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Uber Helps Passengers Pitch to Google Ventures

Uber Helps Passengers Pitch to Google Ventures

Uber is giving people in the Bay Area the chance to have their big ideas heard by Google Ventures. Watch »

Apr 9, 2014
Google Stock Split: Questions Answered

Google Stock Split: Questions Answered

Google has completed its stock split, using an unusual method aimed at keeping co-founders Larry Page and... Read »

Apr 3, 2014
Tesla Appealing New Jersey Car Regulations

Tesla Appealing New Jersey Car Regulations

Electric-car company Tesla Motors has filed notice it intends to go to court to appeal New Jersey's ruling... Read »

Apr 2, 2014
GM to Recall Another 1.5M Cars for Power Steering

GM to Recall Another 1.5M Cars for Power Steering

General Motors Co. said Monday it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles worldwide because the electronic power-steering... Read »

Apr 1, 2014
Beef Prices Reach Record Highs

Beef Prices Reach Record Highs

Economists are expecting grocery prices to rise modestly in 2014, especially in the meat aisle, where beef... Read »

Mar 31, 2014
Concerns Arise Over Hot Market for IPOs

Concerns Arise Over Hot Market for IPOs

NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman provides exclusive access inside some companies going public. Watch »

Mar 28, 2014
Levi Strauss to Cut About 800 Jobs

Levi Strauss to Cut About 800 Jobs

Levi Strauss & Co. will eliminate about 800 jobs, almost 20 percent of its non-retail and... Read »

Mar 26, 2014
Report: As Many As 7,500 Housing Units in SF Are Tourist Rentals

Report: As Many As 7,500 Housing Units in SF Are Tourist Rentals

Housing activists think that about 7,500 housing units in San Francisco are being kept off of the rental market... Read »

Mar 26, 2014
Facebook Buys Virtual Reality Company for $2B

Facebook Buys Virtual Reality Company for $2B

Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people... Read »

Mar 25, 2014
Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier

Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier

Breakfast is now being served with a side of sticker shock. The price of bacon is surging and the cost of... Read »

Mar 22, 2014
Sally Beauty Releases Details on Data Breach

Sally Beauty Releases Details on Data Breach

Sally Beauty says that a security breach discovered on March 5 affected fewer than 25,000 credit and debit... Watch »

Mar 17, 2014
Bad News for Amazon Prime Members

Bad News for Amazon Prime Members

If you've ever wanted to sign up for Amazon Prime, you have a week to do so before a big price hike... Read »

Mar 13, 2014
Tesla Nixes Plans for Battery Factory in California

Tesla Nixes Plans for Battery Factory in California

California born and bred, Tesla Motors will go elsewhere for its massive battery factory, which could employ as many... Read »

Mar 7, 2014
Dove Pulls Plug on

Dove Pulls Plug on "Armpit of America" Billboard in NJ

Dove is learning the hard way that New Jersey residents don't appreciate being referred to as "The Armpit... Watch »

Mar 5, 2014
Analyst Doubles Price Target, Boosts Tesla Shares

Analyst Doubles Price Target, Boosts Tesla Shares

Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. surged 16 percent Tuesday after a Wall Street analyst told investors that Tesla... Read »

Feb 25, 2014
Silicon Valley Water Generator Hopes to Ease California Drought

Silicon Valley Water Generator Hopes to Ease California Drought

NBC Bay Area's Business and Tech Reporter Scott Budman puts an atmospheric water generator to the test. Watch »

Feb 24, 2014
McDonald's Eyes Extending Breakfast Hours

McDonald's Eyes Extending Breakfast Hours

Fans of the Egg McMuffin and Sausage Biscuit have long wanted the option to get breakfast at McDonald's after 10:30... Read »

Feb 24, 2014

"House of Cards" Surges Netflix Traffic

The Netflix-only political drama series "House of Cards" was seen in many houses over the weekend --... Read »

Feb 17, 2014
Home Depot to Hire 1.500 Employees in Bay Area

Home Depot to Hire 1.500 Employees in Bay Area

Home Depot is looking to hire 1,500 seasonal employees in the Bay Area in anticipation of spring, which... Read »

Feb 15, 2014
Inside Netflix’s Los Gatos War Room

Inside Netflix’s Los Gatos War Room

The men and women who work inside the Netflix war room are responsible for streaming out the hottest show in... Watch »

Feb 15, 2014
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