<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Business News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:11:14 -0800 Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:11:14 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Online Sales Surge, but Thousands Lining Up for Black Friday]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:28:13 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BlackFridayMacys-AP_931186516506.jpg
Thousands of shoppers are still choosing to line up in the stores to make sure they got the best deals. The tradition of getting there early was still going strong, according to NBC News. Hundreds lined...

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<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Weekend Boosts San Diego's Economy]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:38:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/aumentan-viajeros-thanksgiving-dia-accion-gracias.jpg
The Thanksgiving weekend is a boon to San Diego's economy.]]>
<![CDATA[UnitedHealth May Withdraw From Obamacare]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 22:15:22 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/UnitedHealth-AP_580078387860.jpg
Experts are divided over Thursday’s news that the No. 1 U.S. health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, might withdraw from health exchanges mandated by so-called Obamacare legislation, NBC News reported. The company...

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<![CDATA[Will Nation's Top Health Insurer Kill Obamacare?]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:19:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Obamacare-Website-AP_249581118509.jpg
Thursday's news that the No. 1 U.S. health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, might withdraw from the health insurance exchanges mandated by so-called Obamacare legislation divided experts into two camps.

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<![CDATA[Gelson's Starts Takeover of Haggen Locations in SD]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:14:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Gelsons+web+img+1118.jpg
One supermarket chain is already starting the transition to take over Haggen locations in San Diego County.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Stocks Close Sharply Higher in Wake of Paris Attacks]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:21:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NYSE-Paris-Attacks-GettyImages-497371064.jpg
U.S. stocks gained Monday on a sharp jump in oil prices boosted by geopolitical concerns following weekend terror attacks in Paris. The major U.S. averages closed more than 1 percent higher, recovering some of...

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<![CDATA[SoCal Supermarket to Buy Haggen Properties, 2 in SD]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:09:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Haggen+grocery+store+.jpg
Six Haggen stores across California, including two in San Diego, will be bought by a California supermarket chain.

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<![CDATA[Wal-Mart to Open Its Doors on Thanksgiving Day]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:18:26 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WalmartBlackFriday-AP_674555436752.jpg
Wal-Mart has broken its silence about its plans for Black Friday. On Thursday, the retailer announced it will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the same time it has for the last three years. For those...

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<![CDATA[Company Makes $14B on China's Fake 'Singles' Day']]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:07:46 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_996003549132.jpg
The retail website Alibaba brought up $14 billion in sales on the made-up Chinese holiday "Singles' Day," the company said on Thursday. This year's sales were 60 percent higher than last year.

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<![CDATA[China's Online Singles' Day Nets Record Sales ]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 04:00:09 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SinglesDay-GettyImages-496343898.jpg
China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has passed its record halfway through its Singles’ Day shopping event, NBC News reported. In the first eight minutes of this year’s sale, the company generated more than...

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<![CDATA[Grocery Stores Make Bids for Haggen Locations]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 18:13:01 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Haggen+grocery+store+.jpg
The fate of 25 Haggen stores in San Diego County going under may soon be known, as a number of grocery chains made bids this week in federal court for the store locations.

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<![CDATA[Safety Experts Release New Booster Seat Ratings]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 03:47:01 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/news-GettyImages-580521915.jpg
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its latest safety ratings for booster seats on Tuesday. Twenty of the 23 seats earned the highest rating. The IIHS said the seats would provide a good...

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<![CDATA[VW Offers $1,000 Credit Cards to Owners of Cheating Diesels]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:08:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_928991880469-VW.jpg
Volkswagen's U.S. subsidiary said on Monday it will offer $1,000 worth of credit cards, of which half may be spent at VW and Audi dealerships, to owners of certain diesel models the company has admitted do...

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<![CDATA[Verizon Considers Sale of Business Services, Data Storage Assets]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:10:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-92351676.jpg
Verizon Communications Inc. is exploring a sale of its enterprise assets, according to people familiar with the matter, as the largest U.S. wireless carrier seeks to focus on its core business, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Girl Scout's Bumping Cookies to $5 a Box]]> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 13:29:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_080402011722.jpg
After years of holding prices steady, more Girl Scout councils are boosting cookie prices to $5 a box. "The No. 1 factor was us hearing feedback from adult volunteers that girls had such a great experience...

<![CDATA[Wal-Mart to Get Help from Santa in Holiday Shopping War]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 03:56:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Walmart-AP_660836205135.jpg
Santa Claus will be coming to Wal-Mart this holiday season, NBC News reported. The retail giant is banking on an army of Santas and other holiday attractions to help regain market share from its biggest...

