| 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
| 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...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 6:00 PM
At the center of the fall campaigns, from the presidential race on down, is whether to extend all or some of President George W. Bush's temporary tax cuts which are set to expire at the end of the year.
President Barack Obama wants the Bush-tax cuts to...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:20 PM
Lawyers for dozens of Baltimore County families suing Exxon Mobil Corp. closed a six-month trial Friday by arguing for punitive damages in a 2006 underground gasoline leak in Jacksonville, accusing the corporation of playing down the potential harm of the...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Poetry makes nothing happen.
So saidW.H. Auden.
Who never lived in Chicago.
Or knew Don Share. Share is the senior editor of Poetry magazine, the venerable Chicago-based literary institution. It turns 100 next year and has seen far more than nothing...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 10:58 AM
After a 19-week trial, a lawsuit brought against Exxon Mobil Corp. by 300 Jacksonville residents went to the jury yesterday.
At stake are potential compensatory and punitive damages worth "several billion dollars," said plaintiffs' attorney Stephen L....
| Jun 29, 2011
| 5:38 PM
A Baltimore County jury has ordered Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay more than $495 million to compensate a group of Jacksonville families and businesses for claims of lost property value, emotional distress and medical monitoring resulting from a 2006...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 8:30 AM
Orioles owner Peter Angelos will be adding a sizable chunk of change to all of his mesothelioma money after his law firm successfully convinced a Baltimore County jury to force Exxon Mobil to pay more than $495 million in damages to local families and...