<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Business News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:50:25 -0800 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:50:25 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Shoppers Flock to Stores on "Super Saturday"]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:25:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/union_square_shopping_super_saturday.jpg
"Super Saturday" is considered one of the busiest days of the holiday season, with stores opening early, closing late and offering door-buster deals for shoppers.

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<![CDATA[Sidecar to Let Customers Choose Gender of Drivers]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:51:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/226*120/cab2.jpg
A Bay Area ride-sharing service plans to step up to help female passengers feel safe.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Shoppers Spend Local in 'Small Business Saturday']]> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:59:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/205*120/willlow_glen_shop_small_saturday.jpg
Thousands of people in the Bay Area turned away from big box stores to head to locally-owned stores on Small Business Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Holiday Lights For Hire]]> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 10:32:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1128-2014-holidaylights.jpg
Many of us will start putting up our holiday lights this weekend. But some people will get the job done -- without lifting a finger. Ian Cull reports.

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<![CDATA[Online Shopping Blamed for Smaller Black Friday Crowds]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:39:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/walmart-black-friday.jpg
Black Friday may be losing its meaning -- shoppers are reporting smaller crowds on the day after Thanksgiving this year. Nannette Miranda reports.

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<![CDATA['Plaid Friday' Drums Up Business for Small Retailers]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:11:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/libby_schaaf_plaid_friday.jpg
There is an alternative to Black Friday--Plaid friday.

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<![CDATA[Report: Uber Now Valued At $40 Billion]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:04:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4532534881.jpg
Uber is seeking funds at a valuation that's risen to as high as $40 billion, according to the unnamed sources.

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<![CDATA[Start-Up Pledges to Keep Packages Safe]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:42:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1125-2014-Doorman.jpg
A San Francisco start-up wants to make sure you never miss a package again, or have one stolen off your doorstep. Doorman delivers boxes and envelopes to your door, when you are home.

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<![CDATA[Drivers Say They Will Drive Less for Uber: Report]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:36:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/453253488.jpg
Following the revelations that Uber spied on journalists critical of the company, almost half of Uber drivers said they'd drive for the company less.

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<![CDATA[Shuttle Shortage at SFO Causes Hassle for Travelers]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:58:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/super_shuttle_car_car.jpg
A shuttle shortage at San Francisco International Airport is an unexpected hassle for Bay Area travelers that has many scrambling to find another ride.

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<![CDATA[AT&T Customers Can Opt-Out of Tracking System]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:06:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/71515165.jpg
Customers with AT&T smartphones now have the option to opt-out of a controversial tracking system.

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<![CDATA[Trouble Continues for SeaWorld as Earnings Plummet]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:27:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/020414+seaworld+generic.jpg
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday that its third-quarter earnings fell 28 percent from a year ago as attendance to its theme parks fell.

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<![CDATA[Hold the Mayo: SF Startup Sued Over Product Name]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:38:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mayo1.jpg
A spread without eggs is no mayonnaise. That's the crux of the lawsuit filed against Hampton Creek Foods, the company backed by Bill Gates that's marketing vegan "mayo."

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<![CDATA[Gas Prices Continue to Fall Across US]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:55:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/low+gas+prices1.jpg
Gas prices continue to fall across the nation, according to the Lundberg Survey.

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<![CDATA[Holiday Hiring Could Reach Highest Level Since 90s]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:21:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_walmart17.jpg
Holiday hiring could reach its highest level since the 1990s, according to a report.

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<![CDATA[Uber Wants to Raise $1 Billion to Expand Service]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 11:34:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-451549230.jpg
Uber wants to raise $1 billion to further expand their service worldwide.

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<![CDATA[Kitchit App Provides Personal Chefs on Demand]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:33:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/cooking-generic.jpg
How would you like a personal chef to cook your dinner tomorrow? Now, it’s possible through a new app launched this week by a Bay Area company.

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<![CDATA[Inside Look: How Facebook Protects Users' Private Data]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18:39:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/1138884201.jpg
NBC Bay Area business and tech reporter Scott Budman got an exclusive look inside Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters and the company's security team.

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<![CDATA[Uber For Kids? Shuddle Ride-Sharing Service Launches in Bay Area]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:23:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1030-2014-shuddle.jpg
The Bay Area is now hom to a new service like Uber and Lyft -- but for kids.

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<![CDATA[San Jose Gas Station Charges Under $3 a Gallon]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:26:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gas_prices_raw_moes.jpg
A South Bay gas station has prices that have not been seen in years.

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<![CDATA[Report: Big Clippers Tax Write-Off]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:50:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_steve_ballmer_clippers_microsoft.jpg
Billionaire Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers in August for $2 billion, but he could write off as much as half of that amount in taxes by 2030, according to an analysis by the Financial Times.]]>
<![CDATA[No More Tipping at 5 Bay Area Restaurants ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:51:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/food-restaurant-generic.jpg
Five Bay Area restaurants are saying goodbye to tips and replacing gratuities with a 20 percent service charge added to all bills, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[JetBlue Unveils New First Class Experience]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:31:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-JetBlueMint.jpg
Seats that fully recline and seasonal wine selections are part of a new first-class experience being offered by Jet Blue.

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<![CDATA[Fremont Tech Company Paid Workers $1.21 An Hour]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:47:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-EFI.jpg
Fremont-based Electronics For Imaging has been slapped with a fine and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back wages after a United States Department of Labor investigation revealed the company paid workers...

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<![CDATA[Marc Andreessen: "The Skeptics Are Wrong All The Time"]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:04:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/900921.jpg
Netscape founder and current brain trust of Silicon Valley Marc Andreessen wants you to throw caution to the wind.

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<![CDATA[Microsoft CEO Says He Was Wrong in Comment About Women and Technology]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:36:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Satya-Nadella-CEO-Microsoft.jpg
It was the comment made at a conference about women in the technology heard around the world. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[California Gas Prices Continue to Decrease: Report]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:59:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/arco_gas_prices_cheap.jpg
Bay Area drivers know all too well the pain at the pump, as California typically has the highest prices in the country for gasoline.

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<![CDATA[Giants World Series Tickets Start at Around $550 on StubHub]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:11:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/457329374_8.jpg
San Francisco Giants fans wanting to attend World Series games at AT&T Park will have to pay a pretty penny to see the game -- even just to stand and watch.

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<![CDATA[Hotel Occupancy, Prices Near Levi's Stadium Up: Santa Clara]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:38:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-29-2014-levis-stadium-sign.jpg
Levi’s Stadium is not only putting fans in the seats, but it is also putting a lot of people into Santa Clara hotels.

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<![CDATA[Apple Pay Set to Launch on Monday]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:35:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-AP820563173175_4.jpg
NBC Bay Area Business and Tech Reporter Scott Budman got a first look at how Apple Pay works and provides a preview in this video report.

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<![CDATA[Consumers Share Tips on How to Preorder iPhone 6]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:18:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-455041526.jpg
The presale for the first iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus starts at midnight tonight. It's only available online at wireless provider websites and Apple.com. The new phones will be sold in stores on September 19th.

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<![CDATA[SJ's Bay 101 Card Room Headed for Milpitas?]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:18:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/KNSD_Chula_Vista_s_Card_Room_031609_17_mezzn_448x336.jpg
Bay 101, a longtime San Jose card room, is looking to build a bigger gambling den somewhere in the South Bay.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Uses Solar to Power iPhone 6 Manufacturing]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:26:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple is using an Arizona solar farm to power the factory that will make the iPhone 6's sapphire screens, according to the Guardian.

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