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A sea lion pup named Hoppie who was found at Mape’s Ranch near Modesto, Calif.

Lost Sea Lion in California Found Mile from Water

CORPORATE | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River.

Mustang’s 50th Anniversary Atop Empire State Building

CORPORATE | Apr 17
Michelle Miller reports from the observation deck of the Empire State Building, where a new Ford Mustang convertible is on display to celebrate a big anniversary for one of America’s most iconic cars.

Mel Gravely, president of TriVersity Construction, poses in his office in front of some paintings of work his company has done.

Mentors Help Minority Companies accelerate Growth

CORPORATE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Apr 17
Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn’t have mentors to guide it. Gravely’s company, TriVersity, joined a program called a minority business accelerator even before he bought a controlling interest in the company.

Roofers installing a roof on a new construction home in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

US Home Building Up in March After Frigid Winter

FINANCE | By Paul Wiseman | Apr 17
U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.

Mary Barra , CEO of General Motors, speaks at the 2014 Automotive Forum.

GM Sales Eyed for Impact of Ignition Switch Recall

CORPORATE | By Tom Krisher | Apr 17
As General Motors executives show off their newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots.

Chris Beard

Mozilla Hires Interim CEO

CORPORATE | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
After Brendan Eich stepped down as Mozilla’s CEO last month, over a controversy sparked by a $1,000 donation he made to an anti-gay marriage campaign in 2008, the software company announced its interim CEO Monday .

Sprint Calls Customer ’Gay Sissboy’ in Email

CORPORATE | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
A straight married man from Chicago says he received an email from phone company Sprint that addressed him as a "gay sissyboy."

Lorraine Rorke Bader arranges fresh flowers in a room at her home before an overnight guest arrives in San Francisco.

San Francisco Considers Ending Rental Ban

LEGAL | Apr 16
Legislation set to be unveiled in San Francisco would make it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported.

Where’s the Beef? Prices Reach Highest Level Since 1987

By Betsy Blaney | Apr 16
The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn’t likely anytime soon.

Bradford Wells, left, and Anthony John Makk are a binational couple and pose together at their home in San Francisco.

Ask A Lawyer: Immigration Issues

LEGAL | By EDGE | Apr 16
Questions answered for bi-national LGBT couples.

Airbnb CEO on How Travel is Changing

CORPORATE | Apr 16
Airbnb is quickly becoming one of the world’s largest hospitality brands, but it doesn’t own a single hotel. The website connects people who want to rent out a room or house, with travelers who need a place to stay.