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Do I Really Need To Buy Organic Every Time?

We’d all love to feed our little angels an all-organic diet, but who can afford it when organic produce can cost almost 50% more? This is a great resource to help parents narrow down when you should go out of your way to buy organic, and when you can get away with running by the corner store to grab an avocado on the way home from work.

04/30/2015

Sign at the entrance of Google offices in Brussels.  (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

EU Files Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Dominance In Internet Searches

The European Union’s competition chief is filing an antitrust complaint alleging Google has been abusing its dominance in Internet searches and is opening a probe into its Android mobile system.

04/15/2015

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East Bay Manufacturers Want You To Look For The Label ‘Made In Oakland’

You’ve heard the saying, ‘look for the union label.’ Now, there’s a group of manufacturers and city leaders in the East Bay who hope to boost the local economy by putting ‘Made in Oakland’ on all their products.

03/18/2015

Entrepreneur Adam Mayberry's rendering of a pop-up mall with stores inside shipping containers. (CBS)

San Jose Looks To Revive Downtown Retail With Pop-Up Mall, Stores In Shipping Containers

Looking to revive retail in Downtown San Jose, one entrepreneur is hoping to create a pop-up shopping mall created out of shipping containers.

02/04/2015

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Fifty Shades Of Grey ‘Pleasure’ Products Make Their Way Into Mainstream Grocery Stores

Americans buy an estimated billion dollars’ worth of “pleasure” products every year, and with the growing popularity of the Fifty Shades of Grey novels and upcoming movie some of those intimate products are showing up in supermarkets.

02/02/2015

Candlestick Park

Candlestick Park To Come Down By Wrecking Ball After SF Residents Worry Over Implosion Risks

A plan to implode Candlestick Park is now off the table after several hundred San Francisco residents opposed the idea citing health and environmental risks.

01/16/2015

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BART, Oakland Police Offer Escorts To Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers At MacArthur Station

BART and Oakland police are offering escorts at the MacArthur Station to passengers doing some last-minute Christmas shopping.

12/19/2014

A Safeway delivery truck. (CBS)

Online Safeway Shoppers Overcharged According To California Judge

Safeway customers who bought groceries online recently may be due a refund.

12/15/2014

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Gift Guides: The Best Subscription-Based Gift Ideas

Whether you procrastinated gift shopping or have simply exhausted your list of gift ideas, here are some of the best subscription-based services to give as gifts to friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.

12/11/2014

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How To Maximize Your Holiday Gift Giving By Shopping Smart

KCBS In Depth spoke with consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow about the dynamic between merchants and shoppers this holiday buying season and she gives some tips to keep shoppers from being their own worst enemies while hunting for the perfect gift.

12/08/2014

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