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US economy creates a modest 156,000 jobs in December

Job growth slowed at the end of last year while the unemployment…

 

The City's voter-mandated “Five-Year Financial Plan” released Thursday by the City Controller’s Office indicates San Francisco is at capacity in more ways than one. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

SF stretched to the limit by tech boom, says city report

San Francisco’s years-long tech boom has The City bursting at the seams.…

 

New data appears to show that rents in San Francisco may be dropping in some neighborhoods. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Are rents in SF really dropping?

It wasn’t until San Francisco resident Gary McCoy stopped looking for an…

 

Protesters march down Market Street from Twitter headquarters to the offices of Uber during a rally against tax cuts for tech companies in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s tech tax fails to make November ballot

San Francisco’s short-lived tech tax proposal for the November ballot was officially…

Protesters march down Market Street from Twitter headquarters to the offices of Uber during a rally against tax cuts for tech companies in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are bouncing back early Thursday, May 12, 2016, as companies, including agribusiness giant Monsanto, are climbing on reports of possible buyouts. Retailers got more bad news as department store Kohl’s reported disappointing first-quarter results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

US economy showing signs of life after slow start to year

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after…

This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are bouncing back early Thursday, May 12, 2016, as companies, including agribusiness giant Monsanto, are climbing on reports of possible buyouts. Retailers got more bad news as department store Kohl’s reported disappointing first-quarter results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Supervisor Jane Kim is exploring potential ballot measures in November or June to increase hotel taxes and real estate transfer taxes for properties over $5 million. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Supervisor Kim calls for tax increases to hotels, luxury home sales

It’s no secret that San Francisco’s economy is flourishing. The median home…

Supervisor Jane Kim is exploring potential ballot measures in November or June to increase hotel taxes and real estate transfer taxes for properties over $5 million. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
A recent report says San Francisco's economy and employment is on the rise, reviving itself after the recession with the greatest number of jobs in The City being in the office sector. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF economy continues to flourish amid all-time employment high

San Francisco’s booming economy continued to flourish last year, with even some…

A recent report says San Francisco's economy and employment is on the rise, reviving itself after the recession with the greatest number of jobs in The City being in the office sector. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Pensioners try to get a number to enter inside a bank in Athens, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. About 1,000 bank branches around the country were ordered by the government to reopen Wednesday to help desperate pensioners without ATM cards cash up to 120 euros ($134) from their retirement checks. Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)

Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead…

Pensioners try to get a number to enter inside a bank in Athens, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. About 1,000 bank branches around the country were ordered by the government to reopen Wednesday to help desperate pensioners without ATM cards cash up to 120 euros ($134) from their retirement checks. Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)
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Largest middle-wage industry in SF suffered a steady decline

The obvious signs are everywhere that San Francisco’s local economy is booming.…

US wholesale prices fall 0.7 pct., most in 3 years

Sharp drops in fuel and food costs reduced a measure of U.S.…

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Mayor Ed Lee touts job gains, rosy outlook in State of the City address

Mayor Ed Lee proudly proclaimed on Monday that San Francisco is in…

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Euro, rich-poor gap proved key issues at Davos

Europe's crippling debt crisis dominated the world's foremost gathering of business and…

AP Interview: UN trade chief wants less inequality

The U.N. trade chief urged global leaders Saturday to focus much more…

Cuba Communist Party eyes term limits at gathering

Cuba's Communist Party closed the first day of its national conference Saturday…

IMF chief presses for more cash to fight crisis

The head of the International Monetary Fund appeared to be making headway…

Amylin's long-delayed diabetes drug gets FDA nod

Amylin Pharmaceuticals won approval Friday for its long-delayed diabetes drug Bydureon, a…

Davos chief offers to meet with Occupy protesters

The head of the World Economic Forum on Friday invited members of…

Dow slips after US economic growth disappoints

Stocks are closing mostly lower on news that the U.S. grew at…

Emulex shares rise after company turns profit

Shares of Emulex Corp. surged in trading Friday, a day after the…