<![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, 22 May 2015 18:24:57 -0700 Fri, 22 May 2015 18:24:57 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Oregon to Test Pay-Per-Mile Alternative to Gas Tax]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 06:49:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gas-tax-shutterstock_122420251.jpg
Starting in July, as many as 5,000 volunteers can sign up to drive with devices in their cars that monitors how many miles they drive and where.

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<![CDATA[Warriors' Barbosa Dishes Out Directions in Waze App]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 17:53:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0521-2015-LeandroBarbosa.jpg
Waze may be the next go-to app for members of the Dub Nation heading to Warriors Ground.

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<![CDATA[SF Startup Uses 3D Printers to Create Prosthetic Legs]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 12:44:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/LEG2.JPG
Is it the next Industrial Revolution? 3D printing may one day revolutionize businesses, but it’s already having another effect: changing countless lives.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Raises Contractor Minimum Wage]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 17:43:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/facebook27.JPG
Facebook has announced that it will pay contractors on its new Menlo Park campus at least $15 per hour and offer $4,000 for paid parental leave.

Photo Credit: Mark Zuckerberg Via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Hackers Targeting Starbucks Mobile App]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 19:17:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/tlmd_brightcove_2067658930001_4180567187001_sb.jpg
Starbucks' popular mobile app is now a target for hackers.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Could Be Worth $50 Billion]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 12:37:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/UberEATS-menu-Godmother-1024x683.jpg
If Uber is successful in raising $1.5 to $2 billion in additional funding, the company could be worth $50 billion.

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<![CDATA[Tesla's Powerwall Battery a Hit, Says CEO]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 21:15:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/elonmuskmarch.jpg
Social media is speculating on what Tesla Motors' next invention might be; CEO Elon Musk says it's not a car.

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<![CDATA[Critics Accuse Oil Companies of Purposely Spiking Gas Prices]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 19:12:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gas+pump3.jpg
The Consumer Watchdog group and Tom Steyer, a billionaire environmental activist, are accusing oil companies of purposely spiking gas prices to pad their bottom line.

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<![CDATA[Flickr Founder Wants to Challenge Work Email]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 11:18:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/computer+generic1.jpg
Stewart Butterfield, a founder of photo-sharing site Flickr, is the creator and chief executive of Slack, a startup that offers a new platform for team communication.

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<![CDATA[Some Starbucks Offer Free Drinks During Glitch]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:46:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/tlmd_brightcove_2067658930001_4180567187001_sb.jpg
A nationwide outage of Starbucks' point-of-sale system got some customers a free jolt of espresso. Cheryl Hurd reports.]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco is Worst Market for Renters: Report]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:54:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/sf15.jpg
San Francisco is the worst market for renters, according to Forbes' latest list.

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<![CDATA[Sabra Recalls Hummus for Possible Listeria Contamination]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:56:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*123/PKTMP0002.jpg
Sabra Dipping Company is voluntarily recalling its "Classic Hummus" because of possible Listeria contamination.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Expands Gehry-Designed Campus]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:51:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/facebook27.JPG
Facebook's new Menlo Park office, which was designed by Frank Gehry, already has ambitious expansion plans.

Photo Credit: Mark Zuckerberg Via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Mile IQ App Helps Drivers Track Mileage for Business Trips]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:44:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0317-2015-MileIQ.jpg
A new way to track your miles on the road. A San Francisco-based company developed an app for people who drive for work.

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<![CDATA[Din Tai Fung Coming to San Jose]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:48:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/dintaifunxiaolongbao.jpg
Popular Taiwanese dumpling house Din Tai Fung will open the first Northern California location in San Jose's Valley Fair Mall.

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<![CDATA[Blue Bottle Coffee to Open Silicon Valley Shop]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:16:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/bluebottlebeans.jpg
Blue Bottle Coffee makes its Peninsula debut in Palo Alto this week.

