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  • Officials: Complacency drives hike in water use Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:13 AM ET

    The same day, state regulators moved to jolt residents into saving water by authorizing fines up to $500 for wasting water on lawns or letting hoses run while they're washing vehicles.

  • California approves fines for water-wasters Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:03 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Californians increased water consumption this year during the state's severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday.

  • State public pension funds earn 18 percent returns Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The California Public Employees Retirement System had earnings of 18.4 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30, while the California State Teachers Retirement System had a return of nearly 18.7 percent, The Sacramento Bee reported.

  • AP Top Financial News At 7:12 a.m. EDT Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    Ahead of the Bell: US budget deficit Europe stocks rebound from bank scare; Asia muted Whirlpool buys big stake in Italy's Indesit Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback Infosys quarterly profit up 15 percent Portuguese bank says it's healthy, markets recover Dubai airport soars in rankings of world's busiest Imperial in talks over Reynolds, Lorillard brands World Cup result' can hurt' domestic stock market Gov.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:04 a.m. EDT Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    US budget likely in surplus in June; deficit expected to be at lowest level since 2008 Asian stock markets weak amid new Europe jitters after problems at Portugal bank Whirpool to pay more than $1 b for controlling stake in Italian appliance maker Indesit Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback, seeks licensing treatment as cable company Infosys quarterly profit up 15.3 percent, maintains revenue growth forecast Portugal's biggest bank says it can cope with losses, helping to steady financial markets AP Interview: Dubai airport boss aims to keep pace with rapid growth in flight toward top rung Imperial Tobacco in talks to buy Reynolds American, Lorillard brands amid merger speculation Traders in Buenos Aires, Frankfurt should be alert to World Cup final outcome, research shows Gov.

  • AP Top Financial News At 6:21 a.m. EDT Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    Asian stocks weak amid new Europe jitters Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback Infosys quarterly profit up 15 percent Portuguese bank says it's healthy, markets steady Dubai airport soars in rankings of world's busiest Imperial in talks over Reynolds, Lorillard brands World Cup result' can hurt' domestic stock market Gov.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:05 a.m. EDT Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    Asian stock markets weak amid new Europe jitters after problems at Portugal bank Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback, seeks licensing treatment as cable company Infosys quarterly profit up 15.3 percent, maintains revenue growth forecast Portugal's biggest bank says it can cope with losses, helping to steady financial markets AP Interview: Dubai airport boss aims to keep pace with rapid growth in flight toward top rung Gov.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:36 a.m. EDT Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:36 AM ET

    Asian stock markets weak amid new Europe jitters after problems at Portugal bank Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback, seeks licensing treatment as cable company Infosys quarterly profit up 15.3 percent, maintains revenue growth forecast AP Interview: Dubai airport boss aims to keep pace with rapid growth in flight toward top rung Fears over fate of major Portuguese financial group reignite euro market tensions Gov.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3 a.m. EDT Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    Asian stock markets weak amid new Europe jitters after problems at Portugal bank Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback, seeks licensing treatment as cable company AP Interview: Dubai airport boss aims to keep pace with rapid growth in flight toward top rung Fears over fate of major Portuguese financial group reignite euro market tensions Gov.

  • AP Top Financial News At 3 a.m. EDT Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    Asian stocks weak amid new Europe jitters Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback Dubai airport soars in rankings of world's busiest Portuguese bank fears rekindle euro market tension Gov.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:21 a.m. EDT Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:21 AM ET

    Asian stock markets weak amid new Europe jitters after problems at Portugal bank Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback, seeks licensing treatment as cable company Fears over fate of major Portuguese financial group reignite euro market tensions Gov.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:45 p.m. EDT Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:45 PM ET

    Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback, seeks licensing treatment as cable company Fears over fate of major Portuguese financial group reignite euro market tensions Gov.

  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs tax bill benefiting Tesla Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he signed legislation creating a $420 million tax credit for aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin, in a measure that also includes other tax incentives apparently designed to benefit California- based electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc..

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 3- California lawmakers on Thursday passed a tax credit meant to lure aerospace companies working on a new stealth bomber to the state, but the measure will benefit only one of two teams of companies fighting to win the contract.

  • June 25- Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday upgraded its rating on California's general obligation debt to "Aa3" from "A1," citing the state's improving financial position and employment growth.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 23- California lawmakers on Monday approved a measure making it easier to use alternative currencies including Bitcoin, even as the failed Tokyo based bitcoin exchange, Mt Gox, moved forward into bankruptcy protection.

  • On Monday, those states may finally get the nudge they need to jump into the $20 million a day California market for emitting carbon dioxide when the Environmental Protection Agency releases much-anticipated new rules that will force deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- Republican lawmakers said on Friday over regulation has prevented a shale oil boom in California and if eased, could boost production in the state and reduce its dependence on foreign energy.

  • March 28- A prolonged drought in California could lead to ratings downgrades on the state's water and public power utilities unless they show a willingness to raise prices, according to a report by Fitch Ratings.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 19- The council of the Los Angeles County city of Carson, California, has unanimously approved a 45- day moratorium on new oil and gas drilling, a setback for Occidental Petroleum's plans to drill more than 200 new wells there and the latest example of local governments taking a stand against fracking.