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.
Toyota has widened its global sales lead over General Motors because its factories have recovered from last year’s earthquake.
A research group is forecasting that sales of smaller tablets will double this year with the expected announcement of a mini iPad on Tuesday.
Apple’s stock has reached $700 for the first time, setting a record for the company the day after it announced that orders for its iPhone 5 topped 2 million in the first 24 hours.
Apple said iPhone 5 preorders topped 2 million in 24 hours, more than double the amount of iPhone 4S preorders.
DataQuick said Friday that nearly 8,600 new and existing houses and condominiums were sold in the nine-county region last month, up more than 14 percent from the same period last year.
In an SEC filing late Tuesday, Facebook said that founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg “has no intention to conduct any sale transactions… for at least 12 months.”
Apple will start selling the iPad in China on July 20 after settling a dispute over the ownership of the tablet computer’s name.
The Federal Communications Commission says complaints about illegal telemarketing calls are up 70% since last year, with most of those complaints are coming from people who are on the national Do Not Call registry.
Authorities raided a pair of homes in Contra Costa County, finding hundreds of pounds of illegal fireworks.