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Costco Skewered On Social Media Over Troubled Switch To Visa Credit CardMany Costco customers have taken to Twitter and the retailer's Facebook page to vent their frustration over Costco's switch from using American Express credit cards to Visa.
VW To Pay Owners Up To $7K In Wake Of $10B Diesel Emissions ScandalVolkswagen will pay owners of its polluting diesel cars up to seven thousand dollars and agree to fund a grant program to offset air pollution.
Best Buy Sale Prices Called Into QuestionA class-action lawsuit is accusing Best Buy of phantom markdowns, and falsely representing former “original” or “regular” prices.
Pillsbury Muscling In On Girl Scout Cookie Market With Year-Round MixesThe Pillsbury Dough Boy is horning in on the Girl Scout Cookie market with baking mixes that will help everyone handle their cookie cravings throughout the year.
Kia Edges Out Other Carmakers In J.D. Power Reliability Ranking SurveyA national survey of new-car buyers found that reliability is improving for most automakers.
Health Officials Warn Dogs & Breweries Don't MixCounty health officials are warning that it's against the health code to allow customers to bring their four-legged buddies along when visiting a bar or brewery.
FAA Approves Routine Commercial Use Of DronesThe FAA approved routine commercial use of small drones Tuesday. The new rules could go into effect by mid-August.
Bay Area Startup Aims To Equip Older Model Cars With Backup CamerasCars are like rolling time capsules – typically equipped with whatever hardware and software they had when first manufactured. But, a Bay Area company run by a former Apple employee wants to help drivers of older cars retrofit a safety device that’s standard on many new cars.
San Francisco's Real Estate Market Softening, But Only For Super RichThere is a faint glimmer of hope that the Bay Area’s real estate prices are softening, but only in the high-end of the market.
Deadly Berkeley Balcony Collapse Sparks California Construction Transparency BillCalifornia lawmakers are advancing a proposal aimed at making construction businesses more transparent after a Berkeley apartment balcony collapsed last year, killing six people.
Cuban Coffee Will Be On American Store Shelves SoonFor the first time in half a century, Americans will be able to sip imported Cuban coffee.
25,000 Auto Burglaries Cost San Francisco Drivers $19 MillionIt can be easy to spot shards of car glass in San Francisco as an epidemic of auto burglaries plagues the city.

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