Starbucks will soon let customers leave tips with its mobile payment app, which raises the question — how often do people tip their baristas?
President Barack Obama launched a new effort Wednesday designed to highlight economic issues facing women.
A Swiss national has pleaded guilty to helping Americans conceal income in Switzerland and in offshore sham companies in order to skirt federal taxes, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
The Internal Revenue Service is seeking volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies major taxpayer concerns and makes recommendations for improving IRS services.
San Mateo-based SolarCity Corp. on Wednesday announced a partnership with electronics retailer Best Buy to launch in-store residential solar-panel sales and services at about Best Buy stores in California and four other states. One of the designated stores is the Best Buy outlet at 2445 Iron Point Road in Folsom. Best Buys in Vacaville and Modesto also will have SolarCity representatives in their stores.
The Sacramento Metro Chamber and NextEd said Wednesday that they have entered into a strategic partnership designed to share resources and further the goals of the Next Economy, the regional effort to create jobs and billions of dollars in economic growth.
It was one of the oddest investment ideas to hit Northern California in years, a chance to purchase a share of a total strangers life insurance policy and then cash in the profits when the person died.
AAA said Tuesday that motorists in jurisdictions throughout California were slammed by rising gas prices since the Feb. 11 price survey. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded statewide is now $3.91 a gallon, up 26 cents from last month. In Northern California, the average of $3.84 is likewise 26 cents higher than Februarys average price. Sacramento came in at $3.76 a gallon, up a whopping 32 cents from last month.
The UC Davis Graduate School of Managements full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top business schools in the nation for the 19th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report.
San Diego-based real estate investment company Presidio Residential Capital says it has partnered with Sacramento home builder BlackPine Communities to build a $22 million, 86-home community on 71 acres at Curtis Park Village.
South Korea and Canada reached a free trade agreement Tuesday that the two governments hope will boost exports and investment.
The McClatchy Co.’s stock jumped Monday on a report that The Sacramento Bee’s parent and its partners have put their Cars.com classified advertising website up for sale, seeking a price of as much as $3 billion.
The partners of Sacramento law firm of Downey Brand LLP have elected Scott Shapiro as managing partner and Stan Van Vleck as chair.
Overall consumer debt among Sacramento-area residents increased to slight more than 99.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, up about 0.6 percent compared with the year-ago period, according to Equifax, the Atlanta-based credit-rating firm.
Here are this week's business events in the Sacramento region.
Driven to improve the skills he was seeing in new hires, veteran hairstylist Robert Brown enlisted friends to open a school of cosmetology in south Sacramento. ... Rodrigo Zamora, a longtime minority owner of Celia's Restaurant in Rosemont, bought ownership of the business a few years ago and now has reinvented the eatery as Rodrigo's Comal. ... Everyone's invited to Memorial Auditorium on March 27 to watch teams pitch the slogans that they feel best brand the Sacramento region.
For customers, it’s like a dropped casaba melon. The abrupt announcement this week that three Sacramento-area Fresh Market Inc. stores are closing their doors hit loyal customers hard.
The Sacramento region’s tech industry saw growth in companies, jobs and revenue in 2013, according to new data released Friday (March 7) at the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance’s “TechEdge Celebration” luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Davis Hospital are among the nation's “100 Top Hospitals” in the latest annual study released by Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Truven Health Analytics.