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Users can now use a video as profile photo on Facebook

Facebook introduces a new way to spice up your profile and to enjoy more of the platform. You will be able to film a short, looping video, necessarily a GIF, which plays for anyone who views your profile.

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Christopher Lischewski

Bumble Bee Foods to pay $6M in fees for horrific death of worker

Three years ago, Jose Melena, 62, was burned alive inside the Bumble Bee Foods industrial oven. On Wednesday, Bumble Bee Foods was required to pay $6 million total in fees for the incident.

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California motorists hit the road again: Kemp

California's gasoline sales are rising at some of the fastest rates for a decade, as an improving economy and lower fuel prices encourage more driving, according to state tax records.

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Washington state mulls steep tax, other restrictions on e-cigarettes

Washington state lawmakers are considering imposing a steep tax and other restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes, legislation the bill's sponsor said on Wednesday would be the toughest in the nation.

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Cargo containers

West Coast ports to begin tackling backlog after labor deal

U.S. West Coast ports will resume full operations from Saturday evening after a tentative labor deal was reached between a dockworkers union and a group of shippers, easing months of disruptions to trans-Pacific trade that have hit businesses from automakers to meat exports.

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Workers' Strike

Managers bunk down at U.S. refineries as strike enters third week

U.S. oil refinery managers are going to the mats, literally, during the biggest fight with union workers in 35 years, bedding down for a third strike week that experts and some employees say raises concerns over safety and operations.

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Tom Perez

Labor secretary to help reach West Coast port deal

Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to California to help broker an agreement between shipping companies and dockworkers in a dispute that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the U.S. West Coast, the White House said on Saturday.

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Oil refinery

Union says U.S. refinery strike widened; cites unfair labor practices

The United Steelworkers union said on Saturday the strike by U.S. refinery workers is expanding to two more plants early on Sunday due to unfair labor practices by oil companies.

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Kamala D. Harris

Cyber breaches put 18.5 million Californians' data at risk in 2013 -report

Cyber intrusions and other data breaches put the personal records of 18.5 million Californians, nearly half the state's population, at risk in 2013, a seven-fold increase over the year before, the state attorney general reported on Tuesday.

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Softbank Corp

Japan's SoftBank in talks to buy DreamWorks: media reports

Japan's SoftBank (9984.T) is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG (DWA.O) in a deal that valued DreamWorks at as much as $3.4 billion, media reported on Sunday.

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Real estate construction

McGraw Hill Financial to sell McGraw Hill Construction to PE firm

Standard & Poor's owner McGraw Hill Financial Inc (MHFI.N) said it would sell McGraw Hill Construction to a private equity firm for $320 million.

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Peel

Peel launches redesign of Android app: features algorithm hashtag detection of favorite Twitter TV show conversations

Peel launches new redesign of app today, which specializes in conversations around your favorite TV show on social media like Twitter.

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Smore

US web design platform Smore raises $1.7M in seed funding

Palo Alto, California-based single-page promotional website design platform raised $1.7 million in a seed funding round ledyby Founder's Co-op to expand its market reach, improve its products, and enable mobile content creation.

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Evan Powell

StackStorm streamlines workflow in data center to one person for thousands of servers

StackStorm, specialized in data center maintenance, allows one person to effectively manage thousands of servers opposed to hundreds.

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Optimizely

American website testing platform Optimizely raises $57M in Series B funding

San Francisco, California-based website testing and optimization platform Optimizely raised $57 million in a Series B funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz to hire as many as 250 additional staff within this year.

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