<![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 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:17:22 -0700 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:17:22 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Student Loan Rates Drop, But For How Long?]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:29:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CN12T07072015_1200x675_479329347941.jpg
More than 1.2 trillion dollars in student loans are taken out by more than 40 million consumers, with an average balance of about 29 thousand dollars. Last week, the interest rate on those federal loans dropped...]]>
<![CDATA[What's Going on in Greece? And How It Affects You]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:59:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_lv50tweb_1500x845.jpg
Monday's stock slide has investors nervously awaiting Tuesday's opening bell amid the Greek Crisis and an emerging crisis in Puerto Rico.]]>
<![CDATA[Locals Say They Were Targeted in Starbucks Hackings]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 14:54:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/starbucks11.jpg
Following a slew of Starbucks hackings, many locals said hackers were targeting them through the coffee chain’s mobile app.

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<![CDATA[SeaWorld Sees Optimistic Start to Year]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 14:43:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Baby_Shamu.JPG
Attendance at SeaWorld parks rose 5.6 percent in the first three months of this year, a turnaround for a company that’s business has been sinking since the release of “Blackfish.”

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<![CDATA[Consumer Advice: Spend Those Unused Gift Cards]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:31:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/gift+cards.JPG
Use your gift cards before you lose them or the store goes out of business.]]>
<![CDATA[4 Fresh & Easy Stores Close in San Diego County]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:57:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/fresheasystorefront.jpg
Four Fresh & Easy stores in San Diego County have closed as the grocery chain revamps its business model.]]>
<![CDATA[Are Thrift Stores a New Tourist Attraction?]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 19:07:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/trendy+thrift+shops.jpg
People are visiting thrift stores on vacation.]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks Rolls Out Birthday Cake Frappucino]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:37:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/frappucino+birthday.JPG
In honor of the Frappucino’s 20th birthday, Starbucks is rolling out a birthday cake Frap.

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<![CDATA[Chicago McDonald's Faces Complaints Over Employee Burns]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:09:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mcds-protest-1.jpg
McDonald's employees in Chicago lobbied for more safety standards at the restaurant. Demonstration comes one day after employees around the nation filed 28 health and safety complaints against the Oak...

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<![CDATA[San Diego Firm Buys Phoenix Apartments for $36.2 Million]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:39:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MG_Ascent_at_Papago_t620.jpg
San Diego-based MG Properties Group has acquired the 270-unit Trillium Papago Apartments in Phoenix for approximately $36.2 million, the private investment company announced.

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<![CDATA[Social Reaction to Chargers-Raiders Stadium News]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:33:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/chargers+raiders+stadium+rendering+13.jpg
News that rival professional football teams the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders are joining forces on a proposal that could have them share a Southern California stadium surprised many when it...

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<![CDATA[Elite Jumping Horses of Cuba ]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:32:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP247924812525_CubaHorses.jpg
Already renowned for fine rum and fancy cigars, Cuba is carving out a new luxury niche that is attracting Latin American elites to the communist-run island: elite jumping horses.

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<![CDATA[Tourism Authority Visitors Center Losing its Lease; New Space Sought]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:12:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/5WFF.jpg
One of San Diego's warmest welcome mats for out-of-towners is about to be whisked away from waterfront.

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<![CDATA[El Cerrito Ranked No. 1 Area in Nation to Become Hot]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:55:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/El+Cerrito+neighborhood.JPG
RedFin, a Seattle-based real estate company with agents in 25 locationsacross the nation, ranked this San Diego spot as the No. 1 neighborhood in the nation to become hot in 2015.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Gas Prices Falling Below $2]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:36:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/gas-prices-461831632.jpg
Now is the perfect time to start planning a road trip, because by the end the weekend, the national average for gas prices is predicted to fall below $2 a gallon. But fill up your tanks, because these record low...

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<![CDATA[Target to Shut Down Stores in Canada]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:02:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/453903966.jpg
Target says it will shut down 133-store Canadian operation after failed expansion

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<![CDATA[Housing Prices Up 4.7 Percent From 2013 to 2014]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:21:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/05-12-2014-silicon-valley-housing.jpg
An index measuring housing prices nationally showed San Diego’s prices increased 4.7 percent over a 12-month period from October 2013 to October 2014, or slightly better than a composite index for the 20 largest...

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<![CDATA[Fines Expected After China's Qualcomm Investigation]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:48:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/460993663.jpg
The Chinese government is close to settling its antitrust investigation with Qualcomm Inc., according to the Reuters news service, citing a Dec. 26 statement to that effect from China’s National Development and...

