Top News & Analysis California

  • 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 MLB.com.

  • 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.

  • Massive wildfires sweep California

    Firefighters are battling back raging wildfires that are moving closer to urban communities, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Giant wildfire burns 15,000 acres

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the latest details on a raging wildfire that is threatening San Francisco utilities and spreading throughout the Western states.

  • Tesla Motors Model S

    Tesla sales in the Golden State are supercharging: Sales of the electric car have surpassed Porsche, Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover, and Lincoln.

  • Foreclosure bank owned house

    One California city plans to use the its constitutional power of eminent domain to "seize" hundreds of mortgages from Wells Fargo and other financial institutions.

  • Clyde Berg

    The case against a Silicon Valley mogul accused of chaining his wife to a bed for two days may be dismissed if the wife fails to return to the witness stand.

  • Bottling up sunshine in the Golden State

    California is continuing its efforts to go green. The state wants to "bottle" sunlight and wind energy and put it on the grid. Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission, discusses alternative energy storage and solutions.

  • Yahoo named former eBay executive Maynard Webb as its permanent chairman. The move comes as CEO Marissa Mayer's turnaround effort hits the one-year mark.

  • Shale beating expectations

    People in Illinois do not know how much their health care will cost come October 1, and reports say energy production from fracking is rising even faster than experts predicted. Blake Zeff, Salon.com, and Republican strategist Noelle Nikpour, discuss. Also, is a law to protect children of celebrities a waste of time?

  • The housing recovery is starting to heat up so much, the "b" word—bubble—is starting to pop up in some markets. So, where are the next hot spots?

  • As speculation mounts over Tesla founder Elon Musk's Hyperloop, a Colorado company called ET3 already has investors backing its high-speed transportation tube.