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    Perry's pet fund for Texas startups a goner under Abbott

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Republican Gov. Greg Abbott began dismantling a flagship initiative of his predecessor Thursday, saying he will abolish Rick Perry's pet program that gave $200 million in taxpayer dollars to Texas startups and was beset by...

    By Paul J. Weber, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Safeway acquisition approved by U.S. regulators

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Supermarket chain Albertsons says U.S. regulators have approved its purchase of competitor Safeway.

    Associated Press|

  • Business

    On the move, published Jan. 25, 2015

    San Jose Mercury News|

  • nation-world

    Dartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior

    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they're enrolled at the Ivy League school.Dartmouth has long tried to...

    By Holly Ramer, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Yahoo to spin off Alibaba stake

    SUNNYVALE -- Yahoo plans to return $40 billion to its shareholders by spinning off its huge stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, the company said Tuesday.

    By Matt O'Brien mobrien@mercurynews.com|

  • Business

    Microsoft makes data-analysis tools free

    Microsoft will offer free data-analysis tools and make them easier to use and set up, seeking to attract more business-software customers.

    By Dina Bass Bloomberg News|

  • Business

    Biz Break: Apple earnings are like nothing Silicon Valley has seen before

    Today: Apple announces the most dominating quarter in its history, showing how far ahead it is from the rest of Silicon Valley. Also: Yahoo spins off Alibaba holdings and beats expectations.

    By Jeremy C. Owens jowens@mercurynews.com|

  • Business

    VMware profit exceeds analysts' estimates on new contracts

    VMware, the software maker whose parent company, EMC, has been targeted by an activist investor, reported fourth-quarter profit that exceeded analysts' estimates as customers signed new multiyear deals.

    By Dina Bass Bloomberg News|

  • Business

    US company outlooks worry investors, sending stocks lower

    U.S. stocks slumped Tuesday after some of the market's largest companies reported disappointing earnings, taking investors on a turbulent ride that deepened the losses for the year.

    By Alex Veiga Associated Press|

  • Business

    NTSB: Systemic flaws in safety oversight of gas pipelines

    WASHINGTON -- Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Tuesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations.

    By Joan Lowy Associated Press|

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