Five Area Companies Added to Nasdaq 100 Index

Six tech companies were added to the Nasdaq-100 Index (Nasdaq: NDX) last week in an annual reconstitution of the index. The following six companies were added to the Nasdaq 100: Airbnb, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABNB), Fortinet, Inc. (Nasdaq: FTNT), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: PANW), Lucid Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: LCID), Zscaler, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZS), Datadog, Inc. […]


California Remains Most Populous State

California remains the most populous state in the nation from new figures by the U.S. Census Department. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Vintage 2021 national and state population estimates and components of change, the population of the United States grew in the past year by 392,665, or 0.1%, the lowest rate since the nation’s […]


JCPenney Using Doordash for Home Deliveries

Doordash has inked a nationwide partnership with retailer JCPenney to offer on-demand delivery of home, electronics, and beauty & personal care products from more than 600 JCPenney stores nationwide. Just in time for the holidays, consumers can now shop for thousands of items from one of the nation’s leading department stores through the DoorDash app […]

News Real Estate

South Lake Tahoe is Most Popular on Zillow for 2021

South Lake Tahoe is real estate site Zillow’s most popular place of 2021, leading a West Coast near sweep of the most in-demand places of the year, including the most popular vacation town, beach town and small town. Based on Zillow page-view traffic, available housing inventory, price appreciation and other housing barometers that indicate consumer demand, […]


Savioke Introduces Relay+ Service Robot

CAMPBELL — Savioke, a company developing robots for hotels and restaurants for eight years, has introduced Relay+, a new generation service robot that brings unique benefits to owner/operators of hotels and office properties, foodservice operators, hospitals, and healthcare organizations. Relay+: Seamlessly supplements staff in these times of labor shortages, enabling existing staff to focus on […]


Palo Alto Home Burglarized, Car Stolen

Palo Alto police are investigating a burglary of an occupied home that occurred earlier this month, where the unknown suspect also stole the resident’s car. On Thursday, December 9, 2021, at about 10:12 a.m., the Palo Alto dispatch center received a call reporting a residential burglary and vehicle theft that had occurred earlier that morning […]


Macy’s Valley Fair Installs Robot Bakery Machine

SANTA CLARA — The Macy’s department store at the Westfield Valley Fair mall has installed a custom-branded Bake Xpress robotic micro-bakery, offering shoppers convenient in-store meals and snacks. Developed by Le Bread Express, the machine can make a full menu of fresh-baked meals and pastries. The Bake Xpress complements the beverage and snack options also […]


Shoe Carnival Teams Up With Doordash For Same-Day Delivery

Shoe Carnival, Inc., a leading retailer of footwear and accessories for the family, has launched same-day delivery in partnership with DoorDash just in time for Christmas shoppers. The offering is the first-of-its-kind in family footwear and provides a convenient service for busy and last-minute shoppers alike. Shoe Carnival has 377 stores in 35 states and […]


H&R Block Sues Square’s New Block

KANSAS CITY — Tax preparation company H&R Block (Block) has filed a lawsuit against Block, Inc., formerly known as Square, Inc., seeking to enjoin the latter’s infringement of Block’s family of trademarks. The company says the goodwill and brand identity that Block has carefully cultivated and nurtured over the last 65 years is under attack […]