<![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 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:07:24 -0800 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:07:24 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Nasdaq Closes Above 5,000 for First Time Since 2000]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:31:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Nasdaq-5000.jpg
The Nasdaq closed above 5,000 on Monday, marking the first time in 15 years that the stock index hit that mark, NBC News reported. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Uber Security Breach May Expose 50,000 Names and License Numbers]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:54:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP943907754143.jpg
Uber says a database containing the names and drivers' license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May.]]>
<![CDATA[South Bay Passenger Frustrated Over $452 Uber Fare]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:59:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0225-2015-UberBill.jpg
A South Bay man is asking ride-sharing service Uber to reduce his fare after he was charged $452 for a 30-minute, 12-mile ride.]]>
<![CDATA[As One Local Magazine Folds, Another Launches]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:00:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*213/dogster-magazine.jpg
7x7 Magazine has announced the end of its print run, while pet websites Dogster and Catster make their newsstand debut.

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<![CDATA[Social Reaction to Chargers-Raiders Stadium News]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:33:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chargers+raiders+stadium+rendering+13.jpg
News that rival professional football teams the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders are joining forces on a proposal that could have them share a Southern California stadium surprised many when it...

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<![CDATA[Elite Jumping Horses of Cuba ]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:32:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP247924812525_CubaHorses.jpg
Already renowned for fine rum and fancy cigars, Cuba is carving out a new luxury niche that is attracting Latin American elites to the communist-run island: elite jumping horses.

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<![CDATA[Tablets Coming to Red Robin Restaurants]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:56:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ZIOSK+RED+ROBIN+VO++-+00002510.jpg
Ziosk, the company that makes those tablets they use at Chili’s, says it is expanding into Red Robin, announcing a deal to supply 21,000 tables to the restaurant chain.

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<![CDATA[Three Twins Can’t Export Its Ice Cream Due to Port Slowdown]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:16:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/three-twins-jodi.jpg
The folks at Three Twins Ice Cream are busy sending out pallets of their popular Petaluma-made product. While sales are strong nationwide, overseas shipments have hit a snag: the West Coast port slowdown...

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<![CDATA[SF Restaurant Workers Among Best Paid in U.S.]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:26:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/servertamarapalmer.jpg
A PayScale report shows that San Francisco averages the highest hourly wages in the country for bartenders and servers.

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<![CDATA[SF Restaurant Designs Condom for Valentine's Day]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:26:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sf-condom.jpg
Italian restaurant Locanda has produced a limited edition 'Locondom' to give out on Feb. 14.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Restaurants Go Tipless]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:26:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/waitress+generic.jpg
Sous Beurre Kitchen is the latest Bay Area restaurant to forgo the concept of gratuities on the customer bill.]]>
<![CDATA[97 Percent of Venture Capital Funded Companies Are Run by Men: Study]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:13:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/011609-Woman-Boss.jpg
97 percent of venture capital funded companies are run by men: study. Peggy Bunker reports

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<![CDATA[Which Local Radio Shack Stores Will Close?]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:39:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/476653105_RadioShack.jpg
Radio Shack, which filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, said it would close the following stores in the Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[Union Asks Refinery Workers to Strike, Talks Break Down]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 07:28:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP071121019740.jpg
The United Steelworkers Union called for its refinery workers to stage their largest walkout in more 30 years Sunday, saying its negotiations with Shell Oil Co. broke down less than two weeks after they began.

<![CDATA[Local Restaurants Prepare for Busy Super Bowl Day]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:31:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2011-08-01-14h15m05s120.png
Sunday is also the Super Bowl of food service for those who sell chicken wings.

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<![CDATA[Dreamworks Animation Shuts Down Redwood City Studio]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:08:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_dreamworks596788.jpg
Dreamworks Animation, which gave us movies like "Shrek and "How to Train Your Dragon," is closing its Redwood City studio to save money. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Backlash Forces Go Daddy to Pull Super Bowl Ad]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:03:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000010020987_1200x675_390569539543.jpg
A local tech company is at the center of controversy and backlash as the Super Bowl approaches. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Oculus Flees SoCal to Be Closer to Facebook]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:39:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-AP483301451849_1.jpg
Oculus VR has fled sunny Southern California for the friendlier confines of Silicon Valley -- and closer to parent company Facebook.

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<![CDATA[Reports Say Google Fiber Coming to Raleigh-Durham]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:19:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/tlmd_googleempleos.jpg
Reports say that Google is bringing its high-speed Internet service to North Carolina's Research Triangle.

