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Business

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
Doctors Medical Center Forced to Halt Emergency Ambulance Services

Doctors Medical Center Forced to Halt Emergency Ambulance Services

Ambulances will be rerouted to nearby hospitals
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.
Activists Protesting at Chevron Refinery as Part of 'Global Day of Action'

Activists Protesting at Chevron Refinery as Part of 'Global Day of Action'

Environmentalists are at the Richmond refinery protesting the practices of the San Ramon-based company.
Community Begs County To Take Over Doctors Medical Center, Prevent Closure

Community Begs County To Take Over Doctors Medical Center, Prevent Closure

Richmond Mayor says, "This is not just a call to action, this is an urgent wakeup call to do what's right to avoid a catastrophe."
Free Comic Book Day Coming Up This Saturday in El Cerrito

Free Comic Book Day Coming Up This Saturday in El Cerrito

Stand Up Comics is participating this weekend.
Who's Hiring: Lifeguard; Picante; FedEx

Who's Hiring: Lifeguard; Picante; FedEx

Some of the job openings posted online for El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, 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
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.
Natural Grocery Company's Prepared Food Annex, Ripe and Ready to Open

Natural Grocery Company's Prepared Food Annex, Ripe and Ready to Open

The long-awaited opening is scheduled for the middle of next month.
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.
East Bay Unemployment Drops To 6.3 Percent

East Bay Unemployment Drops To 6.3 Percent

The region adds 600 jobs as the jobless rate in El Cerrito drops.
Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Tips for generating impenetrable Internet passwords.