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Phil Matier: ‘Rainbow Girls’ Repeatedly Rob San Francisco Union Square Stores

Phil Matier says a group called the “Rainbow Girls” has San Francisco’s high-end retailers on high alert after taking Union Square by storm in a recent rash of brazen robberies.

12/08/2014

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez says holiday workers deserve to earn extra pay. (CBS SF)

Proposed California Bill Would Offer Double Pay For Working Thanksgiving, Christmas Shifts

With more and more stores opening on Thanksgiving, proposed legislation in California could ensure workers get paid extra for spending the holidays at work instead of with their families.

11/28/2014

A view of Market Street heading east toward the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (CBS)

$150 Million Retail Development Breaks Ground At San Francisco’s 6th And Market

A long-delayed $150 million project to further energize the rapidly transitioning mid-Market area of San Francisco broke ground on Wednesday. The Dallas developer says Market Street Place will be an experience.

11/12/2014

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Best Time To Shop On Black Friday

The crack of dawn isn’t the only option for Black Friday shopping.

10/31/2014

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BART Approves Funding for Additional Station In Pittsburg

The Pittsburg to Antioch Bay Area Rapid Transit extension now under construction will include a station at Pittsburg City Center, officials said Thursday.

10/09/2014

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GAP CEO Announces Departure Plan; Successor Named

The San Francisco company said Wednesday Murphy is departing at the end of its current fiscal year. He has been Gap’s chairman and CEO since July 2007.

10/08/2014

People walk with groceries in plastic bags in Chinatown in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Plastic Bag Ban At Walnut Creek Stores Takes Effect Thursday

Starting Thursday, customers at Walnut Creek retailers will have to bring a reusable bag or pay 10 cents for a paper bag to carry their purchases as the city’s plastic bag ban takes effect.

09/18/2014

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Whole Foods Penalized $800,000 For Overcharging California Customers

Whole Foods will pay about $800,000 in penalties and fees after an investigation found the grocery retailer was overcharging customers in California.

06/24/2014

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Larry Magid: Does Social Media Influence Consumer’s Purchases?

According to a Gallup study, 62 percent of Americans don’t feel influenced at all by social media when it comes to their shopping and purchasing habits.

06/24/2014

Customers walk out of a Sears store. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Could Say Goodbye To Sears; Plans For Uptown Redevelopment In Limbo

Oakland may be a step closer to biding farewell to its last remaining major downtown retailer. However, a deal to redevelop the old Sears building in Uptown into housing, a hotel and various retail outlets has fallen through.

04/04/2014

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