<![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-usMon, 26 Sep 2016 22:25:16 -0700Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:25:16 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[How to Protect Yourself From Hackers ]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:38:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_onlinetuneup0923_1920x1080.jpg
Thursday's news that Yahoo suffered a hack of 500 million of its user accounts may have many people taking a new look at how to keep their own email accounts and personal information secure.]]>
<![CDATA[How The Marriott-Starwood Merger Affects Your Rewards]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:37:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/marriott.jpg
The Marriott International brand to become the largest hotel chain in the world, after its $13 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in a merger that closed on Friday morning.But...

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<![CDATA[Petition for Meatless Burger at In-N-Out is 30K Strong]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:36:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/In-n-Out-Burger.jpg
A petition to get a meatless burger on the In-N-Out menu has gained steam all week, drawing about 30,000 supporters by Thursday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Embattled Wells Fargo CEO Resigns From Federal Panel]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:15:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16264579459541-Stumpf.jpg
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf stepped down from his position on the Federal Reserve Advisory Council Thursday, according to a statement from the San Francisco Federal Reserve. Wells Fargo told CNBC that Stumpf...

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<![CDATA[Cosmopolitan Magazine Unveils the 'Most Feminine Car Ever']]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:52:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0921-2016-womencar.jpg
Cosmopolitan Magazine is getting some grief after it announced it was teaming up with European car maker "SEAT" to make a car for women. Scott McGrew reports.

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Hackers Control a Tesla]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:16:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Accidente-con-auto-Tesla-deja-un-muerto.jpg
A China-based company was able to successfully hack into a moving Tesla vehicle using WiFi.
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<![CDATA[Driverless Cars Get Powerful Boost, Thanks to the Feds]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:07:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google-Driverless-Car.jpg
The federal government is on board with driverless cars — but with caveats.That’s the message sent out by the Department of Transportation by calling driverless cars among “the most important achievements...

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<![CDATA[Waze Traffic App Rolls Out Open Parking Feature]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:09:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/waze2.jpg
Waze, Googles real-time traffic app, can now help drivers catch an open parking spot.

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<![CDATA[Future Driverless Car Engineers: Your Class is Online]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:19:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/self-driving+car+video+Udacity+Nanodegree+Team+and+Students+-+00043607.jpg
The future will likely be full of driverless cars, whether you like it or not.But, in order for the Ubers and Googles and Lyfts to roll autonomously, they’ll need to be designed and built by engineers.Enter:...

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<![CDATA[Ford to Stop Producing Small Cars in US]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:02:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-513343308-ford-generic.jpg
Ford says it will move its entire small car operation from America to Mexico, NBC News reported."Over the next two to three years, we will have migrated all of our small car production to Mexico," CEO...]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto Small Business Grows Thanks to LinkedIn]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:17:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LINKED+HAIR+SALON.jpg
Hairstylist Vanessa Garcia used LinkedIn in a unique way to attract new clients.]]>
<![CDATA[FAA Issues Warning About Samsung Phones]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:59:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16246359982059-samsung.jpg
The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday strongly urged travelers not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cell phones while on planes, after a series of incidents involving exploding batteries.In...

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<![CDATA[‘I Already Lost Them’: The World Reacts to Apple’s AirPods]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:35:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16251682398866-iphone-7-earbud.gif
At Apple’s product launch event Wednesday, the company confirmed what many had been speculating for months: The new iPhone 7 does not have a headphone jack. iPhone users who want to communicate and listen...

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<![CDATA[Airbnb Addresses Claims of Racism, Revamps Website]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:05:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/airbnb-homepage.jpg
Before the end of the year, Airbnb plans to display user photos less prominently, promote instant bookings and introduce technological changes to address widespread reports of racial discrimination against...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Smartphone Owners Stung by Samsung Recall]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 21:08:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GALAXY_GettyImages-588328968.jpg
Samsung is recalling 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Satellites Part of Plan for Internet in Space]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:57:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/spacex-explostion-smoke.jpg
On Thursday, a SpaceX rocket, along with a satellite leased in part by Facebook, were destroyed in a launch pad explosion at Cape Canaveral. The explosion, in which no people were harmed, occurred during...

