<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Business News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usThu, 30 Jun 2016 03:51:46 -0700Thu, 30 Jun 2016 03:51:46 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Twitter Unveils New #Stickers Feature]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:51:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Twitter-generic1.jpg
Twitter has unveiled a new feature called #Stickers aimed at making photo tweets both fun and creative.

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<![CDATA[Startups Attempt to Woo NASA in Search of 'Big Break']]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:42:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+NASA+PRODUCT+PITCH+PKG+-+00000802.jpg
Ten startups were given five minutes Thursday to pitch their products to some of the biggest names in space exploration.

NASA is searching for the latest and greatest technology for future missions.

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<![CDATA[Streaming Technology Shines During House Democrats' Sit-In]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:15:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Periscope-GettyImages-473860588.jpg
Streaming media brought the Democratic House members' message to the masses, and the Dems have Bay Area technology to thank.Periscope and Facebook Live were put into play when the mics on the House floor — the...

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<![CDATA[US Stocks Closer Higher as UK Votes on Brexit Referendum]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:41:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/USStocks-AP_16172523107175.jpg
U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent higher Thursday, on the heels of the U.K. vote to remain in the European Union, CNBC reported. The S&P 500 posted its highest close since June 9.

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<![CDATA[Fed Chair Janet Yellen 'Hopeful' About Economic Growth]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:57:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/JanetYellen-AP_16174565055178.jpg
Fed Chair Janet Yellen said she's hopeful for economic growth, NBC News reported. "We are seeing a pickup in growth. There's been a sharp increase in consumer spending," Yellen told the House Financial...

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<![CDATA[Obama Heads to Bay Area For Stanford Entrepreneurship Summit]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:33:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479058976_Obama-generic.jpg
President Barack Obama will arrive in the Bay Area on Thursday to participate in the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University, which kicked off this morning and lasts through Friday.

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<![CDATA[Apple Will Not Support GOP Convention: Report]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:57:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple is not being silent about its political stance against Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA[Drone Delivery Still A Ways Off]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:10:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drones3.jpg
New rules make flying drones easier, if you qualify.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Tech Companies Most Desirable Places to Work: Study]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:10:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/New+Image19.JPG
A recent LinkedIn study has identified the top 40 companies in the United States deemed the most desirable places to work.

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Tesla Model S Acting as a Boat]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:24:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/MODELS7.jpg
Tesla is known for its electronic vehicles, but a new video shows one man's Model S acting as a boat.

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<![CDATA[Will Facebook Move to SF? Employees Hope So]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:11:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zuckrberg.JPG
With San Francisco traffic becoming significantly worse over the past five years, the 35 mile-long commute to Menlo Park is becoming a constant complaint for Facebook employees, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Uber Offering Free Rides in Honor of Orlando Victims]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 22:56:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-generic1.jpg
To honor the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Uber is offering free rides this weekend to and from local LGBT communities, bars and restaurants.

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<![CDATA[Citi Sues AT&T Over 'Thanks' Rights]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:16:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/citi-att-split-0616.jpg
Citigroup filed a trademark infringement suit in the U.S. District Court of Manhattan last week saying the telecom giant’s recently unveiled “AT&T thanks” program could cause confusion with the bank’s...

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<![CDATA[New Dunkin' Donuts to Open in Walnut Creek]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:09:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dunkin+donuts+resized.jpg
The wait is almost over for Bay Area donut fanatics. A new location is set to open in Walnut Creek.]]>
<![CDATA[Radio Station With '80s Music Format Launches]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:51:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/michael-jackson-GettyImages-88688373.jpg
iHeart80s, a new corporate FM radio station with an Eighties music format, has launched on Bay Area airwaves.

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<![CDATA[Steph Curry Emojis Dominate Competition]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:25:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CURRY_EMOJIS_KNBCASGM_1200x675_697342531902.jpg
Stephen Curry is dominating another profession: App creator.

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<![CDATA[How to Amend a Tax Return]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 07:49:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/irs-building1.jpg
You are experiencing sweet satisfaction knowing that your taxes were filed on time. That is, until you realize that you took a deduction when you did not qualify for it, or forgot to claim an important...

