The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity.
U.S.-based electronics retail giant Best Buy Co. is closing its 131 Future Shop stores across Canada and will re-open 65 of them under the Best Buy banner in a bid to bolster business.
The crop set a new record for value at $1.76 billion. California's table grape growers harvested their second largest crop ever: 110 million 19-pound boxes of grapes.
Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part of a broader effort, but people standing in line for their morning java were not amused.
The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter - a 2.2 percent annual growth rate, the government said Friday - was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009.
Bad weather and rising gasoline prices pushed U.S. consumer sentiment a bit lower in March.
The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study submitted Friday.
Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally's compensation fell 5 percent to $22 million in his final year at the company, reflecting lower profits as the company invested heavily in new vehicles and plants.
As Indian companies scramble to meet a deadline to appoint women to their boards, some wealthy business owners have a solution that meets the letter if not the intention of the law: appointing their wives.
The leader of small businesses in Mexico City's historic downtown district says owners have complained of a 60 percent drop in sales during the first week of filming of the new James Bond movie, "Spectre."
Mexico's state-owned petroleum company Pemex has signed an agreement giving two investment funds a 45 percent stake in a natural gas pipeline in exchange for $900 million.
Democratic members of the California Assembly announced Thursday that they're heading to Cuba for a five-day agricultural trade mission next week as the U.S. considers easing economic restrictions against the island nation.
Three Albertsons grocery stores in Bakersfield will be converted to Haggen stores.
Nordstrom Rack opened Thursday in The Shops at River Walk off Stockdale Highway.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a second straight week, edging closer to historically low levels at the start of the spring home-buying season.
Payday lenders would face federal rules aimed at protecting low-income borrowers from being buried by fees and debts under proposals being unveiled Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that strong hiring should continue despite signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the House have found something in common. Many have issues with the Obama administration's new regulations requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi was given a pay package worth $19.1 million in 2014 after the snack-and-beverage maker said it met or beat its own financial targets for the year.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday it is investigating Lumber Liquidators Chinese-made laminate flooring following a national TV broadcast raised concerns over levels of formaldehyde.
The Kern County Economic Summit was held Wednesday at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bakersfield.
Los Angeles-based ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals has opened a satellite location in Bakersfield.
Jersey Mike's Subs will donate 100 percent of sales Wednesday to the Children's Miracle Network.
For some farmers, they can make more money selling back their water rights than trying to save their crops in this drought-stricken state.
The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in February for the third time in the past four months, while a key investment category fell for a sixth month.
Some of the most familiar names in pickles, cheese, hot dogs and other packaged foods are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced Wednesday that it plans to buy Kraft Foods in a deal to create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.
Inspired by the popular "USDA organic" label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients.
Two lawsuits filed against Kern County have been settled after a legal battle involving the Community Recycling facility in Lamont.
State lawmakers on Tuesday questioned the recent wild swings in California's gas prices and asked whether state regulators can do more to reduce market volatility.
Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products containing spinach.
The AIS Cancer Center at San Joaquin Community Hospital dedicated a consultation room Tuesday.
Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center and Dignity Health Bakersfield held a ceremony Tuesday for an expansion of the CBCC Cancer Center.