Consumer

A customer took photos of what they say are live cockroaches in a package of sushi from a Lucky Supermarket in San Francisco. (CBS)

Customer Claims Live Cockroaches Found In Sushi Package At San Francisco Lucky Supermarket

Lucky Supermarket is investigating after a customer claims they found live cockroaches inside a package of sushi at a San Francisco location.

08/26/2015

court generic, gavel, courtroom, trial, jury, judge

Concord Real Estate Exec Pleads Guilty In $200M Mortgage Fraud Scheme During Housing Crisis

An executive of a Concord real estate company pleaded guilty to a $200 million mortgage fraud scheme that took place during the height of the housing crisis, according to an unsealed plea agreement.

08/24/2015

hard hat, construction, road closed

10 Unlicensed Contractors Cited In Petaluma Sting Operation

Ten unlicensed contractors were cited in a sting operation last week in Petaluma, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office said.

08/24/2015

A potential hybrid car buyer test drives a Toyota Prius in San Francisco. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

California Rebates For Hybrid, Electric Cars Restricted After Plan Criticized As Taxpayer Handout To The Wealthy

State lawmakers and air quality officials are restricting rebates on hybrid and electric cars because they have been claimed by hundreds of Californians who make $500,000 or more.

08/24/2015

(ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple Recalling Some iPhone 6 Plus Phones Over Defective Cameras

If you think your iPhone 6-plus should be taking better pictures, you might be right, and Apple is recalling a batch of the smartphones.

08/23/2015

DeLeon Realty Sign

Realtors Worry Downturn In Chinese Economy Could Cool Red-Hot Bay Area Real Estate Market

Some of the most bullish local realtors have been flinching as markets on both sides of the Pacific have plunged.

08/23/2015

phone, cellphone, mobile

Scammers Target Santa Cruz County Grandparents With Bogus Distress Phone Calls From Grandkids

The calls are well rehearsed and dramatically presented in order for the grandparent to react emotionally and immediately.

08/22/2015

Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked. (CBS News)

Ashley Madison Hack Merely Latest In A Long Line Of High-Profile Internet Security Breaches

The data breach affecting customers of the Ashley Madison website is only the latest — and not the biggest — high-profile breach of customer or employee data reported in recent years.

08/21/2015

SAN RAFAEL, CA - MAY 17:  Real estate agents arrive at a brokers tour (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Prices Of Bay Area Homes Rise For 40th Month In A Row, Hitting $661K Average

The prices of homes sold in the Bay Area over the last two months are nearing historic highs, while the number of sales are near normal levels, according to data released Wednesday by the research firm CoreLogic.

08/19/2015

Netflix

Netflix Could Be Saving Users From 130 Hours Of Commercials Per Year

If you’re a Netflix user, it could be saving you from nearly a week’s worth of commercials a year.

08/19/2015