Feb. 12, 2014
The Home Depot Inc. says it's preparing to hire 80,000 workers as it prepares for spring, the company's busiest selling season . . . The do-it-yourself giant's hiring website currently lists 16,928 open positions nationwide, including 232 openings for part-time workers in California, 178 in Texas, 100 in New York,
Feb. 11, 2014
Energy experts predict a 50-cent rise in prices over the next few weeks as supplies tighten -- an annual event as refineries scale back production for maintenance, California converts to the more expensive summer blend of gasoline, more drivers hit the road and oil-exporting countries boost crude prices to around $100 a barrel.
Jan. 8, 2014
A cost comparison of the staples of American diets shows that San Francisco prices are on par with those in Washington, D.C., a city with a more distant and tenuous connection to farmers.
Dec. 27, 2013
Nonetheless, other numbers paint a mixed picture for a holiday spending season that began with a disappointing Black Friday and later focused on hopes that retail momentum would rise with last-minute spending.
Nov. 20, 2013
The U.S. Census Bureau said retail and food services sales increased 3.9 percent compared with the previous October.