Consumer

Nissan's autonomous automobile. (CBS)

How Will Insurance Companies Handle Driverless Cars?

As auto makers and Silicon Valley companies continue to develop driverless cars, insurance companies are already warning about how they could affect their business practices.

03/04/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Urban Water Use Increases Month-Over-Month, Despite Dwindling Snowpack, Lingering Drought

Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board Felicia Marcus said residents are falling far short of the twenty percent year over year conservation goal set by Governor Jerry Brown.

03/03/2015

Makenzie Vasquez, a former Everest College student, is among the "Corinthian 15" refusing to pay student loans. (CBS)

Corinthian College Student With $30,000 In Loans Refuses To Pay, Takes Part In Debt Strike

Makenzie Vasquez never thought she would still be wearing a waitress uniform, two years after she enrolled to become a medical assistant.

03/03/2015

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‘Credibles’ App Helping Small Bay Area Businesses Stay Afloat, Reward Repeat Customers

A new app is helping businesses keep cash on hand, and letting customers earn bonuses by pre-paying for the products they need.

03/03/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Stanford Climatologist Says Californians Need To Prepare For Warmer, Drier Weather As New Normal

Stanford Professor Noah Diffenbaugh says “there are a number of measures that suggest that the drought we’re in now is the worst on record.”

03/02/2015

Customers at Costco. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Costco No Longer Accepting American Express In 2016 After Striking Deal With Visa, Citigroup

After only accepting American Express the last 16 years, the retailer is switching to Foster City-based card giant Visa and will use Citigroup as its exclusive provider of co-branded credit cards.

03/02/2015

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FCC Votes In Favor Of Net Neutrality; Internet Activists Declare Victory

Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

02/26/2015

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Ben & Jerry’s Founders Would Consider Cannabis-Infused Ice Cream, When It’s Legal

The founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream say they would consider selling a cannabis-infused flavor, when it’s completely legal.

02/26/2015

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FCC To Rule On Net Neutrality, Tighter Restrictions On Internet Providers

The new rule would prevent Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. from intentionally blocking or slowing Web traffic.

02/26/2015

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Discovery Bay Man Sues Purina Alleging ‘Beneful’ Dog Food Sickened, Killed His Dogs

Frank Lucido claims he fed his three dogs Beneful “kibble” style dog food, and within a short period of time, two were sick and one was dead.

02/25/2015