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Xbox 360 shortage blamed on chip

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A German company's failure to produce enough memory chips at the right speed is being blamed for the U.S. shortage of Xbox 360 game consoles.

E-waste in trash prohibited in California

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- It is illegal in California to place most consumer electronics, such as computers and televisions, as well as fluorescent bulbs and batteries, in the trash.

Camera captures Calif. man killing ducks

CAMPBELL, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Police in Campbell, Calif., are looking for a man who was captured by a carwash security camera running his car over 10 ducks.

U.S. experts worry about animal diseases

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- U.S. livestock experts are voicing increased concern about possible invasion of foreign microbes that could devastate the dairy, beef and pork industries.

Chavez Day no holiday for Calif. governor

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 30 (UPI) -- Critics are seeing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to work on California's Cesar Chavez Day as a step to possibly eliminate the holiday.

Poker ace Gordon defends title

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 1 (UPI) -- Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown" host Phil Gordon is preparing to defend his world poker title.

Mercury-free flu shots also scarce

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Standard flu shots are scarce these days, but finding vaccines that don't contain a controversial mercury-based ingredient are also in short supply.

Restaurant: free dinner for bald people

LODI, Calif., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A restaurant in California is offering those who are bald to eat free - and those who are partially bald get a partial discount.

Woman trapped in car beneath water

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 25 (UPI) -- A San Jose, Calif., woman died after her car plunged into a Marina as her sister was teaching her to drive, the San Jose Mercury News reported Thursday.

Xbox doing better, still losing money

REDMOND, Wash., July 19 (UPI) -- Microsoft said this week that its Xbox video game console has crossed some important thresholds as a business, but is still losing money.

Buy.com to launch iTunes PC competition

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 15 (UPI) -- The hugely successful Apple iTunes Music Store will soon have competition, with buy.com opening its own music download service next Tuesday.

FBI moves on Taiwan software pirates

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 19 (UPI) --
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The San Jose Mercury News is the major daily newspaper in San Jose, California and Silicon Valley. The paper is owned by MediaNews Group. Its headquarters and printing plant are located in North San Jose next to the Nimitz Freeway (Interstate 880).

In the late 1990s, as Silicon Valley and the Mercury News soared in national prominence, then-owner Knight Ridder moved its headquarters from Miami to an office tower in downtown San Jose to be closer to its rising star.

The San Jose Mercury was founded in 1851 as the San Jose Weekly Visitor, while the San Jose News was founded in 1883. In 1942 the Mercury purchased the News and continued publishing both newspapers, with the Mercury as the morning paper and the News as the evening paper. In 1983 the papers were merged into the San Jose Mercury News, with morning and afternoon editions. Eventually the less-popular afternoon edition was dropped, so at present the newspaper publishes only as a morning paper.

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