Tech companies to adopt SFUSD schools through expanded program
 
Posted: 18 Sep 2014, 10:41 pm
Tech companies will pair with each of San Francisco's 116 public schools by the end of the school year, expanding a program aimed at creating long-term relationships between schools and the city's growing legion of tech companies. The companies reportedly will pay $5,000 to cover expenses tied to the Circle the Schools program. The effort was announced Thursday at Junipero Serra Elementary School by San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Richard Carranza, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee?

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John Muir Health donates $35,000 to help fight Ebola outbreak
 
Posted: 18 Sep 2014, 9:19 pm
John Muir Health appears to be the first large health system in the Bay Area to make a donation of its own to aid efforts to contain and control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed thousands in recent months. In a Sept. 18 memo to the Walnut Creek-based health system's physicians, staff and volunteers, CEO Cal Knight said John Muir is making a $10,000 donation to Doctors Without Borders and $25,000 to MedShare, a nonprofit that transports supplies and equipment to overseas health facilities,?

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Alibaba prices IPO shares at $68, raising $21.8 billion
 
Posted: 18 Sep 2014, 5:49 pm
Alibaba Group priced its IPO at $68 a share, raising $21.8 billion in the biggest tech IPO in history, the Wall Street Journal said. The Journal cited an unnamed source who said the Chinese Internet giant hit the top end of its target share-price range, or $68, giving it a value of $168 billion. That is a bigger market cap than U.S. rivals Amazon.com, which is about $150 million, and eBay, which is about $64.5 billion. Though not well-known by American consumers before now, Alibaba's total for?

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Which Wich sandwich chain bringing new stores and 400 jobs to the Bay Area
 
Posted: 18 Sep 2014, 5:21 pm
A Dallas-based sandwich shop concept is bringing up to 15 stores to the Bay Area in the next few years, and with them, lots of jobs. Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, which launched in Dallas in 2003 and has since grown its company to 408 locations throughout 38 states and eight countries, plans to launch between 10 and 15 eateries to the Bay Area in the next two to four years, and hiring around 400 employees to run them. The first of the new stores will open at Alameda Landing, a mixed-use residential?

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