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  • BART officials call for return to bargaining table

    Transit officials say a family medical leave provision in the labor contract that settled two recent BART strikes is too expensive, and was added to the contract inadvertently. They've called for renewed talks with union representatives. 

  • BART strike looms as labor, management meet

    BART strike threat from two unions leads to last-minute talks to avoid a shutdown. A BART strike Monday would strand up to 400,000 commuters.

  • BART strike: One union on board, more to go.

    San Francisco's transit system may have an agreement with one union, but some 2,400 employees remain on strike after two days with no Bay Area commuter trains.

  • San Francisco BART strike snarls traffic, drains $73 million a day

    As the San Francisco transit strike goes into its second day, BART says it's restarting talks with unions. In the face of delays and economic costs to the Bay Area, one industry is prospering because of the BART strike: ride-share companies. 

  • Major League Baseball 2013: bobbleheads and fireworks galore for fans

    Fans in the know are as likely to buy Major League Baseball tickets based on scheduled giveaways and promotions as on the opponent. Here then is a list to help introduce you to this aspect of game attendance.

  • Five ways big banks' Libor scandal affects you

    London, this year's host of the Olympics, is also home to a bank scandal that threatens to rock the financial world as much as the Games influence the world of sports. Here's why: Libor (London Interbank Offered Rate) is a global benchmark for interest rates that reaches deep into the international financial system. Allegations that banks rigged those rates means that everyone from mortgage-holders and indebted students to cities and mutual funds may have had their interest rates unnaturally altered. Already tainted by other scandals, banks are under investigation because of charges that they profited illegally from their rate-rigging scheme. The mess further taints big banks and puts more strain on the credibility of the global financial system. Here are five ways the Libor scandal could affect you:

  • Why Jerry Brown is standing firm on shaky California high-speed rail plan

    Another report critical of California's $100-billion high-speed rail project – the second this month – has not shaken Gov. Jerry Brown's faith in the plan. He has his eyes on his legacy, some say.

  • Tear gas and mayhem at Occupy Oakland: help or hindrance to the cause?

    Tear gas and mayhem at Occupy Oakland: help or hindrance to the cause?

    Media zeroed in on Occupy Oakland protesters and their clash with police. Such confrontations could bolster the Occupy movement, some say. But they may also be a sign the protests are winding down.

  • San Francisco earthquake: Second quake jolts Bay Area

    San Francisco earthquake: Second quake jolts Bay Area

    San Francisco earthquake: Thursday night's quake came nearly six hours after a magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit in the same area.

  • Cities fret over democracy's costs as 'Occupy Wall Street' stretches on

    Cities fret over democracy's costs as 'Occupy Wall Street' stretches on

    Cities see costs mount as they supply security and other services at Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. What are cities' First Amendment obligations to the protesters?