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  • Carly Fiorina ends 2016 Republican bid for President Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 3:20 PM ET

    DES MOINES— Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field. She promoted herself as an outsider with business experience and argued that as the lone woman in the GOP field she was best positioned to...

  • LOS ANGELES— Top prosecutors in Los Angeles County and the state of California are the latest to make moves against a utility for a massive and still-flowing gas leak, joining a growing group that now includes several levels of government along with parts of the private sector. LA County's District Attorney Jackie Lacey filed misdemeanor criminal charges...

  • LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles prosecutors filed misdemeanor criminal charges Tuesday against a utility for failing to immediately report a natural gas leak that has been gushing nonstop nearly 15 weeks. District Attorney Jackie Lacey said the charges aren't a solution to the problem, but Southern California Gas Co. needs to be held responsible for the leak that...

  • In setback, Obama concedes Congress role on Iran deal Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:26 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    U.S. President Barack Obama conceded on Tuesday that Congress will have the power to review a nuclear deal with Iran.

  • Corp 'tax holiday' plan gains momentum: Report Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    U.S. Senator Rand Paul

    The corporate "tax holiday" plan to pay for infrastructure projects is supported by Sens. Rand Paul and Barbara Boxer, the Journal says.

  • Sen. Boxer not running in 2016 Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    Sen. Boxer not running in 2016

    California will have an open Senate seat as democratic Senator Barbara Boxer has announced she will not run for re-election in 2016. CNBC's John Harwood reports the details.

  • Senators urge DOJ to intervene in GM civil suits Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    General Motors headquarters in Detroit

    Five Senate Democrats urged the Justice Department to oppose efforts by GM to skirt financial responsibility on its recall.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 9- California's record-high gas prices held steady on Tuesday and were expected to begin dropping later in the week, but a rise in wholesale prices suggested the decline could be more moderate than market analysts had previously anticipated.

  • Rise in California gas price slows, remains record Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 9:52 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- The rise in California gasoline prices has slowed after recent jarring increases, but nonetheless the cost of a gallon inched up to another record high, even as officials hope their emergency action will help ease the sticker shock.

  • Gas prices set California record Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 8:51 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- California has set a state record for gasoline prices _ but the hikes may be slowing. The highest average price in the state, at $4.75, is in the San Luis Obispo, Atascadero and Paso Robles area.

  • Officials hope 'winter-blend' gas will drop prices Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 3:35 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- State leaders _ and drivers _ hope to see gasoline prices drop soon, now that California officials have approved the release of "winter-blend" fuel that is expected to help bolster the state's supplies. Jerry Brown ordered it to allow so-called "winter-blend" gasoline to be sold in California earlier than usual to increase supply.

  • Release of 'winter-blend' gas could reduce prices Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:43 PM ET

    Jerry Brown ordered them to allow so-called "winter-blend" gasoline to be sold in California earlier than usual to increase supply. AAA said the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in California hit $4.668 Monday _ the highest price in the nation and an all-time high for the Golden State. California usually converts to the gas on Oct. 31.

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    As of July, 22.4 percent of homeowners with a mortgage owed more than their home was worth, according to a new report from Lender Processing Services.