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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

Whole Foods Market (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

(CBS)

Number Of California College Grads Taking Jobs In Retail, Restaurants Doubles

Young college graduates in California are facing a bleaker job outlook than just five years ago.

12/27/2012

Police monitor activity outside Gill Tract in Albany after putting up barricades, May 9, 2012. (CBS)

Albany City Council Approves Controversial Gill Tract Development

The controversial University Village Mixed Use Project would include a senior housing complex, mixed retail center and Whole Foods Market.

07/10/2012

Marni For H&M Hits Bay Area Stores

Marni For H&M Hits Bay Area Stores

Marni for H&M has officially hit 260 H&M stores worldwide, including the 12 locations in the Bay Area, in part with a little help from director Sofia Coppola…

03/08/2012

Santana Row shopping district in San Jose. (istockphoto)

Santana Row Expansion Shows Silicon Valley Is Booming

Cruise the main drag near Santana Row, Silicon Valley’s popular shopping and residential strip in San Jose, and you might forget about the sour economy. The upscale development is packed – nearly every office and retail space is occupied.

02/24/2012

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Bay Area Expert Expects Big Numbers For Cyber Monday

This follows the big numbers that were seen in stores on Black Friday, up 7 percent from last year.

11/27/2011

(AP)

Governor Brown Signs Compromise On Internet Taxes

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that postpones new sales taxes rules that would have affected online purchases in California.

09/23/2011

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