The data comes as policymakers wrestle over how to manage the use of groundwater, often farmers' last resort, NBC News reports.» Read More
Autumn is upon us, but I see no fall off in candidates for our weekly look at finance's festering underbelly. Here's our list of nominees for The Call of Shame. Vote for your pick at the bottom. And feel free to leave a comment.
There’s a lot of interest in the California midterm elections because of two well-known business ladies, Meg Whitman (former-CEO of eBay) and Carly Fiorina (former-CEO of Hewlett-Packard).
Last night I had the pleasure of interviewing California gubernatorial candidate and former eBay CEO, Meg Whitman, on her plans to rescue the moribund Golden Sate.
The state is broke. The hills are on fire. There's no water. Michael Jackson is about to be buried, and there's the horror of Jaycee Lee Dugard's captivity. California's doesn't have much to be proud of lately. The state went into recession first with a collapsing housing market and rising unemployment. Any positive news, any, is embraced as a sign of hope that the worst is over. Well, the following news is quite positive.
The decision came after meetings among state officials. They needed to review California's cash flow and assess investors' appetite for buying California bonds.
Three weeks after reaching a budget deal, California is still short on money. It's still issuing IOUs. The State Controllers Office says that from July 2 through August 7, $1,862,358,782.85 in so-called "registered warrants" have been issued by California in lieu of cash. Of that amount, $369 million has been sent out in August.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday after a report showed a much sharper drop in durable-goods orders than expected. And a sharp selloff in China dragged on oil prices, which also weighed on the market. Mortgage applications also fell for the first time in four weeks. Read and listen to what the pros had to say...
"There's a lot of action if you're in the right price range," says Re/Max realtor Billy Wynn, who sells home in LA's San Fernando Valley.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday is expected to use his line-item veto power to make additional cuts to California's latest spending plan—a move advocates fear could further hurt the poor.
More signs of the times we live in. Attached is an image CNBC producer Jeff Daniels snapped near the 710 Freeway in Los Angeles.
Years of state and federal neglect have hobbled the nation’s unemployment system just as a brutal recession has doubled the number of jobless Americans seeking aid, the New York Times reported.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will hold a "garage sale" next month to sell off state cars and office supplies to raise money for California. The Governor has been Tweeting about the August 28-29 sale, saying he plans to list items on eBay and Craigslist.
The deal to close California's $26 billion budget deficit included a plan to drill for offshore oil, drawing allegations that the fiscal crisis was used for a backroom deal following rejection of the idea by state regulators earlier this year.
A late rally pushed stocks higher Tuesday following better-than-expected earnings from several Dow components. The Dow logged its seventh-straight gain, the Nasdaq, it's tenth.
I'm sitting in front of the Capitol in Sacramento with Power Lunch anchor Sue Herera. Sue, a California native, is out here to anchor a special report tonight on California's financial melodrama. She remembers her father jumping up and down with joy when Prop 13 passed 31 years ago. Taxpayers are about as angry now as they were then.
As Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and top legislative leaders announce a plan to close the state's $26 billion budget hole without raising taxes, two guys sitting in an LA radio studio are taking credit.
The Dow advanced Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.
The Dow bolted out of the gate Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.
Futures indicated a slightly lower open for Wall Street Tuesday ahead of a slew of earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Capitol Hill testimony.
I am a Los Angeles native who has covered every major story here over two decades. I have never seen so many Los Angeles police officers as I do this morning at the Staples Center.