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Bay Area Home Buyers Need Four Times Income Of Some Other U.S. Residents To Afford Average Home

A study from home mortgage tracker HSH.com indicates the average worker in the San Francisco Bay Area needs to earn $137,129 a year to buy the median-priced home in the region, more than four times the salary required in the five cheapest metropolitan areas: Cleveland ($29k), Pittsburgh ($30k), St. Louis ($31), Cincinnati ($31) and Detroit ($32k).

05/20/2014

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Netflix Raises Subscription Price $1 Per Month For New Signups

Netflix is raising its Internet video prices by $1 per month for new customers and giving its current U.S. subscribers a two-year break from the higher rates.

05/09/2014

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Pay-By-Mile Floated As Alternative To Gas Tax For California Drivers

The California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would eliminate the state’s gas tax, which is currently 2nd highest in the nation at 52.9 cents per gallon. Instead, drivers would be subject to a tax based on vehicle miles traveled of a VMT tax.

05/06/2014

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California: Not Exactly The Golden State For Those In Their Golden Years

So just where is the best place for Americans to retire? Florida? California? The results of a new survey by Bankrate may surprise you.

05/05/2014

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50 Cent Drop In Gas Prices Possible By July 4th Holiday

Gas prices have been surging since February, but the analysts at GasBuddy.com say we may be nearing a peak and could be saving as much as half a buck a gallon off of current rates by the Fourth of July.

05/02/2014

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Officials Concede Little Progress On San Francisco Homelessness Despite Massive Spending

San Francisco is spending about $458,000 per day to house and help homeless people—that’s $34 a day per homeless person. The annual $167 million price tag is $20 million more than the operations budget for the Children, Youth and Family Services department, $6.3 million more than for Public Works and $3.8 million more than for Recreation and Park.

04/21/2014

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Santa Clara Leaders Move Forward WIth Toll Lanes For Busy 101 Stretch

Drivers in the South Bay hoping for a faster commute may soon be able to buy it.

04/09/2014

Cars pass through the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

4 Ways To Save On Golden Gate’s New $7 Bridge Tolls

The toll to cross the Golden Gate Bridge will go up next week (and every summer for the following four years), meaning it’ll cost $7 for the average Joe to cross the span next Monday, and $8 by 2018. So what are you going to do about it, aside from complaining? Here are some simple cost savers.

04/03/2014

San Francisco Municipal Railway #1061, a rebuilt PCC streetcar painted in honor of the Pacific Electric Railway , is seen in service on the F Market heritage line in December, 2004. (Robert A. Estremo/Wikimedia Commons)

Phil Matier: Opposition Mounting To Price Hike For San Francisco’s Historic Streetcars

A proposal by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to triple the cost to $6 to ride the city’s historic streetcars is being meet with opposition from a volunteer group that helps preserve the line cars along commuters, merchants and tourism officials.

03/11/2014

A bicyclist rides over a bridge in the Yosemite Valley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Says Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414M

The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.

03/03/2014

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