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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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Vodka Prices Capped In President Vladimir Putin’s Plan To Handle Plummeting Ruble Value

Putting Russia’s signature drink in the spotlight, President Vladimir Putin announced plans to cap the prices for vodka, as his country’s currency continues to plummet.

12/24/2014

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Dow Jones Tops 18,000 For First Time As U.S. Economy Grows At Fastest Pace In 11 Years

Stocks are pushing further into record territory as the Dow Jones industrial average tops 18,000 points for the first time.

12/23/2014

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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