Press Democrat Business RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ Sutter adding $173 million, 3-story patient wing to Santa Rosa hospital ]]> Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital last week broke ground on a $173 million hospital expansion and renovation intended to relieve crowding in a hospital that has … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:28:25 PDT <![CDATA[ Hansel Auto Group switches gears to solar power for dealerships ]]> Hansel Auto Group’s new solar generation and storage installations will generate enough electricity in a year to charge the cellphones of 219 million people.That’s a … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 08:16:33 PDT <![CDATA[ Medtronic cutting jobs in Santa Rosa in 2nd round of layoffs this year ]]> Global medical device maker Medtronic announced Thursday it will lay off nearly 100  hourly and salaried workers from its Santa Rosa manufacturing operation, the second … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:06:22 PDT <![CDATA[ Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes at its stores ]]> NEW YORK — Walmart said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs following a string of mysterious … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:33:54 PDT <![CDATA[ Facebook says it has suspended 'tens of thousands' of apps ]]> SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said Friday that it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:29:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Boutique hotel project in Sebastopol nears groundbreaking ]]> The 66-room Hotel Sebastopol is slated for construction on Depot Street. Read the story here. … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:24:12 PDT <![CDATA[ 'Middle of the herd' no more: Amazon tackles climate change ]]> NEW YORK — Online shopping giant Amazon revealed a carbon footprint Thursday that rivals that of a small country and vowed to reduce the damage … ]]> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:35:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Walgreens to test drone deliveries ]]> Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered. Snacks like Goldfish Crackers … ]]> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:41:01 PDT <![CDATA[ How to navigate new privacy features in Apple iPhone update ]]> NEW YORK — Apple's iOS 13 software update comes with plenty of privacy enhancements — but in some cases, only if you take the time … ]]> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:33:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads to Washington ]]> SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation. The company said the … ]]> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:27:42 PDT <![CDATA[ A divided Fed cuts key rate for 2nd time this year ]]> WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its key benchmark interest rate for a second time this year while saying it's prepared to continue … ]]> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:17:53 PDT <![CDATA[ What’s prompting the home-buying surge in Sonoma County? ]]> Late last year, Santa Rosa residents Julian and Lisa Corwin wrote down on a whiteboard the money they had available to rebuild their home on … ]]> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:54:11 PDT