John Mackey wanted to fight off the activist investors attacking Whole Foods. He found a savior in Amazon, a company blamed for laying waste to retailers.
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2013 - LAPORTE'S COUNTRY MARKET, LLC
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- Rooted in Counterculture, Whole Foods’ Founder Finds an Unlikely Refuge
By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and ALEXANDRA STEVENSON - Friday Jun 16, 2017
- NBA championship trophy to appear at SF's Westfield Mall
By Drew Costley - Saturday Jul 1, 2017
The Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy is going to be at the Warriors Team Store in San Francisco's Westfield Mall on Sunday, July 2.
- Neighborhood Joint: Staubitz Market in Brooklyn: 100 Years of Sawdust, Steaks and Chops
By ANDREW COTTO - Wednesday Jun 14, 2017
A display contains frozen items, and the shelves are stocked with jars and cans. But there’s just one reason to visit this Boerum Hill business: meat.
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By Chronicle News Services - Thursday Jul 13, 2017
Online shoppers looking to score bargains during the Nordstrom anniversary sale instead faced glitches.The Seattle department store chain apologized, tweeting that it was working to resolve the issue.Frustrated shoppers took to social media to vent, with one saying it was “unbelievable” that Nordstrom wasn’t ready to handle the traffic on such a big shopping day.Uber is ceding control of the Russian market by agreeing to merge its ride-hailing business in the country with Yandex, the Russian search-engine leader that also runs a popular taxi-booking app.For Uber, the deal marks the exit from another big market after it sold its operations in China last year to local rival Didi Chuxing.The CEO of Yandex Taxi, Tigran Khudaverdyan, will become the chief executive of the combined company.Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the second straight week.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages increased to an average 4.03 percent from 3.96 percent last week.The rate on 15-year, fixed-rate home loans, popular with homeowners who are refinancing their mortgages, rose to 3.29 percent last week from 3.22 percent.Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits has stayed near historic lows pointing to a robust job market.The number of people collecting unemployment benefits has fallen 8.8 percent over the past 12 months to 1.9 million.The job market appears solid as the U.S. enters its ninth year of recovery from the Great Recession.Consistent hiring has helped sustain the gradual recovery, although the expansion is starting to show its age as the pace of job gains has slowed this year.An investment group led by a former Chicago alderman and a coalition of labor unions are the new owners of the Chicago Sun-Times, officials announced Thursday.“We are investing in a journalistic voice that’s genuine, accurate and consistently reporting news that matters to the people of Chicago,” said former Alderman Edwin Eisendrath, who will serve as CEO of the Chicago Sun-Times, said in an email.Eisendrath, who left the City Council when President Bill Clinton appointed him to a Department of Housing and Urban Development post, submitted a bid last month after Sun-Times owner Wrapports LLC announced it would enter into discussions with Tronc Inc., which owns the rival Chicago Tribune.
- Twitter Urges Court To Reject Bid To Revive Lawsuit Over ISIS Attack
Wednesday Jun 7, 2017
Family members of people killed in an attack in Jordan shouldn't be able to proceed with a lawsuit accusing Twitter of encouraging terrorism, the microblogging service argues.
- Warriors’ championship trophy takes a star turn in SF
By Rachel Swan - Monday Jul 3, 2017
The Warriors clinched the 2017 Finals in Oakland, but their trophy has already inched its way across the bridge — two years before the team’s anticipated move to a flashy arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay.Fans lined up by the dozens to see the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy when it cameoed at Westfield San Francisco Centre on Sunday, giving the public a taste of what will happen when Oakland’s team relocates to the land of cable cars and tech startups.Some fans viewed the team’s forthcoming resettlement as a homecoming, given that the Warriors played in San Francisco from 1962 to 1971.Winifred Devera, an ardent devotee who lives South of Market, said he was eager to welcome the team home.The Warriors’ plans to start their 2019 season in the privately financed, billion-dollar Chase Center arena have caused resentment to simmer among fans in their current East Bay home.Longtime ticket-holders who supported the team during a years-long slump say the prices at Chase Center would probably be out of reach.Many, including Wilson, are also reeling from the impending loss of the Oakland Raiders, who will depart for Las Vegas in 2020.