| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Large-cap growth funds have held up better than most other types of stock funds in 2011.
Previously ignored, big-name companies that have rapidly rising earnings become more attractive in uncertain times than their riskier small-cap counterparts....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:21 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Has Apple Inc. regained its cool factor?
The company announced in a news release Monday that it sold 9 million new iPhones over the weekend. That number blew past its previous records, trounced nearly all expectations on Wall...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The founder of Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Co. (PIMCO) and his wife have pledged to give their fortune to charity before they die, according to published reports.
Bill and Sue Gross, who have an estimated wealth of $2 billion, plan to...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Steve Jobs' childhood home — where the first Apple computers were created — has been added to the list of historic properties in Los Altos.
The Los Altos Historical Commission voted unanimously Monday night to designate the home at 2066...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc.'s fourth-quarter earnings and revenue exceeded Wall Street's expectations as sales of iPhones soared. But there were some signs of struggle for iPad sales, which remained flat.
The diverging fortunes of its two marquee...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Apple Inc. announced earnings largely in line with Wall Street's expectations as sales of iPhones climbed while the iPad remained flat.
The company reported revenue in the fourth quarter of its 2013 fiscal year of $37.5 billion, up from $35.97 billion a...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:14 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A Bay Area man pleaded no contest Monday to charges stemming from his threat to kill state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) because he was angry that the lawmaker had introduced gun control bills.
Everett Basham, who authorities say was...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Crowdfunding has raised money to build libraries, make movies and send children on school trips. Soon it may let small investors buy stakes in fledgling companies.
Federal regulators proposed rules Wednesday that would allow individuals to invest in...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:10 AM
The L.A. Unified School District will have to purchase nearly 520,000 iPads in order to avoid spending nearly $100 more apiece for the tablets, a new school district budget shows.
The newly disclosed price of $770, a 14% increase per iPad, appeared in a...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Joining the ranks of famous disembodied voices of the world, such as Mr. Moviefone and Don LaFontaine, Atlanta voice actress Susan Bennett has stepped forward as the voice of Siri.
Yes, that's the often-mocked, sometimes helpful voice assistant on Apple...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:07 AM
The former chief financial officer of an Orange County technology company was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for stealing about $15 million from the company.
Jean Joseph Ibrahim pleaded guilty in 2012 to a charge related to the...