| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:53 AM
For decades, the big mystery of the California tax system has been the state's failure to exploit fully its greatest natural resource, oil. Of the 22 major oil-producing states, California is the only one that doesn't charge a "severance" tax — that...
| Dec 4, 2011
"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though some time back they may have entered illegally."
That was Ronald Reagan speaking during his 1984 reelection campaign. After that election, he stuck to his...
| Feb 21, 2012
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and a "super PAC" working on his behalf spent more than twice as much as they raised in January, underscoring how persistent challenges by rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have taxed the former...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:30 AM
For nine years FORBES has ranked the 100 most powerful women in the world. These are the women who adhere to the traditional classifications of power (political and economic might) and those who have risen to the top of the social and cultural landscape....
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Longtime Laguna Beach resident Frank Ricchiazzi has been selected as an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) and John Campbell (R-Irvine), and former Gov. Peter Wilson recommended...
| Jun 6, 2012
Compared to the glamour and swagger of the Schwarzenegger/Shriver years, California's present governor and his wife are a couple of homebodies with a touch of the workaholic. Indeed, some Californians may be surprised to know that Jerry Brown has been...
| Jul 12, 2012
Ann Romney is on the record: She would like to see a woman as her husband's running mate. And so would any number of Republicans who are concerned about their party's standing with female voters. But for all the excitement that the topic stirs up, don't...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 11:32 AM
It's good to be Tim Cook.
With 2011 compensation of $378 million, the Apple chief executive ousted Oracle's Larry Ellison as the Bay Area's most highly paid CEO of a publicly traded company, according to a survey by the San Jose Mercury News.
| Oct 15, 2012
Joe Mansueto's day jobs have been a handful lately: He has been busy turning Morningstar Inc. into a $3.1 billion investment information megamart, buying up media properties and skipping the charity circuit in favor of coaching grade-school soccer on...
| Mar 29, 2011
Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO who lost the California Governor race last November, may soon take a new job at a marquee Sillicon Valley investment firm, according to a report. Whitman is in the process of joining Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a...
| Apr 13, 2011
So Meg Whitman, who went down to defeat in November's gubernatorial election, has returned to public view with this message: "The immigration rhetoric the Republican Party uses is not helpful." What's more, she said Tuesday at a George W. Bush......