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Homelessness

Latest Count Shows Number Of San Mateo County Homeless Drops Significantly To 689

San Mateo County leaders are exploring the possible reasons why there has been a significant drop in the number of homeless people on the Peninsula.

03/25/2015

Santa Clara County Seal

Santa Clara County To Provide 500 Summer Jobs For At-Risk, Low-Income Youth

Up to 500 paid internships and jobs will be available this summer to at-risk and low-income youth in Santa Clara County, county officials said.

02/16/2015

Anchor Steam Beers (Anchor Brewing Company)

Beer Shortage A Side Effect Of Freighters Waiting On Port Labor Dispute

Getting San Francisco’s famous Anchor Steam beer to overseas markets is getting harder, and Europeans who prefer the hoppy Northern California ales may find the West Coast ports labor dispute literally sobering.

02/13/2015

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Report Finds California’s Financial Comeback Mainly Due To Spending Reductions, Not Higher Revenue

The report from Standard & Poor’s found that contrary to popular belief, lower spending has spurred California’s economic recovery, and not higher revenues.

01/28/2015

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Fill Up The Tank Now? Wholesale Gas Price Hikes Likely To Be Passed To Drivers

Falling gas prices have offered relief for consumers, but those costs could be heading back up again.

01/25/2015

BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

3 Bay Area Cities Add More Than 100,000 Jobs In The Last Year As Boom Continues

The Bay Area job boom is showing no signs of let up with the Bay Area’s three biggest cities alone adding more than 100,000 jobs over the last 12 months.

01/23/2015

A luxury yacht anchored in the Caribbean. (credit: Thinkstock)

Survey: The Rich Will Get Richer; 1 Percent To Own Half Of World’s Wealth By 2016

The richest 1 percent of the population will own more than half the world’s wealth by 2016, Oxfam International said in a report released as the World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland.

01/19/2015

A potential hybrid car buyer test drives a Toyota Prius in San Francisco. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Prius No Longer The Darling Of Bay Area Hybrid Car Lovers, But A Facelift Might Help

Once upon a time, you had to get on a waiting list just to test drive a Prius at the Toyota dealer, in Berkeley. Not so, anymore. If sales are the bottom line, it looks like the darling of the Bay Area’s hybrid crowd has lost its luster.

01/17/2015

Tech:Crunch Disrupt SF 2012. (James Martin/CNET)

Venture Capital Firms Rain Cash On Startups As Fears Of Bursting Bubble Build

Cash rained down on startups in 2014 but with valuations so high, critics suggest some investors may be setting themselves up for a major fall.

01/17/2015

Lines at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

New Report Shows Oakland Employment On The Upswing

The average unemployment rate in Oakland dropped to 9.4 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared with 11.4 percent in the third quarter of 2013.

01/04/2015

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