<![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-usTue, 03 May 2016 05:36:10 -0700Tue, 03 May 2016 05:36:10 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sports Authority to Auction Assets on May 16]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 14:26:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sportsauthorityGettyImages-513327988.jpg
National retail chain Sports Authority's future looks pretty bleak. The company announced in early March that it planned to close 140 of its 463 stores and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in...

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<![CDATA[Rovi Buying TiVo in $1.1.B Cash-and-Stock Deal]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:42:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-51921649.jpg
Rovi Corp. said Friday that it will pay $10.70 in cash and stock for each TiVo Inc. share. Rovi will pay $2.75 per share in cash, or about $277 million. The rest, $7.95 per share, will be paid in stock.Once...

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<![CDATA[What To Do If You Are Audited by the IRS]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:25:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tax+envelope.jpg
You've received a letter from the IRS regarding an audit. Stay calm and assess the situation.

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<![CDATA[DoJ Approves Charter Deal to Buy Time Warner Cable]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:36:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/475414152-charter-communications.jpg
The U.S. Justice Department approved Charter Communications' proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable and Bright House networks on Monday, Reuters reports.The Justice Department valued the purchase of Time...

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<![CDATA[Trans-Alaska Pipeline Resumes Oil Production After Fire ]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:51:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/160421-alaska-pipeline-749p_83a192ebac3e50487de2b8a05858d82a.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.jpg
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline resumed operations after a fire at a pumping station forced officials to shut it down on Wednesday, according to the company running the system, NBC News reported.An employee noticed...

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<![CDATA[Facebook's Sandberg Aims to End Childhood Hunger]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:43:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0420-2016-SherylSandberg.jpg
One of the Bay Area's most famous people has a goal and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg wants you to help.

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<![CDATA[iPhone Owners Beware: Text Scams Your Data]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:42:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/041916-apple-text-scam.jpg
A texting scam is targeting iPhone owners, and their private data.

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<![CDATA[Intel to Cut 12K Jobs, Reducing Workforce by 11 Percent]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:09:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/91022387.jpg
Shares of Intel fell nearly 3 percent after the bell Tuesday as it announced it would cut 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, by 2017, due to restructuring, CNBC reports. Intel, based in Santa Clara,

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<![CDATA[Last-Minute Tax Day Filing: How to Pay Uncle Sam at Deadline]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:31:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/210*120/GettyImages-88160312.jpg
Waiting until the last minute to pay your taxes can cost you if you are expecting a refund, since the government hangs on to your money and receives more interest on it. However, if you owe money to the...

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<![CDATA[Wegmans Tops Grocery Store List]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:40:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/wegmans-pub-bar-and-restaur.jpg
Trader Joe's is no longer America's favorite grocery store.Wegmans tops Market Force’s 2016 list of America’s Favorite Grocery Retailers.Market Force, a brand strategy firm, gave the Rochester, New...

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<![CDATA[Why The 2016 Tax Deadline Isn't April 15]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:04:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/irsGettyImages-56043781.jpg
Most people know April 15 as the deadline for submitting personal tax returns, but that's not the case this year. For the 2016 deadline, the Internal Revenue Service has given taxpayers until Monday, April...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Chatbot Venture]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:51:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Facebook announced Tuesday it will let developers build chatbots – interactive, responsive messaging programs – to communicate directly with people, CNBC reports.The announcement came at its annual F8...

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<![CDATA['Pregnancy Penalty' Can Affect Pay of Women Without Kids]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:19:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/595346485-pregnancy-penalty-file-image.jpg
As women fight what has been an uphill battle for equal pay, they continue to face another exacerbating factor: being penalized for the fact that they could – regardless of whether they will – have children, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Parents Try New App to Soothe Kids' 'Night Terrors']]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:16:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0407-2016-NightTerrorApp.jpg
Shrieking, thrashing and with no way to console them – it’s a parent’s nightmare. But for kids, it’s known as a "night terror."

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<![CDATA[Transportation Code Kept Branson from Halting Virgin America Takeover]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 19:11:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/RC+VIRGIN+TAKEOVER+PKG+-+00001313.jpg
Virgin America founder, Sir Richard Branson, said there was nothing he could do to stop the Alaska Airlines merger. Is that true? Sam Brock investigates.

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<![CDATA[Popular Talk Show Host Returns to KGO Radio]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:10:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0404-2016-RonnOwens.jpg
Angry public outcry over a switch-up involving a popular talk-show host has forced KGO radio to back down.

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<![CDATA[Local Tech Workers Prefer Stability to High Salaries: Study]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:28:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/tech3.jpg
In a sign of changing times, Silicon Valley tech workers appear to be trading higher salaries for stable jobs.According to the Mercury News, a study conducted by job-hunting platform Woo shows that engineers...

