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Analysis: With Bay Area Rents At Record Highs, How Do We Find Relief?

According to a new report, rent across the Bay Area has reached record highs. The region has averaged nearly double-digit rises annually for the last three years.

04/16/2014

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Google Earnings Report Shows Growth Faltering, As Costs For Staff, Acquisitions Rise

Google’s first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet company dealt with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire more employees and invest in daring ideas.

04/16/2014

A sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area House Prices Rebound To 2007 Values

DataQuick said Wednesday that the median sales price for new and existing houses and condominiums reached $579,000 in March, up 7 percent from $540,000 the previous month and up 23 percent from $470,000 in March 2013. It is the 24th straight annual increase and the highest level since December 2007.

04/16/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Economist Feels Record Rents In Bay Area Could Severely Stunt Economic Growth

Stephen Levy, Director of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy in Palo Alto, said the skyrocketing prices are having wide-ranging effects on the economy.

04/16/2014

River Rock Casino in Geyserville. (CBS)

North Bay Tribe That Runs Casino Could Kick Out Dozens Of Members

A Bay Area Indian tribe that runs a well-known casino could take some potentially drastic action. More than 70 members could get kicked out.

04/16/2014

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San Francisco DA Gascon Welcomes Wireless Industry’s Commitment To Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation’s biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

04/15/2014

Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years

San Francisco Seeks To Regulate Home-Sharing Services Such As Airbnb Over Eviction Concerns

As the popularity of online services like Airbnb have risen, legislation was introduced in San Francisco on Tuesday to halt people from converting their apartments into short-term vacation rentals.

04/15/2014

Yahoo Headquarters

Yahoo’s 1Q Earnings Highlighted By Alibaba, Modest Ad Gains

Yahoo is still prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company’s listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer.

04/15/2014

A sign is posted at the Intel company headquarters on July 20, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. Intel will report their quarterly earnings today after the market closes. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Intel Reports Lower 1Q Net Income, Higher Revenue

Intel’s earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services.

04/15/2014

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange walk wear an insignia for Pandora Media Inc., the online-radio company, on its first day of trading as a public company on June 15, 2011 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After Recent Record Highs, Investor Sentiment On Tech Goes From Giddy To Glum

Stung by the abrupt change in sentiment, the stocks of recent stars such as Netflix, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are 20 percent to 45 percent below their recent peaks. The steep downfall is raising questions about whether this is just a fleeting fit of fickleness or the foreshadowing of another market bubble about to burst.

04/15/2014

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