Facebook is courting controversy on Capitol Hill with its plans to launch a digital currency. As Allen Martin tells us, some in Washington are even calling 'Libra' a potential threat to national security.
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Facebook Plans To Launch Digital Currency 'Libra' Roils FedsFacebook is courting controversy on Capitol Hill with its plans to launch a digital currency. As Allen Martin tells us, some in Washington are even calling 'Libra' a potential threat to national security.
'It's Not Intended For Them'; Juul CEO Apologizes To Parents During Plant TourWeeks after San Francisco banned e-cigarette sales, the CEO of Bay Area-based Juul made an usual apology during a tour of the company's plant for a documentary. Betty Yu reports. (7-15-2019)
Protests Expected At Amazon SF Offices Over Company's Ties To ICEAs Amazon's annual "Prime Day" sale begins, protests are expected at the company's offices in San Francisco over the company's contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (7/15/19)
Amazon Prime Day Protests Planned By Immigrant Rights, Labor LeadersImmigrant rights and labor leaders are planning protests on Amazon's Prime Day to demand the company to cut ties with ICE. Betty Yu reports. (7-14-2019)
FTC Approves $5 Billion Fine for FacebookAt $5 billion, the fine the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it’s given to a technology company. Betty Yu reports. (7-12-19)
Valley Fair Mall Gets Billion-Dollar RenovationIn the South Bay a company is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on what they hope will be the mall of the future. Devin Fehely reports. (7-11-19)
Damage, Losses From Southern California Quakes Estimated At $1 BillionThe economic loss from the Southern California earthquakes is estimated at $1 billion. Nicole Comstock tells us how recovery efforts are going in Ridgecrest, the community hardest hit by the 7.1 magnitude quake.
New Numbers Show Silicon Valley Tech Jobs Are Moving NorthFor years, Silicon Valley has been the crown of the South Bay but new tech employment numbers show that its reach is expanding farther north. Betty Yu reports. (7-5-19)
No Dangerous Substance In Suspicious Package Found At Facebook Mail FacilityFacebook officials said no dangerous substances were found in a suspicious package that was found at the company's mail facility in Menlo Park on Monday, prompting the evacuation of several buildings. Jackie Ward reports. (7/2/19)
Downtown Los Gatos To Go On 'Road Diet' To Boost Business, Entice VisitorsIn one week, downtown Los Gatos will undergo a rapid and dramatic transformation, all in an effort to boost business, encourage foot traffic and entice visitors to linger and stay a bit longer. Kiet Do reports. (7-1-2019)
Port of Oakland Replaces Diesel-Guzzling Cranes With Hybrid DesignsDon Ford checks out the new hybrid cranes that are helping the Port of Oakland go green. (6-28-19)
San Francisco Gas Prices Down 27 Cents / Gallon In Past MonthGas prices in San Francisco have fallen nearly five cents per gallon in the past week, continuing a downward trend over the last several weeks. (6/24/19)
Bay Area Sees Record Low UnemploymentHiring is booming in the Bay Area. In some counties jobless rates have never been lower and hiring has never been harder. Simon Perez reports. (6-21-19)
San Francisco Moves Closer To Banning All E-Cigarette Sales CitywideSan Francisco is on track to become the first city in the U.S. to ban e-cigarette sales. Small businesses told Betty Yu that it would be a disaster for them. (6-18-2019)
PG&E Agrees To Pay $1 Billion To Governments For Wildfire DamagePG&E has agreed to pay $1 billion to local governments for their losses from wildfires dating back to 2015. Those payments will be included in the utility's Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan once it's finalized. Joe Vazquez reports. (6-18-2019)
Google Pledges $1 Billion To Address Bay Area Housing CrunchGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai announced Tuesday that the tech giant would invest $1 billion over the next several years to help build housing in the Bay Area. Emily Turner reports. (6/18/19)
San Francisco Considers Banning All E-Cigarette Sales CitywideThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors is expected to consider a measure banning sales of all electronic cigarettes citywide. (6/18/19)
Apple CEO Tim Cook Cautions Tech World In Stanford Grad SpeechApple CEO Tim Cook delivered the commencement address at Stanford on Sunday. His advice to the Class of 2019 included a strongly-worded message targeted at his own industry. Devin Fehely reports. (6-16-2019)
New Chase Center Hosts Job Fair for Future EmployeesChase Center will open doors of opportunity for workers in San Francisco who previously found it too expensive or time-consuming to travel to Oracle Arena in Oakland. Devin Fehely reports. (6-15-19)
Luxury Condo Market in San Francisco Still HotReal estate analysts say the condo market in the city by the bay is still wild. The current median condo sales price in San Francisco is $1.25 million. Betty Yu reports. (6-14-19)
New BART Cars to Be Assembled in Bay AreaStarting this fall BART's sleek new rail cars will be made in Pittsburg. Wilson Walker reports. (6-14-19)
New Zero-Emission Bay Ferry Set To Launch In FallNew ferries powered by hydrogen fuel cells are just months away from hit the waves on San Francisco Bay. They will be the first commercial vessels in the world to go emissions-free. Kiet Do reports. (6-13-19)
First-Of-Its-Kind Makeup Startup Created For Asian AmericansOrcé Cosmetics is a first-of-its kind makeup startup that's made for Asian Americans and wants to help shatter the narrow standards of beauty within Asian culture. Betty Yu reports. (6-11-2019)
Sephora To Shut U.S. Store Doors For Inclusion, Diversity TrainingThe personal care and beauty store Sephora is shutting its doors for an hour on Wednesday morning to train its employees on inclusion and diversity. Maria Medina reports. (6-4-2019)
Apple Unveils Latest Updates In Response To User Feedback At WWDCAmong the updates to its products unveiled at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference are privacy improvements and a native app to track menstrual cycles. Kiet Do reports. (6/3/19)
Vallejo Tenants Get Slapped With Notice To Double Their RentTenants at two apartment complexes in Vallejo just got slapped with a huge rent increase. John Ramos tells us the spike could turn many of them out onto the street.
Explosions Set Off Fire At Chemical Plant In Santa ClaraTwo explosions rocked the industrial area of Santa Clara late Saturday afternoon, sparking a fire at a chemical plant. Andrea Nakano tells us how it all started.
Community Foods Market Opens Bringing Fresh Food, Produce To West OaklandA grassroots market opened its doors in West Oakland on Saturday. Da Lin was there on opening day.
Swedish Company Bringing Pogo Sticks to San Francisco as Scooter AlternativeSan Franciscans may soon be able to bounce their way around town, if a Swedish-based mobility company called Cangoroo has its way. Devin Fehely reports. (6-1-19)