<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Business News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/business http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSun, 21 Jan 2018 18:46:55 -0800Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:46:55 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Amazon's Top 20: Which Town Will 'HQ2' Call Home?]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:59:01 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17355673041435.jpg
After more than 200 cities tried to court Amazon in hopes of being chosen as the location for the online retail giant’s new headquarters, the list has been narrowed to 20.A lot is at stake for the chosen city,...

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<![CDATA[Delta Wants Proof That Support Animals Are Trained]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:36:34 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/supportanimalonplane_1200x675.jpg
Delta Airlines has outlined some restrictions Friday for passengers traveling with support animals on board after a sharp rise of incidents during flights, CNBC reported. Delta Airlines will require passengers...

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<![CDATA[Kalanick Walks Away With $1.4B in Uber Deal With SoftBank]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:03:10 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/kalGettyImages-615682458.jpg
SoftBank completed its long-awaited investment agreement with Uber on Thursday, making SoftBank the company's largest shareholder and providing a huge payday for co-founder Travis Kalanick and other early...

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<![CDATA[Data Offers Insight Into Which Area Could Get New Amazon HQ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:41:44 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/b-zos.jpg
Amazon announced Thursday the 20 locations it will consider for its new $5 billion facility, a project estimated to add 50,000 jobs and deliver a billion-dollar boost to the winning locale’s regional...

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<![CDATA[Facebook, Google Tell Congress About Fight With Extremism]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:19:55 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FBthumbsup_1200x675.jpg
Facebook, Google and Twitter shared with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Wednesday steps each tech giant has tekn to combat extremist content in Washington D.C, CNBC reported.

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<![CDATA[Facebook a ‘Living, Breathing Crime Scene': Tech Ethicist]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:35:05 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zuckerman.jpg
Facebook announced last week that it would start prioritizing “meaningful posts from friends and family in News Feed” with less content from pages, publishers and brands.But former Facebook employees told NBC...

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<![CDATA[CVS to End Beauty Image Edits]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:17:24 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cvs-photos-altered_720.jpg
Pharmacy giant CVS announced Monday that it would ban touchups of images for beauty products from its stores, websites, social media and marketing materials."We all want to be reflected in a true fashion,...

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<![CDATA[Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Internet Sales Taxes]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:07:50 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/online-shopping4.jpg
The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether states should be able to collect sales taxes for online purchases, a move that would raise costs for consumers while generating more money for local...

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<![CDATA[Bezos to Give $33M in College Scholarships to DACA Students]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:45:27 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bezos.jpg
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced Friday that they will donate $33 million to help young undocumented immigrants who had obtained DACA status to pay for college, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Circuit City Set to Relaunch Online Next Month]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:49:05 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/83632109-Circuit-City.jpg
Shuttered electronics retailer Circuit City is set to make a comeback next month, at least online, CNBC reported.Its website will relaunch Feb. 15, the company's CEO, Ronny Shmoel, said Monday at the Consumer...

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<![CDATA[Stoned Drivers Help Company Test Marijuana Breathalyzers]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:35:02 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/marijuana19.jpg
Hound Labs, an Oakland-based startup, is developing a new type of breathalyzer that’s capable of determining whether a driver is high at the moment of testing.

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<![CDATA[CES 2018: Air Taxi Helping Your Commute Soon?]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:56:43 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-902826482.jpg
Traffic in the Bay Area can be a nightmare.Technology unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas aimed at making residents’ morning and evening commutes considerably shorter.

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<![CDATA[How Amazon's Bezos Became a $105 Billionaire]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:15:30 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bezos.jpg
Jeff Bezos' wealth reportedly hit $105.1 billion this week, making him the richest man alive among those whose wealth is publicly traceable, CNBC reported. But Bezos hasn't always been a billionaire. He was born

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<![CDATA[Apple Shareholders Call on Board to Study Screen Time Impact]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:37:04 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple_screen_0108_1344373.JPG
Apple shareholders are calling on the company's board of directors to study the impact of smartphones on children.

