Consumer

An Uber car.

Uber Surge Pricing Reported As BART Delays Leave Commuters Frustrated

“BART, and you’re there,” was not a slogan that applied to Wednesday’s commute, and many riders turned to Uber to get across the Bay and around the city.

05/06/2015

Some patients are calling for stronger FDA warning on antibiotics known as Fluoroquinolones. (CBS

‘Like A Bomb Went Off In My Body': Patients Demand New Antibiotics Warnings Due To Strong Reactions

Patients report terrible side effects from a powerful strain of prescription antibiotics, and now doctors are calling for the strongest warnings imaginable.

05/06/2015

A cable car passes by Wells Fargo bank branch in San Francisco, California.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Wells Fargo Sued, Accused Of Opening Accounts Without Customer Knowledge

A Wells Fargo customer is suing the bank, accusing it of deceiving customers by giving them new accounts and credit cards without their knowledge.

05/05/2015

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Merchandise Takes Top Sales Spot In NBA

The Warriors have been on a roll this season, and merchandise sporting the team’s logo is tops in the NBA.

05/05/2015

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How Safe Is Your Hospital? Survey Finds More Than A Third Of California Hospitals Earn ‘C’ Grade Or Worse

If you’ve been afraid of needles since you were a child then the idea of surgery is probably downright terrifying. Fortunately for Bay Area residents, many of California’s best scoring hospitals for avoiding preventable medical errors among patients are right here in the Bay Area.

05/05/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 9: Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. is expected to unveil more details on the much anticipated Apple Watch, the tech giant's entry into the rapidly growing wearable technology segment. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Apple’s $10K Watch Too Pricey? Get One Gold Plated

Jewelers are undercutting Apple’s pricey $10,000 gold model watch by gold-plating cheaper models.

05/05/2015

App therapy is a growing field with at least half a dozen sites. (CBS SF)

Stressed Out? These 3 Apps Can Help Calm Nerves

A growing number of websites and apps are now offering help with stress, anxiety and other common mental health issues.

05/05/2015

Elon Musk expected to unveil a battery Thursday. (@ElonMusk/Twitter)

Tesla ‘Powerwall’ Battery Technology Unveiled, Set To Cost Around $3K

Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.

04/30/2015

Whole Foods Market (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Do I Really Need To Buy Organic Every Time?

We’d all love to feed our little angels an all-organic diet, but who can afford it when organic produce can cost almost 50% more? This is a great resource to help parents narrow down when you should go out of your way to buy organic, and when you can get away with running by the corner store to grab an avocado on the way home from work.

04/30/2015

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lafayette City Leaders Considering Rent-Increase Moratorium In Possible First Step Toward Rent Control

Rents are soaring in Lafayette, and complaints from residents are prompting city leaders to consider a moratorium on increases.

04/29/2015