<![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-usWed, 25 May 2016 16:10:24 -0700Wed, 25 May 2016 16:10:24 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Vallejo Unveils Plans for Electric Car Plant]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 19:41:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/car+charger.jpg
The city of Vallejo, which emerged from bankruptcy five years ago, is poised to get a big economic boost as plans to build a major plant for electric cars are rolling forward, officials said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Sports Authority to Close All of Its Stores]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 08:32:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sports-GettyImages-513328004.jpg
Sports Authority is getting ready to close all of its 463 stores and has launched a big going-out-of-business sale, according to NBC's "Today" show. The chain filed for bankruptcy protection a few months back,...

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<![CDATA[Limited-Edition Vodka Made from San Francisco Fog]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 02:22:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0520-2016-Hangar1Vodka.jpg
Now, enjoying Karl the Fog will mean more than just looking out your window on foggy mornings - you can drink it, too.

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<![CDATA[Airbnb Slapped With Suit for Discrimination, Violation of Civil Rights]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 17:00:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AIRBNB5.jpg
Airbnb was slapped with a proposed class action in a Washington D.C. federal court Tuesday for allegedly violating the fair housing act and the civil rights of its African-American users.]]>
<![CDATA[Ayesha Curry, Michael Mina Team Up for Pop-Up Restaurant]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 22:42:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/split2-curry-mina.jpg
Two powerhouses in the Bay Area food industry are joining forces.

Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina are poised to unveil a pop-up restaurant, named International Smoke, starting June 4.

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<![CDATA[Great America Poised to Unveil Thrilling 4D Ride 'Mass Effect' ]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 18:38:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GREAT+AMERICA+MASS+EFFECT+AWA+RAW+-+10520901.jpg
Video game sales have been slumping lately, so Electronic Arts, publisher of the big seller “Mass Effect” has an idea: Get you off the couch, and into a vibrating chair.

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<![CDATA['Loophole' Allows SF Restaurants to Hide Past Health Violations]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 23:37:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*135/ALL+SEASON+STILL+PIC+2.png
San Francisco diners can log onto the city’s website to check inspection records for restaurants across the city, but the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit discovered a “loophole” that allows some restaurants...
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<![CDATA[Google Tests Free Carpooling App in Bay Area]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 22:27:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google26.JPG
Google on Monday jumped feet first into carpooling with the launch of Waze Rider.The free app offers carpools and passengers are able to ask for free rides or pay the IRS recommended 54 cents per mile...

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<![CDATA[Tech Layoffs Doubled in First Four Months of Year]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 18:44:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Gadgets-AP_164152250147.jpg
Layoffs in the tech sector more than doubled in the first four months of the year compared with the same period a year ago, according to filings under California's WARN Act.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Drops to No. 2 in Innovation: Report]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 21:32:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/GettyImages-678846.jpg
The Bay Area is no longer the most innovative region in the U.S., according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Exclusive: Billionaire on Musk, Google, Etc.]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 10:52:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/richardbranson.JPG
Sir Richard Branson talks about music, his rivalry with Elon Musk, and what excites him about technology.]]>
<![CDATA[Macy's Forecast Cut Ignites Retail Worries]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 05:37:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-530665646.jpg
Macy's reported disappointing quarterly sales Wednesday and slashed its full-year forecast, underscoring a slump in apparel demand at U.S. department stores, NBC News reported.The bleak start to 2016...

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<![CDATA[Nextdoor Addresses Racial Profiling Concerns]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 23:31:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0510-2016-Nextdoor.jpg
A social networking site is tackling the issue of racial profiling.

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<![CDATA[Google v. Oracle: Copyright Trial Begins]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 17:06:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/google11.jpg
A monthlong trial in a copyright battle between Oracle Corp. and Google Inc. began in San Francisco federal court Tuesday with former Google CEO Eric Schmidt on the stand.

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<![CDATA[Dumpling Restaurant Opens in Valley Fair]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 23:18:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/DinTaiFungDumplings.jpg
Popular Taiwanese dumpling house Din Tai Fung will open the first Northern California location at Westfield Valley Fair on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[New York Street Food Favorite The Halal Guys Starts SJ Delivery]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 23:31:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/halalguyscaviarsanjose.jpg
Manhattan's popular street food cart The Halal Guys has started taking pre-orders for delivery service from Sunnyvale to San Jose starting next week.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Prevents 'Face Book' Food]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 23:48:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
A Chinese company has been denied the chance to release food and drink products under the "Face Book" brand name.

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<![CDATA[Trader Joe's Recalls Broccoli-Kale Salad ]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 20:35:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/TJ+Salad+5.5.16.JPG
Grocery chain Trader Joe's is voluntarily recalling a salad containing broccoli slaw, kale and chicken, due to possible listeria contamination.

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<![CDATA[Vegan Cafe Owners Threatened for Eating Meat]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 17:04:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/cafegratitude.jpg
Owners of the vegan Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre restaurants have started eating meat — and are being accused of murder by shocked activists.]]>
<![CDATA[Proposed Rule May Allow Class-Action Suits Against Banks]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 15:14:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gavel-generic-stock.jpg
A rule proposed Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may ban mandatory arbitration clauses that prevent consumers from filing class-action lawsuits against their banks and credit card companies...

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<![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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