<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Business News]]> Copyright 2016 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 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:16:34 -0800 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:16:34 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Congress Approves Permanent Internet Tax Ban]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:51:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/InternetTaxBan-GettyImages-509586236.jpg
The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Thursday placing a permanent ban on states’ taxing Internet access, NBC News reported. The bill was approved with a 75-20 vote. It would toughen enforcement of U.S.

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<![CDATA[43 Percent of Americans Are Still Renting Homes]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:13:19 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ForRent-GettyImages-450103914.jpg
The number of renters across the United States grew to just over 43 percent between 2006 and 2014, according to a new report by real estate site Trulia.com. According to the survey, half of households in...

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<![CDATA[New Whole Foods Stores May Include Tattoo Parlors]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:46:29 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WholeFoods-AP_826610878819.jpg
Whole Foods is going beyond the traditional grocery store experience in an attempt to reach a newer, younger customer-base. The Austin-based company said its new venture, 365 by Whole Foods Market, will...

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<![CDATA[Valentine's Day And Your Wallet]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 04:11:52 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/219*120/Generic-Flowers-2.jpg
Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers as 50 percent of singles report being proud of their relationship status. But whether you're in a relationship or not, Americans have no problem spending big for the holiday...

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<![CDATA[Tax Season: What Your CPA Needs From You]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:46:19 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/210*120/GettyImages-88160312.jpg
Nobody benefits from wasting an hour rifling through receipts and guessing about numbers with your Certified Public Accountant during tax time. Your CPA needs the following four categories of information...

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<![CDATA[Hometown Buffet Investigated After Abrupt Closures]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:15:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/HomeTown-Buffet-Google-Maps.jpg
Hometown Buffet is the subject of a state investigation after six of its restaurants abruptly closed in San Diego, the state’s Labor Commissioner’s Office reported.

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<![CDATA[FCC Proposes New Competition to Set-Top TV Box Market]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:50:29 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CableBox-AP_070531053315.jpg
The Federal Communications Commission may open up competition for cable and satellite TV companies, NBC News reported. The FCC proposed regulation Wednesday to allow consumers to get services through devices...

<![CDATA[Tax Changes Ahead For 2016]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:14:51 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_taxchanges0122_1500x845.jpg
Filing your taxes this year will be different than years past. For starters, you're going to have four extra days to file this year. The deadline's been moved to April 18th. Watch for all the changes to filing...]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. Stocks Post First Positive Week of the Year]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:19:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_757203335586.jpg
U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, marking the first positive week in 2016, thanks to a recovery in oil prices, CNBC reported. The Standard & Poor’s 500 closed higher, with gains from energy leading all sectors...

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<![CDATA[DISH Could Face Up to $24 BIllion in Fines for Calls]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:55:22 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DishNetwork-496014842.jpg
DISH Network Corp. could face up to $24 billion in fines for violating national Do-Not-Call registry laws, NBC News reported. The company is on trial in Illinois, where a U.S.

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<![CDATA[Customers on Old Netflix HD Plan Expect to Pay More]]> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:20:34 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-124755248.jpg
Longtime Netflix customer? You could get hit with a $2 increase in your monthly bill. On Tuesday, the company revealed in its quarterly earnings report that customers streaming under the grandfathered $7.99...

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<![CDATA[Smart & Final Opens in Carlsbad at Haggen Site]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:19:07 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Smart+and+Final+pic+0119-PIC_0.jpg
Smart & Final is opening its first store in San Diego County this week at the site of a former Haggen store.

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<![CDATA[Tax Season Begins Jan. 19: Things to Know]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:25:37 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/210*120/GettyImages-88160312.jpg
It’s time to get back to regular routines and take care of January chores, including gathering your tax information.

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<![CDATA[Trader Joe's Accused of Underfilling Cans of Tuna]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:49:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TraderJoes-GettyImages-536072783.jpg
A new lawsuit claims Trader Joe’s under filled 5-ounce cans of its store-brand tuna, violating federally mandated minimum standards, NBC News reported. The class action was filed Tuesday against the company and...

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<![CDATA[Chinese Stock Market Tanks, Trading Halted]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 18:55:59 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ChinaStocks-AP_255538557568.jpg
China opted to keep guiding its currency lower, pushing Asian stocks to a three-month low on Thursday, NBC News reported. Fears for the health of the Chinese economy has been reflected in the sharply lower yuan,...

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<![CDATA[Low Gas Prices Forecast For 2016]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:09:21 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_gasprices0104_1500x845.jpg
Analysts expect gasoline prices to remain close to $2 per gallon throughout 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Hotel Tax Backers Switch Focus to November Ballot]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 06:39:19 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/san+diego+bay+hotel.JPG
San Diego supporters of an initiative to raise the city’s hotel tax are pushing the measure to the November 2016 ballot.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Housing Vacancy Rate Drops]]> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:53:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Urban-Pocket-Park-0608.jpg
Housing isn’t as easy to come by in San Diego then it was this past spring.

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<![CDATA[$130B Megadeal: Dow, DuPont to Merge]]> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:50:58 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/182*120/dow+chemical.jpg
Chemical giants DuPont and Dow Chemical agreed to merge in a $130 billion all-stock deal. The company would be renamed DowDuPont then split itself into three independent publicly traded companies focused...

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<![CDATA[Retailers Settle Labeling Lawsuit]]> Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:18:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/JCPENNEY4.jpg
Nordstrom, J.C. Penney, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Backcountry.com agreed to pay penalties totaling $1.3 million for falsely labeling fibers in some of their products, according to the Federal Trade...

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<![CDATA[Grocery Chains Take Over 12 SD County Haggen Stores]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:51:27 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Haggen+grocery+store+.jpg
Gelson’s Markets has secured a soon-to-close Haggen store in Carlsbad.

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<![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...