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Walgreens store in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Economic Report Finds Restrictions On Chain Stores Would Hurt Local Economy

The report comes as Supervisor Eric Mar has proposed an ordinance that would expand formula retail controls in San Francisco.

02/13/2014

(left to right) Steve Case, Chairmain of Revolution LLC and co-founder of America Online; Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, White House; Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.

Silicon Valley Tech Leader Taking Cautious Approach In The New Year

Although it was a banner year for many Silicon Valley companies in 2013, a business leader said the region needs help from the federal government to continue the trend in 2104.

01/01/2014

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Bay Area Unemployment Rate Continues To Drop

Unemployment rates continued to drop in California and in the Bay Area in November, according to state jobs data released Friday.

12/20/2013

A sale pending sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Home Sellers, Buyers Stalled By Washington Shutdown

Sellers across California have been holding the door open, hoping to cash in on double digit increases in home prices, and a surplus of buyers motivated by low interest rates. But, the stalemate in Washington is stalling home sales in the Bay Area.

10/10/2013

(CBS)

California Jobless Below 9 Percent For 1st Time Since 2008

California’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent.

06/21/2013

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Hotel And Restaurant Boom A Sign Bay Area Economy Is Thriving

In Santa Clara, the demand for hotel rooms is leading the surge in new construction projects and is another sign the Bay Area economy is booming.

05/28/2013

California State Capitol

Analyst Projects California Revenue $3.2B Higher Than Governor

The state’s independent budget analyst says California will take in $3.2 billion more than Gov. Jerry Brown estimated, providing Democratic lawmakers the opportunity to increase spending.

05/17/2013

construction, workers, roof

California Unemployment Rate Drops To 9 Percent

The state’s Employment Development Department reported Friday that California’s jobless rate is at its lowest point since November 2008, nearly a year after the recession began.

05/17/2013

(CBS)

California’s Unemployment Rate Tied For Worst In Nation

Nevada’s rate, while tied with California and Mississippi for the highest among states at 9.6 percent, was down from 11.8 percent a year ago.

03/29/2013

(CBS)

Unemployment Rate Creeps Higher In Some Bay Area Counties

Unemployment rates in parts of the Bay Area saw increases in January while the statewide rate went unchanged for the month, according to employment data released Friday.

03/22/2013

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