A prosecutor opened the fraud trial of a California wine dealer on Monday by saying greed motivated him to cheat wine collectors out of millions of dollars, but a defense lawyer said his client was the victim of widespread corruption in the resale market for vintage wines.
A former chief operating officer of the online file-sharing service Napster was killed when he was struck by a sheriff's patrol car while riding a bicycle, authorities said Monday.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is again asking Google to do more to prevent people from using the search engine to find illegal drugs and pirated videos, music and games.
A woman who faithfully taped 35 years of TV news with the hope that one day it would prove to be valuable, searchable historical material did not live to see her dream realized.
As the captain of an oil platform supply boat in the Gulf of Mexico, Tom Wagner is no stranger to bumps and other movement while he sleeps. So when he nodded off on a flight from Louisiana to Houston, it was no surprise that the landing bounce didn't wake him.
Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new report card from the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group.
The Los Angeles city attorney is suing Bank of America for mortgage discrimination it claims led to a wave of foreclosures that cost the city a fortune in extra expenses and lost taxes.
The founder of a California-based semiconductor company and its ex-chief financial officer won't go to prison after pleading guilty in New York to conspiring to obstruct an anticipated federal investigation.
Apple wants Samsung Electronics to pay $22 million of the legal bills that the iPhone and iPad maker has rung up so far defending its mobile device patents in a courtroom battle.
Federal health officials have approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc. that is expected to offer a faster, more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus.
A judge refused to block a merger between American Airlines and US Airways on Friday, saying a bankruptcy judge correctly rejected arguments made by a lawyer for some consumers.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 1,775.
Theravance and GlaxoSmithKline said Friday that their lung disease drug Breo Ellipta worked as a treatment for asthma in a clinical trial.
The Los Angeles city attorney sued Wells Fargo and Citigroup on Thursday, alleging the companies engaged in mortgage discrimination that led to a wave of foreclosures in minority communities during the housing crash.
A Los Angeles suburb with a large Asian population has dropped a proposal that storefront signs must include letters used in English.
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California's economic recovery has been a mixed bag with coastal regions seeing healthy job growth while inlands areas continue to struggle, according to the UCLA Anderson Forecast.
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Federal Housing Finance Agency, asking it to disclose efforts to stop municipalities from using eminent domain to bail out underwater homeowners and make its dealings with the financial industry more transparent.
Twitter has named Marjorie Scardino as a director, adding a woman to the all-white male board for which it's been sharply criticized.
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits fell 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 last week, indicating of a healthier job market.
Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
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.