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Zenefits, an online broker, rattles health insurance industry

contracostatimes.com — By Heather Somerville hsomerville@mercurynews.com Posted: 11/28/2014 07:55:38 PM PST Updated: 11/28/2014 07:55:38 PM PST SAN FRANCISCO -- Software company Zenefits is the fastest-growing startup in recent memory, but selling computer applications isn't how the company earned that superlative.

Despite protests, Black Friday shoppers descend on stores

contracostatimes.com — By Heather Somerville hsomerville@mercurynews.com Posted: 11/28/2014 07:40:16 PM PST Updated: 11/28/2014 07:48:26 PM PST Neither scattered protests nor sleepless Thanksgiving night shopping extravaganzas kept Bay Area shoppers away from stores on Black Friday, a sign of the strengthening economy and the durability of the holiday shopping tradition.

Despite protests, Black Friday shoppers descend on stores

mercurynews.com — Posted: 11/28/2014 07:39:51 PM PST Updated: 11/28/2014 07:42:02 PM PST Neither scattered protests nor sleepless Thanksgiving night shopping extravaganzas kept Bay Area shoppers away from stores on Black Friday, a sign of the strengthening economy and the durability of the holiday shopping tradition.

Cybercrime: Security Breaches Worrisome For Retailers

theledger.com — SAN JOSE, Calif. | Hold onto your credit cards - cybercriminals are eager to hack them, and this holiday shopping season, there is a good chance they will be successful.

Bay Area Black Friday shoppers fill stores before dawn in what is expected to be best retail season in years

contracostatimes.com — Shoppers rubbed their bleary eyes, sipped coffee and emerged from their turkey-and-stuffing hangover before dawn Friday to hit the stores in search of the biggest bargains of the holiday season. Black Friday brought the second act of the two-day kickoff of the holiday shopping season, with shoppers across the Bay Area pouring into malls and outlets in the pre-dawn hours, unrelenting in their bargain hunt.

Bay Area Black Friday shoppers fill stores before dawn in what is expected to be best retail season in years

mercurynews.com — Posted: 11/28/2014 09:00:06 AM PST Updated: 11/28/2014 09:07:16 AM PST Shoppers rubbed their bleary eyes, sipped coffee and emerged from their turkey-and-stuffing hangover before dawn Friday to hit the stores in search of the biggest bargains of the holiday season.

Bay Area Black Friday shoppers fill stores before dawn in what is expected to be best retail season in years

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 11/28/2014 09:00:24 AM PST Updated: 11/28/2014 09:02:37 AM PST Shoppers rubbed their bleary eyes, sipped coffee and emerged from their turkey-and-stuffing hangover before dawn Friday to hit the stores in search of the biggest bargains of the holiday season.

Retailers data breaches could get 'ugly' during holiday season

mercurynews.com — Posted: 11/27/2014 06:35:36 PM PST Updated: 11/27/2014 06:35:37 PM PST Hold onto your credit cards -- cybercriminals are eager to hack them, and this holiday shopping season, there is a good chance they will be successful.

Retailers data breaches could get 'ugly' during holiday season

contracostatimes.com — By Heather Somerville hsomerville@mercurynews.com Posted: 11/27/2014 06:35:49 PM PST Updated: 11/27/2014 06:35:51 PM PST Hold onto your credit cards -- cybercriminals are eager to hack them, and this holiday shopping season, there is a good chance they will be successful.

So much for eBay’s same-day delivery

siliconbeat.com — EBay had grand plans to become one of the fastest retail delivery services on the Internet, zipping electronics, food and toiletries to your front door in an hour or less. But sometimes best-laid plans and the economics of the low-margin retail business don't agree.
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Nov 28, 2014

Lots of people shopping #blackfriday today, lots protesting #ferguson. BART W Oakland reopened after big protest, another planned for SF @ 5

Nov 28, 2014

RT @erickurhi: At Best Buy, camp-out event is now 5 p.m. T-Day sale, NOT Black Friday. Will it get even earlier? "Time will tell" says mgr. #BlackFriday

Nov 28, 2014

RT @erickurhi: Back at Westfield Valley Fair, where things picked back up after morning lull. #blackfriday pic.twitter.com/sucqHSXRyk

Nov 28, 2014

RT @SFGate: RT @jilltucker: Tracks cleared in West Oakland following protest that stopped all trains #Ferguson

Nov 28, 2014

As usual, Microsoft is one of the busiest stores on #blackfriday. Laptops and xbox are in demand. pic.twitter.com/LImugkbGBt

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