Business

Bear Market Woes: Inflation, Rising Interest Rates Humble SF Tech Sector 

An analysis of major public companies based in San Francisco found that their share prices have dropped by an average of 44% this year.

Massage Therapists Say Stigma, Onerous Permitting Are Nearly Pushing Them Out of San Francisco

Wendy Leigh says City Hall’s small business office has done little to keep her in the city most of her clients call home. 

SFO Food Service Workers Rally For Increased Wages, Better Health Care Amid Increased Summer Travel

Workers, chanting “Whose airport? Our airport!” marched for higher wages at SFO ahead of a forecasted 12 million travelers at the airport this summer.

Last Call at 4 a.m.? SF Legislators Renew Push to Keep Bars Open Later

State Sen. Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Matt Haney will introduce legislation to allow bars in certain cities to continue serving drinks until 4 a.m.

SF Workers Strongly Prefer Permanent ‘Hybrid’ Work, According to Poll

Prior to the pandemic, nearly 3 in 4 San Francisco workers always worked in person. Now the number is less than half that.

Perspective: Warriors Past and Future: Chase Center Still a ‘Great Night Out’ For This Oracle Arena Fan

The new stadium is a world away from the Warriors’ scrappy past, but represents a major evolution in the business of championship sports.

What Budget Surplus? Rising Labor Costs Nearly Erase City’s Projected Gains

The $108 million two-year budget surplus projected back in January slips again to a mere $15 million, thanks in part to inflation.

Party’s Over: Tech Crash Spells Trouble for SF’s Tepid Economy

The end of the good times for tech stocks could mean lower valuations, layoffs and a weaker job market for local companies.

New State Law For Alcohol Servers Could Leave Many Non-English Speakers Out of Luck

An estimated one million workers would need to be certified under the law in the next three months. So far, only 2% of those workers have been.

Roe

SF Companies Respond to Supreme Court Draft Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade

Yelp called on fellow businesses to provide equal access to reproductive health care regardless of where employees are based.