| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Even as Twitter prepares for a hotly anticipated initial public offering, its co-founder Jack Dorsey already is about to debut a second act.
His start-up Square, one of the fastest-growing young companies by revenue and one of...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s leading pork producer, is being sold to Shuanghui International Holdings, owner of China’s largest meat processing business, for $7.1 billion.
Smithfield shareholders, who along with antitrust regulators...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 3:37 PM
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. topped the ranks of corporate giving in 2012, climbing ahead of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., according to a new survey of 100 companies released Sunday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Wells Fargo gave away $315.8 million...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Megabanks aren't the only financial firms to meet or beat expectations this earnings season.
Many California regional banks are reporting stronger earnings and putting new loans on their books, thanks to the improving economy and progress in dealing...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before sending a check to Detroit.
The Skinny: Although I consider D.C. home, I was actually born and spent my early youth drinking pop (what you folks call soda) in Detroit and am saddened by Motor City's filing for bankruptcy. At...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:20 PM
NEW YORK — Investors pushed major U.S. indexes to a fresh round of all-time highs this week after strong profit reports from Wall Street banks were seen as another sign that the economy is improving.
Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs and Morgan...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:09 AM
New attention is coming to the 2009 case of a programmer who was detained by the FBI and interrogated without an arrest warrant at the direct request of Goldman Sachs. Meanwhile, the BART commuter service is running -- for now -- in San Francisco after...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Financial underwriters who want to do business with the County of Los Angeles must agree not to give political donations to school bond campaigns under new rules adopted this month by government finance officials.
Because Los Angeles County is by far...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Suspected Nazi war criminal
Laszlo Csatary, 98, a Hungarian war crimes suspect who allegedly brutalized and deported thousands of Jewish prisoners to the infamous Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz during World War II, died of...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:33 PM
In the Glendale offices of her two cosmetics companies, New York financier Lynn Tilton makes a surprising claim: Not that long ago, she wasn't all that interested in makeup.
It's unexpected not just because Tilton owns the Jane and Stila lines of...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:44 PM
NEW YORK -- A major Wall Street figure did something unusual in a settlement with the country's top securities regulator: admit he did something wrong.
Philip Falcone, a billionaire who runs the hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners, must admit...