When Major League Soccer executives visit Sacramento on Thursday to discuss a potential expansion team, they’ll get high-level briefings with the corporate community – and a chance to party with fans.

Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising.

Protesters disrupted a board meeting of the California Housing Finance Agency on Tuesday and demanded that the agency’s Keep Your Home California program move faster to aid homeowners with $2 billion it received from the federal Hardest Hit Fund.

A judge has ordered the owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods to pay $2.8 million to settle allegations more than 280 of its stores in California improperly disposed of hazardous waste.

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. of Davis has been hit with at least four shareholder lawsuits since announcing it has launched an internal investigation into its quarterly financial reporting.

Grocery Outlet, a privately held discount supermarket chain with Sacramento stores, announces it’s being acquired by new investors.

In a deal of two major regional wholesalers. Markstein Beverage Co. of Sacramento is buying the beer distribution business of Nor-Cal Beverage Co. Inc.

Pizza Guys chain picks Sacramento Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore as the new spokesman for the chain, following the sign-and-trade deal that sent point guard Isaiah Thomas to the Phoenix Suns this summer.

Charles P. “Chuck” Valdes was one of the most powerful figures at America’s largest public pension fund. But he led a troubled private life, dogged by bankruptcies and assorted ethical problems, and he’d been linked to a massive bribery scandal when he retired from public service four years ago.

Mayor Kevin Johnson is reassembling the team of strategists that helped him keep the Kings in Sacramento, but this time their job will be to get the city a franchise in Major League Soccer.

Roseville’s Wellness Within tries to grow its budget and the medical community’s acceptance of holistic treatments for cancer survivors.

A lawsuit challenging Sacramento’s subsidy for the new Kings arena has cleared a legal hurdle, keeping the suit alive.

The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday awarded $10.2 million to nearly two dozen states to beef up enforcement of a labor scheme that companies employ to evade their tax obligations.

For students and young adults, living away from home means a lot of independence.

CalPERS said Monday it will eliminate all investments in hedge funds, unrelated pools of securities only available to top-shelf investors.

Howard Roth, a former aerospace engineer who became California’s chief state economist, was thrust into an uncomfortable spotlight when the recession tore a multibillion-dollar hole through the state’s budget. By all accounts, he handled his responsibilities with a steady hand, crafting his economic forecasts without any regard for politics.

Kuni Chevrolet Cadillac on Monday (Sept. 15) completed its move into new facilities at the corner of Fulton and El Camino avenues in Sacramento.

Air France canceled at least half its flights around the world on Monday as pilots began a weeklong strike, highlighting the trouble Europe's flagship airlines face in keeping up with low-cost competitors.

A free Sacramento career fair will be held Tuesday morning for job seekers

The state Supreme Court has cleared CalPERS to sue Wall Street’s leading ratings agencies over a series of disastrous investments that cost the pension fund more than $1 billion.

Sacramento already has beaten the likes of Seattle and Anaheim in the struggle to keep its pro basketball team. Can the region score a repeat in professional soccer?

In less than two years, the Sacramento region’s Farm-to-Fork event and related activities have grown rapidly, surprising even those who helped get it started.

Somewhere inside Hook & Ladder, among the rustic wood paneling and industrial aluminum trim, Whitney Johnson has hidden a small dinosaur. The prehistoric beast could be embedded in a custom painting or serve as a magnet behind the bar.

Here are this week’s business events in the Sacramento region.

For passengers traveling between smaller cities and large hub airports, the ticket may say Delta, American or United, but they're likely flying on a regional airline whose planes are painted in the major carrier's colors.

Siblings Mark Snyder and Amy Guthrie will open a William Glen store at 2310 Fair Oaks Blvd., directly across from the popular Pavilions shopping center in Sacramento.

Sacramento’s Epic Bible College began offering a graduate degree for the first time this semester, a master of arts in ethical leadership.

Less than 24 hours after Nevada lawmakers approved a package of tax incentives to persuade Tesla Motors Inc. to build a battery factory in that state, California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has been criticized for failing to get the factory, said Friday that “Nevada’s tax breaks are California’s benefit” if they put electric cars on California roads.

Roseville-based solar energy developer SPI Solar says it has agreed to pay $91.8 million for an international energy company and essentially take over solar projects in Greece with an annual generating capacity of nearly 26.6 megawatts.

Dr. Gordon Hunt, chief medical officer of Sacramento-based Sutter Health, will retire in April 2015, wrapping up a 20-year stretch with Sutter.

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