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  • FRESNO, Jan 6- California's business leaders on Tuesday ceremoniously broke ground on the country's largest and most ambitious plan for high-speed rail that would eventually transport passengers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. "This is important," Brown insisted, at the groundbreaking in Fresno. Construction began last year...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 5- California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday laid out an ambitious plan for 50 percent of the state's electricity to be generated by renewable resources over the next 15 years and to cut petroleum usage by drivers. SolarCity Corp, the largest U.S. residential solar panel installer, and Vivint Solar Inc are already big players in California.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 5- California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday set goals to improve the state's environment for the next 15 years by cutting petroleum use and increasing electricity derived from renewable sources to 50 percent. During his fourth inaugural address and state of the state speech, Brown said he would seek to reduce petroleum use in cars and trucks...

  • Jan 2- California on Tuesday will break ground in Fresno on its ambitious but controversial high-speed rail project, marking another milestone for Governor Jerry Brown and for foreign manufacturers waiting to bid on lucrative train contracts. The United States lags behind Europe and Asia in building both high-speed rail and its trains.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 30- An effort to kill California's first-in-the-nation state ban on single-use plastic grocery bags advanced this week after bag makers spent several million dollars on a campaign to gather signatures for a proposed ballot initiative to overturn it. "You just take it back to the grocery store and stuff it into a container and it gets...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 30- An effort to kill California's first-in-the-nation state ban on single-use plastic grocery bags advanced this week after bag makers spent several million dollars on a campaign to gather signatures for a proposed ballot initiative to overturn it. "You just take it back to the grocery store and stuff it into a container and it gets...

  • Where would Cisco (and its CEO) be without her? Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:49 AM ET
    Debbie Gross and John Chambers.

    Few people in tech worked harder over the past 24 years than Debbie Gross. She's executive assistant to John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- Tax-cutting measures in a handful of states looked to gain traction following Tuesday's elections, potentially weakening fiscal positions if revenues fail to keep pace with spending. "As far as states go there was a clear message that people would rather have lower taxes," said Craig Brandon, Co-Director of Municipal Investments at Eaton Vance in...

  • Despite water bond, Calif drought relief elusive Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:53 AM ET
    Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of Shasta Lake at Bailey Cove in Lakehead, Calif.

    A bond measure to fund water projects in California easily passed Tuesday. But what might not be so easy is getting relief from the state's drought.

  • A handful of the Nov. 4 races such as the dead heat in Illinois, possibly the most fiscally dysfunctional state, shape up as de facto referendums on reform and their results could make municipal bond investors alter their bets. "People are not so much voting for governor in some of these states but how they want the pensions addressed," said Craig Brandon, Co-Director...

  • First-of-a-kind law would help gay businesses Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:12 PM ET
    Marchers carry a rainbow flag in the LA Pride Parade on June 8, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif.

    LGBT businesses in California may get the same consideration for contracts now given to minorities and women.

  • New California law promotes LGBT business   Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    New California law promotes LGBT business

    A first-in-the-nation law passed by the Calif. legislature and awaiting Gov. Brown's signature would allow LGBT businesses qualify for special consideration for work with state regulated utilities. Beyond Curious CEO Nikki Barua, Justin Nelson of the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and AT&T California Pres. Ken McNeeley explain what it means.

  • 'Private jet class' not my concern: Neel Kashkari Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    Neel Kashkari

    Neel Kashkari—GOP candidate for governor of California—delivered on CNBC a scathing critique of President Barack Obama and Democratic policies in D.C.

  • Moody's lifts Calif rating to highest since 2001 Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Moody's upgraded its rating on California's general obligation debt, citing the state's improving financial position and employment growth.

  • Google's driverless car can navigate a city Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 10:03 AM ET
    Google's driverless car.

    Google says it has turned a corner in its pursuit of a car that can drive itself.

  • How Israeli tech will help California's drought Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and California Gov. Jerry Brown (L) shake hands after signing a pact to strengthen economic and research ties between California and Israel at the Computer History Museum on March 5, 2014 in Mountain View, Calif.

    A deal made with Israel could help alleviate California's serious drought problem.

  • All dried out: California farms to lay idle Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    The Almaden Reservoir in San Jose, Calif., on Jan. 28, 2014.

    Drought-stricken California farmers are expected to idle 500,000 acres of cropland in a record production loss that could cost billions.

  • Ex-TARP chief Kashkari to run for Calif. governor Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 3:37 PM ET
    Neel Kashkari

    A former investment banker who ran TARP said he will challenge California Governor Jerry Brown for the state's top job in 2014.

  • A first: California outlaws 'revenge porn' Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 6:10 AM ET
    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.

  • Tesla enters race to build self-driving car Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 7:41 AM ET
    Elon Musk, billionaire and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

    Tesla Motors is working to produce a car capable of running on "auto-pilot" within the next three years, CEO Elon Musk said.