Fares to cross the Golden Gate from Marin and Sonoma Counties to San Francisco and back have gone up as of Tuesday.
Golden Gate Ferry and Golden Gate Transit regional bus fares are increasing 5 percent on Tuesday.
The Seattle-based chain also raised prices on some of the drinks sold in its cafes a year ago. The latest hikes don’t seem to be driven purely by the surging bean costs that have pressured other coffee sellers to raise prices, however, since Starbucks has said it already locked in its coffee contracts for the rest of this fiscal year and much of the next.
New data on the Bay Area housing market indicates a sharp increase in home values paired with higher rents across the region.
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The San Francisco Bay Area led the major United States markets with a 2.4 percent monthly home price increase, but the gains are decelerating nationally as fewer Americans can afford to buy.
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).
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.
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.
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