| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Here are the five questions Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk needs to answer when the electric car company releases its fourth quarter and full-year financial results Wednesday afternoon.
1. Is a merger with Apple coming?
Musk met with Adrian...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Citizens United decision granting corporations equal First Amendment rights on par with ordinary people is just plain wrong.
The major reason is that the corporation, unlike a human being, is purely a government creation. There would be no...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:23 PM
There's a story former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson tells in Joe Berlinger's unsettling new documentary, "Hank: 5 Years From the Brink," about "Goodnight Moon."
His wife, Wendy, suggested that instead of the insistent monotone we grew...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Google wants to create Internet connections of 10 gigabits per second, 10 times faster than what it already delivers to customers of its Fiber service in the Kansas City area.
Patrick Pichette, chief financial officer of the tech giant, said it could...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Facebook celebrated its 10th anniversary last week by launching a feature called "Look Back" videos.
After around 200 million users jumped at the chance to create their own, Facebook is declaring the feature as a success.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Neel Kashkari announced his run for governor of California on Tuesday and then turned to the crowd to take a commemorative photo.
"Say cheese!” the multimillionaire Republican declared.
And all around the state of California, political...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:51 PM
The call-and-response to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday flipped traditional party roles on their heads. Look for more of it in 2014.
The Democratic governor spoke of fiscal discipline and, with a flourish,...
| Jan 21, 2014
The cornerstone of criminal justice reform is the belief that offenders leaving prison could be prevented from committing new crimes and getting locked up all over again, if only government could find the right social service organization to provide the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers refused to roll over and play dead after the recent hostile takeover offer from Men's Wearhouse.
On Friday, the Hampstead-based retailer announced that its board recommends shareholders reject a $1.61 billion acquisition offer from...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Solar installer SolarCity Corp. has figured out a way to tap retail investors willing to earn green by going green.
The San Mateo company on Wednesday said it plans to offer a way to buy investment products similar to bonds. Instead of being backed by...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that masquerades as a centrist voice but looks and talks more like an arm of Wall Street, surfaced this week on the Wall Street Journal's editorial page with an attack on Social Security so full of...