<![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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:17:30 -0700 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:17:30 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[FedEx Pleads Not Guilty to Shipping Drugs for Illegal Pharmacies]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:45:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Fedex-Holiday-Blitz.jpg
FedEx has plead not guilty to felony drug distribution charges related to accusations of working with illegal internet drug companies.

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<![CDATA[Reality Check: Uber Prices]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:05:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
Ride-sharing service Uber recently announced it would slash prices by as much as 25 percent.

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<![CDATA[Tax Credits Could Attract Tesla Factory to California]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:54:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tesla-Store-Sign.jpg
Big tax credits are available to Tesla now in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown and other officials hope the electric car manufacturer will build its $5 billion battery factory.]]>
<![CDATA[Samsung Says It's Losing Money Because of China]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:57:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CPL+tablet.jpg
Samsung says its disappointing earnings are because of increased competition in China and slow smartphone growth.

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<![CDATA[Heald College, WyoTech To Be Sold In Bay Area]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:56:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/06-20-2014-kamala-harris-corinthian.jpg
School's soon to be out for Heald College and WyoTech in the Bay Area, after owner Corinthian Colleges Inc. revealed its fire sale plans.

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<![CDATA[Uber Delivers Ice Cream]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:32:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/071814-uber-ice-cream.jpg
Ride-providing company Uber on Friday provided ice cream to its customers.]]>
<![CDATA[Who Bought All the Bitcoin? It's Tim "Six Californias" Draper]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:10:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/450921680.jpg
Well-known Bay Area-based tech entrepreneur Tim Draper was the man who purchased from the federal government the hoard of Bitcoin seized during the raid on Silk Road.

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<![CDATA[Tesla May Be World's Most Important Car Company: Report]]> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:51:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/11-13-2013-tesla-plant.jpg
Tesla riding high after a new report said it may be the world's most important car company.]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts to Open Location in Modesto]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:41:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dunkin11.jpg
Fresh on the heels of locations announced in Southern California, Dunkin' Donuts will also open in Modesto.

<![CDATA[Verizon Signals It Could Hire 700 in San Jose]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:47:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/verizon_generic.jpg
Verizon has signed a lease for 136,000 square feet of office space in North San Jose, where it could eventually employ 700 people.

<![CDATA[SF Coffee Chain Vows to Stop Tracking Customers' Devices]]> Thu, 29 May 2014 16:17:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/7-22-2013-generic-coffee-bitcoin-cafe.jpg
Popular San Francisco coffee chain Philz Coffee had been using an analytics firm to track activities -- anonymously -- of its patrons and passers-by.]]>
<![CDATA[Campbell's Pruneyard Back on the Market]]> Fri, 23 May 2014 17:45:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/05-23-2014-pruneyard.jpg
The "mixed-use gem" in the West Valley, 27 acres of offices, retail and a hotel, is up for a rare sale.

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<![CDATA[Businesses Priced Out of SF Move to East Bay]]> Wed, 14 May 2014 19:44:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*127/0809slide8.jpg
Over 300,000 square feet of office space in the East Bay has been leased by San Francisco-based companies priced out or expanding out of the city.

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<![CDATA[Virgin America, KIA Pull Sponsorship From Clippers]]> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:19:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/Sterling_Virgin.jpg
Some of the Los Angeles Clippers' largest sponsors are severing their ties with the team in efforts to distance themselves from the controversy surrounding its owner's alleged racist remarks.

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<![CDATA[South Bay Construction Fuels Recycling Industry]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:55:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0421-recycle.jpg
A rise in South Bay construction is fueling a new growth industry in the Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[SF Workers Protest Tax Exemptions for Tech Companies]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:55:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0415-seiu-protest.jpg
Hundreds of San Francisco union workers took to the streets on tax day to protest the city’s three-year old payroll tax exemptions that have lured more than a dozen tech companies, including Twitter, to...

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<![CDATA[Uber Helps Passengers Pitch to Google Ventures]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:50:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-09-2014-uberpitch.jpg
Uber is giving people in the Bay Area the chance to have their big ideas heard by Google Ventures.]]>
<![CDATA[Concerns Arise Over Hot Market for IPOs]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:25:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP873796859998.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman provides exclusive access inside some companies going public.

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<![CDATA[Report: As Many As 7,500 Housing Units in SF Are Tourist Rentals]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:29:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/airbnb.jpg
Housing activists think that about 7,500 housing units in San Francisco are being kept off of the rental market to be used for vacation rentals.]]>
<![CDATA[Sally Beauty Releases Details on Data Breach]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:05:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/credit_cards_stack.jpg
Sally Beauty says that a security breach discovered on March 5 affected fewer than 25,000 credit and debit card accounts.

<![CDATA[Bad News for Amazon Prime Members]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:52:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
If you've ever wanted to sign up for Amazon Prime, you have a week to do so before a big price hike takes effect. The cost of a standard "Prime" membership is set to set you back $99, up from $79.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Nixes Plans for Battery Factory in California ]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:15:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/11-5-2013-tesla-logo-emblem.jpg
California born and bred, Tesla Motors will go elsewhere for its massive battery factory, which could employ as many as 6,500 people.

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