<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Business News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sat, 05 Sep 2015 05:29:10 -0700 Sat, 05 Sep 2015 05:29:10 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ex-Tesla Employee Posted Confidential Docs From Manager's Email Online: FBI]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:01:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tesla_Kalbasi_ComputerCrimes.jpg
A former Tesla engineer is facing charges for allegedly accessing his former manager’s work email, then posting confidential information from the account online, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation....

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<![CDATA[McDonald's to Serve Breakfast 24/7]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:08:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mcdonald%27s+breakfast.jpg
McDonald's announced Tuesday its highly anticipated decision to serve breakfast all day at all U.S. locations starting this fall. According to CNBC, McDonald's franchisees voted to approve all-day breakfast at...

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<![CDATA[Tech Migrates Back to South Bay]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:40:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P-SJ-TECH-MIGRATION-PKG---00001123.jpg
After a decade spent moving north to San Francisco, the tech industry is making its biggest move South since the days when chips ruled the industry.

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<![CDATA[Pixar Teaching Next Generation How to Make Movies]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:46:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*140/tlmd_04_pixar_caricaturas.jpg
Pixar is putting some if its secrets online to help others learn. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Conn. Governor in Talks With GE]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 01:07:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GEPIC8252015.jpg
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy revealed this week that his administration has been in close talks with GE to try to keep the company and its 800 employees in Connecticut. GE has operated its world base...

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<![CDATA[Egg Prices Soar in California ]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:51:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Egg-Shortage.jpg
Consumers are shelling out more for a carton of large eggs as benchmark prices in California have gone up by 150 percent in a year.]]>
<![CDATA[Tech Stocks Ride #BlackMonday Roller Coaster]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:35:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NYSE+Floor+Bump+-+17172811.jpg
It’s being called Black Monday. #BlackMonday for the social media set. Either way, Silicon Valley spent Monday watching the market whiplash, especially closely because tech stocks were caught up in some of...

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<![CDATA[Huggies Investigating Claims of Glass Found in Baby Wipes]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:44:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_470676170697.jpg
Huggies is investigating after a video made by a mother in Guam purporting to show fiberglass in its baby wipes was posted online. "We are aware of the situation with a mom who posted videos of what...

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<![CDATA[Dow Falls More Than 500 Points]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:08:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-487480511.jpg
The Dow fell more than 500 points Friday, plunging for a second straight day and hitting a 10 percent decline from its all-time high — the definition of a market correction. Investors continue to worry that a...

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<![CDATA[How Subway Will Erase Jared Fogle From Its Brand]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:54:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/fogle-subway-AP_92272235523.jpg
The company that once benefited from Jared Fogle's weight loss story will now need to figure out how to erase him from the brand completely. Fogle pleaded guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts...

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<![CDATA[Uber Starts Food Delivery Service in Bay Area]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:37:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/UberEATS-menu-Godmother-1024x683.jpg
Uber has turned its business model to the food delivery world.

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<![CDATA[Tinder CEO Leaves After Five Months]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:09:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/140411-tinder-dating-app-mn-1310_6f284758e68894d5f153e1d324a00965.nbcnews-fp-1360-600.jpg
Tinder's latest CEO Christopher Payne just didn't match with the company. Payne is leaving the position after just five months on the job. Taking over will be Tinder co-founder and current president Sean...]]>
<![CDATA[BMW Looking Into Possible Trademark Infringement By Google]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:17:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/466915567.jpg
BMW is looking into whether Google's new holding company Alphabet may infringe on a trademark owned by the automobile company.

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<![CDATA[Real Estate Developers Push for Taller High-Rises]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:48:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/225*120/millenniumtower.jpg
If real estate developers get their way, the towers are about to get even higher in San Francisco's Mid-Market area.

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<![CDATA[Amazon Debuts Dash Buttons for Household Items]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:44:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Amazon_com_Amazon_generic_640x480.jpg
Amazon is trying to leap off your computer and deeper into your home.

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<![CDATA[UberX Prices Drop 15 Percent Around Bay Area, Except in SF]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:44:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-file.jpg
Starting Friday, the price of UberX fares will drop 15 percent in the East Bay, South Bay, and Peninsula in cities south of SFO. An Uber spokesperson says the company is making the change to increase demand and...
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<![CDATA[Apple's Next Earbuds May Actually Stay in Ears]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:38:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple has patented an earbud design that experts say should help keep the product in your ears.

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<![CDATA[SF's McSweeney's Turning Into Nonprofit Organization]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:35:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0729-2015-McSweeneys.jpg
McSweeney's is making the transition to a nonprofit organization with help from readers.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Cars? Speculation Grows After Hiring of Chrysler Exec]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:24:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP111004191461.jpg
Apple's recent hire of a prominent automobile executive has sparked rumors that the company wants to make its own cars.

