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USGS Tests Quake Early Warning System
The US Geological Survey is testing an earthquake early warning system, based partly on software developed at UC Berkeley. The system is similar to one used in Japan, which gave a few seconds of warning before a magnitude-nine earthquake struck in March.

Report Details Health of Bay, Next Steps
A new report card on San Francisco Bay points to future challenges at continuing the estuary's comeback. The State of the San Francisco Bay reports recommending more wetland restoration, among other measures.

Apple Stock Hits Highest Price Ever
Cupertino-based Apple begins the day at its highest stock price ever, more than $413 a share. That makes Apple, for the moment, America's most valuable company; ExxonMobil is second.

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