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<![CDATA[Los Gatos Town Council Votes Down North 40 Project]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:29:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lg-north-40.jpg
A divided Los Gatos Town Council on Thursday night voted to deny the controversial North 40 development as proposed.

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<![CDATA[Judge OKs $86M Settlement in Volkswagen Lawsuit]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 21:04:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/092215+volkswagen+generic.jpg
A federal judge in San Francisco signed off today on an $86 million settlement of a false advertising and unfair business practices lawsuit filed by the state of California against automaker Volkswagen for...

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Rocket Explodes, Takes Down Facebook Satellite]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:51:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/spacex-explostion-smoke.jpg
When the SpaceX rocket exploded Thursday morning during a practice test on Cape Canaveral, it badly damaged the reputation of SpaceX and Elon Musk.

But it took Facebook down a peg as well.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Needs More Money to Keep Model 3 On Track]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:48:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490597798.jpg
Automaker Tesla will need to raise additional capital in order to continue as planned with development of its new Model 3 sedan and its giant battery “gigafactory” in Reno, the company said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[FAA Launches New Drone Rules]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:03:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drone-generic-carlsbad-0926.jpg
It just got easier to fly a drone. It also just got easier to get a drone-related job. Both items bringing good news to many in Silicon Valley, as drone careers, not to mention drone delivery, is coming closer.

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Selling FB Stock to Charity, Public Good: Report]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:50:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zuckerberg-Dec2015_Family_highres.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan are well on their to fulfilling a potentially billion dollar promise that they made last year after the birth of their first child, but the philanthropic...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Looks to Sublease About 25% of SF Headquarters]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:58:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/twitterGettyImages-494325030.jpg
Twitter Inc. is looking to sublease a significant chunk of its San Francisco headquarters, according to multiple media reports.

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<![CDATA[Supermodel Tyra Banks to Teach Class at Stanford University]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:50:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_476387618231.jpg
Supermodel Tyra Banks is slated to teach a class at Stanford University next spring.

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<![CDATA[Ford to Launch Driverless Cars From Silicon Valley by 2021]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:57:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Ford-Mustang-Generic-2015.jpg
A Motown giant just announced its next big hit — and it’s being developed in Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[Guests' Data May Have Been Hacked at Hotels]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:49:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/HotelHack-AP_16228457715731%281%29.jpg
Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott and Westin hotels in 10 states and the District of Columbia may have been targeted by hackers for months. According to the hotel operator HEI Hotels & Resorts, malware put into place...

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<![CDATA[SF Company Offers Wild Experiences at a High Price]]> Sat, 13 Aug 2016 16:12:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-181587969.jpg
Ever wanted to meet the Pope, learn how to fly a helicopter or sit in the front row of New York’s Fashion Week?San Francisco-based IfOnly aims to make all of that possible. The company offers unique, and often...

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<![CDATA[California May Beef Up Electric Vehicle Mandate]]> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:22:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/electric+car+charging+09022015.jpg
A California lawmaker told The Associated Press on Friday that she's introducing legislation to require that 15 percent of new vehicles be emission-free in less than a decade, a significant escalation in...

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<![CDATA[Macy's Negotiating Sale of Flagship Union Square Men's Store]]> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:03:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/macys+generic.jpg
Officials with Macy's are in negotiations to sell their flagship men's store in San Francisco's Union Square, company officials said Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Macy's to Close 100 Stores Nationwide]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 06:06:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-530665646.jpg
Macy's announced Thursday plans close approximately 100 of its department stores, the latest effort to adapt to shifting consumer shopping patterns and more online competition, CNBC reported.The 100 store...

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<![CDATA[From 'The Face' to 'Finger Wag': How The Olympics Get Social]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:15:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/phelps-face1.jpg
From "Phelps Face" to "Hijabi Zorro" to a single finger wave launching an international discussion, it’s clear that the 2016 Olympics are happening not just on the athletic fields, and certainly not just on your...

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