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Apple Halts Online Sales In Russia After Ruble Plunges

Apple has halted online sales of its iPhones, iPads and other products in Russia amid financial turmoil triggered by the steep decline in the country’s currency.

12/16/2014

A Safeway delivery truck. (CBS)

Online Safeway Shoppers Overcharged According To California Judge

Safeway customers who bought groceries online recently may be due a refund.

12/15/2014

(CBS)

Hospital Snafu Leaves Bay Area Patient With $20K Bill

Health insurance is supposed to help pay your medical bills, but that’s not how it worked for a young dad with a top-tier insurance plan.

12/15/2014

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Holiday Gift Ideas For The Foodie On Your List

Everyone has a food fan or two to buy gifts for this holiday season, but if you’re not a foodie, than these folks can be some of the hardest people to shop for. So…we compiled a list of a few foodie favorites, some for the serious cook and some just for fun.

12/15/2014

(CBS SF)

My Home Is Flooded! Now What??

Nothing can prepare you for the devastation of finding your home or your car underwater. It could happen, though. If it does, here are the first things you should do.

12/11/2014

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Uber Surge Prices Highest Ever During Big #BayAreaStorm; Fares 3.8X Normal Rate

The Bay Area got hit by a double-whammy Thursday: the biggest storm in years, and the highest Uber fares ever, giving new meaning to ‘surge pricing.’

12/11/2014

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‘Living Wage’ Requirement Approved For Companies, Non-Profits With Santa Clara County Contracts

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved its first-ever resolution to require companies and nonprofits with county contracts to pay a living wage as of July 1.

12/09/2014

2014's Hottest Gifts And Toys

Holiday Gift Guide For Techies

Gift ideas for the techies on your list this season.

12/08/2014

(CBS SF)

Ugly Situation After Skin Care Clinic Closes

A national chain of skin care clinics has reportedly filed for protection from its creditors in bankruptcy court, leaving thousands of customers who paid money up-front for services wondering what to do next.

12/08/2014

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How To Maximize Your Holiday Gift Giving By Shopping Smart

KCBS In Depth spoke with consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow about the dynamic between merchants and shoppers this holiday buying season and she gives some tips to keep shoppers from being their own worst enemies while hunting for the perfect gift.

12/08/2014

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