| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought a $3.45-billion stake in Exxon Mobil in the third quarter, the company's largest investment since it invested $10.7 billion in IBM two years ago, according to a regulatory filing late Thursday.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Navy sailed an imposing fleet near Hawaii that was powered in part by algae and used cooking grease, environmentalists weren't the only ones who were thrilled.
Executives at bioenergy startups in the San Francisco Bay...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:54 PM
WASHINGTON — Just 90 companies worldwide produced fuels that generated two-thirds of industrial greenhouse gas emissions from 1854 to 2010, according to a new study.
The 90 biggest producers of fuels driving climate change include investor-owned...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Coca-Cola fizzled in 2013, falling two spots from its ranking as the world's most valuable brand, according to a closely watched report released Monday.
Coca-Cola was replaced by Apple in the 2013 report by Interbrand, a brand consulting company owned...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:13 AM
National gas prices fell 19 cents in September, the largest drop since October 2012, AAA said Monday, and if the downward trend continues, gas prices could drop an additional 30 cents by Christmas.
The U.S. average gas price is now at $3.40 a gallon,...
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Occidental Petroleum, the longtime Los Angeles-based energy giant, announced Friday that it would move its headquarters to Houston and spin off its California assets into a separate company.
The latest move is part of the company's strategic overhaul as...
| 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...