The threat of another commute-crippling transportation strike in the San Francisco Bay area receded on Saturday when officials for the region's transit rail system and negotiators for its two largest labor unions said they had resolved the latest sticking point in their months-long negotiations and reached a new contract.
The identity of the person whose Mega Millions ticket is worth half the $648 million jackpot remained a mystery Friday, but lottery officials said it's not unusual for big winners to delay claiming the prize while they seek advice about their new fortune.
The owner of a Montana wind farm and one of its investors are suing each other.
Facebook has priced a secondary offering of its stock at $55.05 a share in a deal that will generate a $2.3 billion windfall for CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The chief financial officers of New York City and the state of California have asked Rio Tinto plc to sell its shares of the company behind the proposed Pebble Mine project in southwest Alaska.
The Navy has not seen the end of the multimillion-dollar bribery and contracting scandal that has implicated several contractors and naval personnel, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Friday, warning that more disclosures are coming.
California's jobless rate dropped to 8.5 percent in November, the state Employment Development Department said Friday, continuing a positive trend after increasing temporarily over the summer.
Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc. said Thursday that it has agreed to a deal that will take the racy lingerie retailer private.
Two California officials have announced plans to introduce legislation requiring smartphones to have a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost devices inoperable.
Bernard L. Shaw, who was Patty Hearst Shaw's husband and Hearst Corp.'s vice president for corporate security, has died at the age of 68.
The agency that runs California's health insurance exchange is scrambling to correct a technical problem that left blank spaces in eligibility notices mailed to nearly 114,000 households, leading to consumer confusion just days ahead of the application deadline.
Oracle's fiscal second-quarter net income edged down slightly, hurt by flat revenue from new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions, but still managed to beat Wall Street predictions.
Apple will start taking orders for its high-end Mac Pro desktop computer on Thursday.
Talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment is teaming with investment firm Silver Lake Partners to buy sports marketing firm IMG Worldwide, combining a powerful force in entertainment with one of the powerhouses in sports marketing.
Chevron Corp. failed to maintain equipment at a California refinery and has not responded adequately to multiple airborne chemical releases, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is getting a huge raise as she enters the third year of her attempt to turn around the slumping personal computer and printer maker.
Squaw Valley ski resort is scaling back its expansion plans to try to meet concerns of critics in the Sierra just north of Lake Tahoe, but conservationists say the verdict is still out on whether the changes will go far enough to protect the wetlands, scenery and charm of the rustic mountain resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.
A federal prosecutor told a jury Tuesday that a California wine collector put on a "magic show" to fool aficionados into thinking he was selling the world's rarest bottles, but his defense lawyer insisted he never intended to defraud anyone even if he re-corked some bottles or reconditioned them in other ways for sale.
California home sales slid last month amid tight supplies, while prices held steady, a research firm said Tuesday.
Real estate company Realty Income is buying 84 single-tenant properties from Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust Inc. and some of its subsidiaries for about $503 million.
Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google's search engine this year.
Investors are giving a thumbs-up to the idea of Facebook making hundreds of millions in new revenue from video advertisements, but some users argue that the social network is already too cluttered and has become more about commercialism than communing with friends.
Southwest Airlines is increasing air service from New Orleans with new non-stop service to San Diego, beginning April 8.
Paint makers could face a surge of lawsuits after a California state court judge ordered three companies to pay $1.1 billion to help government agencies get rid of lead from an estimated 5 million homes in the state.
The leader of a San Diego mortgage company has been sentenced to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay more than half-a-million dollars in restitution.
A judge has ordered paint companies to pay 10 California jurisdictions $1.1 billion to remove lead from millions of older homes. Here's a look at how much each of the jurisdictions was awarded:
A state judge on Monday ordered paint companies to pay 10 California cities and counties $1.1 billion to remove lead from millions of older homes.
California could be a model for national economic growth after cutting public programs, raising taxes on the wealthy and continuing to invest in infrastructure, California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday.
A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by Monster Beverage Corp. that sought to block the San Francisco city attorney's investigation into the company's marketing practices.
Voting is set to begin on a contract for more than 12,000 researchers, technical employees and health care professionals who work for the University of California — a deal one labor observer said Monday could serve as a guidepost for other unions still trying to hammer out agreements with the system.
Federal regulators have sued online lender CashCall Inc., its owner and two related companies, accusing them of collecting money that consumers didn't owe.
A billion-dollar plan to construct a 2,200-acre planned community with residential, commercial and school facilities has advanced in the Southern California desert community of Coachella.
Google may be gearing up to build robots that resemble props in science-fiction movies as the ambitious Internet company expands into yet another technological frontier.
Southern California home sales fell in November as investors showed less interest and the supply of properties for sale remained thin compared to last year, a research firm said Monday. Prices held steady from October.
A 71-year-old Florida investment adviser and onetime Oregon gubernatorial candidate cried as he apologized Monday before being sentenced to six years in prison in a $13 million securities fraud scheme that prosecutors say capitalized on enthusiasm for shares of Facebook and other Internet companies about to go public.