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End of era: Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

(AP) — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's best-known technology companies.

Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

(AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.

Calif. teachers fund to boost clean energy bets

(AP) — The California State Teachers' Retirement System says it plans to increase its investments in clean energy and technology to $3.7 billion, from $1.4 billion, over the next five years.

California adopts olive-oil labeling standards

(AP) — The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to prove their product really is extra-virgin olive oil if the label on the bottle says so.

California unemployment rate stays at 7.4 percent

(AP) — California's unemployment rate is unchanged for a third month, holding at 7.4 percent in August.

Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO

(AP) — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.

UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises

(AP) — The University of California's board of regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of its chancellors by as much as 20 percent.

California bill increases Hollywood tax credits 


(AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.

Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules

(AP) — Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.

Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire

(AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in an out-of-control Northern California wildfire that has driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes as it continues to grow, authorities said Thursday.