GO
Loading...

California

More

  • 15 arrested as demonstrations return to Ferguson Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    FERGUSON, Mo.— Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18- year-old Michael Brown. Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on Black Friday, one...

  • 15 arrested at demonstration in Ferguson Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    FERGUSON, Mo.— Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year and then marched in front of the Ferguson police department to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18- year-old Michael Brown. Several stores lowered their security doors...

  • Nov 28- Wells Fargo& Co was sued on Friday by Cook County, Illinois, which accused the largest U.S. mortgage lender of targeting black, Hispanic and female borrowers with predatory and discriminatory lending in the Chicago area. According to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, which is part of Cook County and the third-most populous U.S. city,...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Dec 11 Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    BERLIN- ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger gives a keynote speech at the Wirtschaftsgipfel 2014 "Wirtschaft neu denken- die Kraft der Innovation" organized by Suddeutsche Zeitung in Berlin- 1030 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer speaks at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council annual meeting- 1315 GMT.

  • Nov 28- Wells Fargo& Co was sued on Friday by Cook County, Illinois, which accused the largest U.S. mortgage lender of targeting black, Hispanic and female borrowers with predatory and discriminatory lending in the Chicago area. According to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, which is part of Cook County and the third-most populous U.S. city,...

  • TORONTO, Nov 28- Technology startups in Canada are seeking to lure back expatriates from Silicon Valley with the promise of executive roles, generous stakes and the chance to stamp their mark on a nascent industry. Industry executives estimate between 300,000 and 350,000 Canadians live in Silicon Valley. A small but growing number are being tempted to return...

  • WEST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov 28- Mall crowds were relatively thin early on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Police responded to a handful of incidents at Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday, including to break up a fight over a Barbie...

  • Past ban on marrying blacks may mar tribe's future Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— WASHINGTON— Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks. In January, the Interior Department proposed recognizing the Pamunkey tribe in southeast Virginia, which would make members...

  • Visitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feasting Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 7:37 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas visitors lined up early Thursday at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip. With backdrops depicting ancient Greece, Parisian streets and a Rio Carnival, the buffets cost as much as $52.99 and offered a wide variety of favorites, including a traditional Thanksgiving feast of turkey,...

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beer Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Black Friday has become part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving. People arrived at Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee early Friday to get a shot at the limited edition Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels. The brewery only had 5,000 22- ounce bottles at $15 each.

  • Protests temporarily close malls, shut down trains Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:03 AM ET

    FERGUSON, Mo.— Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18- year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. The protests were among the largest in the country...

  • Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 1:44 AM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Christmas trees likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time. Prices vary according to the variety of tree, but growers this year will see about $20 per tree, $2 more than the last several years, according to Bryan Ostlund, executive director of the Salem, Oregon- based Pacific Northwest Tree Association.

  • Early shoppers queue up, analysts see stellar deals Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 1:14 AM ET
    A customer shops for TV deals on Black Friday at Kmart in Griffith Indiana.

    Economists are closely watching whether retailers can entice shoppers to spend during what retailers consider the biggest shopping weekend of the year, the NYT reports.

  • Hackers force message on websites via US firm Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 3:34 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites. The executive says hackers rerouted Internet traffic from its website to a computer server that generated a message to visitors that their site had been hacked by the...

  • Toyota, tire maker Toyo issue safety recalls Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Toyota is recalling about 30,000 Sienna Minivans worldwide, saying the 2015 models' overhead assist grips can detach when an air bag deploys. Separately, Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas is recalling some of its Open Country Tuff Duty and Nitto Dura Grappler tires due to potential tread separation. Toyo knows of two crashes involving the malfunction.

  • The competition intensified as banks bet on robust demand for the currency for use in the Shanghai- Hong Kong stock connect scheme, a landmark link that gives foreign and Chinese retail investors unprecedented access to the two exchanges. "Some banks actively stored yuan funds in the past few months, but now they found demand for the currency was not as strong as...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday ordered Japanese air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States. NHTSA gave Takata until Tuesday to declare that its air bag inflators are defective and issue a recall. Shares in Takata plunged as much as 7.9...

  • Colombians protest ban on ride-share company Uber Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    BOGOTA, Colombia— Furious taxi drivers and loyal users of Uber are butting heads over Colombia's new ban on the ride-sharing company. Amid threats of a strike by yellow taxis who consider cars affiliated with Uber to be "pirates," the Transportation Ministry this week declared illegal all smartphone applications that facilitate the hiring of cabs that aren't...

  • FDA rejects Avanir's migraine drug-device Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    Nov 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc's migraine drug device, a few weeks after the regulator had raised questions regarding some data submitted as part of the marketing application. Earlier this month the FDA had asked Avanir to assess the root cause of errors observed in the data from the drugmaker's human factors...

  • Chinese woman denied own trial in seed-theft case Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— A woman accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies and send them to China, where she's married to the CEO of a large biotechnology firm, will be tried with another suspect despite her claims that she left the firm long before most of the alleged crimes, a federal judge ruled. Mo Yun, 42, and her brother are among seven people...