<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Business News]]> Copyright 2014 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, 22 Oct 2014 03:10:43 -0700 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:10:43 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Marc Andreessen: "The Skeptics Are Wrong All The Time"]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/900921.jpg
Netscape founder and current brain trust of Silicon Valley Marc Andreessen wants you to throw caution to the wind.

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<![CDATA[Microsoft CEO Says He Was Wrong in Comment About Women and Technology]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:36:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Satya-Nadella-CEO-Microsoft.jpg
It was the comment made at a conference about women in the technology heard around the world. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[California Gas Prices Continue to Decrease: Report]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:59:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/arco_gas_prices_cheap.jpg
Bay Area drivers know all too well the pain at the pump, as California typically has the highest prices in the country for gasoline.

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<![CDATA[Giants World Series Tickets Start at Around $550 on StubHub]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:11:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/457329374_8.jpg
San Francisco Giants fans wanting to attend World Series games at AT&T Park will have to pay a pretty penny to see the game -- even just to stand and watch.

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<![CDATA[Hotel Occupancy, Prices Near Levi's Stadium Up: Santa Clara]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:38:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-29-2014-levis-stadium-sign.jpg
Levi’s Stadium is not only putting fans in the seats, but it is also putting a lot of people into Santa Clara hotels.

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<![CDATA[Apple Pay Set to Launch on Monday]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:35:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-AP820563173175_4.jpg
NBC Bay Area Business and Tech Reporter Scott Budman got a first look at how Apple Pay works and provides a preview in this video report.

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<![CDATA[Consumers Share Tips on How to Preorder iPhone 6]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:18:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-455041526.jpg
The presale for the first iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus starts at midnight tonight. It's only available online at wireless provider websites and Apple.com. The new phones will be sold in stores on September 19th.

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<![CDATA[SJ's Bay 101 Card Room Headed for Milpitas?]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:18:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/KNSD_Chula_Vista_s_Card_Room_031609_17_mezzn_448x336.jpg
Bay 101, a longtime San Jose card room, is looking to build a bigger gambling den somewhere in the South Bay.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Uses Solar to Power iPhone 6 Manufacturing]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:26:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple is using an Arizona solar farm to power the factory that will make the iPhone 6's sapphire screens, according to the Guardian.

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<![CDATA[Apple Invites Fashionistas to Sept. 9 Event]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/8-19-2013-gold-iphone-apple-logo.jpg
Apple has invited fashion editors and bloggers to its Sept. 9 event, causing some to speculate that Apple will be launching the so-called iWatch.

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<![CDATA[Market Basket Board OKs $1.5 Billion Sale to Ousted CEO]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:49:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Market+Basket.jpg
Market Basket's board of directors has signed a deal to sell the grocery chain to former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas for more than $1.5 billion, following months of massive employee protests and customer...]]>
<![CDATA["Millennial" Market Not Lovin' McDonald's: Report]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:51:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/McDonalds-Blitz-Box.jpg
It looks like millennials aren’t munching on McDonald’s as much as they used to.

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<![CDATA[Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:58:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/Steve+Ballmer+Clips+1.JPG
Steve Ballmer on Tuesday left Microsoft's Board of Directors, citing new commitments as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, a day after publicly stepping into his role with the]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's to Sell Packaged Coffee in Supermarkets: Report]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:42:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/050509+McCafe+Picture+p11.jpg
Fans of McCafe will be lovin’ the latest McDonald’s news. The fast food chain announced plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets across the nation by early next year, the Associated...]]>
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Startups Must Pass "The Toothbrush Test"]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:01:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CR+Toothbrush.jpg
Google CEO Larry Page has popularized a new aphorism in Silicon Valley: the toothbrush test. If your startup passes this test, it may succeed.

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<![CDATA[Uber Battling California Legislature, Lyft]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:01:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
Uber says a bill to regulate its nascent industry is written by trial lawyers and the insurance industry and must be stopped. Meanwhile, the company's also swinging hard against Lyft.

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<![CDATA[California Sweetens Deal for Tesla Factory: Report]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:52:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tesla-Store-Sign.jpg
California is rolling out the green carpet for Elon Musk's Tesla battery factory: $500 million dollars and an easier time with environmental rules.]]>
<![CDATA[California's Historic Drought May Run Breweries Dry]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 16:28:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0731-2014-beer.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Ian Cull examines how California's severe drought can affect the taste, production and price of beer.

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<![CDATA[FedEx Pleads Not Guilty to Shipping Drugs for Illegal Pharmacies]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:45:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Fedex-Holiday-Blitz.jpg
FedEx has plead not guilty to felony drug distribution charges related to accusations of working with illegal internet drug companies.

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<![CDATA[Reality Check: Uber Prices]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:05:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
Ride-sharing service Uber recently announced it would slash prices by as much as 25 percent.

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<![CDATA[Tax Credits Could Attract Tesla Factory to California]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:54:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tesla-Store-Sign.jpg
Big tax credits are available to Tesla now in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown and other officials hope the electric car manufacturer will build its $5 billion battery factory.]]>
<![CDATA[Samsung Says It's Losing Money Because of China]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:57:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CPL+tablet.jpg
Samsung says its disappointing earnings are because of increased competition in China and slow smartphone growth.

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<![CDATA[Heald College, WyoTech To Be Sold In Bay Area]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:56:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/06-20-2014-kamala-harris-corinthian.jpg
School's soon to be out for Heald College and WyoTech in the Bay Area, after owner Corinthian Colleges Inc. revealed its fire sale plans.

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<![CDATA[Uber Delivers Ice Cream]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:32:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/071814-uber-ice-cream.jpg
Ride-providing company Uber on Friday provided ice cream to its customers.]]>
<![CDATA[Who Bought All the Bitcoin? It's Tim "Six Californias" Draper]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:10:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/450921680.jpg
Well-known Bay Area-based tech entrepreneur Tim Draper was the man who purchased from the federal government the hoard of Bitcoin seized during the raid on Silk Road.

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