S.F. Gets 'Gig'y With New Strategy To Support Freelance WorkersSan Francisco has launched a strategy supporting freelancers and the self-employed in response to the "gig economy" labor market that focuses contract and freelance work.
Harvard Study Suggests High Bay Area Minimum Wage Boosts Chance Restaurants Will FailThe Bay Area was selected for the study because 15 of the 41 cities and counties that have changed their minimum wage since 2012 are here.
Oakland Launches Resilience Playbook To Deal With Long-Term ChallengesOakland has developed a comprehensive plan to address economic security, equitable jobs, housing, community safety and threats from climate change.
Palo Alto Mayor Frustrated With Tech BoomTo hear Mayor Patrick Burt tell it, Palo Alto has a problem: too many jobs, too many big tech companies.
Golden Gate Bridge Crossings Up 1-Million Last YearMore than a million more people drove over the Golden Gate Bridge last year, compared with the year before.
California Economy Grows To 6th Largest In The WorldNew data from the World Bank show that California's economy was equivalent to the sixth largest in the world last year.
Economist Calls For A Bay Area 'Mega-Region'An influential economic think tank believes planning for Bay Area economic growth needs to be expanded from the current 9-county DMA to a ‘mega-region’ stretching from Sacramento to the Central Valley to Monterey.
Slumping Ping Pong, Foosball Table Sales Could Point To Silicon Valley SlowdownThe tables may be turning in Silicon Valley, as slumping sales of ping pong and foosball tables point to a slowdown, according to the San Jose man who provides them to much of the tech industry.
Bay Area's National Parks Pumping $1 Billion Into Local Economy, Report FindsThe Bay Area’s eleven National Parks sites are more popular than ever, and the result is more tourist dollars being directed into Bay Area communities and businesses.
Vallejo Rebounds From Recession And Realtors RejoiceThe city of Vallejo is bouncing back from recession and bankruptcy and local real estate prices show it.
State Minimum Wage Jumps To $15 An Hour By 2022Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Monday giving California the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2022.
Economist Says The World Should Operate On Single Time ZoneYou have to do math or have an app to figure out what time it is in other parts of the world, but an economist and his colleague think it would be much easier to have one universal time zone.

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