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<![CDATA[Vallejo Unveils Plans for Electric Car Plant]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 19:41:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/car+charger.jpg
The city of Vallejo, which emerged from bankruptcy five years ago, is poised to get a big economic boost as plans to build a major plant for electric cars are rolling forward, officials said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Sports Authority to Close All of Its Stores]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 08:32:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sports-GettyImages-513328004.jpg
Sports Authority is getting ready to close all of its 463 stores and has launched a big going-out-of-business sale, according to NBC's "Today" show. The chain filed for bankruptcy protection a few months back,...

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<![CDATA[Limited-Edition Vodka Made from San Francisco Fog]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 02:22:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0520-2016-Hangar1Vodka.jpg
Now, enjoying Karl the Fog will mean more than just looking out your window on foggy mornings - you can drink it, too.

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<![CDATA[Airbnb Slapped With Suit for Discrimination, Violation of Civil Rights]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 17:00:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AIRBNB5.jpg
Airbnb was slapped with a proposed class action in a Washington D.C. federal court Tuesday for allegedly violating the fair housing act and the civil rights of its African-American users.]]>
<![CDATA[Ayesha Curry, Michael Mina Team Up for Pop-Up Restaurant]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 22:42:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/split2-curry-mina.jpg
Two powerhouses in the Bay Area food industry are joining forces.

Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina are poised to unveil a pop-up restaurant, named International Smoke, starting June 4.

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<![CDATA[Great America Poised to Unveil Thrilling 4D Ride 'Mass Effect' ]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 18:38:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GREAT+AMERICA+MASS+EFFECT+AWA+RAW+-+10520901.jpg
Video game sales have been slumping lately, so Electronic Arts, publisher of the big seller “Mass Effect” has an idea: Get you off the couch, and into a vibrating chair.

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<![CDATA['Loophole' Allows SF Restaurants to Hide Past Health Violations]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 23:37:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*135/ALL+SEASON+STILL+PIC+2.png
San Francisco diners can log onto the city’s website to check inspection records for restaurants across the city, but the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit discovered a “loophole” that allows some restaurants...
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<![CDATA[Google Tests Free Carpooling App in Bay Area]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 22:27:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google26.JPG
Google on Monday jumped feet first into carpooling with the launch of Waze Rider.The free app offers carpools and passengers are able to ask for free rides or pay the IRS recommended 54 cents per mile...

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<![CDATA[Tech Layoffs Doubled in First Four Months of Year]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 18:44:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Gadgets-AP_164152250147.jpg
Layoffs in the tech sector more than doubled in the first four months of the year compared with the same period a year ago, according to filings under California's WARN Act.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Drops to No. 2 in Innovation: Report]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 21:32:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/GettyImages-678846.jpg
The Bay Area is no longer the most innovative region in the U.S., according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Exclusive: Billionaire on Musk, Google, Etc.]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 10:52:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/richardbranson.JPG
Sir Richard Branson talks about music, his rivalry with Elon Musk, and what excites him about technology.]]>
<![CDATA[Macy's Forecast Cut Ignites Retail Worries]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 05:37:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-530665646.jpg
Macy's reported disappointing quarterly sales Wednesday and slashed its full-year forecast, underscoring a slump in apparel demand at U.S. department stores, NBC News reported.The bleak start to 2016...

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<![CDATA[Nextdoor Addresses Racial Profiling Concerns]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 23:31:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0510-2016-Nextdoor.jpg
A social networking site is tackling the issue of racial profiling.

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<![CDATA[Google v. Oracle: Copyright Trial Begins]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 17:06:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/google11.jpg
A monthlong trial in a copyright battle between Oracle Corp. and Google Inc. began in San Francisco federal court Tuesday with former Google CEO Eric Schmidt on the stand.

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<![CDATA[Dumpling Restaurant Opens in Valley Fair]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 23:18:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/DinTaiFungDumplings.jpg
Popular Taiwanese dumpling house Din Tai Fung will open the first Northern California location at Westfield Valley Fair on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[New York Street Food Favorite The Halal Guys Starts SJ Delivery]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 23:31:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/halalguyscaviarsanjose.jpg
Manhattan's popular street food cart The Halal Guys has started taking pre-orders for delivery service from Sunnyvale to San Jose starting next week.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Prevents 'Face Book' Food]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 23:48:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
A Chinese company has been denied the chance to release food and drink products under the "Face Book" brand name.

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<![CDATA[Trader Joe's Recalls Broccoli-Kale Salad ]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 20:35:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/TJ+Salad+5.5.16.JPG
Grocery chain Trader Joe's is voluntarily recalling a salad containing broccoli slaw, kale and chicken, due to possible listeria contamination.

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