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COVID-19 Safety Measures Are Essential Business When The AC Breaks During A PandemicFor the second day in a row, the heat is still on. A Pleasanton homeowner's air conditioning unit is all turned off, and that’s quite a predicament during this pandemic.
North Coast Officials Pull Back Reopening After Seeing Spike in Coronavirus CasesHumboldt County officials are taking a more cautious approach to reopening, in what may be a harbinger of the “toggle switch" local officials are likely to negotiate as they emerge from the state lockdown.
PG&E Critic's Improper Email Delays Key Vote On Bankruptcy PlanState power regulators delayed a key vote on Pacific Gas & Electric's plan for getting out of bankruptcy Thursday after one of the utility's most outspoken critics sent an improper email attacking the company's proposal to pay wildfire victims.
Johnson & Johnson Ends Sales Of Iconic Baby Powder In U.S., Canada Due To Cancer LawsuitsJohnson & Johnson is ending sales of its iconic talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the U.S. and Canada, where demand has dwindled amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it has caused ovarian cancer.
'There's Only One Bill To Prioritize -- Everything Else Is Negotiable': CBS Analyst Explains How To Navigate Outstanding Balances On Limited FundsJill Schlesinger, certified financial planner and CBS News business analyst, looks at how to devise a game plan for paying bills when money is tight.
Retail Businesses Look Forward to Restricted Reopening in Marin CountyBeginning Monday, a number of Bay Area counties will relax some of their shelter-in-place rules. In Marin County, some so-called “non-essential” businesses will be allowed to reopen with a lot of conditions.