*Former VP to lead 24- hour climate action broadcast Dec. 5-6. OSLO, Dec 4- U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are likely to fall irrespective of the pro-coal policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who may still surprise the world by embracing global action to limit climate change, former vice president Al Gore said. Gore, a climate activist who will lead a 24- hour...
Incoming President Donald Trump and other key Republicans who will be running Congress have been critical of the U.S. central bank and could pose a threat to its hallowed independence from political interference. In September, Trump accused Fed Chair Janet Yellen of keeping interest rates low to make President Obama look good. Representative Jeb Hensarling,...
Nov 8- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors said on Tuesday it would vote on Nov. 9 on a motion calling on California Governor Jerry Brown to continue restricting natural gas injection into Southern California Gas's Aliso Canyon storage facility. The motion asks that injection be halted until California's Public Utilities Commission completes a...
Oct 28- The court-appointed trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff's firm said on Friday he has reached a settlement with the family of late Beverly Hills money manager Stanley Chais that will provide more than $277 million to victims of Madoff's Ponzi scheme. A separate $15 million fund will pay claims by California investors, resolving litigation by that...
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation last week launching the state's Secure Choice plan- a government-sponsored retirement savings vehicle that would be offered to employees of most companies that do not have their own workplace retirement plan. California is the seventh state to enact a plan, and it will be the largest by far in the nation.
California is poised to join a handful of states that offer a retirement plan to people who don't have one at work.
California's economy is on fire but the state's finances are another story and the governor is warning of a slowdown or recession down the road.
Rental platform Airbnb and the SEIU, one of the nation's largest labor unions, are in talks for a potential alliance.
It would be America's highest state minimum wage.
California legislators and labor unions reached a tentative deal to raise the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said.
Called an "environmental disaster," it could be months before the rupture is fixed. NBC News reports.
Officials said it was likely Syed Farooq and a woman described as his fiancee were involved in the attack on a San Bernardino facility.
Governor Jerry Brown had state workers research, map and report back on any oil drilling potential for his private family land.
There were sharp decreases among uninsured people in Texas and California, but the rate among Hispanics continues to be relatively high.
California voted to end state immunization exemptions based on religious or personal beliefs, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Despite strict water restrictions, California's water parks are still wet, fairways are still green and showering at hotels is still possible.
In parched California, there's talk of measuring water use better in year four of the drought. But there's resistance.
California is adopting new drought-fighting rules, but many people in the state don't seem interested in cutting back on water use.
California has the most people and the biggest farm economy, but an epic drought is turning the two against each other.
Neeley Keeney's water delivery service is struggling to keep up with a booming demand in the drought-parched San Joaquin Valley.