Business briefs: Consumer confidence falling

Consumer confidence sent off warning signs Tuesday that could mean lower spending in the critical fall shopping season, particularly if the labor market weakens. The New York-based Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index fell almost 5 points to 103.9, down from a revised 108.5 in May, reaching the lowest level since August 2006, when the reading was 100.2.

DOGGIE DNA

According to the Sacramento Bee, MMI Genomics in Davis is offering dog owners the chance to find out what breeds make up their mutt’s pedigree, at a cost of $65 or more per test, by conducting genetic analysis on dog saliva collected by pet owners. Food giant Mars Inc. is hot on their heels, with plans to roll out its own veterinarian-supervised DNA tests by mid-July.

California legislative update for personal injuries, workplaces

By Chris Dolan, Steven Balogh and Nancy Villatoro

Niners vs. Rams: It’s like fighting your little brother

These two teams know each other well. And they look alike, too