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<![CDATA[Computer System Failures Spark Concerns of Cyber Attack]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 23:37:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nyse+glitch+7+8.jpg
Three high profile computer systems failed Wednesday, temporarily crippling the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal. Jean Elle reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Student Loan Rates Drop, But For How Long?]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:29:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CN12T07072015_1200x675_479329347941.jpg
More than 1.2 trillion dollars in student loans are taken out by more than 40 million consumers, with an average balance of about 29 thousand dollars. Last week, the interest rate on those federal loans dropped...]]>
<![CDATA[PETA Goes After Gap For Selling Fur]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:34:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/getty+images+gap+store+sign.jpg
PETA is putting Gap under fire for selling fur through its Intermix brand.]]>
<![CDATA[Vet24seven App Gives Pet Owners Anytime Access to Veterinarians]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:48:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0703-2015-vetapp.jpg
Pet owners now have anytime access to veterinarians thanks to a new mobile app.

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<![CDATA[What's Going on in Greece? And How It Affects You]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:59:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_lv50tweb_1500x845.jpg
Monday's stock slide has investors nervously awaiting Tuesday's opening bell amid the Greek Crisis and an emerging crisis in Puerto Rico.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber's Tracking Policy Draws Complaint from Watchdog Group]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:36:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-file.jpg
The Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over Uber's plan to track user data.]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks Will Close La Boulange]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:00:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/La+Boulange+exterior+Starbucks.PNG
Twenty-three La Boulange shops in the Bay Area will soon close, a decision made by parent company Starbucks.]]>
<![CDATA[Kirkland's Monogrammed Mugs Recalled]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:30:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5A+MONOGRAM+MUG+RECALL+VO+-+00002009.jpg
Kirkland's monogrammed coffee mugs are under recall because they can spark if used in a microwave.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Rents Former Solyndra Factory in Fremont: Report]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:48:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/AP100524019427.jpg
Tesla has rented the 500,000-square-foot factory in Fremont that was the former home of Solyndra, according to the Mercury news.

<![CDATA[Starbucks Mobile Order Service Expands to Bay Area]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:03:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/starbucks11.jpg
Want to order Starbucks with the touch of a smartphone? There’s an app feature for that.

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<![CDATA[Padmasree Warriors Leaving Cisco]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 18:38:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/cisco1.jpg
A Silicon Valley shakeup. ONe of the most powerful people in the tech industry is stepping away from one of the largest companies in the world. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Company Sees Spike in Rescue Insurance]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 00:09:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0601-2015-CraigLondon.jpg
It sounds like something out of the movies, but it could be the next big thing: ripcord insurance. It's a promise to have former Navy Seals evacuate you after a disaster or crisis.

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<![CDATA[Emeryville Minimum Wage Increasing to $12.25 an Hour]]> Sun, 31 May 2015 21:16:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/minimum-wage-cash.jpg
The Emeryville City Council has unanimously voted to raise the minimum wage to $12.25

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<![CDATA[Cork Makes Comeback at Bay Area Wineries]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:21:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/wine+cork+bottle.jpg
After using synthetic bottle closures for decades, many Bay Area winemakers are returning to natural cork.

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<![CDATA[Apple Chief Tim Cook Gives $6.5M to Charity]]> Sat, 30 May 2015 16:00:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/162*120/TimCookiPad.jpg
Apple chief Tim Cook made a reported $6.56 donation to charity and continues to make his political views public.

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<![CDATA[TV Improved by "Cinematic" Cable, Streaming Programming]]> Sat, 30 May 2015 14:36:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/2015-05-30_14-35-24.jpg
More digital offerings will mean better quality television, at least according to Moviepilot's Tobias Bauckhage.

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<![CDATA[Hampton Creek: Tech Food Startup]]> Sat, 30 May 2015 14:12:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/hampton-creek-press-here.jpg
Hampton Creek, a food technology company, has launched an egg-free mayonnaise and a cookie dough that are better for the environment.

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<![CDATA[Nuzzel Ranks Friends' News Above Mainstream Media]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 21:33:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/facebookpornography.jpg
A new app called Nuzzel places news from friends above traditional media and news outlets.

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<![CDATA[Declara Using Algorithms to Change Learning]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 21:06:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/math_generic.jpg
Ramona Pierson, founder and chief of startup Declara, creates new ways of learning with math.

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<![CDATA[Caterina Fake's New Geotagging App Findery]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 20:59:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-102086119.jpg
Flickr and Hunch founder, Caterina Fake, has a new geo-tagging app called Findery that helps users find "a sense of place."

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Workers Say Paychecks Stolen, Benefits Denied]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 19:31:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/wage_theft_crime_scene.jpg
Bay Area workers have a big complaint--they said their paychecks have been stolen and their benefits denied. It's all happening in the heart of the wealthy Silicon Valley. These cheated employees are trying...

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Unveils "Save Our Swirled" Flavor at Tesla]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 18:51:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0527-2015-Swirled.jpg
Ben & Jerry's unveiled its latest ice cream flavor at the Tesla factory in Fremont Wednesday.

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