' Cellphones

Posted: 1:58 PM - President Barack Obama has signed a bill making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from your wireless provider, so long as the service contract expired.

San Francisco Sells Record Million-Dollar Homes

Posted: 07/31/2014 - A research firm says a record number of million-dollar homes were sold in the San Francisco Bay Area during the second quarter, another sign that affording a place to live is a growing challenge for anyone who isn't tied to the technology economy.

Facebook Hacking Scam

Posted: 07/31/2014 - A new scam targets Facebook users and tricks them into hacking their own account.
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US Judge Slaps $1.3B Fine On Bank Of America

Updated: 07/30/2014 - A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments.

Us Judge Slaps $1.3B Fine on Bank of America

Posted: 07/30/2014 - A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments.

Probe Exposes Flaws Behind HealthCare.gov Rollout

Posted: 07/30/2014 - Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall.

Chevron Overhaul Heads For Vote

Posted: 07/29/2014 - Chevron's five-year quest for approval of a $1 billion overhaul of its aging refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Richmond is facing a decisive vote by city officials.

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