Top News & Analysis California

More

  • NEW YORK— The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril. Time Warner Inc., which has both networks and a production business, has been exploring the possibility of holding back some of its DC Comics superhero shows such as "The Flash" and "Supergirl." The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Time Warner is in talks to invest in Hulu and has told Hulu's owners...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— India's government has effectively blocked a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services. Regulators in that country have banned programs like Facebook's "Free Basics" service, on the grounds that such programs give an...

  • *Company postpones fourth-quarter results to Feb. 29. Feb 8- Shopping center owner and operator Brixmor Property Group Inc said its CEO and two other top officers resigned after an internal review found that its financial statements were tampered with, sending its shares down as much as 25 percent. "The board is disappointed to have learned of the conduct and lack...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- Wall Street villains are having their big moment on both television and the big screen. This is being reflected in the battle to be the next U.S. president, particularly as Hillary Clinton defends herself from accusations she will be soft on Wall Street because of the money she has received from bankers and hedge fund managers.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— When the emergency room fills up— whether it's a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune— Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, trying to keep ahead of the whims of calamity. California already has such a law, and the proposal has been debated in New York for years. Hospitals and nursing homes estimate the...

  • LOS ANGELES _ Mercury General Corp. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $23.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Los Angeles- based company said it had net income of 42 cents per share. Mercury General shares have dropped 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PASADENA, Calif. _ General Finance Corp. on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $1 million. General Finance expects full-year revenue in the range of $270 million to $290 million. Keywords: General Finance, Earnings Report.

  • PAWTUCKET, R.I.— Hollywood gets the top billing in Hasbro's star performance over the critical holiday season. Hasbro's total revenue rose more than 3 percent from the year before, accelerating the revenue gains that the company booked last year. The final quarter of the year, the most important for retailers, was a big one for Hasbro and its rival, Mattel Inc., which...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 7- The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 8.2 cents in the past two weeks to its lowest level in seven years, according to a Lundberg survey released on Sunday. Regular grade gas fell to around $1.82 per gallon in the Feb. 5 survey from $1.91 on Jan. 22, when the previous survey was taken. West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark,...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of gasoline has dropped 8 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.82 a gallon. In the Lower 48 states, the highest average price of regular gasoline was $2.62 per gallon in Los Angeles. The lowest was $1.44 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • China's President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2nd annual World Internet Conference in Jiaxing, China, on Dec. 16, 2015.

    North Korea's launch is a humiliation for China, but there are no signs that Beijing will change course, The New York Times writes.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California voters embraced the idea of building the nation's first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car. In the second phase of a court challenge filed in 2011, attorneys for a group of Central Valley farmers will argue...

  • 'Kung Fu Panda 3' leads on Super Bowl weekend Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 11:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK— " Kung Fu Panda 3" again led the box office over Super Bowl weekend, while the Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" Joel and Ethan Coen's' 50 s Hollywood satire "Hail, Caesar! "opened in second place with an estimated $11.4 million for Universal Pictures.

  • Feb 7- The rapidly spreading Zika virus is discouraging many Americans from traveling to Latin America and the Caribbean, with 41 percent of those aware of the disease saying they are less likely to take such a trip, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised pregnant women to avoid travel to areas with an active...

  • NEW YORK— Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Saturday the social media website's stream of tweets will stay live and in real time, disputing a media report that a change was in the works. News and entertainment site BuzzFeed reported on Friday that Twitter was going to introduce a timeline based on an algorithm rather than a real-time stream. The San Francisco- based...

  • BEDFORD, N.Y.— A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center in Florida among other high-profile developments has died. Tishman died Saturday morning at his home in Bedford, about 35 miles north of New York. He later oversaw the construction of some of the nation's...

  • Advertising is still important for CBS- home of the Super Bowl this year- but the focus is shifting to new revenue streams. He would not say which CBS shows- which include hits such as "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Good Wife"- would be candidates for exclusive distribution on the All Access service, but suggested it would be original content and shows that have an avid fan...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 18 Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 LOS ANGELES- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chair Martin Gruenberg speaks before the 2016 National Inter-agency Community Reinvestment Conference, "Pathways to Economic Opportunity," sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the...

  • LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 5:28 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site's market value. LinkedIn said it expects revenue of about $3.6 billion to $3.65 billion for this year, while analysts surveyed by FactSet were projecting sales of $3.9 billion.

  • Feb 5- New Jersey on Friday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the fourth U.S. state to take legal action. It faces a U.S. ban on selling 2016 diesel models and is holding talks with California, which issued a separate ban, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to win...