U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, renewing hopes that the economy could accelerate this year.
The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in January as a rise in imports of oil and other foreign goods offset a solid increase in exports.
Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent saw his pay drop 16 percent last year as the world's biggest beverage maker failed to meet its own long-term growth targets.
Across the nation, state lawmakers and city government officials consider how to regulate emerging Web-based businesses that provide a service similar to that offered by traditional cab and limo companies, but under a distinctly different model.
The Fifth Appellate District in Fresno found in favor of the Kern County District Attorney's Office, which claimed that Internet cafes are illegal gambling organizations.
Shares of Coupons.com are close to doubling in their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
Kern High School District teachers could soon be getting a salary raise.
Kern County's January unemployment rate, which was not seasonally adjusted, was 12.3 percent. Bakersfield's unemployment rate was 8.5 percent.
Staples will shut down more than 10 percent of its stores in North American by the end of next year, the second major chain to announce the mass closing of stores this week.
Five other states on Thursday joined Missouri's effort to strike down a California law barring the sale of eggs produced by hens kept it cages that don't meet size and space requirements.
Safeway says it has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerebus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and several other supermarket chains.
A California Yellow Pages company filed a lawsuit against AT&T and its corporate partners Wednesday in a dispute over phone book advertising.
The Department of Water Resources never looked at the ecological effects of running the Kern Water Bank when the state transferred the bank to private hands in 1997, Judge Timothy Frawley ruled.
The departure of Target's chief information officer in the wake of the company's massive pre-Christmas data breach highlights the increased pressure facing executives who are charged with protecting corporate computer systems from hackers.
U.S. productivity grew at an even slower annual rate than previously thought in the final three months of last year.
Orders to U.S. factories fell in January for a second straight month but a key category that signals business investment plans rebounded. That could be an indication that businesses are becoming more confident.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels.
After years of feuding, the Oildale Mutual Water Co. and North of the River Municipal Water District decide to merge into one entity. But some say the merger was a takeover.
U.S. service companies expanded more slowly in February as hiring levels declined in a cautionary sign for the economy coming out of winter.
The logjam in lending to small businesses is showing signs of clearing. Nearly five years after the recession ended, bankers are lending more and businesses say it's easier to get loans.
A Slovakia-based company that offers paywall projects for media to earn revenue for access to their online sites has made its first foray into the U.S. with a deal to provide its services to Newsweek.
A private survey shows that U.S. companies added slightly more jobs in February than in the previous month, but harsh winter weather still weighed on hiring.
A new study shows that the top 10 global automakers amassed more than $221 billion (161 billion euros) in cash by the end of 2013 to invest in new products, strategic alliances and other growth strategies.
A fire erupted overnight at Marshalls on Ming Avenue. The fire started around 1 a.m., caused by an electrical short in a fan, according to the fire department.
There are signs of life for business construction in southwest Bakersfield. A new Chili's Grill & Bar is coming to a shopping center that's been filling in slowly. And, experts say more new businesses can draw in even more development.
Construction along Gosford Road has sparked a lot of interest from drivers. Metal plates covering the roadway are loud and even a little scary for some, but the city ensures you have little to worry about.
A Sacramento County Superior Court judge says a trial in the second phase of a lawsuit against California's high-speed rail project can go ahead.
The brewing war in Ukraine has quickly reverberated through the markets, sending stocks down and commodities up.
After years of opposing efforts to regulate medical marijuana, the League of California Cities and the California Police Chiefs Association are supporting one proposed bill aimed at doing just that.
U.S. home prices rose in January after three months of declines as a tight supply of properties likely supported prices despite slower sales.
RadioShack said it plans to close up to 1,100 stores in the U.S. and reported a wider quarterly loss after a disappointing holiday season.
Just months after stepping down as head of the nation's largest civil rights organization, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is changing his career from an East Coast political activist to a West Coast venture capitalist.
An assailant hurled black ink Tuesday at an Indian tycoon accused of multibillion-dollar fraud, shouting "he has cheated and robbed us" outside the country's highest court.