Sticker Shock Over Cost Of U.S. EmbassiesA House committee says the price of new U.S. embassies will give you sticker shock.
Bay Area Lawsuit Against Monsanto Over Cleanup Costs DismissedA federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the cities of Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose attempting to have Monsanto pay up for cleanup.
San Francisco Too Expensive For McDonald's?McDonald’s famous golden arches are vanishing from San Francisco, and real estate prices could be the culprit.
California's Cap-And-Trade Money Helping Put Solar Panels On Low-Income HomesA new program in California is aiming to put pricey solar panels within reach of low-income families.
Tesla 'Powerwall' Battery Technology Unveiled, Set To Cost Around $3KElectric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.
Ways To Prepare For Possible Long-Term Care CostsNearly 70 percent of 65 year-olds will eventually need some form of long-term care...
Report: Obesity Costing Alameda County Billions Every YearAlameda County health officials say a new report shows obesity among residents of all ages is costing the county billions of dollars each year.
Survey Finds West Coast Home To Most Overvalued Housing MarketsIn his Bubble Watch blog post, Jed Kolko writes that while national prices among the top 100 markets are 3% undervalued, that’s not the case in most California markets. All three Bay Area Cities included in the survey, San Jose (6th most overvalued), Oakland (7th) and San Francisco (10th). The value determination is found by comparing current prices with historic values, income and rents.
Bulk Of Gov. Brown’s Revised State Budget Would Go Towards Medi-Cal California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget on Tuesday, which is $1 billion more than the original he submitted in January. The majority of the funds would go to health-care costs for the poor.
About The Bay: A Personal Look At The Cost Of Health CareKCBS and KPIX reporter Mike Sugerman had a firsthand look at the costs of health care with a recent health scare of his own, in his travels About the Bay.
Animal Update: End Of Life Decisions For Your PetEnd of life decisions can be costly and also very emotional for pet guardians.
African Hospital Director Admits Detaining Mothers Who Can't Pay BillsThe director of the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, located in a hardscrabble neighborhood of downtown Nairobi, freely acknowledges that he detains mothers who can’t pay their bills.
New Report Finds Bay Area Hospitals Most Expensive For SurgeriesThe report looked at price differences for different areas of the state, with some hospitals charging 250 percent more than others.
San Francisco Leaders Aim To Squelch City Worker OvertimeSan Francisco Supervisors are trying to tinker with the city's overtime regulations again to keep overtime costs under control.
ConsumerWatch: Adding Up All Those Airline Fees With the travel season underway, more and more passengers are getting frustrated with added airline fees. From baggage to wireless signal access, last year the airline industry reported revenue of $22 billion from a la cart fees.