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Shoplifting Suspect

Retail Profiling Lawsuits: Businesses Would Rather Lose Merchandise Than Detain Potential Shoplifters

Retailers lose $45 billion dollars annually to theft, about $10 billion of that to shoplifting. Yet the last thing stores may want to do is catch a thief.

11/26/2014

A light dusting of snow appear at the Big Dipper ski lift at Heavenly. (Heavenly Mountain Resort)

Two Major Tahoe Ski Resorts Open Thanks To Natural And Man-Made Snow

Two major Tahoe ski resorts opened Friday thanks to both natural and man-made snow, with a third resort expected to open before Thanksgiving.

11/21/2014

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Male Founders Of San Francisco Biotech Startups Promise To Make Vaginas Smell Like Ripe Peaches

Two men at a San Francisco biotech startup are on a quest to deliver personal empowerment for women in the form of fruity-smelling genitals.

11/20/2014

Knightscope K5 Security Robot. (CBS)

Inventors Of ‘Crime-Fighting’ Robots Reboot From Previous Business Failure

The creators of the security robots now patrolling the Silicon Valley say they are moving on after a previous high-profile business failure that resulted in bankruptcy, disappointed investors, and dashed hope for a depressed Indiana town.

11/20/2014

Marchers protested in Downtown Oakland over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin on July 15, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland To Offer ‘Healing Centers’ As Police, Shop Owners Prepare For Ferguson Verdict

Business owners in Oakland prepped their storefronts in anticipation of protests over an expected grand jury decision on the police shooting of an unarmed man in Ferguson Missouri.

11/18/2014

Candlestick Park Stadium, San Francisco

Massive Shopping, Residential Center Planned For Candlestick Park Site

Candlestick Park will become the site of a large “urban outlet” shopping center.

11/17/2014

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks at a media event in San Francisco on March 27, 2014. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Moves Past Exxon, Now World’s 2nd Most Valuable Co. Behind Apple

The bull run in Microsoft’s stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple Inc.

11/15/2014

Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO speaks during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fortune Magazine’s 3 ‘Top People In Business’ Work Right Here In Bay Area

If you want to work for the best minds in business, you’re in the right place here in the Bay Area.

11/13/2014

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Old Navy Explains Why Women Pay More For Plus-Size Clothing

Old Navy found itself in a quandary when a customer named Renee Posey went to its website and noticed that plus-sized women’s jeans cost $12 to $15 more.

11/13/2014

A sign outside of a Google office in Mountain View, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Snatching Up Silicon Valley Real Estate To Prepare For Massive Hiring Spree

Google is playing the real estate market like a game of monopoly out of what could be a massive hiring spree.

11/11/2014

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