San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed announced Friday that he's abandoning an attempt to place an initiative on the November state ballot that would have enabled governments in California to cut future pension benefits for current workers.
The U.S. government is relinquishing its control of the Internet's address system in a shift that may raise questions about the future direction of online innovation and communications.
The agency overseeing California's high-speed rail project won permission Friday from a separate state board to begin eminent domain proceedings against eight properties in Fresno that are needed to build the line's initial segment.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 17 this week to 1,809.
Shares of Castlight Health Inc. more than doubled Friday in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange.
Lineage Logistics has signed an agreement to buy Millard Refrigerated Services, a national warehousing and logistics company headquartered in Omaha.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the U.S. government's surveillance programs.
The Securities and Exchange Commission levied a $7.5 million fine against movie studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. for failing to properly disclose its role in a complex debt-equity swap that helped it fend off a hostile takeover bid from Carl Icahn in 2010.
Riverside County supervisors have approved a solar project that would cover 7.5 square miles of desert and provide enough electricity for 225,000 homes.
A federal judge has directed the government to preserve phone data gathered under a National Security Agency surveillance program beyond a five-year limit.
California home prices rose slightly in February from the previous month, while low inventories kept a lid on sales, a research firm said Thursday.
Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug's approval and a West Virginia Senator responded with a bill to force it off the market.
Larry Burrough, an editor at the old Los Angeles Herald Examiner who later helped the Orange County Register win a Pulitzer Prize, has died. He was 66.
Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other medical training under a bill moving forward in the Senate.
President Barack Obama will travel to California in May to raise money for House Democrats at the home of Qualcomm Inc. founder Irwin Jacobs.
Apple's labor practices are under attack by two activist groups who contend the company makes its iPhones with a hazardous mix of chemicals that threaten the health of factory workers assembling the devices in China.
Devices that let you watch Netflix and other streaming video services on a big TV screen are popular, but there are limits to what you can watch.
California water officials are planning to temporarily dam three channels on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to keep out salty ocean water if the state's drought persists.
Southern California homes sales posted a fifth straight annual decline in February as tight inventories kept buyers on the sidelines, a research firm said Wednesday.
Herbalife is facing an inquiry from the Federal Trade Commission.
Yahoo is cribbing from Yelp's online reviews of local merchants to soup up its search engine.
A once high-flying Goldman Sachs trader dubbed "Fabulous Fab" was ordered Wednesday to pay more than $825,000 in one of the prominent cases stemming from the mortgage meltdown that helped spark the Great Recession.
The maker of OxyContin says it has completed testing of an abuse-resistant version of the painkiller hydrocodone, a surprise development that could derail sales of the recently launched Zohydro, a similar medication that has been criticized for lacking such safeguards.
Google is betting that good things will happen to Credit Karma, an online service that provides consumers with free copies of the credit scores that define their financial reputations.
The Food and Drug Administration has halted operations at a Delaware cheese plant after an outbreak of listeria linked to the company's cheese killed one person and sickened seven others.
Anne Sweeney, a top Disney television executive who helped bring ABC TV shows to Apple's iTunes digital store, is leaving the company in January 2015.
A federal bankruptcy judge in Chicago has given power wholesaler Edison Mission Energy the go-ahead to emerge from bankruptcy by selling most of its assets to NRG Energy Inc. for $2.6 billion.
Wildlife officials said they will consider a plan to move millions of hatchery-raised salmon by tanker trucks to the ocean if the Sacramento River and its tributaries prove inhospitable due to the drought.
An innovative hepatitis C drug that was only recently hailed as a breakthrough treatment is facing skepticism from some health care providers, as they consider whether it is worth the $1,000-a-pill price set by manufacturer Gilead Sciences Inc.
EBay CEO John Donahoe's compensation for 2013 sank 53 percent compared to 2012, when the e-commerce company gave its leader more than $23 million in stock awards.
Freedom Communications Inc. said Monday that it has set April 16 as the launch date for its latest newspaper venture, the Los Angeles Register.