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<![CDATA[China Buys More iPhones Than United States]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:57:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/100286633-apple-store-logo-outside-morning-gettyp.240x160.jpg
Reports say that Apple has sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time this year.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Gas Prices Falling Below $2]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:36:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gas-prices-461831632.jpg
Now is the perfect time to start planning a road trip, because by the end the weekend, the national average for gas prices is predicted to fall below $2 a gallon. But fill up your tanks, because these record low...

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<![CDATA[Lyft to Abandon Pink Mustaches]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:39:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/450502210.jpg
Lyft is rebranding slightly: the ride-providing taxi alternative is doing away with its once-ubiquitous pink mustache attached to the front of its cars in favor of something a bit more subtle.

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<![CDATA[How McDonald's Fries Are Made]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:27:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/McDonalds-fries.jpg
If you were wondering how McDonald’s fries are made, or what they’re made of, you’re not alone.

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<![CDATA[Ellison Funds Wildlife Refuge: Report]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:02:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/larry-ellison.jpg
A sprawling new animal refuge under construction in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Saratoga is being paid for by the Oracle founder and tech billionaire Larry Ellison, according to reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Target to Shut Down Stores in Canada]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:02:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/453903966.jpg
Target says it will shut down 133-store Canadian operation after failed expansion

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<![CDATA[Chinese Firm Buys Palm From Hewlett Packard]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:47:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/palm-pre.jpg
Before the iPhone, there was the Palm Treo. Get ready for a Palm neo, as the "once-dominant" brand has been purchased from HP by Chinese company TCL.

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<![CDATA["Flat White" Added to Starbucks Menu]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:08:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0105-2015-FlatWhite.jpg
The "flat white" is going mainstream. Starbucks introduced Tuesday its own version of the flat white, a specialty coffee drink popular in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K, but until now relatively unknown in...

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<![CDATA[Uber Drivers: New Year's Eve Surge Pricing Backfired]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:29:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP817194534345.jpg
Uber and Lyft drivers agree: New Year's Eve was a bad night to be a rideshare driver.

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<![CDATA[Spinlister, The "Airbnb" For Bikes, Has 2,000 Bicycles For Rent]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:25:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Bicycle+Generic1.jpg
Spinlister is being touted as the "Airbnb" for bicycles.

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<![CDATA[Lawsuit Claims Uber Bombarded People With Texts]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2015 17:36:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-safety.jpg
A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims ride-sharing company Uber has bombarded people with unwanted texts, which urge them to sign up as drivers.

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<![CDATA[Piano Stores Close as Fewer Kids Take Up Instruments]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2015 07:57:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0102-20015-piano.jpg
Inside the Colton Piano Gallery off of Stevens Creek Boulevard, you may just find owner Dave Gatt playing “Piano Man.” It’s a song, sure, but it also sums up Gatt himself.

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<![CDATA[New CA Gas Fee May Increase Prices at the Pump]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 23:22:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_gas_pump_generic.jpg
Experts say gas prices will rise and the money collected from a new California fee will go to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gases. Cheryl Hurd reports.

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<![CDATA[New Year's Eve a Showdown for Ride-Share Companies ]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 00:35:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1216-taxi-generic.jpg
Starting at about 12:05 a.m. New Year's Day, the biggest question for many people will be how to get home.

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<![CDATA[East Bay Bookstore Hosts "Earth's Biggest Calendar Sale"]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:44:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_s_twenty_fourteen_year_in_stitches_calendar_kit_010714_780.jpg
Pegasus Books sells 30,000 calendars on New Year's Day, and people line up outside the bookstore chain's three locations in Oakland and Berkeley before 10 a.m. to be one of the buyers.

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<![CDATA[Pinterest to Start Offering Ads]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 20:05:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/169*120/pinterest2.JPG
Pinterest will soon start offering ads.]]>
<![CDATA[Gas Prices Reach Lowest Level in More Than 4 Years]]> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:10:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/fuel-city-gas-199-02.jpg
Gas prices nationwide are at their lowest level in more than four years, with the average price of gas at just $2.31 a gallon.

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<![CDATA[Four Of USA's Five Spendiest Cities Are In Silicon Valley]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 11:06:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/107251591482731698667186739596561n.jpg
Manhattan can't hold a candle to South Bay cities, four of which are on the list of the country's five cities with the most spending.

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<![CDATA[Popular Silicon Valley Chinese Restaurant to Close]]> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:33:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1226-2014-Mings.jpg
A restaurant that grew up with Silicon Valley is closing. After nearly 60 years of business, Ming’s Restaurant in Palo Alto will close on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Post-Christmas Shopping in Full Swing]]> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:23:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/121711+shopping+mall+generic.jpg
Christmas may be in the rear view mirror, but the shopping season is still on. A huge day for sales and returns brought shoppers back to the mall in droves. Scott Budman reports.

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