<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Business News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/business http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usMon, 27 Mar 2017 21:58:19 -0700Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:58:19 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Tech-Heavy Food Chain Eatsa Slapped with Federal Lawsuit]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:39:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/EatsaLawsuit.jpg
A San Francisco-based food company proud of its tech-savvy features was recently slapped with a federal class action lawsuit for failing to provide adequate services to customers with visual impairments...

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<![CDATA[Uber Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Crash]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:24:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16349000708921-Uber-Self-Driving-Cars.jpg
Uber Technologies Inc. suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local...

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<![CDATA[iCloud Hacked, 200M iPhone Users' Data in Danger: Report]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:56:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Hackers, calling themselves the Turkish Crime Family, claim to have hacked into Apple’s iCloud, accessing an estimated 200 million accounts. That’s a lot of photos, music files, and other personal data...

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<![CDATA[Costco Wholesale Expands Test of Home Grocery Delivery ]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:52:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477000903.jpg
Costco is ramping up its home grocery delivery efforts by teaming up with another third-party service, CNBC reported.Shipt, an online grocery delivery service, said Tuesday it was adding Costco to its delivery...

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<![CDATA[The French Laundry Now Requiring Prepaid Reservations]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:25:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/french+laundry-0320-2017.jpg
A renowned Michelin three-star restaurant in Napa County is among the latest high-end establishments to join the trend of requiring prepaid "tickets."

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<![CDATA[Forbes Ranks the Richest People in the World in 2017]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:50:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Wealthy_Thumb.jpg
Forbes released its 31st annual ranking of the world's billionaires Monday. These are the five wealthiest individuals in 2017. Forbes.com has more.    ]]>
<![CDATA[One-Way Ticket Between Oakland and Barcelona for $149]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:39:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LevelAirlines.jpg
For just $149, travelers can purchase a one-way ticket from the Bay Area to Spain thanks to a new airline.

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<![CDATA[See Full List of JC Penney Stores Closing in US]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:34:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jcpenney_1200x675.jpg
J.C. Penney released a list Friday of the 138 stores it plans to close in an effort to cut costs and grow sales at its strongest locations.The closures, first announced in February, represents about 13 to...

<![CDATA[Payday Problem Affects Citizens Bank Customers]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:13:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/citizens+bank.jpg
Citizens Bank customers said they were experiencing delays in deposits to their accounts on Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Faster Food? McDonald's Tests Mobile Order-and-Pay System]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:38:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/03-15-2017-mcdonalds.jpg
If McDonald's has its way, fast food could become even faster.

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<![CDATA[Math Teacher Solves Adobe's San Jose Semaphore]]> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:00:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0313-2017-AdobeSemaphore.jpg
The giant swirling symbols sitting atop Adobe's headquarters near downtown San Jose has finally been solved.

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<![CDATA[Price of Oil is Plummeting, But Gas Prices Still High]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:28:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/GettyImages-88583608.jpg
Oil prices tumbled this week, but drivers dreaming of cheap summer road trips might want to temper their expectations: Experts say a host of factors, including overseas output cuts and refinery operations, will...

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<![CDATA[Staples to Close 70 Stores as US Sales Decline]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:02:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/55827006.jpg
Staples announced Thursday it would close 70 stores in 2017 after reporting fourth-quarter sales that were far weaker than analysts expected.The largest U.S. office-supply chain reported a $548 million...

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<![CDATA[Protect Yourself From Accounting Scams During Tax Season]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:22:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/ProtectYourMoney.png
With tax season underway for individuals and businesses, CNBC takes an in-depth look at ways tax payers can protect themselves from scams and fraud in "American Greed."]]>
<![CDATA[Gender-Neutral Bathroom Locator Ushered in by Yelp]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:09:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/YelpGenderNeutralBathroom.jpg
The effort to find gender-neutral bathrooms around town just became a little bit easier thanks to Yelp.

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<![CDATA[Mountain View School Scores $24M With Snap Investment]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-647104932.jpg
A Bay Area high school that counts itself among Snap Inc.'s first investors won big on Thursday after a booming initial public offering and first-day trading.

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<![CDATA[HHGregg to Close 88 Stores Nationwide]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:31:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-121826122.jpg
Struggling appliance and electronic retailer HHGregg announced Thursday it is planning to close 88 “underperforming” stores nationwide.The Indianapolis-based company also said it is closing three distribution...

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<![CDATA[SpaceX to Send 2 Citizens to Moon in 2018: Elon Musk]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:52:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/elonmusk3.jpg
Elon Musk announced Monday that his private space transportation company SpaceX will send two private citizens to the moon in late 2018. "We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two...

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<![CDATA[Peeps-Flavored Oreo Cookies Are Here]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:37:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/oreo-peeps.jpg
Move over peanut butter and jelly, a new flavor fusion is sweetening up store shelves. Oreo and Peeps have joined forces for “Peeps Oreo Sandwich Cookies.”

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<![CDATA[White House: Protestors at Congressional Town Halls Are “Loud, But Not Many”]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:57:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-23-17-scott+mcgrew+hit+6a.jpg
Scott McGrew takes a look at a raucous town hall meeting in Arkansas and White House claims protestors are disingenuous – or even paid actors.]]>
<![CDATA[Day 34: Trouble at Town Halls]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:37:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-22-17-scott-mcgrew+hit.jpg
Members of Congress face angry constituents in their home districts. Donald Trump claims liberals are organizing resistance and Steve Bannon may lose his position on the National Security Council.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Takes a Second Crack at Travel Ban]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:38:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-21-17-mcgrew-tech.jpg
Scott McGrew examines the new travel ban and HR McMaster, the new national security advisor.]]>
<![CDATA[Maple Season Kicks Off Early]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:19:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Maple+syrup1.JPG
A mild stretch of temperatures has jumpstarted Vermont’s signature maple sugaring season. The warm weekend sparked big sap flows across Vermont, including from the 81,000 tree taps at Runamok Maple.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump’s Secret Plan to Defeat ISIS]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:45:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/2-14-17-mcgrew-6am-hit+tech1.jpg
As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to initiate a plan to defeat ISIS no later than 30 days after taking office. It’s day 32.

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