Top News & Analysis California


  • Cali passes toughest fracking law

    California gas prices are usually among the highest in the nation. CNBC's Jane Wells breaks down California's newest fracking law, which is the toughest in the nation.

  • Five years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, families in major countries around the world are still too spooked to take chances with their money.

  • A protester displays a placard as he joins others in a demonstration in front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, urging congress to end the federal government shutdown.

    Washington entered the fifth day of a partial government shutdown on Saturday with no end in sight.

  • California Gov. Jerry Brown

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a first-of-its-kind law to criminalize revenge porn, the distribution of explicit photos to humiliate others.

  • A group of farm workers in California's Central Valley failed in an attempt to vote out the United Farm Workers union.

  • Graffiti covers a skateboard area at Plata Arroyo Park, where city service cutbacks has had an effect on vandalism, San Jose, Calif.

    A battle in San Jose, the self-proclaimed capital of Silicon Valley, over benefit cuts could have a ripple effect in California.

  • Bigfoot?!

    Big data has been used for a variety of things, but its latest use might be its most strange yet: The hunt for Bigfoot.

  • Johnny Depp as 'Tonto' In Walt Disney's "The Lone Ranger".

    Walt Disney and the producer behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and the summer flop "The Lone Ranger," will end their long-running film deal next year.

  • California car dealers want Tesla ads probed

    Brian Maas, CNCDA president, explains why his organization is concerned with Tesla's promotion of some of its finance programs.

  • Eiji Toyoda, who as a member of Toyota Motor’s founding family and an architect of its method that helped turned the automaker into a global powerhouse, died on Tuesday.

  • A clutch of hot Silicon Valley names that have steered clear of the markets may now gravitate back if Twitter helps revive investor interest in consumer apps and dotcoms.

  • CA raising minimum wage: Good or bad for economy?

    CNBC's Seema Mody and Dominic Chu discuss The Defense Department and Nasa's cutting off of discounted jet fuel to billionaires and a California wage hike.

  • Minimum wage workers in California would earn $10 an hour by 2016 under a bill passed by the legislature on Thursday.

  • Power House: San Diego real estate

    Jumbo mortgage rates have now dropped below regular conforming mortgage rates for the first time ever, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs. Digging into the real estate market in San Diego, with Anne-Marie McCormick, Keller Williams Realty.

  • Bay bridge costs 4 times original estimate

    The new span of the Bay Bridge between Oakland and San Francisco opened this morning, replacing a structure that was damaged by an earthquake in 1989, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Can $ take you from worst to first?

    CNBC's Jane Wells is at Dodger Stadium with Stan Kasten, LA Dodgers CEO and part-owner. Kasten discusses ways the stadium has improved, as well as ticket sales. "Our support from our fans has been fantastic," he says. MLB footage used with permission of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. All rights reserved. Visit

  • There were fewer U.S. foreclosures in July than a year ago, while properties in the foreclosure pipeline also fell, according to CoreLogic data.

  • California fire rages

    Despite damage to a power station in Yosemite National Park, there hasn't been any disruptions, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn. The city and county of San Francisco do not expect any disruption to water supply.

  • Massive wildfires blaze through California

    One of the biggest wildfires in California is burning 135 acres in and around Yosemite National Park, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Due to a combo of taxes on ordinary income, pensions, real estate, inherited property and estates, these 10 states can best be described as hostile territory for seniors.