Consumer

A man browses in The Archive San Francisco. (CBS)

VIDEO: Are You A YUMMIE Or A HENRY? Learn The New Labels Clothiers Are Putting On You

The gap between the money spent by men and women on fashion is closing. Mike Sugerman finds out why young men appear willing to spend more than previous generations.

03/17/2015

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Minimum Wage Hike Hits Oakland Chinatown Shop, Restaurant Owners Hard

Some shop owners in Oakland’s Chinatown say business is down, and they are struggling to stay afloat after the city’s minimum wage increased to over $12-an-hour, making it the highest in the country.

03/16/2015

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San Mateo County Sees Drop In Home Inventory, Dramatic Rise In Prices

It’s a seller’s market in the Bay Area right now. Inventory is low, particularly in San Mateo County.

03/15/2015

Digital Driver's License

App Downloads Driver’s Licenses To Smartphones, Would Eliminate Trips To DMV

Those painful trips to the DMV may one day be a thing of the past. A company has come up with a way to put your driver’s license on your smartphone.

03/15/2015

Diamond Rings

Fake Diamonds No Different From The Real Thing?

Lab technology and engineering has advanced in big ways, producing a new brand of manmade diamond remarkably close to the real thing

03/13/2015

Kia Soul EV

Kia Recalls 209,000 Small SUVs Due To Bending Gas Pedals

The recall covers certain Soul and Soul electric vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years

03/13/2015

Alcoholic drinks known as "Summer Coolers" that police say were sold at an underground bar in East Oakland. (CBS)

Black Market Bars Selling Booze Popping Up In Bay Area Homes, Garages

It looks like any other house on the block, but inside police say it’s the modern day version of a speakeasy, selling something called summer coolers.

03/10/2015

Brikk's Lux Watch Omni. (Source: Brikk)

Diamond-Encrusted 24K Gold Version Of Apple’s Smart Watch Costs $75K

If the mere idea of a smart watch seems like a waste of money, get ready to be flabbergasted because a luxury watch maker is selling a $75,000 diamond-encrusted version of Apple’s newest gadget.

03/09/2015

Apple Watch Announcement

3 Reasons The Apple Watch Will (Or Won’t) Change The Game For Cupertino Tech Giant

Three reasons the Apple Watch will finally move the needle in the smartwatch industry — and three reasons it might not.

03/08/2015

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Tax Forms For 4,500 Covered California Enrollees Still Missing, Weeks Before Deadline

Last month, KPIX 5 reported on the problems Covered California has had issuing tax forms to people who bought insurance on the state-run exchange. Now, tax forms for thousands of customers are still missing.

03/06/2015