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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

Toyota Prius 2011

Toyota Widens Global Sales Lead Over General Motors

Toyota has widened its global sales lead over General Motors because its factories have recovered from last year’s earthquake.

10/26/2012

A fair goer tries out the textunes eBook reader app on an Apple iPad at the Leipzig Book Fair on March 15, 2012 on the fairgrounds in Leipzig, eastern Germany. (Robert Michael/AFP/Getty Images)

Small Tablet Sales Forecasted To Double As New iPad Expected To Be Unveiled

A research group is forecasting that sales of smaller tablets will double this year with the expected announcement of a mini iPad on Tuesday.

10/23/2012

The new iPhone 5 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Stock Soars To Over $700 For 1st Time On iPhone 5 Sales

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.

09/18/2012

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