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<![CDATA[Lawsuit Says Starbucks Underfilling Lattes]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:03:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Starbucks_Latte_511143580.jpg
A lawsuit filed in a Northern California federal court last week accuses Starbucks of deliberately underfilling its latte cups by 25 percent in order to save money, The Seattle Times reported.The suit...

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<![CDATA[Over 200k Orders for New Tesla]]> Sat, 02 Apr 2016 07:29:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/AP_508328161795.jpg
The electric car company that drove its loyal fans into a frenzy of anticipation usually associated with iPhones and Xboxes unveiled its new, lower-priced model Friday at an event in Southern California.Some...

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<![CDATA[Apple Celebrates Birthday Milestone With Walk Down Memory Lane ]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 04:07:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-apple-logo-GettyImages-489883062.jpg
The company that defined Silicon Valley and pushed it under a national spotlight is approaching its 40th birthday on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Condoms, Sodas and Snacks: Amazon Expands Dash Button Program]]> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 11:42:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Amazon+Dash+Button.jpg
You can now dash for condoms on Amazon.One year after the company unveiled its Amazon Dash Buttons, which allow customers to order goods with the push of a physical button, the company announced Thursday it is...

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<![CDATA[Eager Buyers Camp Out to Purchase New Tesla Model 3]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 23:39:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0330-2016-TeslaCamp.jpg
Several people are camping out in the Bay Area to make sure they get their hands on the latest Tesla.

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<![CDATA[Spring Break Scams Target Would-Be Vacationers]]> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:58:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/beachGettyImages-480297417.jpg
Shelly Stamis saw an online advertisement for a vacation home in Florida at only $200 a night, and she figured she had found a solid bargain."We looked at all the pictures, and it was right on the beach,...

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<![CDATA[San Francisco Ferry Building Evacuated ]]> Sat, 26 Mar 2016 16:45:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SF+Ferry+Building+Evac+.jpg
The San Francisco Ferry Building was briefly evacuated Saturday afternoon at around 3:15 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Easter Is Like Christmas for Candy Industry]]> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:35:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/eastercandy.jpg
Easter is the winner when it comes to candy sales in the U.S., CNBC reported.Americans spent over $800 million last year on creme-filled eggs, chocolate rabbits and colored marshmallow Peeps in the week...

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<![CDATA[Pay-Per-Article News App Launches in US ]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:12:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Blendle-AP_1603222133275898.jpg
A news app set will launch on Wednesday in the U.S., with 20 of the country’s largest newspaper and magazine publishers jumping on as partners, according to NBC News.Blendle, created by...

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<![CDATA[Starbucks to Donate More Food to Food Banks]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:29:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Starbucks_Food_Donation_Program.jpg
The array of Starbucks sandwiches and salads that aren't purchased at the end of the day usually end up in the garbage bin with the rest of the trash, but the Seattle-based coffee company says it's found a...

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<![CDATA[Limited BART Service From Pittsburg to North Concord]]> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:31:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BART+SERVICE+DISRUPTION+raw+-+04405607.jpg
Limited BART service will return during peak hours between the Pittsburg/Bay Point and North Concord/Martinez stations, officials said Monday afternoon. One train, that will ply between the two stops, will be...

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<![CDATA[Apple Fanatics Prepare for Monday's Big Announcement ]]> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:33:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/TLMD-apple-iphone-GettyImages-506969624.jpg
As per usual, the details of the unveiling have been kept hush-hush, but many industry insiders have made educated guesses as to what Apple CEO Tim Cook will be announcing.

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<![CDATA[Equator Coffees & Teas Named LGBT Small Business of the Year]]> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 09:22:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/equatorcoffee.jpg
San Rafael's Equator Coffees & Teas has been named California's first LGBT-owned Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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<![CDATA[BART Service Still Out From Pittsburg to North Concord]]> Sun, 20 Mar 2016 21:24:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+BART+SECURITY+CAMERAS+PKG+-+00000813.jpg
BART officials said on Friday trains will not be running between the Pittsburg/Bay Point and North Concord/Martinez stations through at least Monday.

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<![CDATA[Steve Wozniak on Apple Watch: 'This Isn't the Company That Apple Was Originally' ]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 17:37:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/96331364.jpg
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak worries about what the Apple Watch says about the direction in which the company is headed.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Gets More Than 1 Million User Violations Per Day]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:46:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-512015968.jpg
For Facebook, moderating user speech is a difficult task -- especially when users report violations at least one million times per day.

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<![CDATA[Major Candy Companies Will Stop Advertising to Kids]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 08:41:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1938576.jpg
With the Easter bunny just hops away, six major candy companies have agreed to stop advertising to kids, including the makers of Peeps, Lemonheads and Jelly Belly candies, NBC News reported.The companies...

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