Category: Business

Jameis Winston is now being investigated by the NFL for allegedly groping an Uber driver

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is being investigated by the NFL, BuzzFeed News reported Friday, after an Uber driver alleged that Winston groped her during a ride in March 2016. The driver claimed that after picking Winston up around 2 a.m. in Scottsdale, Arizona, the quarterback grabbed her crotch while they were waiting for food at a drive-thru window.…

Santa Clara County, East Bay power Bay Area job gains of 7,600 positions

The Bay Area added 7,600 jobs during October, a welcome counterpoint to two months of employment losses in August and September, state labor officials reported Friday, providing a hopeful sign ahead of the vital holiday hiring and shopping season. Santa Clara County was, by far, the strongest labor market in October, adding 5,900 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted figures released…

PG&E customers face jump in gas bills for storage and transmission costs

SAN FRANCISCO — PG&E customers face a $1 increase in monthly gas bills because the company is seeking to upgrade its vast network of natural gas transmission and storage systems, the utility disclosed Friday in a regulatory filing. “We are focused on making the right investments to achieve greater gas safety and reliability today while working hard to achieve customer…

The Disappearing Right to Earn a Living

In most states, a person who desires to install home-entertainment systems for a living, or as a part-time gig for extra cash, faces relatively few barriers to entry. This is work teenagers routinely do for grandparents after they make a technology purchase. But in Connecticut, a home-entertainment installer is required to obtain a license from the state before serving customers.…

California’s new cannabis rules: No drone deliveries or pot-laced shrimp

Careful what you ask for, pot growers and sellers. The good news was that California voters last year passed Prop. 64, legalizing recreational marijuana and opening up a mutlibillion-dollar market for folks making their living off of pot. The other news came this week, as state regulators released rules governing this burgeoning industry. Two-hundred-and-seventy-six pages of rules to be exact.…

Big Sunnyvale campus Apple leases is bought for $100 million

SUNNYVALE — A big office complex in Sunnyvale that Apple leases has been bought, but it’s likely the campus will change hands again during the next several weeks, and may be sold to a Silicon Valley tech company. In 2012, Apple leased the 224,000-square-foot complex, located in Sunnyvale on East Arques Avenue between Lawrence Expressway and East California Avenue. The…

Hundreds of millions of penalties issued by B.C. Securities Commission going unpaid

In March 2015, the B.C. Securities Commission handed out one of its biggest penalties ever. Michael Lathigee and Earle Pasquill were each slapped with a $15-million fine and ordered to pay back $21.7 million raised fraudulently in 2008 from nearly 700 investors. They were also banned from B.C.’s investment markets. A judicial panel of the commission — which holds hearings…