The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: The sun doesn't always shine.
Californians twice voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, but they are split on his most important domestic policy achievement — health care reform.
Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda announced Wednesday that he will leave the prestigious art and design school at the end of the year to take a job with a venture capital Firm in California.
Paraguayans can now navigate social media, post and poke in their country's main indigenous language following the launch of a Guarani version of Facebook.
Disney is raising its annual dividend to 86 cents from 75 cents.
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.
Rhode Island's largest newspaper is for sale after A.H. Belo Corp. announced Wednesday that it is seeking buyers for The Providence Journal.
Medicines Co. has acquired a privately held drugmaker that has developed several potential treatments for serious infections in a deal that could be worth more than $400 million.
Authorities have finished their second day of searching for a small plane and five passengers that disappeared two days ago in the mountains of central Idaho.
Hollywood studios have won a copyright case against Hotfile Corp. after a Florida judge on Tuesday ordered the file-hosting website to pay $80 million in damages.
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's two largest unions filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the agency, claiming its board of directors broke state law when it approved a contract without a key provision.
Videoconferencing equipment maker Polycom said Tuesday that former NCR Corp. executive Peter Leav has become its president and CEO.
Ranchers and the Klamath Tribes signed a tentative deal Monday in Klamath Falls for sharing water in the drought-stricken Upper Klamath Basin.
The Chernin Group, a media company run by former News Corp. Chief Operating Officer Peter Chernin, has taken a majority stake in Crunchyroll Inc., a provider of anime videos to mobile devices, game consoles and Internet-connected TVs.
Apple has bought Topsy Labs in a deal that will provide the iPhone maker with more insights about the chatter on Twitter.
NCR Corp. says it is paying $1.65 billion to buy Digital Insight Corp., a provider of online and mobile banking services.
A federal appeals court that meets in San Francisco and other Western cities will soon stream some of its hearings live over the Internet, the court announced on Monday.
A closely watched lawsuit in Ohio is asking a question that's burning in cities and towns throughout shale country: Can regulations in states eager for the jobs and tax revenues that come with gas and oil drilling trump local restrictions that communities say protect them from haphazard development?
California lawmakers and statewide elected officials will have a little extra cash in their pockets this holiday season, with their paychecks set to rise starting Sunday.
Encrypted email, secure instant messaging and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the National Security Agency's recently revealed surveillance programs. But the flood of new computer security services is of variable quality, and much of it, experts say, can bog down computers and isn't likely to keep out spies.
A Northern California toy company says it has removed its parody of a popular Beastie Boys song from a promotional video that went viral.