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<![CDATA[Target Promises No Starbucks at South Park Store]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:45:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/target+express.jpg
Responding to concerns among residents about aesthetics and potential harm to local businesses, Target Corp. officials said the retailer’s upcoming TargetExpress store in San Diego’s South Park neighborhood will...

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<![CDATA[Port of San Diego Hires Firm to Recruit CEO Candidates]]> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:06:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_Port_of_San_Diego_Economy_5_050812_70_mezzn_722x406_2232063069.jpg
The Port of San Diego said it hired New York executive search firm Boyden to recruit and screen candidates for the agency’s vacant president/chief executive officer position.]]>
<![CDATA[SD Neighborhood Launches Monopoly-Inspired Game]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:32:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/EastVillageopoly.jpg
One of San Diego’s up and coming neighborhoods is launching a a community version of the Monopoly game to raise money for a new landmark sign.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds of SeaWorld Employees Given Pink Slips]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:07:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/179*120/shamu_sea+world.jpg
Layoffs were happening at SeaWorld San Diego on Friday as part of the parent company’s restructuring to cut about $50 million by the end of next year.

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<![CDATA[SeaWorld CEO to Step Down as Park Attendance Drops]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:31:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Seaworld-161698367.jpg
SeaWorld says that its CEO is stepping down as head of the company and named its chairman as interim leader.

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<![CDATA[Qualcomm Gives Pink Slips to 600 Worldwide]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:49:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/quallcomm.jpg
A global tech giant headquartered in San Diego is laying off hundreds of employees worldwide.

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<![CDATA[Qualcomm, NBC, In-N-Out Among Top 50 Places to Work]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:00:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/in-n-out-sign.jpg
Glassdoor released its list of the 50 best places to work and a number of California-based companies made the cut.

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<![CDATA[San Diego Second Most Expensive in Nation to Buy a House ]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:29:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San-Diego-Skyline-Feb-2014.jpg
One new study ranks San Diego as the second most-expensive metro city in California and the U.S for buying a median-priced house.]]>
<![CDATA[Proposed Bill Would Give Holiday Workers Double Pay]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:01:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/black-friday-employees-thanksgiving+%281%29.jpg
A state assemblywoman from San Diego is proposing legislation that would mandate that people who work on Thanksgiving and Christmas receive double pay.

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<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Snarls Traffic at Airport, on Highways]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:08:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Thanksgiving+travel+1126-PIC_0.jpg
More than 60,000 travelers were expected to pass through the San Diego International Airport on Wednesday, making it one of the busiest travel days of the year.]]>
<![CDATA[Canceling Apps Like Uber Not Easy]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:32:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/453253488.jpg
Online apps make it very easy to cancel while they store your credit card and other personal information.

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<![CDATA[Stores Taking a Stand Against Black Friday Pressure]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:57:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Nordstrom-Generic.jpg
Black Friday doesn’t start on Friday anymore. But the idea of starting the holiday shopping event a day early doesn’t sit well with some shoppers.

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<![CDATA[Trouble Continues for SeaWorld as Earnings Plummet]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:27:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/020414+seaworld+generic.jpg
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday that its third-quarter earnings fell 28 percent from a year ago as attendance to its theme parks fell.

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<![CDATA[Bargain Deals Offered in November]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:20:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BlackFridaySaleSign_722x406_2169988091.jpg
Looking for bargains in November.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Big Clippers Tax Write-Off]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:50:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd_steve_ballmer_clippers_microsoft.jpg
Billionaire Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers in August for $2 billion, but he could write off as much as half of that amount in taxes by 2030, according to an analysis by the Financial Times.]]>
<![CDATA[JetBlue Unveils New First Class Experience]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:31:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-JetBlueMint.jpg
Seats that fully recline and seasonal wine selections are part of a new first-class experience being offered by Jet Blue.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Struggling With Changing Tastes]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:01:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/453192914.jpg
McDonald's is losing money, fewer customers and fewer items on the dollar menu. What do they need to do to bounce back?

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<![CDATA[Southwest Offering Cheap Tickets in Winter Sale]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:26:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/southwest-airlines-new-livery-01.jpg
Southwest Airlines has launched its winter fare sale, offering discounted tickets ranging from $49 to $149, depending on where you want to fly.

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<![CDATA[SD Earns 14 Medals in National Beer Contest]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:00:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Beer-Tap-Generic.jpg
San Diego County continued its excellence in all things suds by grabbing 14 medals in this past weekend’s top national beer contest.]]>