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Small Business Dominates Our Economy

Don’t miss a great infographic from CBS Pulse on how #SMB dominate the economy…

08/27/2015

Downtown San Francisco (Getty Images)

Study: Income Inequality In Bay Area Exceeds National Levels

A Silicon Valley economic research institute said that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in the rest of the nation, according to a Silicon Valley economic research institute.

07/30/2015

California Unemployment Rate Drops To 11.3 Percent

Bay Area Unemployment Below State Average, San Mateo County Rate Best

All of the Bay Area’s nine counties had unemployment rates last month below the state average, according to the California Employment Development Department.

07/19/2015

US President Barack Obama speaks at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, 2015. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Expand Overtime Pay For 5 Million Workers

The Obama administration is proposing making up to 5 million more people eligible for overtime — its latest effort to boost pay for lower-income workers.

06/30/2015

Newborn babies lay in their beds at the St. Elisabeth and St. Barbara hospital in Halle, eastern Germany, on January 2, 2012. (WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Baby Boom Possibly Triggered By Improving Economy

Bay Area hospital delivery rooms are keeping busy with a rise in births after a slowdown during the recession.

06/15/2015

The shuttered Fremont headquarters of Solyndra in 2012. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla To Occupy Former Solyndra Plant In Fremont; Expected To Add Over 1,000 Jobs

Tesla Motors has taken over the Fremont plant which was once the home of Solyndra, the solar company that went belly-up in 2011 and one of the more high-profile busts in Silicon Valley.

06/12/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: A view of downtown San Francsisco and the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Bounces Back As World’s 7th Largest Economy, Larger Than Brazil

California can claim the title as the seventh-largest world economy after recovering from a drop in output following the 2008 financial crisis.

06/10/2015

SAN RAFAEL, CA - MAY 17:  Real estate agents arrive at a brokers tour (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Housing Constraints In San Francisco, San Jose & NYC Weighing Down Entire US Economy

The Bay Area may be a nexus for high-paying tech jobs, but its tough housing market is hurting the entire country, according to a new study.

06/08/2015

Mark Leno

California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An Hour

California state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a “job killer”.

06/02/2015

A homeless man gathers his belongings on the San Jose State University campus. March 2, 2015. (CBS)

Study Suggests Housing Santa Clara County’s Homeless Is Cheaper Than Letting Them Live On Streets

A new long-term study shows that it actually might be cheaper to build housing for the homeless than to allow them to live on the streets.

06/01/2015

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