Sales Of High-End Goods Soar Amid Economic Uncertainty

A recent Wall St. selloff has some traders fearing a double-dip recession. That perception may scare off many would-be shoppers, but not those who can afford luxury goods.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/04/2011

day laborer

About The Bay: The Plight Of Day Laborers

In his travels About the Bay, KCBS reporter Mike Sugerman looks at the difficulties facing day laborers, who are struggling to find work in these tough economic times.


East Bay Customers Could Face Water Rate Hike

Leaders of the East Bay Municipal Utility District are considering a plan to raise water rates over the next two years.


California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom give remarks after being sworn in as the 49th Lt. Governor of California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Newsom Touts Job Creation With Texas Governor

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom staged something of a bipartisan summit Thursday in Austin, where a delegation from the Golden State came to see how jobs are being created in the Lone Star State.

CBS San Francisco–04/14/2011

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Peninsula Shelter Sees Increase In Homeless Families

Dozens of homeless families have been forced to bide their time on a waiting list at a peninsula shelter that’s seen unprecedented demand for services because of layoffs and foreclosures.


Unemployment, job cuts, layoffs

Californians Seeking Unemployment In Record Numbers

California’s Employment Development Department paid a record amount in unemployment benefits last year, as the Golden State’s high unemployment rate drove 1.7 million Californians to seek jobless benefits.



Treasure Island Youth Jobs Program Lauded For Its Success

Training a generation of young workers for jobs in the green sector and the health industry can help lead the country out of chronically high unemployment, Rep. Barbara Lee said Friday.


de Young Museum in San Francisco

Arts Organizations Struggling To Make Ends Meet

Monday, the National Arts Index was out, offering the first comprehensive look at how the arts fared during the recession thus far.


Hewlett-Packard Headquarters in Palo Alto. (file photo)

HP Results Show Seesawing Nature Of Tech Recovery

Hewlett-Packard Co.’s results showed Monday how lopsided the recovery in technology spending has been.

CBS San Francisco–11/22/2010

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California Default Notices Crept Higher In Third Quarter

Mortgage default notices in California have edged up from last quarter for the first time since early last year but remain below their year-ago numbers.

CBS San Francisco–10/26/2010