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Luxury Homebuyers Set Their Sights On Oakland To Get More Bang For Their Buck

A million dollars doesn’t buy much in the way of luxury anymore if you are home shopping in San Francisco, the South Bay or the Peninsula. That may explain the recent surge in luxury home sales in Oakland.

12/04/2014

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49ers Fan Traces Lost Phone To Levi’s Stadium, Security Refused To Give It Back

A 49ers fan who lost a cellphone at a recent game at Levi’s Stadium tracked the phone’s exact location, but her plea to get it back from stadium security fell on deaf ears.

12/03/2014

A worker hammers a nail into a shingle on a roof. (CBS)

Demands For Roofing Work Soar With Onslaught Of Bay Area Storms

The recent storms have ended the drought for Bay Area roofing contractors, whose business really dried up over the past few years.

12/03/2014

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Online Holiday Shoppers Beware: Cyber Criminals Preying On Easy Targets

A few wrong computer clicks could land you in trouble this holiday shopping season.

12/01/2014

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Bay Area Charities Count On #GivingTuesday To Help Non-Profit Bottom Lines

You’ve heard of Black Friday. You probably checked out the Cyber Monday deals. Maybe you even headed downtown for to pick up some presents on Small Business Saturday. But on Tuesday a completely unselfish movement is vying for your cash.

12/01/2014

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Credit Freeze: The Best Way To Prevent Identity Thieves From Opening Credit In Your, Or Your Child’s Name

It’s called a credit freeze or security freeze and it’s the number one tool to prevent crooks from opening a credit account in your — or your child’s — name. Trouble is, not many people are using it.

12/01/2014

An employee seals a box at an Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center.  ( David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Amazon Offers Easy Way To Donate While Finding The Best Cyber Monday Deal

Many may spend Monday scouring Amazon for the best gift deals for the holiday season, but the website also offers an easy way to help others during the giving season, and all year round.

12/01/2014

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Former Wall Street Analyst Guarantees Students’ Acceptance At Elite Colleges

A tutoring center offers an exclusive algorithm to help students get into the college of their dreams. And the man who developed the formula even promises a money-back guarantee — but his service is not cheap.

11/30/2014

Manufacturing in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco Creates New Plan To Keep Manufacturing Jobs In The City

San Francisco’s manufacturing sector is getting some love from the city in an attempt to keep jobs in the area.

11/30/2014

Graffiti on the window front of Beauty's Bagel Shop on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, California on November 26, 2014. (Holly Quan/CBS)

Looting, Vandalism Scares Shoppers Away On ‘Small Business Saturday’ In Oakland

Small Business Saturday was supposed to provide a big boost for local mom and pop stores. But in Oakland, it was anything but. Between the vandalism and the protests, profits were the only thing small here.

11/29/2014

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