<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Business News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/business http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usWed, 18 Jan 2017 05:15:30 -0800Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:15:30 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[IHOP: Our Twitter Was Hacked]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:30:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ihop-deleted-tweet-new.jpg
IHOP said that sometime Sunday morning, the company’s Twitter account was hacked when a politically charged retweet appeared that caused some customers to pledge to never eat their golden fluffy pancakes again.
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<![CDATA[SD Companies Won't Move Chargers]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:23:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/Dean+Spanos+vs+Jacksonville.JPG
So the Chargers said they are going to move to Los Angeles. Now they actually have to MOVE to Los Angeles. Anyone who has ever moved before understands what an undertaking this is.
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<![CDATA[Adidas Rereleases 'OG' NMD Sneaker]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:40:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AdidasNMDLine.jpg
It's well-known that New Yorkers are crazy for fashion. NYPD officers witnessed the chaos first hand as officers responded to calls for crowd control at Adidas' Fifth Avenue location Saturday morning. A line of
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<![CDATA[Yahoo CEO to Resign After Verizon Takeover, Company Says]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:19:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/YAHOO_AP_16254012507905.jpg
Yahoo Inc. announced Monday that CEO Marissa Mayer, one of the highest-profile women in the predominantly male tech world, will resign once the company's merger with Verizon Communications Inc.

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<![CDATA[Alibaba CEO Talks Jobs With Trump]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:14:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump-jack-ma.jpg
Jack Ma, the CEO of China-based tech giant Alibaba, met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York City Monday and vowed to focus on small businesses as the company plans its expansion to the U.S."Jack and...

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<![CDATA[Macy's to Close 65 Stores in 2017, Cut 10K Jobs]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 07:23:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/197*120/GettyImages-2025683.jpg
Macy's announced Wednesday it is shutting down 65 stores in 2017 and eliminating an estimated 10,000 jobs as it battles slowing sales and growing online competition.The closures are part of a previously...]]>
<![CDATA[Ford Cancels Mexico Plant, Will Reinvest in Michigan]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:27:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FORD+THUMB.jpg
Ford announced the cancellation of a new $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and will instead reinvest in Michigan.

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<![CDATA[Forbes' Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 ]]> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 18:26:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/170*120/Under40_No1.jpg

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<![CDATA[Arizona Governor to Welcome Uber Self-Driving Cars]]> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:18:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ubertruck.jpg
Gov. Doug Ducey planned to welcome the arrival of Uber self-driving cars as a self-driving truck on Friday transported them from San Francisco to Arizona.

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<![CDATA[DMV Halts Uber's Self-Driving Pilot by Revoking Registration]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:30:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16349000708921-Uber-Self-Driving-Cars.jpg
The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday revoked the registration for Uber’s 16 self-driving cars, effectively ending the company’s pilot program in San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Holiday Cup Goes Viral After Cheeky Makeover]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:46:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/McCafe+Holiday+Cups+Side+by+Side.PNG
The new holiday McCafé cup at McDonald's has been going viral on Twitter and social media after someone took it from “nice” to naughty” with just a few strokes of a pen.
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<![CDATA[Uber Self-Driving Car Caught on Camera Running Red Light]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:53:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-609845718.jpg
It’s day one of Uber’s self-driving car test in San Francisco, and already trouble is brewing amidst reports of vehicles running red lights and California regulators threatening legal action.

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<![CDATA[CEOs of Tesla, Uber and Pepsi Join Trump's Business Council]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 03:30:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/elonmusk3.jpg
The real-life Iron Man has agreed to help Donald Trump.Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX joined the president-elect’s business council on Wednesday, NBC News reported. Two other CEOs, Travis Kalanick of Uber...

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<![CDATA[It's Official: Alaska Airlines Acquires Virgin America]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:22:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ak-virgin-tails.jpg
Alaska Airlines has officially acquired Burlingame-based Virgin America after finalizing a deal worth more than $2 billion, making the Seattle-based company the fifth-largest airline in the United States...

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<![CDATA[Walmart Pulls 'Offensive' Mugs From Website]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 04:07:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/walmart+sign+generic+2.jpg
Walmart has removed a mug from its website after numerous shoppers reported it as “appalling” and “offensive.”The black and white coffee mug was posted to the retail giant’s site with the message “Got Retard?”...

