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CNBC's Jane Wells reports on all the new money and millionaires the recent tech IPO frenzy has created, and whether taxes on the added wealth will help California with its budget problems.
You might think that only Pamela Anderson made six figures from being a lifeguard but here’s a surf alert that’s sure to ripple your tide: Full-time lifeguards in Newport Beach, Calif., make more than $120,000 a year! AND they get a sunscreen allowance.
March figures show that gaming revenue on the Las Vegas Strip rose 13 percent from a year ago. Now the city that brought you "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" is launching a new campaign: "Life is Short, Summer is Shorter."
Here are the top 10 most diverse cities in America.
I hit the road Wednesday morning at 2 a.m. to drive to Mendota, in the heart of California's Central Valley. My assignment—report on plans to build California's largest nuclear power plant, even though there's a moratorium on new nuke facilities in the Golden State. What I found, driving the I-5 during the dark of night is not for the weak.
CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the concerns over nuclear power after the earth shook in Japan.
A French company is gambling it can beat the odds and build a nuclear plant in the heart of California's fertile farmland. Areva has partnered with a group of California businessmen and farmers who've formed the Fresno Nuclear Energy Group.
Enforcing pollution laws and investing in cleantech will save lives and money in the future.
According to the results of a joint study, two out of three people in the Golden State like reading "a lot". Four out of five have read a book in the last month. And yet...
The Democratic leader of the state Senate said Wednesday he is interested in the possibility of targeting Republican districts for budget cuts if GOP lawmakers keep refusing to let Californians vote on tax extensions.
California is bankrupt. The Dodgers may be going under. Gas has topped $5 in some places. The President's visit is going to screw up the 405 today. But none of these get Angelenos as worked up as this question: what's better, Five Guys or In-N-Out?
It seems wherever you go these days, you can't help but feel the pinch when it comes to gas prices at the pump. Here is a breakdown of the states with the highest and lowest prices.
April 20—4/20—is a big day for the business of marijuana. Not the medical stuff, the illegal kind. Urban legend holds that "420" began decades ago as the time of day some high school kids in the Bay Area would meet after school to light up.
As the Maloof brothers contemplate moving the Kings franchise out of Sacramento and into Anaheim, would they be better off considering other cities as possible NBA destinations?
Is there such a thing as Financial Armageddon? And if so, what is it? We asked some of CNBC.com's bloggers and editors to answer the question: What's your definition of financial Armageddon?
Taxes are a necessary burden but in some states, they're becoming so financially unbearable, they're pushing some residents and companies out.
California’s tax collections grew at around half of what the state projected for 2010—indicating that the state’s fiscal situation may be even more dire than previously understood.
The March 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan has rocked international markets as the world tries to gauge the reality of the human and economic devastation in the country.
Bargains are thinning out, but that hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of real estate investors who target small apartment buildings, especially in the Sunbelt.
Residents need to be prepared for the strongest waves four to five hours after the first one hits, but there will be no "wave of water", one expert told CNBC.