SAN Francisco on Tuesday became the first major US city to effectively ban the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes, as concerns grow over a sharp rise in vaping among youths.

[SAN FRANCISCO] San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon...

[SAN FRANCISCO] San Francisco may make a multibillion-dollar bid within months for some of PG&E's assets, according to a report Monday.

[WASHINGTON] One of the early promises of the ride-hailing era ushered in by Uber and Lyft was that the new entrants would complement public transit, reduce car ownership and help alleviate...

THE Singapore economy will go through cycles and the government is prepared for that, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat told Singapore media in San Francisco on the sidelines of a tech forum on the...

COMMENTARY

AT 12.30 Pacific time on a recent Friday afternoon, a small crowd gathered at the foot of San Francisco's tallest, shiniest office tower. Onlookers stared at a temporary stage decked out with a...

COMMENTARY

SEATTLE does not want to become San Francisco, a fate that has come to refer exclusively to the city's worst traits: its US$5,000-a-month rents, its homeless encampments and the ever-present...

OVER the years, Jonathan Feldman and Lisa Lougee have bought and sold numerous houses.

[SAN FRANCISCO] San Francisco voters backed a tax on the city's wealthiest companies to tackle homelessness, passing a measure that divided the tech community....

[SAN FRANCISCO] Taxing San Francisco's wealthiest companies to rein in the city's homelessness problem makes sense to local campaigners - but the local tech giants aren't all so...