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<![CDATA[Activision to Buy 'Candy Crush' Maker for $5.9B]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 02:17:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CandyCrush-AP_163106589683.jpg
Video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc. said it will buy the maker of the popular “Candy Crush Saga” game, Reuters reported. Activision will buy King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion to strengthen...

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<![CDATA[Amazon Offers 20 Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:51:19 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_93380942358.jpg
Amazon is now offering new birth mothers who have spent a year with the company up to 20 weeks of maternity leave. The company outlined the new perk in an internal memo, which it shared with NBC News on...

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<![CDATA[Shoppers Prefer Paper Coupons: Survey]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 04:32:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_090422053554.jpg
New research shows consumers are clipping coupons out of newspapers and other paper mailings rather than finding them online, according to a CreditCards.com survey. Sixty-three percent of U.S.

<![CDATA[UAW & GM Reach Tentative Deal, Avert Strike]]> Sun, 25 Oct 2015 20:32:07 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_070731045624.jpg
A tentative agreement has been reached between the United Auto Workers union bargaining committee and General Motors, averting a strike, NBC News reported. The union said all of its GM members were prepared to...

<![CDATA[Zara Founder Briefly Ranks as Richest in World]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:35:28 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/GettyImages-1474160131.jpg
For four hours, Zara founder Amancio Ortega was the richest man in the world. The Spanish man and founder of popular clothing brand "Zara," Amancio Ortega, was briefly valued at $80 billion, making him...

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<![CDATA[Strategic Advice for Early Holiday Shoppers]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 01:52:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-474239694.jpg
It's not even Halloween yet, but Americans are already shopping for the holiday season. The National Retail Federation said about 40 percent of consumers start their seasonal shopping before Halloween. Many...

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<![CDATA[Fresh & Easy Closing All Stores, 8 in San Diego]]> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 16:05:10 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/fresheasy722.jpg
Fresh & Easy, the Southern California convenient grocery store chain, is closing all of its stores, including eight locations in San Diego County.

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<![CDATA[Scammers Targeting Those Waiting for Chip Cards]]> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:32:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_430705227590.jpg
Experts are warning against a scam targeting those who have not yet received their chip credit cards.

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<![CDATA[Shoppers Ditching Jeans for Yoga Pants, Leggings]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:21:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Jean+fad+1013-PIC_0.jpg
The popularity of jeans is plummeting as many women are turning to the more-comfortable counterpart: yoga pants and leggings.

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<![CDATA[Volkswagen to Overhaul Diesel Technology]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:05:01 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/VWCEO.jpg
Volkswagen plans a complete makeover of its diesel technology in the wake of its emissions cheating scandal. The new versions of its high-mileage engines should go into production "as soon as possible,"...

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<![CDATA[Anheiser-Busch InBev, SABMiller Agree on New Deal ]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:56:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-458122296.jpg
The world's two biggest beer brewers are one step closer to a merger deal Tuesday which would lead to the world’s most dominant brewing company, NBC News reported. The agreement states that Belgium's...

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<![CDATA[SD Short-Term Rentals Rake in Millions: Study]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:32:01 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Rental+study+1008-PIC_0.jpg
Under siege by some locals, San Diego’s short-term rental market is raking in millions of dollars for the city and supporting more than 1,800 jobs, a new study contends.

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<![CDATA[Urban Outfitters in New York Ends On-Call Shifts]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 11:33:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-535061255.jpg
Urban Outfitters agreed to end on-call shifts following an inquiry into 13 retailers by New York state's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. On-call shifts require workers to be available for shifts that could...

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<![CDATA[Fiat Chrysler Avoids Strike With New Tentative Contract]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:56:02 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_183303870867.jpg
Fiat Chrysler has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union, tThe Associated Press reported. The new agreement means the automaker has avoided a strike at its U.S.

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<![CDATA[Target Opens in South Park Despite Controversy]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:15:13 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/South+Park+opening-PIC_0.jpg
A Target Express store opened Wednesday in South Park despite concerns from residents and business owners who say the opening will detract from the quaint neighborhood’s appeal.

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<![CDATA[Norwegian Airline CEO Hints to $69 Flights From U.S to Europe]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:03:48 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NorwegianCEO.jpg
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA hopes to sell one-way tickets to Europe for $69 as early as 2017 by flying from U.S. airports that have low fees, Chief Executive Officer Bjørn Kjos said in an interview Tuesday,...

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Rolls Out All-Day Breakfast Menu]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:46:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/McDonald%27s_breakfast.jpg
McDonald's officially rolled out its all-day breakfast options nationally on Tuesday. But the menu will depend on where you live, as the company will only offer select breakfast sandwich items in different...

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