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<![CDATA[CES 2018: Say Hello to Luxurious, Driverless Cars]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:20:52 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/01-CES-driverless.jpg
The Consumer Electronic Show gave people a first look at the future of driverless cars.Panasonic unveiled a fully autonomous car, which is crammed full of artificial intelligence. It’s a lap of luxury – almost

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<![CDATA[Not a 'Big Baller': Big Baller Brand Gets 'F' Rating]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:09:23 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/big+baller+brand+ball+family.jpg
LaVar Ball often gets heat for the things he says, but now he's getting dinged for his business dealings.The Better Business Bureau has given an "F" rating to Big Baller Brand, the athletic apparel company...

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<![CDATA[These Are the 20 Safest Airlines in the World, Ranking Says]]> Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:56:44 -0800 Air New Zealand]]> Air New Zealand]]> https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/airnewzealand1.jpg
Safety rating website AirlineRatings.com has released its annual list of the 20 safest airlines.

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<![CDATA[Twitter: We Won't Block World Leaders or Their Tweets]]> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:46:55 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jack-dorsey.jpg
Twitter said Friday that it will not block world leaders or any of their “controversial Tweets” in the interest of advancing “the global, public conversation.”In a brief blog post that does not mention...

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<![CDATA[CES 2018: Soon, Your 'Living Room' Will Be Mobile]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:40:28 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CES2018generic_1381743.JPG
As if our lives aren't already full of calling out instructions to a digital assistant or smartphone, the Consumer Electronic Show gave thousands a peek into their future living rooms – at home and on the go.

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<![CDATA[Dow Closes Above 25,000 for First Time]]> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:06:33 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/900585790-Wall-Street-Stock-Market.jpg
The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 25,000 for the first time on Thursday following the release of stronger-than-expected jobs data."The Dow hitting 25,000 was a pretty wild idea even a year ago. And

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<![CDATA[San Jose's Fairmont Hotel Sold]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:07:36 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/San_Joses_Fairmont_Hotel_Sold.jpg
San Jose's Fairmont Hotel has a new owner. A group, led by former Oakland A's owner Lew Wolff, sold the upscale downtown hotel for just more than $220 million. A San Ramon-based investment group will now...

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<![CDATA[Massive Security Flaw Could Affect Almost Every Computer]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:35:43 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/203*120/Servers1.jpg
The computer industry was scrambling Wednesday to patch recently discovered security vulnerabilities found in processors used on almost every computer in the world, CNBC reported.The vulnerabilties —...

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<![CDATA[Taco Bell Will Launch Nacho Fries in Bid to Win Dollar Menu]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 10:36:05 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TacoBellnachofries_1200x675.jpg
Taco Bell announced that it will begin selling Nacho Fries this month for $1 in the Dollar Menu war with fast food giants, CNBC reported.The newest addition to Taco Bell's menu is part of a strategy for...

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<![CDATA[Cookie Dough Craze Comes to Concord Dessert Parlor]]> Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:23:28 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Cookie+Dough+thumb.jpg
Following months of recipe development, a close-knit Concord family opened their dream confectionery last month specializing in a once-taboo dessert: cookie dough.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's to Kick Off Dollar Menu This Week]]> Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:46:07 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/mcdonaldsburgerfries_1200x675.png
The combination of McDonald's planned rollout of fresh, never-frozen beef, its recent relaunch of its Dollar Menu and woes at other restaurant chains could help the restaurant boost its same-store sales and grab...

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<![CDATA[Buying Recreational Pot in California? What You Need to Know]]> Sun, 31 Dec 2017 10:57:32 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Buying_Legal_Pot_in_California__What_You_Need_to_Know.jpg
The sale of recreational marijuana is set to become legal in California. And if you're one of the many looking to legally buy pot in the Bay Area come Monday, you may have questions. Scott Budman has answers and]]>
<![CDATA[Mega Millions, Powerball Both Top $300M to Close Out 2017]]> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 22:08:16 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Powerball22.jpg
It could be a mega-powerful New Year's Eve weekend. Between Powerball and Mega Millions, U.S. lottery aficionados --for just the second time in history-- have two opportunities to try for jackpots exceeding...

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