Top News & Analysis California


  • People in clay houses ... in earthquake country? Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Pacific Northwest cob home.

    As seismic activity in California is shaking things up after a long drought, some residents are looking to build homes with clay.

  • US sailors sue for $1B over Fukushima radiation Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 5:35 PM ET
    A worker wearing a protective suit looks at storage tanks for radioactive water under construction in the J-1 area at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, March 10, 2014.

    US sailors are suing a Tokyo utility that operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, alleging it lied about radiation levels in the area.

  • It's pot, it's smokeless—and it's publicly traded Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    mCig 2.0

    Start-up mCig sells an e-cigarette-style product for marijuana, and is expanding into products that don't involve pot at all.

  • 6 juicy bites from the Apple-Samsung trial Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:54 AM ET

    You'd think a corporate patent infringement battle would be boring—and you'd usually be right.

  • Protesters target home of Google Ventures partner Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:49 AM ET
    Kevin Rose

    Protesters targeted the San Francisco home of Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose as anti-tech tensions continue to mount in the region.

  • Mallinckrodt buys Questcor for about $5.2 billion Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    In order to diversify its business, Ireland's Mallinckrodt is buying California-based Questcor Pharmaceuticals in a deal reaching $5.2 billion.

  • "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales

  • Tesla headed to court over New Jersey sales rules Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 4:40 PM ET
    People walk past a Tesla motor company dealership.

    Tesla intends to appeal New Jersey's ruling that would stop it from selling its vehicles in the state within two weeks.

  • Windows 8 updates expected at Microsoft conference Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 3:23 PM ET
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

    Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers' feedback.

  • Top luxury markets in America Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 10:51 AM ET
    America's top luxury real estate markets

    CNBC's Robert Frank breaks down the 2014 Luxury Market Report by Coldwell Banker and discusses the trends he sees in high-end real estate.

  • Californians are in the quake zone—and uninsured Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:56 AM ET
    Employee Paula Anania cleans up hair care products that were knocked off the shelf in a beauty supply store in the Encino area of Los Angeles after a 4.4 earthquake jolted the area March 17, 2014.

    As residents pick up the pieces from Friday's 5.1 quake in Southern California, most will have to pay for the damage themselves.

  • Big quake coming to Calif.? Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    Big quake coming to Calif.?

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest on the 5.1 earthquake that hit Southern California on Friday night.

  • We need a level playing field: Kashkari Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:36 AM ET
    We need a level playing field: Kashkari

    Neel Kashkari, (R-Calif.) gubernatorial candidate, discusses how regulations are impacting business. Also Kashkari explains why he thinks high frequency trading needs to be regulated.

  • Aftershocks rock California Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Aftershocks rock California

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the latest details following Friday's 5.1 earthquake.

  • Kashkari: Where's the California comeback? Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    Kashkari: Where's the California comeback?

    Twenty-four percent of Californians live in poverty, says Neel Kashkari, (R-Calif.) gubernatorial candidate, sharing his plan to turnaround the Golden State's economy and create jobs. If we could work together in Washington during the financial crisis, we can work together in Sacramento, says Kashkari.

  • Pimco Total Return Fund lagging 87% of peers Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 1:54 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    Pimco Total Return Fund is trailing 87 percent of its peers so far this year, in the latest setback for co-founder Bill Gross.

  • Major bust at LAX Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    Major bust at LAX

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports 6 baggage handlers have been arrested at LAX airport for stealing passenger property after police noticed a 37% jump in thefts last year.

  • How to get the best caffeine buzz for your buck Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Not all coffee is created equally, which means it matters where you go if you are looking for a pick-me-up.

  • Salmon taking a ride Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Salmon taking a ride

    Some 30 million Chinook salmon, or "baby king salmon" are being driven by tanker trucks due to the fear of warmer and shallow waters from the California drought keeping them from swimming to the ocean this year. CNBC's Morgan Brennan has the details.

  • Salmon face climate woes Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:35 PM ET
    Salmon face climate woes

    The waters in California are too shallow and too warm for salmon to swim from Hatchery to the ocean. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the California drought is forcing tanker trucks to drive salmon to the ocean.