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Holiday Gift Guide For Techies

Gift ideas for the techies on your list this season.

12/08/2014

(CBS SF)

Ugly Situation After Skin Care Clinic Closes

A national chain of skin care clinics has reportedly filed for protection from its creditors in bankruptcy court, leaving thousands of customers who paid money up-front for services wondering what to do next.

12/08/2014

Levi's Stadium  (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Fan Traces Lost Phone To Levi’s Stadium, Security Refused To Give It Back

A 49ers fan who lost a cellphone at a recent game at Levi’s Stadium tracked the phone’s exact location, but her plea to get it back from stadium security fell on deaf ears.

12/03/2014

A worker hammers a nail into a shingle on a roof. (CBS)

Demands For Roofing Work Soar With Onslaught Of Bay Area Storms

The recent storms have ended the drought for Bay Area roofing contractors, whose business really dried up over the past few years.

12/03/2014

(credit: Thinkstock)

Credit Freeze: The Best Way To Prevent Identity Thieves From Opening Credit In Your, Or Your Child’s Name

It’s called a credit freeze or security freeze and it’s the number one tool to prevent crooks from opening a credit account in your — or your child’s — name. Trouble is, not many people are using it.

12/01/2014

New Car Showroom

Car Dealers Jump On Black Friday Bandwagon

More and more, car dealers and manufacturers are getting into the Black Friday sales game, offering consumers thousands in trade-ins and cash-back deals.

11/28/2014

self checkout

Price Matching During Holidays Is Easy Money That Many Pass Up

For some holiday shopping is a contact sport, but scoring better deals this holiday season doesn’t even require getting off the couch.

11/28/2014

Child with Credit Card

Parents Beware: Identity Thieves Target Your Kids’ Unused Social Security Numbers

Results of a recent study indicated that children may be at much greater risk of identity theft than adults.

11/26/2014

(Covered California)

Covered California Insurers Promoting Bogus Doctor Lists According To State Investigation

A new state investigation confirmed that health insurance companies have been promoting bogus lists of doctors available in their Covered California health plans for months.

11/23/2014

Post-Modern Jukebox keyboardist

Starving Artists Turn To Fans To Crowdfund Their Work

Making music for a living is a gamble. Now, some starving artists are getting funding straight from their fans.

11/11/2014

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