Top News & Analysis California


  • Will Bankrupt City Have to Pay Pensions? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Will Bankrupt City Have to Pay Pensions?

    As Stockton, California runs out of cash, the big question hasn't been answered, with Mark Standriff, Radio Talk Show Host; Bernard Whitman, Whitman Insight Strategies; and Mark Simone, WOR Radio Talk Show host.

  • Power Rundown: NYC to Lose Its Area Code? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 1:52 PM ET
    Power Rundown: NYC to Lose Its Area Code?

    Airlines are facing a growing battle between leisure and business passengers, and New York City is in danger of losing its beloved (212) area code. CNBC's Bob Pisani and Jane Wells, discuss.

  • Judge Allows Stockton to Enter Bankruptcy Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Judge Allows Stockton to Enter Bankruptcy

    Stockton, California is becoming America's largest city to enter bankruptcy, with CNBC's Jane Wells; and Michael Sweet, Fox Rothschild lawyer and conservative strategist Ron Meyer, discuss.

  • The Stockton Record

    The decision approving Stockton's relief via Chapter 9 bankruptcy Monday may have residual effects on bondholders, retiree pension plans and the future of other faltering cities, NBC News reports.

  • Breaking Ground: Stockton Bankruptcy Is Approved Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    It's official: Stockton, Calif., will become the nation's most populous city to enter into bankruptcy protection after getting clearance from a federal judge on Monday.

  • Judge Allows Stockton to File Bankrupt Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:14 PM ET
    Judge Allows Stockton to File Bankrupt

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports a judge allowed Stockton, California, to move forward with Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

  • Stakes Are High as Judge Weighs Stockton Bankruptcy Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    The Chapter 9 bankruptcy case for Stockton, Calif., is being closely watched nationally. At issue: Does federal bankruptcy law trump the California law that says debts to the state pension fund must be honored?

  • Dell Warns of Risks of Remaining a Public Company Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Dell warned on Friday that it would be dangerous to take on a lot of debt and remain a public company given its worsening profit outlook, in a sign that it views proposals from Blackstone Group and billionaire investor Carl Icahn as fraught with risk.

  • Top Court Questions Law Barring Benefits to Gay Couples Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 4:24 PM ET
    Supporters of same-sex marriage gather in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

    The Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it could strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to other married couples.

  • Supreme Court Takes Up Gay Marriage Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:23 PM ET
    Supreme Court Takes Up Gay Marriage

    Thousands of people gathered outside the Supreme Court as a hearing takes place in regards to whether gay couples have the constitutional right to marry, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Prop 8: Supreme Court Takes on Gay Marriage Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:39 AM ET
    Prop 8: Supreme Court Takes on Gay Marriage

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today on whether gay couples have the Constitutional right to marry, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Energy Boom Ripples Through US Economy Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.

  • How to Retire in These Five Expensive Cities Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    Eschewing the Sun Belt, retirees are finding ways to cope with the high prices and high taxes that come with enjoying a big-city lifestyle.

  • And the Host to Replace Leno on 'Tonight Show' Is... Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    Jimmy Fallon appears on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.

    NBC has settled on two new stars for "The Tonight Show": Jimmy Fallon and New York City. The New York Times reports.

  • YouTube Reaches 1 Billion Users Milestone Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 2:18 AM ET
    Google, which owns Youtube, is considering a plan to sell cablelike services via the Internet.

    Google's YouTube said the number of unique users visiting the video-sharing website every month has reached 1 billion.

  • Expect 'Some Evolution' to HP's Board: Director Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 6:55 PM ET

    Expect "some evolution" in Hewlett-Packard's board in coming years or even months, one director said at the company's shareholder meeting in response to criticism over the botched Autonomy deal.

  • Yahoo Snags Start-Up Jybe to Personalize Content, Ads Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 2:04 PM ET

    Yahoo has acquired Jybe, a company that recommends books, movies and restaurants to users via an iOS application.

  • NY Governor Latest to Seek Balance by Taxing Rich Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

    A tax on wealthy New Yorkers follows efforts in other states to improve shaky balance sheets with revenue from those with top incomes.

  • Yahoo in Talks to Buy Stake in Video Site: Report Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 6:46 PM ET
    Yahoo billboard in San Francisco, CA

    Yahoo is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Dailymotion, one of the world's most popular online video websites.

  • Former CalPERS CEO Indicted in Fraud Scheme Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 3:45 PM ET
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System building in Sacramento, Calif.

    A federal grand jury on Monday indicted former CalPERS CEO Frederico Buenrostro on conspiracy charges in connection with a scheme to commit fraud, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.