| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Federal officials have announced the approval of two solar projects on public land in California and Nevada.
The projects are expected to generate about 550 megawatts of renewable energy, or enough to power about 170,000 homes, the Interior Department...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Safeway Inc. said Wednesday it is in talks about potentially selling itself, finally addressing buyout rumors that began last year after the grocery giant deflected a takeover bid.
The Pleasanton, Calif., company, which operates the Vons and Pavilions...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:56 AM
More than one in four Americans are so afraid of missing work that they head into the office even when sniffling and sneezing, a study says.
Many are worried about falling behind on their jobs, missing pay or facing the wrath of bosses who expect them...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Solar financing company Sunrun acquired a residential solar business that will expand its reach in the booming California solar market.
The San Francisco company is purchasing three subsidiaries of Mainstream Energy Corp.: solar product distributor...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:34 PM
California hasn't completely escaped the effects of the polar vortex.
Although the Golden State avoided the freezing snowfalls that affected regions farther east, power plants in the Southland are now grappling with low supplies of natural gas brought...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:37 AM
From the Anchorage Daily News comes the latest accounting of how much the oil industry is spending to save a tax cut it received last year from the generous state government.
As of Feb. 5, the total is $3.5 million, with the lead campaign donors being...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:39 PM
The Bank of England sought Wednesday to assure markets and businesses it won't raise its key interest rate any time soon despite a faster-than-expected decline in Britain's jobless rate.
The central bank previously said it would consider raising its...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Advance report for 4Q GDP, December pending home sales, weekly jobless claims
Local earnings: Brunswick Corp., Dover Corp., Hillshire Brands Co., Tenneco Inc.
Other earnings: Altria Group, Cardinal Health, Colgate-Palmolive, ConocoPhillips, Eli...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Occidental Petroleum reported higher profits in the fourth quarter as the oil and gas producer seeks to revamp its business after a boardroom shakeup last year.
The Los Angeles company reported profits of $1.6 billion, or $2.04 a share, in the quarter...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Tax season, that time of year that spurs Americans to gnash their teeth and root out reams of old documents, officially kicked off Friday.
The Internal Revenue Service started accepting and processing paper and online returns, as well as preparing...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez loomed so large over his country and Latin America for the last two decades that his death on Tuesday following a long battle with cancer confronts the region with potentially destabilizing political swings and economic...