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Silicon Valley eyes pot play

With marijuana legalization on the table for California this coming election season, investment in the nascent pot industry has become increasingly attractive. But in Silicon Valley, where venture capitalists have prided themselves on risky but canny bets, marijuana has only

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Rand Paul debuts Silicon Valley office

After much talk and anticipation, Rand Paul’s presidential campaign has settled on the office space from where he hopes to strike gold with Silicon Valley. Paul “faced a high-energy, high-tech crowd in San Francisco Saturday,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “But

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Seattle’s advantage in tech rivalry with Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley has an increasingly aggressive rival for tech talent and entrepreneurs: the Seattle area. Once known primarily for Microsoft and Amazon, the region now hosts hundreds of tech firms big and small. Hadi Partovi has a good overview on

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Tech turns from SF to LA

Looking for greener pastures and fresher stomping grounds, California’s top tech players have started a virtual stampede toward Los Angeles. Over the past several years, big names ranging from Google to Facebook to Snapchat to Vice have set up shop

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Silicon Valley’s vanishing middle class

When you read the biographies of Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and other early Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, one thing to note is their middle-class origins. Jobs’ father, Paul, was a mechanic and carpenter. Wozniak’s father was an engineer. They went to

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Wired: Anti-vaccine parents common in Silicon Valley

The coverage of the measles outbreak in the U.S. often makes the point that opponents of compulsory vaccination for schoolchildren are split politically between affluent leftists with New Age-y views about modern medicine and conservatives who don’t like government telling

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CA lobbyists celebrate banner year

It’s got a bad reputation, even in some parts of Washington, D.C. But lobbying is a way of life in California, where the practice shows no signs of letting up. In a string of news events and reports, the many

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VIDEO: John Allison — The Right Social and Economic Policies for Growth

Getting economic policy right is only part of the formula for long-term growth. The CATO Institute’s John Allison joins Brian Calle to discuss the right business environment for long-term growth.

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Silicon Valley firms, Asian voters edging away from Democrats

The 2014 midterms have already been dismissed by President Obama as irrelevant because of low turnout. This isn’t entirely self-serving sour grapes. Not just partisans but analysts who have little nice to say about the Obama administration wonder how a

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Uber shows CA cool still beats regulators

This has been a big year for Uber. The ride-for-hire app became a mainstream phenomenon, but attracted more than its fair share of criticism and legal scrutiny. And the Uber saga is just getting started. A fresh wave of initiatives —

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