<![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 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:54:23 -0800 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:54:23 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Online Sales Surge, but Thousands Lining Up for Black Friday]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:28:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BlackFridayMacys-AP_931186516506.jpg
Thousands of shoppers are still choosing to line up in the stores to make sure they got the best deals. The tradition of getting there early was still going strong, according to NBC News. Hundreds lined...

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<![CDATA[Valet Service Offered to Taco Bell Customers]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:06:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1123-2015-ValetParking.jpg
You can now valet your car and grab Taco Bell in the East Bay. The service is part of a push to keep customers coming while construction is underway at a Walnut Creek shopping center.

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<![CDATA[UnitedHealth May Withdraw From Obamacare]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 22:15:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/UnitedHealth-AP_580078387860.jpg
Experts are divided over Thursday’s news that the No. 1 U.S. health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, might withdraw from health exchanges mandated by so-called Obamacare legislation, NBC News reported. The company...

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<![CDATA[Will Nation's Top Health Insurer Kill Obamacare?]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:19:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Obamacare-Website-AP_249581118509.jpg
Thursday's news that the No. 1 U.S. health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, might withdraw from the health insurance exchanges mandated by so-called Obamacare legislation divided experts into two camps.

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<![CDATA[Walnut Creek Shopping Center Gets Redesign]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:50:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1120-2015-BroadwayPlaza.jpg
Walnut Creek city officials are working to fast-track the redesign of its Broadway Plaza.

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<![CDATA[Tinder CEO Admits Addiction to Hookup App]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:35:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/140411-tinder-dating-app-mn-1310_6f284758e68894d5f153e1d324a00965.nbcnews-fp-1360-600.jpg
An interview published the day before Tinder's initial public offering found the company's CEO and co-founder admitting that he's addicted to the hookup app.]]>
<![CDATA[SF Payment Service Square Prices IPO Below Range]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:02:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SQUARE-IPO-VO---00000000.jpg
Once the hottest of startups, Square has now officially cooled down.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Stocks Close Sharply Higher in Wake of Paris Attacks]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:21:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NYSE-Paris-Attacks-GettyImages-497371064.jpg
U.S. stocks gained Monday on a sharp jump in oil prices boosted by geopolitical concerns following weekend terror attacks in Paris. The major U.S. averages closed more than 1 percent higher, recovering some of...

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<![CDATA[YouTube's New Music App Draws Mixed Reviews]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:47:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/YouTube+Music+App.jpg
YouTube launched its very own music app Thursday, entering the ever-crowded pool of streaming apps.

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<![CDATA[Marissa Mayer's $70K 'Wizard of Oz' Yahoo Shoot Gets Bashed]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:59:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/yahoo3.jpg
A Yahoo photo shoot has spawned online mockery after reports of an exorbitant price tag emerged.

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<![CDATA[Wal-Mart to Open Its Doors on Thanksgiving Day]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:18:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/WalmartBlackFriday-AP_674555436752.jpg
Wal-Mart has broken its silence about its plans for Black Friday. On Thursday, the retailer announced it will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the same time it has for the last three years. For those...

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<![CDATA[Apple CEO Says Cash Is Out, Cards and Apps Are In]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 23:28:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-fortuna.jpg
The next generation of children will look at money the same way millennials look at pagers and phonebooks, according to Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Corporations Earn Perfect LGBT Quality Scores]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:29:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11A+GOOGLE+SJ+EXPANSION+VO+-+00000000.jpg
A Human Rights Campaign report awarded perfect scores for LGBT workplace equality to dozens of Bay Area corporations.]]>
<![CDATA[Company Makes $14B on China's Fake 'Singles' Day']]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:07:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_996003549132.jpg
The retail website Alibaba brought up $14 billion in sales on the made-up Chinese holiday "Singles' Day," the company said on Thursday. This year's sales were 60 percent higher than last year.

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<![CDATA[Black Bark BBQ to Open in Fillmore Jazz Preservation District]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 19:30:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/blackbarkbbq.jpg
Black Bark BBQ debuts in December from the owners of the popular 1300 on Fillmore restaurant.

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<![CDATA[China's Online Singles' Day Nets Record Sales ]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 04:00:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SinglesDay-GettyImages-496343898.jpg
China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has passed its record halfway through its Singles’ Day shopping event, NBC News reported. In the first eight minutes of this year’s sale, the company generated more than...

