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Tweet Headlines & Global NewsGoogle Inc. has donated $6.8 million to let kids ride the Muni bus for free for two years. The company’s generosity aims to help the city with its affordability crisis and to improve its image. The generous donation is the largest endowment the San Francisco …Google offers $ 6.8 mn gift for San Francisco kidsThe...

Tweet Colorado Senate approves new paint recycling taxDenver PostUpdated: 02/28/2014 11:39:40 AM MST. DENVER—Household paint sold in Colorado would be subject to a new tax to fund a statewide paint recycling program under a bill approved Friday by the state Senate. The Senate voted 18-15 to make Colorado the … and more …read more Source:...

Tweet San Francisco Chronicle(02-27) 11:17 PST SAN FRANCISCO — Tech giant Google has agreed to donate $6.8 million to San Francisco to fund free Muni passes for low- and middle-income youth, under a deal brokered by Mayor Ed Lee, city officials said Thursday. The donation is …Google to pay for free bus passes for San Francisco kidsLos Angeles TimesGoogle...

Tweet ReutersThe family does not want to relinquish control, a characteristic which has kept other Italian fashion brands like Giorgio Armani and Missoni in the hands of their founders, but which some analysts say has hampered their expansion. “The vision is to …Does Wall Street Know Fashion? Versace May Find Out In $1B Deal With …ForbesBlackstone-Versace...

Tweet ForbesThe FT notes that the Versace deal would be Blackstone’s first investment in luxury fashion. So, can Blackstone do with high-fashion what it’s been able to do with investments like Hilton? Maybe. Lately, Wall Street firms have had the hots for luxury …Fashion house Versace sells stake to Blackstone to fund growthChicago TribuneBlackstone-Versace...

Tweet CNBC.comInvestment firm London Central Portfolio is set to launch a London residential property fund in Singapore next month, focusing on the central districts of the city, and in direct response to growing Singapore demand for London property. (Read more … …read more Source: London News From Google ...

Tweet San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Oakland’s school board is considering putting a parcel tax on the November ballot to fund improvement in its high schools. Although it’s made progress lowering the high school drop out rate and adding more rigor to its curriculum, Oakland Unified …Oakland School District considering new parcel taxOakland...

Tweet Fox NewsMay 19, 2002: From left, Adam Sandler, director Paul Thomas Anderson, Emily Watson and Philip Seymour Hoffman pose for photographers during a photocall for their film “Punch Drunk Love” in Cannes. The late Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman …Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Want His Children To Grow Up In Los AngelesCinema...

Tweet ReutersDUBAI, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Marine Services (GMS) said on Monday it intended to sell shares on the London Stock Exchange to fund its growth plans, with the oil and gas services firm targeting a market valuation of $1 billion once listed.Gulf Marine Services plans to raise $100m through London IPOFinancial TimesLondon IPO...

Tweet New York Daily NewsKickstarter, the online fund-raising sight used by millions of people to raise capital for creative projects and businesses, said it has repaired a security breach that had let hackers gain access to some of its customers’ data. Kickstarter co-founder Yancey …Crowdfunding site Kickstarter hackedTimes of IndiaKickstarter...

Tweet Wall Street JournalCrowd-funding site Kickstarter said hackers accessed some of its customers’ data in a computer attack earlier this week. The company, which has set up an exchange where people can contribute often small amounts of money to fund projects like the film “Ai …Kickstarter urges users to change passwords after website hackedTribune-ReviewKickstarter...

Tweet Houston couple wants your vote for ‘Big Gay Illegal Wedding’Houston ChronicleA Houston couple is making a final pitch for votes that could net them a $5,000 prize to help fund their “Big Gay Illegal Wedding.” The competition, run by the American Civil Liberties Union, will grant five $5,000 prizes to couples who come up with...

Tweet NJ. Sen. Steve Sweeney: I’ll shut down government if Chris Christie reneges on …NJ.comSenate President Stephen Sweeney today said he is willing to shut down state government if Gov. Chris Christie doesn’t support a budget that contains the payment into the public employee pension fund they both promised to make when they approved...

Tweet BBC NewsBuckingham Palace should be opened to more paying visitors when the Queen is not in residence to fund improvements to the royal estate, MPs have said. The Public Accounts Committee criticised the Royal Household for mismanaging its finances.Bad Financial Advice? How the Royal Family Spent Its MoneyABC NewsGeorge Osborne: Queen’s advisers...

Tweet BBC NewsBuckingham Palace should be opened to more paying visitors when the Queen is not in residence to fund improvements to the royal estate, MPs have said. Margaret Hodge, chairwoman of the Public Accounts Committee, told BBC Radio 4’s Today …UK lawmakers tell queen to cut costs, boost incomeWashington PostBritain’s Queen Elizabeth...

Tweet Bryan Parker, the Port of Oakland Commissioner and tech executive who’s running for Mayor Of Oakland, met with me on Wednesday morning at The Lakeshore Cafe (3257 Lakeshore Ave.) for a wide-ranging, 24-minute interview where he gave an update of where his campaign to become Oakland’s next government head is as of now. The big news is that Parker...

Tweet San Francisco ChronicleIn response to new bombshell allegations from Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (D) aired on MSNBC Saturday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) office blasted the network as overtly “partisan.” Zimmer alleged in an interview with MSNBC’s Steve …Chris Christie aide slams MSNBC’s hurricane-fund...

Tweet NBCNews.com (blog)Hoboken, N.J., Mayor Dawn Zimmer says that top officials in Chris Christie’s administration have told her that her city will only receive critical Sandy relief funds if she expedites a redevelopment project in north Hoboken. By NBC News staff. Two …DNC chair blasts Chris Christie after Hoboken mayor says Sandy recovery funds...

Tweet IndependentA Sudanese man carries a bed past South Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) national army soldiers patrolling the town of Bentiu, on Jan.12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA. IGAD tight-fisted as parliament sends Museveni to war without a budget.Uganda fights in South Sudan as UN decries atrocitiesThe News InternationalThe drowning of...

Tweet Drakes Bay Oyster Company lost its request for an en banc rehearing on Tuesday. In October, lawyers for Kevin Lunny, the owner of Drakes Bay Oyster Company, filed a petition for what’s called an en banc rehearing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In September, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Drakes Bay Oyster Company...

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