Costs

McDonald's French Fries (credit: JOERG KOCH/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Too Expensive For McDonald’s?

McDonald’s famous golden arches are vanishing from San Francisco, and real estate prices could be the culprit.

06/03/2015

Solar panels.  (CBS)

California’s Cap-And-Trade Money Helping Put Solar Panels On Low-Income Homes

A new program in California is aiming to put pricey solar panels within reach of low-income families.

05/26/2015

Elon Musk expected to unveil a battery Thursday. (@ElonMusk/Twitter)

Tesla ‘Powerwall’ Battery Technology Unveiled, Set To Cost Around $3K

Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.

04/30/2015

Elderly Woman (credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Ways To Prepare For Possible Long-Term Care Costs

Nearly 70 percent of 65 year-olds will eventually need some form of long-term care…

03/19/2015

Students exercise at the Wellspring Academy, a special school that helps teens and college level students lose weight along with academic courses.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report: Obesity Costing Alameda County Billions Every Year

Alameda County health officials say a new report shows obesity among residents of all ages is costing the county billions of dollars each year.

07/11/2014

San Francisco Homes For Sale

Survey Finds West Coast Home To Most Overvalued Housing Markets

In his Bubble Watch blog post, Jed Kolko writes that while national prices among the top 100 markets are 3% undervalued, that’s not the case in most California markets. All three Bay Area Cities included in the survey, San Jose (6th most overvalued), Oakland (7th) and San Francisco (10th). The value determination is found by comparing current prices with historic values, income and rents.

06/25/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Bulk Of Gov. Brown’s Revised State Budget Would Go Towards Medi-Cal

California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget on Tuesday, which is $1 billion more than the original he submitted in January. The majority of the funds would go to health-care costs for the poor.

05/13/2014

Medication bottles of prescription pills. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

About The Bay: A Personal Look At The Cost Of Health Care

KCBS and KPIX reporter Mike Sugerman had a firsthand look at the costs of health care with a recent health scare of his own, in his travels About the Bay.

04/16/2014

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: End Of Life Decisions For Your Pet

End of life decisions can be costly and also very emotional for pet guardians.

05/27/2013

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African Hospital Director Admits Detaining Mothers Who Can’t Pay Bills

The director of the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, located in a hardscrabble neighborhood of downtown Nairobi, freely acknowledges that he detains mothers who can’t pay their bills.

12/27/2012

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