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Take a look at the most expensive homes sold in Wine Country last year

It appears to be a buyer's market in Wine Country these days, if last year's top 10 residential sales are anything to go by. Out of the 10 most expensive houses sold in Sonoma County last year, not one property got its [Read entire story]

Wells Fargo may have created 3.5 million unauthorized accounts, nearly double what was estimated

Wells Fargo may have created as many as 3.5 million unauthorized accounts since 2002, according to a court filing this week, much more than the 2 million the bank has previously admitted creating. In the filing, made [Read entire story]

Oakland, East Bay job market growth forecast to slow

The job market in the East Bay will be much slower this year than in 2017, a new report from Beacon Economics said this week, as area employers continue to struggle to find the workers they need. "During 2017, total [Read entire story]

San Francisco city attorney sues Uber for driver data, saying it’s ‘thumbing its nose at law’

The City of San Francisco is suing ride-hailing company Uber to compel the company to provide information that proves its drivers are registered as business owners with the city. “The law requires any business in San [Read entire story]

S.F. businesses start filing claims with PG&E for big losses during downtown blackout

San Francisco businesses affected by the widespread blackout across downtown last month have begun filing claims with PG&E, with some claiming losses tallying in the hundreds of thousands. "Since the incident, we've [Read entire story]

Warriors extend lease in Oakland while new arena in San Francisco is built

The Golden State Warriors have extended their lease for two more seasons at Oracle Arena in Oakland, as the team waits for its new Chase Center complex to be built in San Francisco, the team said this week. The [Read entire story]

East Bay residents did such a good job conserving water that they now will get a 9% rate hike

East Bay residents did such a good job conserving water during the state's historic drought that the local water utility is now short on cash and is pricing in a rate hike for its customers. The East Bay Municipal [Read entire story]

S.F. startup rakes in $130 million from Google to become Bay Area’s newest unicorn

San Francisco-based health care startup Clover Health has gotten a $130 million infusion from Google, a fundraising round which now values the company $1.2 billion, according to sources close to the matter. That [Read entire story]

Oakland Raiders shell out $1.25 million in cheerleaders pay case

A $1.25 million settlement has now been distributed to nearly 100 women who worked as cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders from 2010 to 2014, ending a years-long battle to receive renumeration in a lawsuit that set off [Read entire story]

Yelp shares plummet 20% after it signals slower growth

Shares in San Francisco-based online review site Yelp have fallen more than 20 percent this morning, after the company pared back its full-year guidance expectations on Tuesday. Yelp said in its first-quarter earnings [Read entire story]

Pandora eyes strategic options after private equity shop invests $150 million

Oakland-based Pandora Media Inc. said this week that it is reviewing its strategic options after private equity firm KKR & Co. said it would invest $150 million in the flagging company The news of the infusion to [Read entire story]

Deal-making spree in Bay Area draws venerable investment banking giant here

Storied European bank Rothschild & Co. said this week it will open an office in San Francisco, as deal-making in the Bay Area continues at a fast clip. Rothschild said it had considered potentially buying an existing [Read entire story]

49ers Hall of Famer Joe Montana sues Millennium Tower

Joe Montana, once hired to promote Millennium Tower, is suing over his condo there. Montana is detailing the extent of the damage to a condo he owns in Millennium Tower, telling TMZ this week that the developers of the [Read entire story]

​Airbnb in talks for San Francisco expansion as it snaps up space for urban campus

Home sharing platform Airbnb is in talks to lease 250, 000 square feet from gaming company Zynga in San Francisco, in what would be one of the biggest office leases of the year for the city. Citing sources familiar with [Read entire story]

Why only 20% of Americans will own a car in 2030, saving $1 trillion in transportation costs

Private car ownership of cars will drop 80 percent by 2030 in the U.S., as drivers increasingly turn to ride-sharing and autonomous cars to get them where they want to go, a new study suggest. The study was authored by [Read entire story]

Researchers use Yelp ratings, minimum wage increases to determine which restaurants will survive

Bay Area restaurants that had lower Yelp ratings and then raised their minimum wage have a much higher probability of closing than higher-ranked eateries that enacted the same pay change, a new study has found. The [Read entire story]

Meet 2017′s Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business

Our annual Most Influential Women in Business publication honors the Bay Area's female leaders across a range of business industries. This year we celebrated women who are leaders in real estate, finance, technology, [Read entire story]

Teamsters unionize S.F. jitney bus company Chariot

San Francisco jitney bus company Chariot has now unionized all 215 of its drivers with the Teamsters, with the vote from employees verified by the State Mediation and Conciliation service Tuesday. Chariot, which is [Read entire story]

California population hits 39.5 million, as S.F. and South Bay see gains

California added about 335,000 residents in 2016, bringing its population total to 39.5 million, says a new report, according to a released Monday by the California Department of Finance. The Bay Area was a big [Read entire story]

Uber sues San Francisco to keep drivers’ names, addresses private

Uber has filed a petition in San Francisco Superior Court this week to keep the city from compelling it to provide the addresses and names of its drivers. Uber says it has previously provided that information for past [Read entire story]