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Business leaders implore Senate for common-sense gun laws

Business leaders from some of the nation’s best-known companies sent a letter to Senate leaders urging an expansion of background checks to all firearm sales and stronger “red flag” laws. The letter, urging the Republican-controlled Senate to enact bills already introduced in the Democrat-led House of Representatives, is an unprecedented effort by the business community…

Homeless initiative divides San Francisco

Storyline: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced that he and his company will donate millions of dollars to the campaign for Proposition C, an upcoming ballot measure that will raise taxes on the biggest San Francisco businesses—including Salesforce—and use the money to help the homeless. Proposition C would more than double San Francisco’s housing-assistance spending by levying…