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Larkspur Ferry

Promotion Offers Free Ferry Ride From San Francisco To North Bay

Free ferry rides are being offered at select times to Larkspur from San Francisco during the entire month of August.

08/07/2013

Back To School Decoupage

ConsumerWatch: Does It Pay To Shop Early For Back-To-School?

Every retailer wants a piece of the $83.8 billion that the National Retail Federation expects Americans will spend this back-to-school season.

07/26/2013

Amazon's new Tracy warehouse. (CBS)

Amazon Ramping Up Hiring For Huge New Tracy Warehouse

Tracy City Manager Leon Churchill envisions there will be at least 1,000 workers with that number swelling to as many as 4,000 during the holiday shopping season.

07/16/2013

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Best Places To Buy Gifts For Grads In The East Bay

Searching for the best graduation gift takes a bit of time, and knowing where to look points you in the right direction. Here are a few ideas to help jumpstart your efforts to find the perfect graduation gift.

05/07/2013

A customer enters a Fresh & Easy grocery store in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Future Of Calif. Fresh & Easy Stores Unclear, Owner Leaving U.S. Market

Tesco, Britain’s largest retailer by sales, is to pull out of the U.S., selling off its lossmaking Fresh & Easy supermarket chain after it failed to transfer its winning formula from the U.K. to the western states.

04/17/2013

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Google Testing Same-Day Delivery Of Online Orders In Bay Area

The new service, called Google Shopping Express, will initially provide same-day delivery of food and other products bought online by a small group of consumers in San Francisco and on the Peninsula.

03/28/2013

Macy's. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Macy’s Makes Good On Gift Card Glitch

Macy’s is promising to make good on some bad gift cards that may have ended up with some California consumers. The cards were apparently sold through third-party retailers and tampered with before being purchased.

12/13/2012

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Pick-A-Side: Which Holiday Gift Would You Rather Receive?

We don’t always get what we want for the holidays. But what if we could? Tell us what gift you’d most want to receive.

12/03/2012

Online Shoppers Search For Cyber Monday Deals (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tech Report: For Holiday Online Shopping, Google Or Bing?

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Microsoft has launched a new ad campaign comparing their search engine, Bing to Google warning searchers not to get “Scroogled” by paid ads.

11/28/2012

Cyber Monday

Calif. Officials Remind ‘Cyber Monday’ Shoppers To Pay State Taxes

The California State Board of Equalization issued a reminder Monday that people who buy products from websites both within and outside the state must pay sales taxes, even if they are not charged at the time of sale.

11/26/2012

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