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Lenders Using Social Media To Determine Creditworthiness

January 10, 2014 5:56 am

It’s no secret what you say or do on social media can come back to haunt you. But a new Wall Street Journal feature reveals some lending companies are using the sites to determine how creditworthy a person is.  It could mean bad news for some borrowers. Several observed lending startups tapping into everything from Facebook, Twitter and even […]

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Charlotte airport using 1 million worms to eat trash

January 10, 2014 5:19 am

Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials are using one million worms to eat leftover food. The airport started planning to use the worms for composting since 2011 and finally received the new composting permit they’ve been waiting on. The worms will eat trash from the airport and the waste will be used to fertilize the airport […]

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7th anniversary of iPhone launch celebrated

January 9, 2014 11:20 pm

At San Francisco’s Moscone Center before a crowd of Macworld attendees on January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPhone and launched a revolution. At the time, the Apple CEO told the attendees, “Thank you for coming… we’re gonna make some history together today.” In one quantum leap, the iPhone changed the […]

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As season worsens, doctors urge people to get flu shots

January 9, 2014 11:13 pm

Major institutions are gearing up for the possibility of a severe flu season in the weeks and months ahead. San Jose Regional Medical Center says doctors there treated about 30 patients Wednesday in a tent set up in the parking lot. A hospital spokeswoman says another larger tent, able to treat more than a dozen […]

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2014 Auto Show rolls into San Jose

January 9, 2014 11:05 pm

Some of the latest cars, crossovers, trucks and SUVs are at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center for the 2014 Silicon Valley International Auto Show, taking place through Sunday, January 12, 2014. Attendees can sit behind the wheels, inspect engines, kick tires and even take a spin in select rides from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, […]

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23-year-old man is victim of latest flu-related death

January 9, 2014 11:00 pm

Flu diagnoses and even flu-related deaths are surging in the Bay Area.  Sonoma County’s lone death is a startling one, killing a 23-year-old man who authorities say was otherwise healthy. “I can say I’m really sorry,” Sonoma County’s Health Officer Karen Holbrook told KTVU. Patient privacy kept Holbrook from revealing details about the young man […]

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23-year-old man is latest flu-related death

January 9, 2014 11:00 pm

Flu diagnoses and even flu-related deaths are surging in the Bay Area.  Sonoma County’s lone death is a startling one, killing a 23-year-old man who authorities say was otherwise healthy. “I can say I’m really sorry,” Sonoma County’s Health Officer Karen Holbrook told KTVU. Patient privacy kept Holbrook from revealing details about the young man […]

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Fire displaces 8 in San Jose

January 9, 2014 10:34 pm

A fast moving fire Thursday displaced at least eight people, destroyed one home and damaged two others in San Jose. “You can feel the heat. It was blazing. It was unbelievable to see the smoke and the embers,” said Natalie Thiel, who lived near the fire. Thiel and other frightened neighbors spoke with KTVU Thursday […]

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Officers step up safety efforts with Operation Safe Net

January 9, 2014 10:29 pm

Every few blocks the flashing lights of a police cruiser lit up Vallejo streets Thursday night. Police were out in force, working overtime to try to make the streets safer in what they are calling, “Operation Safe Net,” Officers are saturating problem areas of Vallejo, trying to prevent crime. “So we can try to curb […]

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SJ police, U.S. marshals team up to arrest serial bank robbers

January 9, 2014 10:08 pm

A joint operation between San Jose police and the U.S. Marshals Service led to the arrest of two suspected serial bank robbers last month, a San Jose police sergeant said Thursday. The robberies occurred at four banks in San Jose, Milpitas and Campbell between Sept. 20 and Dec. 4 last year, San Jose police Sgt. […]

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