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Top News & Analysis California

  • 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.

  • California wildfire spans 6,000 acres

    A massive and fast moving wildfire is sweeping through Southern California. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen shows a video of the 6,000 acre fire in Banning, California.

  • Hard-hit areas are seeing a strong comeback in their housing markets—some people are even starting to utter the "B" word—bubble. Here are the Top 10 Turnaround Towns for 2013.

  • California to use 'eminent domain' to stop foreclosures: NYT

    "That seems to me to violate the Constitution," said Judd Gregg, SIFMA CEO, discussing the "Golden State's" plans to become the first nation to use "eminent domain" as a way to stop foreclosures.

  • A Boeing 787 Dreamliner being built in Everett, Wash.

    Boeing named a new chief engineer for its troubled 787 Dreamliner as part of a management shake-up in its commercial airplane division.

  • A Samsung Galaxy S4 and an Apple iPhone 5

    Samsung has taken Apple's crown as the world's most profitable mobile handset vendor, according to new research, as analysts called on Apple to release a low-cost version of the iPhone to boost its global growth.

  • Apple's CEO Tim Cook might vehemently disagree that the smartphone market has reached saturation point, but new research from Citi delivers a depressing view of smartphone uptake.