| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Stocks dropped steeply Thursday, exacerbating a two-day slump that analysts attributed to concerns about instability abroad, worries about Friday’s employment data and fears that the Federal Reserve may raise rock-bottom interest rates sooner than...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:37 PM
It's been 45 years since a calamitous spill off Santa Barbara coated the picturesque coast with oil, killed wildlife and prompted tough new pumping restrictions. But new worries have emerged in Sacramento.
It turns out that there was an exemption in a...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Legislation to slap a permanent ban on oil drilling in state waters off Santa Barbara died in the Assembly on Tuesday evening.
Facing strong lobbying from the oil industry, the bill, SB 1096 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), couldn't get...
| Aug 6, 2014
The National Football League's enviable success as a business is unparalleled. Literally. It is both unmatched and largely unmatchable.
The NFL blazes its own trail, and it's tough to envision anyone else emerging from the scorched earth and burned...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:00 PM
President Barack Obama imposed the biggest package of U.S. economic sanctions yet on Russia on Wednesday, hitting Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft and other energy, financial and defense firms, with what he called significant but targeted penalties....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:33 PM
What have future generations ever done for us?
They have lent us the planet. We didn't inherit it from our ancestors. We borrowed it from our children, and we risk returning it in worse condition, since we face an impending crisis brought on by...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:52 AM
The team is camped out in the company's sixth-floor conference room, all eyes trained on a large flat-screen TV mounted on the lime-green wall. On the screen is a scrolling Twitter feed filled with photos of a muscular, tattooed gentleman posing in...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:58 AM
The Dow Jones industrial average hit a new record in early trading Friday before later reversing course and suffering a modest decline.
The blue-chip indicator rose more than 60 points early on to notch its second record high in the last three days...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Oil and natural gas giant Exxon Mobil said fossil fuels will continue to meet a vast portion of the world's energy needs in coming decades.
The Irving, Texas, company said in a report it issued Monday that the global appetite for oil and gas will stay...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:24 AM
With a new book coming out slagging Apple CEO Tim Cook for not being Steve Jobs (it's called "Haunted Empire"--get it?), you should expect lots of specious comparisons of the reigns of the two Apple chieftains to reach the popular press.
| Mar 13, 2014
Rick Perry is coming back to town.
The Texas governor will be in Los Angeles next week to try to persuade local corporations to relocate to the Lone Star State. This is his third swing through the Southland since last year, and Texas this time around...