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<![CDATA[Chicago McDonald's Faces Complaints Over Employee Burns]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:09:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mcds-protest-1.jpg
McDonald's employees in Chicago lobbied for more safety standards at the restaurant. Demonstration comes one day after employees around the nation filed 28 health and safety complaints against the Oak...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Start-Ups Looking to Disrupt Online Car Sales]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:57:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/Used+Car+Still.png
Several new Bay Area start-ups have the drive to disrupt the traditional model of buying and selling cars. In a partnership with non-profit Fair Warning, NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman reports on whether these new...]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Competitor Wants Self-Flying Rideshare Cars in Air]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:25:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/201*120/aeromobilprototype.jpg
AeroMobil has created a prototype for a self-flying car and would like to put a taxi service in the air in the next two years.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Commercial Sparks Uproar in Petaluma]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:10:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/163*120/petaluma10.JPG
A new McDonald's commercial for its Egg White Delight McMuffin has some Petaluma residents up in arms.]]>
<![CDATA[Nasdaq Closes Above 5,000 for First Time Since 2000]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:31:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Nasdaq-5000.jpg
The Nasdaq closed above 5,000 on Monday, marking the first time in 15 years that the stock index hit that mark, NBC News reported. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Uber Security Breach May Expose 50,000 Names and License Numbers]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:54:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP943907754143.jpg
Uber says a database containing the names and drivers' license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May.]]>
<![CDATA[South Bay Passenger Frustrated Over $452 Uber Fare]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:59:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0225-2015-UberBill.jpg
A South Bay man is asking ride-sharing service Uber to reduce his fare after he was charged $452 for a 30-minute, 12-mile ride.]]>
<![CDATA[As One Local Magazine Folds, Another Launches]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:00:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*213/dogster-magazine.jpg
7x7 Magazine has announced the end of its print run, while pet websites Dogster and Catster make their newsstand debut.

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<![CDATA[Social Reaction to Chargers-Raiders Stadium News]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:33:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chargers+raiders+stadium+rendering+13.jpg
News that rival professional football teams the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders are joining forces on a proposal that could have them share a Southern California stadium surprised many when it...

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<![CDATA[Elite Jumping Horses of Cuba ]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:32:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP247924812525_CubaHorses.jpg
Already renowned for fine rum and fancy cigars, Cuba is carving out a new luxury niche that is attracting Latin American elites to the communist-run island: elite jumping horses.

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<![CDATA[Tablets Coming to Red Robin Restaurants]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:56:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ZIOSK+RED+ROBIN+VO++-+00002510.jpg
Ziosk, the company that makes those tablets they use at Chili’s, says it is expanding into Red Robin, announcing a deal to supply 21,000 tables to the restaurant chain.

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<![CDATA[Three Twins Can’t Export Its Ice Cream Due to Port Slowdown]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:16:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/three-twins-jodi.jpg
The folks at Three Twins Ice Cream are busy sending out pallets of their popular Petaluma-made product. While sales are strong nationwide, overseas shipments have hit a snag: the West Coast port slowdown...

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<![CDATA[SF Restaurant Workers Among Best Paid in U.S.]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:26:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/servertamarapalmer.jpg
A PayScale report shows that San Francisco averages the highest hourly wages in the country for bartenders and servers.

Photo Credit: Tamara Palmer]]>
<![CDATA[SF Restaurant Designs Condom for Valentine's Day]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:26:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sf-condom.jpg
Italian restaurant Locanda has produced a limited edition 'Locondom' to give out on Feb. 14.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Restaurants Go Tipless]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:26:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/waitress+generic.jpg
Sous Beurre Kitchen is the latest Bay Area restaurant to forgo the concept of gratuities on the customer bill.]]>
<![CDATA[97 Percent of Venture Capital Funded Companies Are Run by Men: Study]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:13:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/011609-Woman-Boss.jpg
97 percent of venture capital funded companies are run by men: study. Peggy Bunker reports

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<![CDATA[Which Local Radio Shack Stores Will Close?]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:39:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/476653105_RadioShack.jpg
Radio Shack, which filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, said it would close the following stores in the Bay Area.

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