Obama aims to reward businesses investing in US

President Barack Obama says he wants to reward companies that invest in America…

Chinatown street side shopping during CNY

During Chinese New Year, a section of San Francisco’s Chinatown will be available for street side shopping…

Unemployment rate falls to 8.5 %, hiring surges

A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011…

Rate on 30-year mortgage down to record 3.91 pct.

2012 looks to be another year of opportunity for the few who can afford to buy or refinance a home…

Chinese audit finds local government debt problems

Local Chinese governments that have borrowed heavily from banks to pay for public works construction and other expenses mishandled $83 billion in debt…

Loss in value of Bay Area homes

In the past 4 years, Bay Area homes have drastically declined in value…

Factories, builders boost economy at end of year

U.S. manufacturers ended 2011 with their best month of growth since the late spring….

Contract signings for US homes up in November

The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes in November rose to the highest level in a year and a half…

SFO, AAA expect increase in holiday travel

Friday is projected to be the busiest day of the holiday travel period…

Fewest layoffs since ’08 as economy strengthens

The job market is getting healthier, adding to evidence that the economy is improving as 2011 nears an end…