Business

A vacation rental in Sonoma County. (CBS)

Rowdy Vacation Renters Cause Headache For Guerneville Residents

Quaint towns in the Wine Country and along the Russian River are seeing a flood of weekend vacationers. And that’s leading to headaches.

05/18/2015

soda, soft drinks

Berkeley Soda Tax Brings In $116K In First Month Alone

Berkeley is celebrating a big haul after just one month of the city’s new soda tax.

05/18/2015

Traders work at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York on March 18, 2015. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Billionaire Carl Icahn Calls On Apple To Shrink Its Stock Pool

Nothing gets a stock moving like a billionaire investors telling everyone he thinks its double its current value.

05/18/2015

One rendering of the Coliseum City project which includes the current Oracle Arena and new baseball and football stadiums. (City of Oakland)

Coliseum Official: Deal For New Oakland Raiders Stadium ‘Gurgling Blood’

A Coliseum official close to the talks for a new Raiders stadium in Oakland is saying the deal is “gurgling blood”, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

05/18/2015

An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Federal Appeals Court Rules Samsung Copied Some Of Apple’s Patented iPhone Features

In a long-running dispute, a federal appeals court has agreed that Samsung illegally copied some of the patented features in Apple’s iPhone.

05/18/2015

Almond tree being ripped out in Modesto. (CBS)

Central Valley Almond Farmer Rips Out Trees To Save Water, Business

While most of us are scrambling to save water, California almond growers are taking heat for planting more and more trees amid a historic drought.

05/18/2015

(CBS SF)

San Francisco Retailers Struggle To Fill Minimum Wage Positions In Face Of Flexible Tech Jobs

San Francisco has a unique problem with filling jobs – stores are hiring, but people aren’t applying, and some are blaming tech.

05/17/2015

(Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Beware Of Produce Cheats At Farmers’ Markets — They Don’t Grow What They Sell

How do you know you’re getting freshly picked produce from a local farm, and not from Central America?

05/16/2015

T-Boz and Chilli, the surviving members of TLC. (CBS)

Surviving Members Of TLC To Make Comeback After Successful Kickstarter

One of the hottest groups of the 90s and one of the hottest girl groups ever is making a comeback, thanks to a Kickstarter campaign and some die-hard fans.

05/16/2015

Curvy Girl Sign

Vandals Target San Jose Boutique For Plus-Size Women, Owner Thinks Crooks Are Fat Shaming

The owner of the Curvy Girl boutique on Meridian Avenue said she thought the attacks were random at first. But her store has been attacked three times and no other store in the complex has been targeted.

05/15/2015