Holiday Headache? Here's When Stores Start Playing Christmas MusicWith the holidays approaching, here's a look at when big-name retail stores start playing their holiday music each year.
States Move To Clamp Down On Tax Collection By Online RetailersFed up with inaction by Congress, several states are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to collecting tax on the sales of online goods.
Best Places For Office Wear In San FranciscoIn San Francisco, office wear is basically casual. Nonetheless, both men and women will find a cluster of independent clothing retail shops along Sacramento Street in Presidio Heights. Gentlemen can also head downtown or to the Financial District for some traditional haberdasheries.
Don't Get Bent Out Of Shape; New Jeans Have Supersized Pockets For Supersized SmartphonesCongratulations. You’re the owner of a shiny brand new super-sized Smartphone, with every app, every bell, every whistle you could possibly imagine. There’s just one problem. Where do you carry it?
CA Supreme Court Rules Large Retailers Not Required To Have Defibrillators The California Supreme Court has ruled that large retailers aren't required to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers and workers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest.
Illegal Tobacco Sales To Youth Drop In San FranciscoDespite the drop over the last two years, the city still lags far behind the statewide average.
California To Crack Down On Internet Retailers Who Avoid Collecting TaxesCalifornia plans to crack down on Internet sellers who don’t collect state sales taxes.
Neiman Marcus Joins List Of Big Name Retailers In Walnut CreekShopping in downtown Walnut Creek became even more upscale as Neiman Marcus opened an 85,000 square foot store on Friday.
Tech Watch: Is Google Wallet A Bust?CNET Editor-at-Large Brian Cooley said the app has struggled because of competition from other wireless carriers.
San Francisco Supes Approve Shopping Bag Fee, Expand Plastic Bag BanA proposal to institute a fee for each paper bag provided at a store in San Francisco and also expand the city’s ban on plastic bags was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
Long Lines Expected At Retailers MondayMany shoppers will be looking for deep after-Christmas discounts, returning gifts and using gift cards they received.
Downtown Walnut Creek Experiencing Economic BoomSeveral new stores, shops and restaurants have opened in downtown Walnut Creek, attracting bigger crowds to the area.

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