Economy

The jobless rate dipped below 8 percent -- the lowest it's been in six years. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

California Adds 90,000 Jobs In November; SF Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.4 Percent

Unemployment rates across the Bay Area dropped in November, compared with a year ago, according to data released Friday from the state’s Employment Development Department.

12/20/2014

Eggs for Sale

Egg Prices Could Rise As Much As 40 Percent When New State Regulations Take Effect In January

New state regulations that take effect in January that require poultry farmers to provide more space in hen houses is expected to drive up egg prices.

12/16/2014

iPad Mini (credit: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple Halts Online Sales In Russia After Ruble Plunges

Apple has halted online sales of its iPhones, iPads and other products in Russia amid financial turmoil triggered by the steep decline in the country’s currency.

12/16/2014

A light dusting of snow appear at the Big Dipper ski lift at Heavenly. (Heavenly Mountain Resort)

Two Major Tahoe Ski Resorts Open Thanks To Natural And Man-Made Snow

Two major Tahoe ski resorts opened Friday thanks to both natural and man-made snow, with a third resort expected to open before Thanksgiving.

11/21/2014

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San Jose Considers Tax, Regulations For Airbnb And Other Short-Term Housing Rentals

San Jose is the most recent city to consider slapping a hotel tax on short-term rentals from websites like Airbnb, but the city maintains it’s not trying to discourage the “shared economy”.

11/21/2014

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Smart Shopping Or Lazy Parenting? Tech Gives Rise In Middleman Economy

Shopping can be a hassle, but there’s a new service intended to make it a less painful experience.

11/14/2014

Democratic National Convention: Day 2

Phil Matier: Will Dianne Feinstein Back SF’s Mayor Lee In His Re-Election Bid?

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee may not be able to count Senator Dianne Feinstein among his backers for his re-election campaign.

11/10/2014

A 60-foot steel column soon to be erected as part of San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center. (Photo credit: Janice Wright)

Construction Of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center Reaches Above Ground For The First Time

San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center reached a milestone this week when construction came above ground for the first time.

11/07/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Makes It Official, Will Run For Re-Election

Lee said he enjoys the job and wants to continue delivering on promises.

11/06/2014

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San Francisco Job Seekers Elated After Voters Approve $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage Increase

Many seeking employment at a South of Market job fair were elated, after Tuesday’s vote in San Francisco to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

11/05/2014

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