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A customer buys Mega Millions lottery tickets. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hot Ticket Sales Push Mega Millions Jackpot Near All-Time Record

Have you ever had identical quadruplets? Your odds of doing that are 15 times better than winning tonight’s mega millions jackpot with a single ticket. Still, the tickets are selling quickly and raising the jackpot to a near-record.

12/17/2013

President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport on April 3, 2013. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Slow Bay Area Obama Fundraiser Ticket Sales Force Price Cut

President Barack Obama is headed to the Bay Area for another fundraising swing next week. According to KPIX 5, KCBS and Chronicle insider Phil Matier, donors have not been quick to open up their wallets.

11/19/2013

Tesla Model S. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla Shares Drop As 3rd Quarter Earnings Fall Short

Tesla Motors’ high-flying stock tumbled 12 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday after the electric car maker’s third-quarter results fell short of expectations.

11/05/2013

A sale pending sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Home Sellers, Buyers Stalled By Washington Shutdown

Sellers across California have been holding the door open, hoping to cash in on double digit increases in home prices, and a surplus of buyers motivated by low interest rates. But, the stalemate in Washington is stalling home sales in the Bay Area.

10/10/2013

A sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Median Bay Area Home Prices Jump At Record Rates As Inventory Remains Tight

The real estate tracking firm DataQuick says the median price for homes in the nine-county San Francisco Bay area reached $555,000 in June, an increase of 6.9 percent over the previous month.

07/18/2013

Intel

Intel Meets 1st Quarter Expectations Despite PC Slowdown

Intel Corp., the world’s largest maker of chips for PCs, is sticking to its guns amid a drastic slowdown in computer sales.

04/16/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Hoping Reducing Drug Sales Will Curb Violence

Getting rid of open-air drug sales will reduce violence—particularly in Oakland, which recently hired a consultant known for adopting that tactic as New York City’s top cop, a University of California at Berkeley law professor said Monday.

01/08/2013

An Apple iPhone 5. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Sells 2 Million iPhone 5s In 1st 3 Days In China

Apple is reporting sales of more than two million iPhone 5s in China during its first three days on the market.

12/17/2012

An Amazon product locker (CBS)

Amazon To Collect Taxes From Massachusetts Residents

Online retailer Amazon.com has reached a deal with Massachusetts to start collecting the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax from Bay State residents.

12/11/2012

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

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