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Google, CEO donate to Ebola fight

(AP) — Google is launching a campaign to help fight Ebola by contributing $2 for every dollar people donate to a slew of nonprofits such as Save the Children and the Doctors Without Borders.

Markell gives economic speech at Stanford

(AP) — Gov. Jack Markell is traveling to California to speak on how innovation can lead to economic growth.

Tesla sets delivery record, but losses mount

(AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors set a record for deliveries of its Model S sedan in the third quarter, delighting investors even as its losses doubled from a year ago.

PG&E backs out of Oakley power plant

(AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is backing out of plans for a power plant in a Contra Costa County city.

Subway extension to Beverly Hills to break ground

(AP) — The subway is coming to Beverly Hills.

Ports' labor strife threatening holiday deliveries 


(AP) — Spreading labor strife at major West Coast seaports is exacerbating importers' problems getting products to market, threatening the on-time delivery of some holiday goods.

Investigators wrap site work in spaceship crash

(AP) — Federal investigators who have been in the Mojave Desert trying to find out why an experimental spaceship crashed are wrapping up their work in Southern California.

Los Angeles museum to get biggest-ever art gift 


(AP) — An entertainment executive pledged a collection of paintings by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and other major artists to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Thursday, a donation the institution called the largest in its history.

Company fined $1M on waste

(AP) — An aviation company has been fined $1 million for handling hazardous waste at Greenville Mid-Delta Airport without a permit.

University of California weighs tuition hike plan

(AP) — Tuition at the University of California's 10 campuses would rise by as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years under a plan UC President Janet Napolitano is expected to present to the system's governing board Thursday.