<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Business News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/business http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usFri, 21 Oct 2016 13:26:22 -0700Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:26:22 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Zuckerberg Upholds Thiel's $1.25 Million Trump Donation]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:06:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/thielzuckerbergsidebyside.jpg
Despite shaking up the political landscape by donating $1.25 million to support Donald Trump's race to the White House, venture investor and Facebook board member Peter Thiel has received support from the Menlo...

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<![CDATA[Supervisors Want SF to Cut Ties with Wells Fargo]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:05:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16260609890795-wells-fargo.jpg
There is a new push in San Francisco to end all business ties with its hometown bank, Wells Fargo.

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<![CDATA[Fewer People Are Visiting Trump-Branded Properties: Analysts]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:38:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-528652674.jpg
The number of visitors to Donald Trump-branded properties dropped in September by more than 16 percent compared to the same month last year, CNBC reports.That drop follows a 7.1 percent year-over-year...

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<![CDATA[Amazon to Hire 10,000 Seasonal Associates in California]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:02:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Amazon.png
Amazon announced it will be hiring over 10,000 seasonal associates in California as it creates more than 120,000 seasonal positions across the country.

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<![CDATA[San Jose is 'Place to Be' for Electric Car Startup]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:02:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IMG_7073.JPG
North San Jose is making its claim as the next Motown.

LeEco moved in earlier this year, Apple is rumored to be building a car-oriented facility there, and today, NextEV opened up shop.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Consumers Fed Up With Galaxy Note 7 Issues]]> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 01:29:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-7-AP_16211641294780.jpg
The latest setback for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has some Bay Area consumers fed up.

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<![CDATA[Samsung Note 7 Troubles Mount With Replacement Phones]]> Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:56:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-585211482.jpg
Samsung Electronics seemed to have its smartphone troubles under control - until authorities had to evacuate a Southwest Airlines flight in Kentucky last week for an incident that involved a replacement phone.

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<![CDATA[$4 Million Raised at Dreamforce for Fight Against AIDS]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:10:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5P+DREAMFORCE+AIDS+PRESSER+SOTVO+-+00001217.jpg
Salesforce joined the fight against HIV/AIDS on day two of its annual Dreamforce convention in San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[Airbnb Heads to Federal Court Over Lawsuit Against SF]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:51:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Airbnb+Lawsuit+Hearing.jpg
The popular home-sharing website Airbnb is heading to federal court Thursday to wage a legal battle against its hometown of San Francisco. The preliminary injunction hearing is part of a lawsuit filed by Airbnb...]]>
<![CDATA[Theranos to Shut Down Facilities, Lay Off 340 Employees]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:55:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_241410476392.jpg
Blood-testing startup Theranos says it is shutting down its facilities and laying off about 340 employees.

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<![CDATA[Tony Robbins Energizes Tech Disruptors at Dreamforce]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 15:15:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Tonyrobbinsofficial.jpg
There was no fire walk or Oprah Moment, but Tony Robbins did unleash his trademark hunger and energy to thousands on the opening night of Dreamforce, technology’s biggest event in San Francisco, dissecting...]]>
<![CDATA[Yahoo Doesn't Deny Email Scanning, Calls Story 'Misleading']]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 11:13:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/yahoo5.jpg
Yahoo responded again Wednesday to a report that it scanned incoming email to hundreds of millions of accounts for the U.S. government.

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<![CDATA[What Will the GoMentum Bill Do? ]]> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:20:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GOMENTUM5.jpg
At first glance, the old naval weapons station in Concord looks like little more than barren field. Brown, dead weeds and grass span almost 5,000 acres in every direction. The land is so nondescript, one...]]>
<![CDATA[Tahoe Joe's in Pleasant Hill Abruptly Shutters]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:17:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tahoe+joe%27s++copy.jpg
Tahoe Joe's Famous Steakhouse joined the ranks of Elephant Bar on Thursday when it abruptly shuttered its Pleasant Hill location.
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<![CDATA[Airlines Reading, Responding to Social Media Rants]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:25:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/swa-airline-tweets-compliants.jpg
A new study says airlines are reading posts made by customers complaining over delayed or canceled flights and poor service, and are responding to those messages. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has a team...