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<![CDATA[Taxi Drivers to Strike After Council OKs Ridesharing at SJC]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:59:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cabbies2.JPG
A taxi drivers strike in San Jose will continue at least another day after the city council unanimously voted late Tuesday to allow ridesharing services to pick up passengers at Norman Y.

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<![CDATA[Safety Experts Release New Booster Seat Ratings]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 03:47:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/news-GettyImages-580521915.jpg
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its latest safety ratings for booster seats on Tuesday. Twenty of the 23 seats earned the highest rating. The IIHS said the seats would provide a good...

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<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Guide: Bay Area Tech Toys, Accessories]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:45:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/timbuksleeve.jpg
Ideas for affordable Bay Area tech toys and accessories to give this holiday season.

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<![CDATA[VW Offers $1,000 Credit Cards to Owners of Cheating Diesels]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:08:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_928991880469-VW.jpg
Volkswagen's U.S. subsidiary said on Monday it will offer $1,000 worth of credit cards, of which half may be spent at VW and Audi dealerships, to owners of certain diesel models the company has admitted do...

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<![CDATA[Verizon Considers Sale of Business Services, Data Storage Assets]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:10:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-92351676.jpg
Verizon Communications Inc. is exploring a sale of its enterprise assets, according to people familiar with the matter, as the largest U.S. wireless carrier seeks to focus on its core business, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Girl Scout's Bumping Cookies to $5 a Box]]> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 13:29:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_080402011722.jpg
After years of holding prices steady, more Girl Scout councils are boosting cookie prices to $5 a box. "The No. 1 factor was us hearing feedback from adult volunteers that girls had such a great experience...

<![CDATA[Wal-Mart to Get Help from Santa in Holiday Shopping War]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 03:56:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Walmart-AP_660836205135.jpg
Santa Claus will be coming to Wal-Mart this holiday season, NBC News reported. The retail giant is banking on an army of Santas and other holiday attractions to help regain market share from its biggest...

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<![CDATA[Activision to Buy 'Candy Crush' Maker for $5.9B]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 02:17:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CandyCrush-AP_163106589683.jpg
Video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc. said it will buy the maker of the popular “Candy Crush Saga” game, Reuters reported. Activision will buy King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion to strengthen...

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<![CDATA[Amazon Offers 20 Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:51:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_93380942358.jpg
Amazon is now offering new birth mothers who have spent a year with the company up to 20 weeks of maternity leave. The company outlined the new perk in an internal memo, which it shared with NBC News on...

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<![CDATA[Shoppers Prefer Paper Coupons: Survey]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 04:32:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_090422053554.jpg
New research shows consumers are clipping coupons out of newspapers and other paper mailings rather than finding them online, according to a CreditCards.com survey. Sixty-three percent of U.S.

<![CDATA[Controversy Surrounds Tadich Grill in SF]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:37:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1028-2015-TadichGrill.jpg
The owners of the Tadich Grill, San Francisco's oldest restaurant, are facing allegations of racism from their own daughter.

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<![CDATA[Traffic Concerns Over New Bass Pro Shops Opening in SJ]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:54:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1028-2015-SJBassPro.jpg
San Jose's latest tourist attraction is expected to generate more traffic in the area.

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<![CDATA[Research Shines Light on Uber's Price Surges ]]> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 19:19:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-file.jpg
Don't want to pay surge prices? Wait and walk a block, this study suggests.]]>
<![CDATA[UAW & GM Reach Tentative Deal, Avert Strike]]> Sun, 25 Oct 2015 20:32:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_070731045624.jpg
A tentative agreement has been reached between the United Auto Workers union bargaining committee and General Motors, averting a strike, NBC News reported. The union said all of its GM members were prepared to...

<![CDATA[Zara Founder Briefly Ranks as Richest in World]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:35:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/GettyImages-1474160131.jpg
For four hours, Zara founder Amancio Ortega was the richest man in the world. The Spanish man and founder of popular clothing brand "Zara," Amancio Ortega, was briefly valued at $80 billion, making him...

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<![CDATA[Strategic Advice for Early Holiday Shoppers]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 01:52:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-474239694.jpg
It's not even Halloween yet, but Americans are already shopping for the holiday season. The National Retail Federation said about 40 percent of consumers start their seasonal shopping before Halloween. Many...

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