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Chain Stores

Walgreens store in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Economic Report Finds Restrictions On Chain Stores Would Hurt Local Economy

The report comes as Supervisor Eric Mar has proposed an ordinance that would expand formula retail controls in San Francisco.

02/13/2014

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Berkeley Restaurants Oppose Minimum Wage Hike

A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Berkeley to $10.55 per hour will make it difficult for restaurants and small businesses to compete with large chains, small business owners said Wednesday.

07/25/2013

Glenview Hardware

More Small Businesses In East Bay Closing Down

KCBS reporter Doug Sovern tried to find a small, local shop to make a copy of his key. But the simple task proved harder than he originally thought it would be.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/08/2011