<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Business News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:24:44 -0700 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:24:44 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Clippers Owner Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:11:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/Steve+Ballmer+Clips+1.JPG
The Los Angeles Clippers held a fan rally to introduce billionaire owner Steve Ballmer to the fans and the public, and the former Microsoft executive did not disappoint.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's to Sell Packaged Coffee in Supermarkets: Report]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:57:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/050509+McCafe+Picture+p11.jpg
Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she's releasing her first full-length pop album on Oct. 27.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Lands "Star Wars" Museum]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:03:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/george-lucas-r2d21.jpg
Chicago has come out on top in the intense competition for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum. City Hall officials confirmed that the city has beat out San Francisco and Los Angeles for the museum, which will host...

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<![CDATA[Bad News for Amazon Prime Members]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:52:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
If you've ever wanted to sign up for Amazon Prime, you have a week to do so before a big price hike takes effect. The cost of a standard "Prime" membership is set to set you back $99, up from $79.

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<![CDATA[California Drivers Use Fuel Made From Trash]]> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:07:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/toppix-23.jpg
A growing number of vehicles in California are relying on a surprising energy source to get around: trash. The methane gas drained from landfill waste is cheaper and cleaner than gasoline.

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<![CDATA[Google's Most Searched Throughout the Years]]> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:42:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/072309+Whitney+Houston+HMV.jpg
Google's most searched terms from 2006 until today.

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<![CDATA[Cyber Monday Nets Record $1.74B ]]> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:49:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/453267659.jpg
Shoppers bought online at the heaviest rate ever Monday, according to research firm comScore Inc., The Associated Press reported. The firm said Tuesday e-commerce spending rose 18 percent from last year's Cyber...

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<![CDATA[Twitter's $2 Billion Test: Turning Profits for Wall St.]]> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:32:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/10-30-2013-twitter-generic.jpg
So Justin Bieber hasn't been winning many popularity contests lately. Bieber's nine-month reign as the most followed person on twitter gave way to the rising popularity of pop queen Katy Perry, who became...

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<![CDATA[Airlines Trim Seats to Trim Costs]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:42:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Airplane+Seats.jpg
U.S. airlines are removing bulky seats and replacing them with streamlined models that allow room for another row.]]>
<![CDATA[Shoppers Surprised by Money Hidden in Grocery Items]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:55:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_mysterymoney0925_test_mezzn.jpg
Shoppers in the Salem, Oregon area have been finding $100 bills tucked away in grocery items throughout town. So far, around $2,000 worth of the mystery money has been found.]]>
<![CDATA[Cracking Down on Fake Online Reviews]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 05:21:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/yelp+1.jpg
Good news for fans of reviews as officials look to remove fake online postings. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Tips on Tipping: Why It's Still Needed]]> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 05:30:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/generic_wallet_resize.jpg
Tipping is seen by some critics as being outdated. But those who benefit from tips aren't willing to give it up. Chris Clackum reports.

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<![CDATA[Teen Sews Collars, Leashes to Buy Dog]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 05:48:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_teenbizwhiz0816_700x394__720290.jpg
Five years ago a Beaverton, Oregon girl's parents told her she would have to earn her own money if she wanted a dog. Now she has a thriving business.]]>
<![CDATA[Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:37:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/128401773.jpg
A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona...]]>
<![CDATA[Deaf Duo Sues Bow Tie Cinemas]]> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:25:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/bowtielawsuitstill073113.jpg
Plaintiffs in lawsuit claim federal law entitles them to closed captioning devices]]>
<![CDATA[New Electric BMW to Compete With Tesla]]> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 04:56:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000004122354_722x406_39189059540.jpg
The electric car movement is growing. Teslas are selling like crazy, and Nissan Leafs are still, well, selling. Into the mix: A new BMW, the i3, coming this spring. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Gay Bars Boycott Russian Vodka]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 04:36:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000003744398_722x406_38680643604.jpg
The move is a response to the Russian Government's handling of gay rights issues]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Company Helps Fight Crime With Security Cameras]]> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:43:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/0722-dropcam.jpg
Bay Area residents turn to security cameras to combat property crimes. Stephanie Chuang reports.

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<![CDATA[Sandy-Flooded Used Cars for Sale]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:29:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000003227391_722x406_38160451616.jpg
Flood-damaged cars, could you spot one? There are literally hundreds of thousands of them on the road right now, according to a new report. News4 Consumer Reporter Liz Crenshaw warns...]]>