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<![CDATA[Wells Fargo CEO to Forfeit $41M Amid Review]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:52:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16260609890795-wells-fargo.jpg
Secretary of Labor Tom Perez on Tuesday said he would initiate a "top-to-bottom" review of labor practices at disgraced bank Wells Fargo, NBC News reported.Perez was responding to a letter from eight...

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<![CDATA[How to Protect Yourself From Hackers ]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:38:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_onlinetuneup0923_1920x1080.jpg
Thursday's news that Yahoo suffered a hack of 500 million of its user accounts may have many people taking a new look at how to keep their own email accounts and personal information secure.]]>
<![CDATA[How The Marriott-Starwood Merger Affects Your Rewards]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:37:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/marriott.jpg
The Marriott International brand to become the largest hotel chain in the world, after its $13 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in a merger that closed on Friday morning.But...

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<![CDATA[Petition for Meatless Burger at In-N-Out is 30K Strong]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:36:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/In-n-Out-Burger.jpg
A petition to get a meatless burger on the In-N-Out menu has gained steam all week, drawing about 30,000 supporters by Thursday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Embattled Wells Fargo CEO Resigns From Federal Panel]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:15:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16264579459541-Stumpf.jpg
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf stepped down from his position on the Federal Reserve Advisory Council Thursday, according to a statement from the San Francisco Federal Reserve. Wells Fargo told CNBC that Stumpf...

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<![CDATA[Cosmopolitan Magazine Unveils the 'Most Feminine Car Ever']]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:52:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0921-2016-womencar.jpg
Cosmopolitan Magazine is getting some grief after it announced it was teaming up with European car maker "SEAT" to make a car for women. Scott McGrew reports.

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Hackers Control a Tesla]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:16:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Accidente-con-auto-Tesla-deja-un-muerto.jpg
A China-based company was able to successfully hack into a moving Tesla vehicle using WiFi.
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<![CDATA[Driverless Cars Get Powerful Boost, Thanks to the Feds]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:07:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google-Driverless-Car.jpg
The federal government is on board with driverless cars — but with caveats.That’s the message sent out by the Department of Transportation by calling driverless cars among “the most important achievements...

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<![CDATA[Waze Traffic App Rolls Out Open Parking Feature]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:09:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/waze2.jpg
Waze, Googles real-time traffic app, can now help drivers catch an open parking spot.

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<![CDATA[Future Driverless Car Engineers: Your Class is Online]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:19:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/self-driving+car+video+Udacity+Nanodegree+Team+and+Students+-+00043607.jpg
The future will likely be full of driverless cars, whether you like it or not.But, in order for the Ubers and Googles and Lyfts to roll autonomously, they’ll need to be designed and built by engineers.Enter:...

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<![CDATA[Ford to Stop Producing Small Cars in US]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:02:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-513343308-ford-generic.jpg
Ford says it will move its entire small car operation from America to Mexico, NBC News reported."Over the next two to three years, we will have migrated all of our small car production to Mexico," CEO...]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto Small Business Grows Thanks to LinkedIn]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:17:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LINKED+HAIR+SALON.jpg
Hairstylist Vanessa Garcia used LinkedIn in a unique way to attract new clients.]]>
<![CDATA[FAA Issues Warning About Samsung Phones]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:59:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16246359982059-samsung.jpg
The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday strongly urged travelers not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cell phones while on planes, after a series of incidents involving exploding batteries.In...

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<![CDATA[‘I Already Lost Them’: The World Reacts to Apple’s AirPods]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:35:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16251682398866-iphone-7-earbud.gif
At Apple’s product launch event Wednesday, the company confirmed what many had been speculating for months: The new iPhone 7 does not have a headphone jack. iPhone users who want to communicate and listen...

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