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Top News & Analysis California

  • Foreclosure bank owned house

    One California city plans to use the its constitutional power of eminent domain to "seize" hundreds of mortgages from Wells Fargo and other financial institutions.

  • Clyde Berg

    The case against a Silicon Valley mogul accused of chaining his wife to a bed for two days may be dismissed if the wife fails to return to the witness stand.

  • Bottling up sunshine in the Golden State

    California is continuing its efforts to go green. The state wants to "bottle" sunlight and wind energy and put it on the grid. Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission, discusses alternative energy storage and solutions.

  • Yahoo named former eBay executive Maynard Webb as its permanent chairman. The move comes as CEO Marissa Mayer's turnaround effort hits the one-year mark.

  • Shale beating expectations

    People in Illinois do not know how much their health care will cost come October 1, and reports say energy production from fracking is rising even faster than experts predicted. Blake Zeff, Salon.com, and Republican strategist Noelle Nikpour, discuss. Also, is a law to protect children of celebrities a waste of time?

  • The housing recovery is starting to heat up so much, the "b" word—bubble—is starting to pop up in some markets. So, where are the next hot spots?

  • As speculation mounts over Tesla founder Elon Musk's Hyperloop, a Colorado company called ET3 already has investors backing its high-speed transportation tube.

  • California wildfire spans 6,000 acres

    A massive and fast moving wildfire is sweeping through Southern California. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen shows a video of the 6,000 acre fire in Banning, California.

  • Hard-hit areas are seeing a strong comeback in their housing markets—some people are even starting to utter the "B" word—bubble. Here are the Top 10 Turnaround Towns for 2013.

  • California to use 'eminent domain' to stop foreclosures: NYT

    "That seems to me to violate the Constitution," said Judd Gregg, SIFMA CEO, discussing the "Golden State's" plans to become the first nation to use "eminent domain" as a way to stop foreclosures.

  • A Boeing 787 Dreamliner being built in Everett, Wash.

    Boeing named a new chief engineer for its troubled 787 Dreamliner as part of a management shake-up in its commercial airplane division.

  • A Samsung Galaxy S4 and an Apple iPhone 5

    Samsung has taken Apple's crown as the world's most profitable mobile handset vendor, according to new research, as analysts called on Apple to release a low-cost version of the iPhone to boost its global growth.

  • Apple's CEO Tim Cook might vehemently disagree that the smartphone market has reached saturation point, but new research from Citi delivers a depressing view of smartphone uptake.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Apple reported earnings and revenue that beat analyst forecasts - but the company's Achilles heel was plain for all to see: shrinking margins and slowing China sales.

  • Detroit street scene

    A major city has now joined the "gone broke" list. Click ahead for some of the most notable examples of bankruptcies that hit U.S. towns and counties.

  • McGraw Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

    A unique bill signed into law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would allow new businesses to locate on or around college campuses in New York tax-free for 10 years.

  • The latest Lundberg Survey finds the average pump price of regular is $3.59 a gallon, midgrade is $3.77 and premium $3.91.

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    New Jersey’s standing in America's Top States for Business has declined since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010. It finishes 42nd this year.

  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

    Janet Napolitano, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will step down to lead the University of California system, NBC News confirms.

  • Chicago, Illinois

    New Hampshire, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and California fill out the list with the biggest drops in our America's Top States for Business rankings for 2013.