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<![CDATA[Hawaii's Last Sugar Mill Closes]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:48:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TEST_SugarHarvest1213_MP4_1200x675_831916611858.jpg
Workers delivered the final truckload of cane to Hawaii's last remaining sugar mill Monday, bringing an era that helped define the state to a close. KHNL's Lisa Kubota reports.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Clinical Lab Hack Exposes Personal Health Info of 34,000]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 04:34:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Quest+Diagnostics_21789268.jpg
Quest Diagnostics announced Monday that it is investigating an unauthorized third-party intrusion into an internet application on its network. In a statement released Monday, the company said the data accessed...]]>
<![CDATA[Thefts on Rise During Holiday Season]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:44:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/12-09-2016-mail-theft.jpg
Thefts are on the rise this holiday season. Not only are gifts being targeted, but so is your identity.

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<![CDATA[Delta Latest Airline to Upgrade Its Snacks]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:14:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/delta-snacks.jpg
If it's true that an army travels on its stomach, will better snacks keep passengers loyal to one airline? Delta Air Lines is rolling out new free snacks for customers in the main cabin, including brand-name...

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<![CDATA[US Stock Indexes Close at Record Highs ]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:56:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-628522000.jpg
Major U.S. stock indexes are closing at record highs for the second day in a row, as a post-election rally continued following a key monetary policy announcement from the European Central Bank, CNBC...

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<![CDATA[East Oakland Businesses Struggling in Wake of Deadly Fire]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:55:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/East+Oakland+Business+Impact+120716.jpg
The tragic fire in an East Oakland warehouse killed 36 party goers and brought many surrounding businesses to a near standstill.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Announces $20M For Affordable Housing Partnership]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:15:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
Facebook announced Friday a new partnership aimed at solving some of Silicon Valley's most difficult issues, including affordable housing.

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<![CDATA[Tech Companies Show us How We'll Watch Sports in the Future]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:45:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vr-budman.jpg
I just watched football on a virtual reality headset.No offense to our network’s “Thursday Night Football,” but VR is super immersive, and it feels really cool to virtually stand on the field or walk...

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<![CDATA[Google Proposes Housing Project in Mountain View]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:33:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/731664041.jpg
Google is seeking permission to build an apartment complex in Mountain View, but it comes with a catch.The plan, which would help techies along the Peninsula find new homes, also includes a massive office...

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<![CDATA[Oil Tumbles Amid OPEC Uncertainty]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:30:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/gasolina-16.jpg
Stocks closed slightly higher on Tuesday, boosted by health-care companies like UnitedHealth Group, as investors digested falling oil prices ahead of a key OPEC meeting.The Dow Jones industrial average...

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<![CDATA[Cyber Monday: Online Bargains May Come with Risks]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:30:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-156976324.jpg
This year, a record $3.5 billion is expected to be spent on Cyber Monday, which is a 9 percent jump. But along with online deals come online risks.

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<![CDATA[Social Media Transforms Makeup Artists Into Online Phenoms]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:44:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Ipsy-3.jpg
Christen Dominique has a lot of friends – 2,052,875 to be exact. Or at least that’s how the beauty maven views her YouTube followers. “It’s more of like a friendship, a trusting friendship,” said Dominique.
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<![CDATA[Larry Flynt to Grand Open Hustler Store in San Jose]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:27:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/larry+flynt.jpg
Hustler Hollywood's new San Jose store will open with an appearance by Larry Flynt and a local search for "Hustler Honeys."

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Robot Roams Lowe's Aisles]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:55:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BUDMAN+SJ+ROBOT+PKG+-+00003013.jpg
“How ya doin'?”

That, from a shopper who — literally — ran into a robot while looking for a new refrigerator in San Jose.

Such is life at Lowe’s, which just rolled out its first shopping robot.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Motors-Solar City Merger Approved by Investors]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:51:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/teslaelonmusk.jpg
Tesla Motors got approval from investors to combine with SolarCity Corp. in an effort to expand the market for solar power and give electric car owners new options for solar charging.

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<![CDATA[What Will Be the Trump Effect on Small Businesses?]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:02:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/small+biz1.jpg
Many local business owners might be scoring big financially, if President-elect Donald Trump fulfills his campaign promises.

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