Companies In Hot Water Over Plastic Coffee Pods Labeled BiodegradableCostco and a Northern California coffee company agreed to pay $500,000 in civil penalties to settle a consumer protection action for the sale of plastic coffee pods, labeled biodegradable.
Protect Yourself During Disputes With Rental Car CompaniesThere’s a number of things you can do to protect yourself during disputes with rental car companies.
San Francisco Moves To Divest $1.2B From Companies Financing Dakota Access Pipelinehe San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted in support of efforts to divest from banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Gov. Rick Scott Tries To Lure California Companies To Florida With Low Minimum WageFlorida Governor Rick Scott is attempting to lure California companies to Florida by highlighting his state's low minimum wage.
19 Taxi Companies Sue Uber, Claiming False Advertising Hurting Their BusinessesNineteen taxi companies sued Uber Technologies Inc. in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday, accusing the transportation network company of false advertising when it claims it has “the safest rides on the road.”
$415M Settlement Reached In Silicon Valley Tech Suit Over Salary FixingApple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies have agreed to pay $415 million in a second attempt to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging they formed an illegal cartel to prevent their workers from leaving for better-paying jobs.
IRS Sniffs Around Food Perks For Silicon Valley Tech WorkersBay Area tech companies are famous for their free lunch perks, but the IRS has been sniffing around those extras for years.
Berlin Bans Uber Rideshare App Citing Passenger SafetyBerlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns.
EPA Awards $200K In Grants To Bay Area Companies Developing Green TechThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that two Bay Area companies have each been awarded $100,000 contracts for the development of innovative green technologies as part of the agency's Small Business Innovative Research program.
Santa Clara County Joins Lawsuit Against Drug Firms Over Narcotic PainkillersSanta Clara County Thursday joined a lawsuit filed by Orange County charging major drug firms with deceiving consumers about the dangers of using opioid narcotic painkillers for non-cancer-related pain.
Texas Governor Ends California Business Recruiting Trip Empty-HandedGov. Rick Perry is wrapping up his high-profile recruiting trip to California without having convinced any businesses to relocate to his state—at least not yet.
Oakland Shipping Company Named Among State's Worst Tax DeadbeatsCalifornia is being cheated out of millions of tax dollars by deadbeats who don’t pay their bills, according to a new list revealed Friday by the Board of Equalization.
Bay Area Companies Selected For Construction Of SMART SystemThe project is expected to create a thousand local jobs.
Silicon Valley Economy Shows Major Gains But while the region added 42,000 jobs last year, the median income also went down.
Bay Area Businesses Bullish On 2011 ProspectsThere’s some more positive news on the local economy: money managers for Bay Area businesses are optimistic on growth in 2011.