Facebook Loses Court Fight Over Halting European Union - US Data TransfersFacebook lost a legal battle Friday with Ireland's data privacy watchdog over a European Union privacy decision that could result in the social network being forced to stop transferring data to the U.S.
Blaming COVID-19, Airbnb Reports 1Q Loss Of Nearly $1.2 BillionAirbnb reported Thursday that its first-quarter loss more than tripled, to $1.17 billion, as travel remained depressed by the pandemic, but revenue topped the same period in 2019.
Apple Holds Edge In App Store Trial Despite Nagging IssuesApple seems to be prevailing in an antitrust trial examining whether its mobile app store illegally skims profits from smaller companies.
Federal Judge Tosses Twitter Lawsuit Against Texas Attorney GeneralThe highly anticipated First Amendment battle between San Francisco-based Twitter and the attorney general of Texas must wait until another day.
Lawmaker Calls On California To Shut Down Online Community College After Critical AuditA Riverside assemblyman called for the state's new fully online community college to be shut down after an audit found that just 12 of its 900-plus students graduated in its first year and more than 40% dropped out.
UPDATE: CHP Announce Arrest of Man Who Rode in Back Seat of Driverless Tesla Across Bay BridgeCHP in the East Bay on Tuesday announced the weekend arrest of the man spotted riding across the Bay Bridge in the back seat of a Tesla Model 3 operating on "Autopilot" mode with no one in the driver's seat.
San Francisco Supes To Vote On Ghost Gun BanA bill goes before the San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Tuesday that if approved, will ban the possession and sale of ghost gun kits and parts.
COVID Vaccines: Uber / Lyft To Provide Free Rides To Vaccination Sites In New White House PartnershipUber and Lyft, both headquartered in San Francisco, will provide free rides to and from vaccination sites until July 4 as part of a new partnership with the White House.
CHP Seeks Driverless Tesla With Man Riding In Back Seat Along Bay Area RoadsThe California Highway Patrol is looking for a man who appears to have been riding alone in the backseat of his Tesla while the car drove itself around automatically on Bay Area roads.

Latest Consumer News

COVID Recovery: As Pandemic Eases, Concerns About Inflation EmergeAs we turn the corner on the pandemic, prices for gas, groceries and other goods are going up, which is causing concerns about inflation.
COVID Recovery: State Senate Approves Plan To Permanently Allow To-Go Cocktail Sales In CaliforniaA proposal in the California legislature to permanently allow to-go cocktail sales, which began as a measure to help struggling bars and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, moves closer to approval.
PG&E Warns Of Scammers After Fake Utility Worker Deceives Foster City Victim Out Of $1,000PG&E is warning of scammers masquerading as utility workers trying to steal financial information from customers, file fraudulent tax returns, and then cash the refunds in their names. 
Napa Valley Grape Growers Say Dry Year Survivable But Fear Prolonged DroughtMost farmers are worried about their crops as they head into the second straight dry year. Vineyard owners say they may be the lucky ones -- at least so far.
Farms, Ranches In Southern Santa Clara County Grapple With Worsening DroughtAs Santa Clara County falls deeper into drought, local wine and crop growers said they would be okay for this year, but cattle ranchers are already hurting.
Apple's App Store Chief Fends Off Attacks In Antitrust TrialApple’s top app store executive on Thursday faced an avalanche of documents unleashed Thursday by an Epic Games lawyer aiming to prove allegations that the iPhone maker has been gouging app makers as part of a scheme hatched by Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs.

Latest Business News

Oakland Resumes 'Bulky Block Party' Trash Disposal Events To Stem Illegal DumpingAfter a year of shutdowns and amid a rise in illegal dumping, city officials in Oakland are resuming monthly "Bulky Block Party" events for residents to legally dispose of large items.
Bay Area Restaurant Owners, Operators Face Charges on Tax, Labor PracticesThree people have been arraigned in connection to tax evasion and labor law violations at Japanese restaurants in San Jose, Concord and Daly City that they owned and operated.
Fire Contained on Cargo Ship Off Monterey; Crews to Determine If Vessel Can Be Towed to OaklandA fire on a container ship off the Monterey coast has been contained, smoke is no longer visible and the temperature has been falling in the NYK Delphinus's engine room, where the fire originated, according to a report from the U.S. Coast Guard.
COVID Reopening: East Bay Moviegoers Carefully Step Back Into TheatersWith pandemic restrictions starting to be peeled back, people in the East Bay headed out Friday night to enjoy a night at the movies as Regal Cinema reopened theaters in Berkeley and Oakland.
Officials: Tesla Autopilot Probed In Fatal Southern California CrashA Tesla involved in a fatal crash on a Southern California freeway last week may have been operating on Autopilot before the wreck, according to the California Highway Patrol.
9th Circuit Court Upholds $25M Award In Sonoma Man's Monsanto Cancer CaseA federal appeals court on Friday upheld a $25 million award against agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. in a lawsuit that alleged a North Bay man developed cancer from exposure to its best-selling weed killer, Roundup.
COVID: Walmart, Trader Joe's and Costco Drop Mask Requirements for Vaccinated CustomersShoppers who are vaccinated against COVID-19 can shop without masks in some Walmart, Sam's Club and Costco locations as well as at Trader Joe's, the companies said in separate announcements Friday.
Tax Refunds Delayed As Filing Deadline Draws NearCOVID and the policies to help fight its economic implications have put the IRS far behind in its processing of tax returns.