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News and opinion on local businesses and economics.
Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Debut, Starbucks Announces

Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Debut, Starbucks Announces

The popular fall beverage will be returning Aug. 25, nearly a month before the official start of autumn.
Who's Hiring: Cupcake Decorator; Fonda; North Face

Who's Hiring: Cupcake Decorator; Fonda; North Face

Some of the job openings posted online for Berkeley, Albany and El Cerrito
Get Your Free Smoothie at Jamba Juice Tomorrow

Get Your Free Smoothie at Jamba Juice Tomorrow

On Aug. 6th between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. customers will receive free samples of its made-to-order juices blended with whole foods.
Sprouts & Shutters: Townie Restaurant Open in Berkeley

Sprouts & Shutters: Townie Restaurant Open in Berkeley

The eatery was previously home to Caffe Venezia.
Sprouts & Shutters: Perdition Smokehouse Coming to Berkeley

Sprouts & Shutters: Perdition Smokehouse Coming to Berkeley

The new barbecue restaurant, located near the UC Berkeley campus, is aiming for a Friday the 13th opening this June.
Free Comic Book Day Coming Up This Saturday in Berkeley

Free Comic Book Day Coming Up This Saturday in Berkeley

Dark Carnival, Fantastic Comics LLC and the Escapist Comic Bookstore will be participating this weekend.
Michaels in Emeryville Impacted by Data Breach

Michaels in Emeryville Impacted by Data Breach

If you shopped at the Emeryville store on the following dates, the company says your information was exposed.
Who's Hiring: Lifeguard; Picante; FedEx

Who's Hiring: Lifeguard; Picante; FedEx

Some of the job openings posted online for Berkeley, Emeryville, El Cerrito, Albany, and Pinole Hercules
Who's Hiring: Wine Sales; The Melt; Dog Walker

Who's Hiring: Wine Sales; The Melt; Dog Walker

Some of the job openings posted online for Berkeley, Albany and El Cerrito
Who's Hiring: Babette Cafe; Leather Worker; Urgent Care

Who's Hiring: Babette Cafe; Leather Worker; Urgent Care

Some of the job openings posted online for Berkeley, Albany and El Cerrito
Chocolate Factory Moving to Berkeley

Chocolate Factory Moving to Berkeley

TCHO New American Chocolate will take up residence in a 49,000-square-foot building at 3100 San Pablo Ave.
Who's Hiring: Whole Foods; Lifeguards; Greek Tutor

Who's Hiring: Whole Foods; Lifeguards; Greek Tutor

Some of the job openings posted online for the Albany, El Cerrito and Berkeley areas.
NOW HIRING: Home Depot Looking to Fill Thousands of California Jobs

NOW HIRING: Home Depot Looking to Fill Thousands of California Jobs

The home improvement retailer expects to hire 80,000 people for the spring season and has more than 2,000 openings in California right now.
Who's Hiring: Thalassa; Extreme Pizza; Lifeguard

Who's Hiring: Thalassa; Extreme Pizza; Lifeguard

Some of the job openings posted online for Berkeley, Albany and El Cerrito area.
Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

How to make the best of a less than perfect job situation.

Uncle Sam Will Pay $3,000 To Give You The Flu

Healthy and under 50? Here's a way to make some quick money.
Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

How sharing finances brought one couple closer together.
How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

Follow these steps for lifetime job security.
First-Class Stamps Rise to 49 Cents Today

First-Class Stamps Rise to 49 Cents Today

You'll need 3 cents more to buy first-class stamps, including Forever stamps, beginning today, Sunday. Any Forever stamps you bought before are still good – they increase in value automati
Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Tips for generating impenetrable Internet passwords.