Dim bulb: Energy costs hurting seniors

Rising energy costs are forcing some seniors to dip into their retirement savings, according to an AARP survey.

One-quarter of those making less than $50,000 per year said the economy has led them to prematurely withdraw retirement funds, costing them precious interest income.

After mob thefts, Black Friday offers glimmers of hope for retailers

Shoppers hunted for deals amidst heightened security

By Sydney Johnson
SF unveils plan to encourage holiday shopping at small businesses

Effort includes trolley to take shoppers into neighborhoods

By Bay City News
California leaders must crack down on brazen ‘flash mob’ retail looting and robbery

Group robbery in Union Square and in other cities requires strategic response

By The Examiner Editorial Board