<![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-usSun, 04 Dec 2016 00:48:29 -0800Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:48:29 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Facebook Announces $20M For Affordable Housing Partnership]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:15:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
Facebook announced Friday a new partnership aimed at solving some of Silicon Valley's most difficult issues, including affordable housing.

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<![CDATA[Tech Companies Show us How We'll Watch Sports in the Future]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:45:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vr-budman.jpg
I just watched football on a virtual reality headset.No offense to our network’s “Thursday Night Football,” but VR is super immersive, and it feels really cool to virtually stand on the field or walk...

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<![CDATA[Google Proposes Housing Project in Mountain View]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:33:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/731664041.jpg
Google is seeking permission to build an apartment complex in Mountain View, but it comes with a catch.The plan, which would help techies along the Peninsula find new homes, also includes a massive office...

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<![CDATA[Oil Tumbles Amid OPEC Uncertainty]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:30:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/gasolina-16.jpg
Stocks closed slightly higher on Tuesday, boosted by health-care companies like UnitedHealth Group, as investors digested falling oil prices ahead of a key OPEC meeting.The Dow Jones industrial average...

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<![CDATA[Cyber Monday: Online Bargains May Come with Risks]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:30:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-156976324.jpg
This year, a record $3.5 billion is expected to be spent on Cyber Monday, which is a 9 percent jump. But along with online deals come online risks.

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<![CDATA[Social Media Transforms Makeup Artists Into Online Phenoms]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:44:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Ipsy-3.jpg
Christen Dominique has a lot of friends – 2,052,875 to be exact. Or at least that’s how the beauty maven views her YouTube followers. “It’s more of like a friendship, a trusting friendship,” said Dominique.
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<![CDATA[Larry Flynt to Grand Open Hustler Store in San Jose]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:27:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/larry+flynt.jpg
Hustler Hollywood's new San Jose store will open with an appearance by Larry Flynt and a local search for "Hustler Honeys."

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Robot Roams Lowe's Aisles]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:55:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BUDMAN+SJ+ROBOT+PKG+-+00003013.jpg
“How ya doin'?”

That, from a shopper who — literally — ran into a robot while looking for a new refrigerator in San Jose.

Such is life at Lowe’s, which just rolled out its first shopping robot.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Motors-Solar City Merger Approved by Investors]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:51:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/teslaelonmusk.jpg
Tesla Motors got approval from investors to combine with SolarCity Corp. in an effort to expand the market for solar power and give electric car owners new options for solar charging.

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<![CDATA[What Will Be the Trump Effect on Small Businesses?]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:02:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/small+biz1.jpg
Many local business owners might be scoring big financially, if President-elect Donald Trump fulfills his campaign promises.

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<![CDATA[The Great Twitter ‘Purge’: Are Accounts Being Unfairly Cut?]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:12:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/twitter+generic+logo.jpg
As if there wasn’t already enough tension surrounding politics and social media, but on Tuesday reports emerged of what some called a Twitter “alt-right purge” – the culling of accounts that spewed hate speech.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Motors to Buy German Manufacturing Automation Firm]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:31:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/teslafremont.jpg
Tesla Motors says it has agreed to buy a German engineering company to help automate its electric car manufacturing.

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<![CDATA[Former Autonomy Exec Faces Fraud Charges in HP Sale]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:52:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/hp-generic.jpg
The former chief financial officer of a British software company is facing fraud charges in federal court in San Francisco for allegedly issuing false and misleading statements about his company's financial...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Chefs Find Inspiration, Business in Honolulu]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:34:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/DiamondHeadOahu.JPG
The annual Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival illuminated a number of connections between the food worlds of Honolulu and San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[Tech Worry About Trump Leads to Silicon Valley Stock Slump]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:56:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_456651566735.jpg
It’s natural to have some uncertainty about a new President-elect.

But in the case of Donald Trump, it’s costing Bay Area tech investors a lot of money.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Exec Adam Bain Steps Down to 'Do Something New' ]]> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:06:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-30-2013-twitter-generic.jpg
Twitter's Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain is resigning his post after six years in yet another shakeup at the struggling tech firm.

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<![CDATA[Safeway Buys Five Bay Area Andronico's Market Locations]]> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:06:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/andronico.jpg
A Bay Area supermarket with five locations and a loyal following in the region is being bought by Safeway, officials with the supermarket said Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Flywheel Claims Uber Uses Low Prices to Create Monopoly]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:52:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-586113538.jpg
A taxi company on Wednesday sued Uber for alleged predatory pricing.Flywheel’s lawsuit accuses the ride-sharing firm of setting prices so low that other companies are no longer competitive and are instead...

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<![CDATA[Is Apple Gearing Up to Make a Foldable Phone?]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 04:11:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Apple+Patent.JPG
A newly issued patent provides a clue about the direction of Apple’s future iPhone: It might fold.

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<![CDATA[Sexual Battery Accusation Lands Uber Driver in Jail]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:14:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Pedro-Liborio-Anorve-1101.jpg
Palo Alto police on Sunday arrested an Uber driver on suspicion of groping and stalking a female passenger.

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<![CDATA[Amazon Starts Offering Black Friday Deals]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:12:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AMAZON_AP_16287435798944.jpg
It's only one day after Halloween and more than three weeks to Thanksgiving but Black Friday deals are already here. Amazon began offering sales on Tuesday as part of its Black Friday Deals store, which...

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<![CDATA[Does Facebook Allow Advertisers to Discriminate?]]> Sun, 30 Oct 2016 11:39:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Facebook+Generic.jpg
The next time you check your Facebook page, notice the ads.

The social media giant allows advertisers to exclude certain ethnic groups from seeing an ad on their page, ProPublica first reported.

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<![CDATA[The French Laundry Named in Discrimination Lawsuit: Report]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:01:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/tlmd_thefrench_laundry_wikipedia.jpg
The French Laundry and famed chef Thomas Keller are named in a lawsuit alleging discrimination against a server because she was pregnant, according to the Napa Valley Register.

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<![CDATA[Making Inroads in 'Uber for Kids' Niche]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:15:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1026-2016-zum.jpg
New ride-hailing companies are going where the traditional ones can’t.

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<![CDATA[Apple to Follow Earnings Decline With New Launch]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:05:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-launch.jpg
After reporting a significant loss in its latest quarterly earnings report this week, Apple Inc. is set for a new launch, and its devoted fans are buzzing about the next big signature product.

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<![CDATA[Google Halts Expansion Plans For Fiber; Chief Steps Down]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:49:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/google21.jpg
Google's parent company is halting operations and laying off staff in a number of cities where it once hoped to bring high-speed internet access by installing new fiber-optic networks.

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<![CDATA[Free Taco Bell Thanks to Stolen Base in World Series]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:03:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-taco-bell-fachada-shutterstock_193217543.jpg
Mark your calendars, taco lovers. Thanks to stolen base recorded during Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night, Taco Bell will be handing out free "Doritos Locos Tacos" next Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Plans Another Round of Layoffs, About 300: Report]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:03:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-30-2013-twitter-generic.jpg
Twitter is planning another round of layoffs within the next week, according to a report from Bloomberg Technology, which cited sources familiar with the matter.

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<![CDATA[Creators of Vomit-Inducing Bike Lock Hope to Deter Thieves]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:43:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1021-2016-SkunkLock.jpg
The creators of SkunkLock want crime to make people sick – literally. The San Francisco-based startup is trying to fight crime by developing a special lock that sprays a gag-inducing odor if bike thieves...

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