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A used car dealership in Antioch. (CBS)

Used Car Prices Set To Drop As Leased Vehicles Predicted To Flood Market

Consumers in the market for a used car might want to hold off for a few months as prices are dropping.

09/22/2014

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Twitter Rolls Out ‘Buy Button’ To Let Users Make In-App Purchases

Twitter is rolling out a feature allowing users to buy products with the push of a button.

09/08/2014

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Californians Reconsidering Earthquake Insurance After Napa Quake

Only 10 percent of Californians buy earthquake insurance. Some say it’s too expensive, while others say they don’t think need it. But the damage from the Bay Area’s largest quake in a quarter century has many reconsidering.

08/26/2014

Honey bees in an apiary. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

California Drought Devastating Honeybees, Pushing Honey Prices Higher

California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

08/21/2014

Levi Strauss jeans hanging on display at a Levi's store (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Is Denim On The Decline? Jean Makers See Sharp Drop In Sales

This year, the time-honored tradition of back to school shopping is less likely to include one traditional back to school staple, denim jeans.

08/12/2014

Federal Employee Charged With Hacking Celebrities Info

Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Internet Passwords

Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.

08/06/2014

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East Bay Cobbler Practicing Dying Art That Helps Shoe Shoppers Save Money

Americans toss out about 300 million pairs of shoes each year, because it’s often cheaper to buy a new pair than repair an old pair of shoes.

08/05/2014

Dog Park Closed After Pet Diagnosed With A Virus

Bay Area Pet Owners Get New Alternative To Kennels With AirBnB-Like Service

Vacationing pet owners in the Bay Area now have a new alternative to parking their pooch at a kennel with what some are calling an AirBnB for pets.

07/28/2014

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Phone Scammers Target Bay Area Small Business Owners By Posing As PG&E Bill Collectors

Scammers posing as PG&E bill collectors are targeting small businesses here in the Bay Area.

07/21/2014

Restaurant Calorie Information Makes a Difference to Diners

Restaurant Calorie Information Makes A Difference To Diners

A first-of-its kind study by the Centers for Disease Control finds that six-out-of-ten diners who are aware of calorie counts take them into consideration when placing their order.

07/11/2014

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