Berkeley's wage rose to $19 by 2020

Berkeley's wage is set to rise to $19 by the year 2020, however, business owners oppose the proposal saying it will put their business at risk a that will eventually lead to closure. While activists and unions struggle for a $15 wage hike, Berkeley ha a proposal of $19 per hour by the year 2020. This would offer workers more of a living wage.

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U.S. soda makers headed for tax showdown in California

No American city has passed a ballot measure raising taxes on sugary drinks, and ahead of votes Tuesday in Berkeley and San Francisco, the U.S. soda industry has been working hard to keep it that way.

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Food startup SpoonRocket raises $10M to deliver food to San Francisco and East Bay customers in 15 minutes

Berkeley, US-based on-demand food startup SpoonRocket raised $10 million in funding from Foundation Capital and General Catalyst to deliver food to customers in San Francisco and East Bay within 15 minutes.

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California machine learning startup pockets $2.5M in Series A round

Berkeley, US-based machine learning startup pocketed $2.5 million in its first round of funding which was led by Voyager Capital to let its clients build machine learning models for customer behavior analytics.

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Berkeley startup MobileWorks raises $2.1M to revolutionize outsourcing

Berkeley, US-based startup MobileWorks raised $2.1 million in funding to change the way outsourcing works by generating online jobs for people who cannot enter the traditional career path.

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Researchers to use smartphones in finding cures for diseases

University of California, Berkeley's researchers would team up with the International Business Machines to use smartphones for a scientific breakthrough.

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Berkeley Group enters into a joint venture worth US $616 mln to build houses

The UK homebuilder enters into a joint venture with a charitable institution worth US $616 million.

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