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Lawsuit details culture of ‘rampant sexual activity’ at SoFi

San Francisco fintech Social Finance Inc. is now facing another lawsuit alleging a pattern of sexual harassment at the embattled company. In the new suit, filed in Sonoma County Superior Court by former SoFi loans [Read entire story]

The Bay Area’s 20 largest women-owned businesses for 2015

The Bay Area's 20 largest women-owned businesses for 2015

Overall, women-owned businesses in our ranking contributed more than $4 billion to the local economy last year and employ more than 60,000 people. [Read entire story]

New poll shows 65% of Bay Area respondents think housing affordability is a ‘serious problem’ — and half of Californians have mulled a move

A new poll from UC Berkeley has found that 65 percent of Bay Area respondents rank housing affordability as an "extremely serious" problem facing the region right now, while over half of Californians surveyed told [Read entire story]

Video: Top senator calls for Fed to fire Wells Fargo’s board

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is calling on the Federal Reserve to fire Wells Fargo's entire board, saying this week that the scandal-plagued bank has eroded consumer confidence and needs further penalties [Read entire story]

Sacramento sees S.F. migrants as ‘drunk millionaires in a dollar store’

Former San Francisco residents who have left the Bay Area for the lower cost of living in Sacramento are beginning to grate on the Capital City's populace, a new column in the Sacramento Bee suggest. Sacramentans are [Read entire story]

It’s not your imagination: Bay Area congestion has gotten even worse

Traffic congestion on the Bay Area's freeways surged 10 percent last year, a new report from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) released this week has found. The MTC found that about one third of the worst [Read entire story]

Meet the Bay Area’s top 25 women-owned businesses for 2017

Women-owned businesses in the Bay Area contributed more than $5 billion to the local economy last year and employ almost 12,000 people, our research has found. We have pulled out the top 25 largest women-owned business [Read entire story]

DMV puts self-service kiosks in 14 Bay Area grocery stores

The California Department of Motor Vehicles will place 14 self-service terminals in grocery stores throughout the Bay Area in a bid to make simple tasks easier for local drivers. Residents can now use the kiosks to [Read entire story]

DMV puts self-service kiosks in 14 Bay Area grocery stores

The California Department of Motor Vehicles will place 14 self-service terminals in grocery stores throughout the Bay Area in a bid to make simple tasks easier for local drivers. Residents can now use the kiosks to [Read entire story]

Millennium Tower legal costs mount as building continues to sink

San Francisco's sinking, leaning Millennium Tower is costing the Transbay Joint Powers Authority millions in legal fees as it continues to fight claims that practices used during the construction of its Transbay Transit [Read entire story]

Rents keep rising, but incomes grow to keep up in some areas

Rents have risen across the country, but incomes in many areas have continued to grow with them, buoying the high-end apartment market, according to new data from several sources. RealPage (NASDAQ: RP), a Texas-based [Read entire story]

Voters to decide on raising bridge tolls to fund $4.45 billion in transportation funding

State lawmakers approved a bill that will ask voters to OK a $3 toll hike on all Bay Area bridges except on the Golden Gate Bridge. Last week the state Legislature passed SB 595, which will now ask voters in all nine [Read entire story]

These residential builders sold the most Bay Area homes in 2016

The top 25 residential builders sold 2,632 homes in the Bay Area in 2016, raking in millions of dollars as the region continues to experience an unprecedented demand for housing amid rapid growth. We've pulled out the [Read entire story]

Oakland homeowners’ average profit is almost $235,000 when they sell, a 78% return that’s tops in the nation

Home sellers in Oakland see the largest percentage gain on their properties of any U.S. city. They saw a 78 percent increase over what they paid, ahead of Portland, Ore. (64.7 percent), and San Jose (56.5 percent). [Read entire story]

These San Francisco tech jobs pay women and minorities the most

Although the Bay Area continues to have some of the highest salaries and best overall compensation packages for coveted top-tier tech workers, the region's employers still pay women and minorities who take those jobs [Read entire story]

New report outlines ‘frat house’ atmosphere at fintech SoFi

A new report in the New York Times has detailed what employees there have called a "frat house" culture at Social Finance Inc., as the company continues to grapple with fallout from allegations of sexual harassment, [Read entire story]

Citing ‘negative press,’ CEO of fintech SoFi will step down by end of the year

The CEO of San Francisco-based financial technology company Social Finance will step down at the end of the year, the company said late Monday, citing recent "negative press" as a catalyst for his ouster. CEO Mike [Read entire story]

New Nordstroms will have beer, wine, personal stylists and same-day delivery — but no inventory on site

Struggling retailer Nordstrom, Inc. is launching a new concept for some of its stores, making them much smaller, with personal stylists to curate outfits for customers, space to pick up outfits ordered online, beer, wine [Read entire story]

Welcome to the family: 1 in 5 employees at California’s tax agency works with a relative

California's tax-collecting Board of Equalization is receiving new scrutiny after an ongoing audit found that about one in five of the employees in its Special Taxes and Fees Division works with a relative, the [Read entire story]

Gap stock jumps on news it will shutter 200 stores

San Francisco-based retailer Gap Inc. said Wednesday that it will close 200 underperforming stores, which is around 10 percent of its store total, news that sent the company's share price up more than 7 percent in late [Read entire story]