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A clerk stocks a shelf with Diet Coke at a convenience store on December 9, 2013.

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

A T-Mobile store sign. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Federal Trade Commission Accuses T-Mobile Of Bogus Consumer Charges

The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made “hundreds of millions” of dollars off its customers through bogus charges.

07/01/2014

A sign stands outside of a McDonald's restaurant February 9, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Fast food chain restaurant McDonald's reported a 7.1 percent increase in same store sales for January as people look towards cheaper food alternatives in the weakening economy. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

McDonald’s Opens Up Mid-Market San Francisco Office To Lure Tech-Savvy Talent

McDonald’s is opening up a new location along San Francisco’s Market Street, but not to take your order. Instead, the fast food chain will use the space to recruit the best talent to boost its digital presence.

06/17/2014

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Will Self-Driving Cars Reduce Accidents, Lead To Lower Insurance Rates?

Self-driving cars are a fairly common sight around Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, but where insurance rates will go when driverless cars hit the road is still very much a mystery.

06/02/2014

The touch-screen control panel of the new Tesla Model S .(Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Car Dashes May Be Next Frontier In Targeted Advertising

Location based ads are popping up in dashboards across the country, and location is just the beginning of the trend. Advertisers are targeting consumers by their vehicle type, the music they listen to, and anything else they may do with their dash.

05/13/2014

Cube® 3D Printers for sale at Staples. (Staples/Cube)

3D Printers Inching Towards Mainstream; Consumers Can Expect User-Friendly Models

As the technology improves and costs come down, 3D printers are getting closer to becoming mainstream. Consumers can expect more user-friendly models to be introduced for homes, the workplace and in classrooms.

04/07/2014

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Celebrity Names Dangerous For Web Security

McAfee releases list of the most dangerous celebrity names to search for online…

09/17/2013

An Apple iPhone 5. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Cuts Orders For iPhone 5 Components On Weak Demand; Shares Fall

Apple shares were down 4 percent in morning trading, putting them below the $500 mark for the first time since February.

01/14/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Given Green Light To Run Own Health Insurance Market

The federal government has approved California’s plan to run its own health insurance market, a milestone in the state’s effort to meet the national health care reform law.

01/03/2013

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Federal Officials Target Websites Selling Counterfeit Goods

In an undercover operation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations, along with law enforcement agencies from across the globe seized 132 domain names on Monday.

11/26/2012

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