Apple Agrees to Let App Store Developers Email Users Directly Following LawsuitApple has agreed to let developers of iPhone apps email their users about cheaper ways to pay for digital subscriptions and media by circumventing a commission system that generates billions of dollars annually for the iPhone maker.
Peet's, Blue Bottle Among Coffee Roasters Benefiting From Demand for Premium BeansSince COVID-19, the temporary closure of coffee shops has forced high-end coffees into the direct-to-consumer market, translating into a relative boom for some smaller-scale roasters such as Berkeley-based Peet's and Oakland's Blue Bottle.
Online Black Friday Sales Hit Record $7.4 Bn Setting Up Big Cyber MondayThis year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, as fewer people hit the stores and shoppers rang up $7.4 billion in transactions from their phones, computers and tablets.
Women Drive Demand for Hot Wheels at Monterey Car WeekMonterey Car Week promises to show off the best of the world's most luxurious and fastest cars and high-end manufacturers are fine-tuning their design options to fit a feminine sensibility.
FDA Confirms PFAS Chemicals In US Food Supply The US Food and Drug Administration confirmed that PFAS chemicals have made their way into the US food supply.
Trump to Impose New Tariffs on Mexico Over Migrant CrisisPresident Trump announced the U.S. will impose new tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico in an effort to pressure that government to take action to curb the flow of Central American families heading toward the U.S.
SoCal Refinery Fire Likely to Send Bay Area Gas Prices SoaringExperts are predicting that gas prices in California could stay above $4 a gallon after a refinery caught fire for the second time in as many weeks.
Gas Prices Soaring To Near $4 A Gallon; Weekend Worst Time To Visit PumpsWith gas soaring near $4 a gallon in San Francisco, a petroleum industry groups says it's best to avoid the weekend if you are looking for a deal on a fill-up.
Sales Tax Rates Rise Monday; Out-of-State Online Sellers IncludedA total of 51 cities across California are adding to their local sales taxes at the beginning of April, that's on top of the standard statewide rate of 7.25 percent.
Refinery Woes Send Gas Prices Soaring At The PumpGas prices across California are averaging $1 above the national average and refineries are being blamed for the higher prices.
As Recycling Centers Close Statewide, Consumers Lose Millions in DepositsCalifornia consumers lost out on at least $308 million in nickel deposits on cans and bottles in 2018, largely because it's increasingly difficult to find a place to recycle them.
Bill Confusion Leads Many to Drop Green Energy Supplier Despite Cheaper RatesConfusing bills, colder weather and chatter on social media have many in Livermore mistakenly blaming their new green-energy supplier for higher charges.
State Task Force Investigating Shady Moving CompaniesMoving out of a home is a major undertaking, even when everything goes smoothly. But more and more often, unscrupulous moving companies are leading to moving nightmares.
Dangerous Surf Threatens Bay Area Christmas Crab SupplyA Bay Area Christmas dinner favorite - Dungeness crab - may not make it to the table this year. Dangerous waves battering the coastline are to blame.
Bay Area Residents Advised to Stay Indoors as Air Quality WorsensThe San Francisco Department of Emergency Services is advising residents to reduce outdoor exposure by closing windows and doors as Bay Area air quality continues to deteriorate because of smoke from the Butte County wildfire.