Ana Manzano raised only 40 percent of the start-up funds she hoped to get at, but she’s moving forward with getting her Ana Apple Boutique launched.

Pastry chef Ramon Perez started selling his Puur Chocolat confections at Taylor's Market last week, and he's already seeing a pay-off from it.

The price of beef and veal shot up more than 10 percent from June 2013 to June 2014, according to the most recent Consumer Price Index. Pork prices rose by 12 percent.

Avison Young, a Canada-based commercial real estate services firm, says it has acquired Sacramento real estate brokerage company Aguer Havelock Associates Inc.

Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill, which announced in January that it had signed an agreement to bring more than a dozen new restaurants to the Sacramento area over the next seven years, will open its first local restaurant Thursday in Auburn.

Rancho Cordova-based American River Bankshares, parent of American River Bank, reported a second consecutive quarter of strongly improved year-over-year profits in the second quarter.

Sacramento planning commissioners reviewed a controversial plan Thursday to tear down 206 garden apartments and replace them with more than 1,000 high-rise units on a leafy, traffic-free “super block” in downtown Sacramento.

A judge is poised to remove what is probably the final legal barrier before construction can begin on the new Sacramento Kings arena.

It’s been one of the darkest chapters in CalPERS history, a bribery scandal that prompted a guilty plea from its former chief executive earlier this month. It’s also been rather profitable.

The McClatchy Co. reported a big jump in profits Thursday because of the sale of one of its Internet assets, but the Sacramento newspaper publisher continues to suffer the effects of an eight-year slump in advertising.

Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.

President Barack Obama urged Congress on Thursday to end a controversial practice that allows U.S. companies to relocate abroad to avoid paying billions of dollars in federal taxes.

Placerville-based El Dorado Savings Bank, which operates 32 branches in California and three in northern Nevada, reported a profit of nearly $2.8 million in the second quarter of this year, a nearly 30 percent spike last year’s net income of $2.17 million.

The median asking price of small- and medium-size businesses for sale in the Sacramento area during in this year's second quarter was $217,000, according to San Francisco-based

The midtown Saturday farmer’s market is shifting a half block to take advantage of the shade.

A projected strong second half of 2014 won’t be enough to offset the hit retailers took from harsh winter weather, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday, lowering its earlier sales forecasts for the year.

San Francisco-based Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross have gone into overtime on negotiations for a new contract, but both sides appear confident of an eventual agreement.

Fitness guru Lorri Ann Code tones up women from the inside out at more than 50 locations around California – and soon in Alaska and Virgina, too.

The number of specialty bicycle retailers continues to decline, so the owners of Roseville Cyclery were tickled pink to tell me that not only had they survived their first year in business but had doubled their gross revenue.

Access Sacramento will begin transmitting radio signal for its new low-power, 100-watt FM station by end of September. Listeners will be able to find the programming at 96.5 KUBU-LP.

The gross value of Yuba County’s agricultural production for 2013 set another record at nearly $235 million, a gain of almost 9 percent over the previous year, according to a new report released by Louie Mendoza, the county’s agricultural commissioner.

Santa Rosa-based REACH Air Medical Services said it plans to expand its Northern California operations with a new air ambulance base in Rancho Cordova, providing 24/7 emergency medical and services to the Sacramento area by October.

Officials with the University of California, Davis, and China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Shaanxi province have signed an agreement that they said lays the groundwork for establishing the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China.

A Central Valley packing company, which has voluntarily recalled some of its fresh tree fruit from grocery stores nationwide due to possible listeria contamination, said Tuesday that its consumer hotline has been overwhelmed.

Meg Arnold, who has overseen many key initiatives of the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance for nearly five years, will step down from the CEO position on Sept. 30, SARTA announced Tuesday.

Banks serving the Sacramento region reported mixed results for the second quarter of this year, but profitability held firm in a generally improving loan market.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought to downplay dueling court rulings over the validity of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans on Capitol Hill seized on the latest news as another reason the federal health care law should be scrapped.

Two appeals courts on Tuesday reached radically different conclusions about whether millions of consumers in 36 states can use tax credits to help buy health coverage on the federal health insurance marketplace.

Texas firm buys eight Five Guys Burgers outlets in Sacramento region.

Sales of existing homes improved for the third consecutive month in June, the National Association of Realtors reported Tuesday in one of several new data points that suggest a steadily better economy.

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