GO
Loading...

California

More

  • SAN DIEGO— The American Pharmacists Association on Monday adopted a policy that discourages its members from providing death-penalty drugs. The new guidelines could make it tough for death penalty states, like Texas, that have been looking at made-to-order execution drugs from compounding pharmacies as the answer to a nationwide shortage of execution...

  • B. Riley Financial reports 4Q loss Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. _ B. Riley Financial Inc. on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $2.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. B. Riley Financial shares have increased 21 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: B. Riley Financial, Earnings Report.

  • LOS ANGELES— You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. Coachella dismissed them as "narsisstics" on a list of prohibited items. In Europe, the Palace of Versailles outside Paris, Britain's National Gallery in London and the Colosseum in Rome have all...

  • UPDATE 1-McDonald's starts table service in Germany Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 3:13 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, March 30- McDonald's Corp is introducing table service in Germany as it reinvents itself as a "modern, progressive burger company" under new Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook. Germany has been a challenging market for McDonald's, which has struggled to find the right recipe for selling to the nation's health- and cost-conscious diners.

  • Stanford's victims accused the SEC of negligence for having waited until 2009 to uncover the Ponzi scheme, despite having had evidence of it as early as 1997.. But the court said the SEC had discretion to decide how to enforce securities laws, and could not be liable for certain misrepresentations. Victims claimed that the SEC thought Stanford's business was a...

  • WWE plunges on concern over network subscriptions Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 2:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of World Wrestling Entertainment were body slammed Monday after the company disclosed its latest subscription figures following WrestleMania 31, the latest installment of its biggest annual event. It reported a gross of $12.6 million from the event and said almost 77,000 people packed into Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where...

  • DETROIT, March 30- Elon Musk, the widely followed chief executive of electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, tweeted several optimistic statements about the company's sagging China operations on Monday, sparking a sharp rebound the company's stock. On his Twitter feed around midday, Musk said that he was "very optimistic about Tesla's long-term future in China,...

  • DETROIT, March 30- Elon Musk, the widely followed chief executive of electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, tweeted several optimistic statements about the company's sagging China operations on Monday, sparking a sharp rebound the company's stock. On his Twitter feed around midday on Monday, Musk said that he was "very optimistic about Tesla's long-term future in...

  • SEATTLE— Amazon.com is introducing a referral service to help people to get projects and chores done around their homes. It debuted Monday across the U.S. after several months of testing in New York, Los Angeles and Amazon.com' s home city of Seattle. Amazon.com' s move poses a potential threat to other online referral and business rating services, including...

  • NEW YORK— A McMuffin for dinner? It might happen, as McDonald's plans to test an all-day breakfast at some locations in the San Diego area starting next month. Still, Jeff Stratton, head of McDonald's USA, said in an interview with The Associated Press that same month that the company was taking a look at how it could make breakfast available later in the day.

  • Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday. Secret Service special agent Shaun W. Bridges, 32, of Laurel, Maryland, appeared in federal court in San...

  • *Novartis commits $225 mln upfront to private biotech firm. *Novartis also picks top scientist to lead immuno-oncology. March 30- Swiss drugmaker Novartis is digging deeper into cancer immunotherapy, one of the hottest areas of drug research, through a tie-up with Aduro Biotech worth up to $750 million.

  • NEW YORK— Netflix Inc. on Monday named a former executive from The Walt Disney Co. and a current executive from Microsoft Corp. to its board of directors. Los Gatos, California- based Netflix also named Brad Smith, executive vice president and general counsel of Microsoft, to its board. "We look forward to benefiting from Brad and Anne's perspective as we continue...

  • Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. jumped $1.63, or 7.2 percent, to $24.31 in midday trading. Cowen& Co. analyst Doug Creutz said analysts had expected "Home" to bring in $30 million to $40 million. He said the movie's opening is the best for a DreamWorks movie in almost three years, since the third "Madagascar" film, and its best result for a non-sequel in six years.

  • COLUMN-Three tax mistakes even smart people make Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, March 30- The most common tax mistakes are pretty dumb ones, like forgetting to sign the return, garbling a bank account number or using a nickname instead of the name on a Social Security card. Business owners have a number of ways to pay themselves and reduce the income subject to Social Security and Medicare taxes. On the other hand, he says, avoiding...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs. The high court left intact a ruling by the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that threw...

  • CHICAGO, March 30- Amazon.com Inc is launching a home services marketplace that will connect customers with electricians, plumbers and painters in a move to have its services tied to every product sold on its website. "Third party estimates show that customers spend four times more on services each year than they do on physical products," Peter Faricy,...

  • Teva buying Auspex for $3.2 billion Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 7:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is buying Auspex Pharmaceuticals for about $3.2 billion in a move to strengthen its position on central nervous system condition treatments. Jerusalem- based Teva said Monday that it will pay $101 per share, marking a 47 percent premium to San Diego- based Auspex's closing stock price on Friday.

  • NEW YORK— Horizon Pharma is buying Hyperion Therapeutics for about $1.1 billion, gaining two treatments for genetic disorders. Dublin- based Horizon Pharma will pay $46 per share for Brisbane, California- based Hyperion, marking a 5.6 percent premium to that stock's closing price on Friday. The biotechnology company's biggest revenue comes from the...

  • Global stocks get European economy and Yellen boost Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 3:03 AM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 1.3 percent at 12,024 while the CAC-40 in France rose 1 percent to 5,084. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.3 percent higher at 6,877. Wall Street was poised for a solid start with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures 0.5 percent higher. A survey from the European Commission showed economic...