ExxonMobil Corp.'s refining and chemical operations rescued the company's third-quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production.
Three firms are bidding to build the second leg of California's $68 billion high-speed rail system, which will run from Fresno to Bakersfield.
Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October - but the rise to an annual 0.4 percent offered little relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy.
After reporting disappointing quarterly sales Thursday, Starbucks said it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S starting next year.
Even though both candidates for California Senate point to the water bond as a way of showing how the two parties can come together in Sacramento, incumbent Andy Vidak and challenger Luis Chavez think they’re very far apart on other issues.
A judge on Thursday approved a debt plan by Stockton, California, one of the largest U.S. cities to declare bankruptcy, allowing it to reorganize more than $900 million in long-term debt and put more than two years of financial uncertainty behind it.
The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.
The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars is rising, and the nation's biggest candy makers have already warned of price hikes next year.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.
For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government.
Federal regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.
A casino at the center of a tribe's internal power struggle will remain closed until rival factions that operate it can settle their differences that recently erupted into an armed confrontation, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Farmers in California's Central Valley are going to court to challenge the division of water during the state's ongoing drought.
Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.
Shares of Orbital Sciences tumbled in Wednesday morning trading after the aerospace company's unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff on Tuesday evening.
The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that's improving but still isn't fully healthy and help lift inflation from unusually low levels.
Shell Midstream Partners LP is soaring in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange.
Ahead of Christmas, popular U.S. online retailer Amazon has opened three logistics centers in western Poland, completing a network that covers the European market.
A Bakersfield manufacturer was fined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for improper management of hazardous waste. Kern Steel Fabrication was fined $57,100.
California officials say they haven't seen enough progress toward ending a bitter tribal dispute to reopen the doors at a Central California casino.
Here, reporter Anthony Bailey breaks down Props 1 and 2.
U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in October, hitting a seven-year high as solid job gains raised expectations for economic growth.
U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable in the months ahead.
American Airlines and US Airways will combine their frequent flier programs early next year and, for now, still base free flights on how many miles customers fly.
Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142 nations released Tuesday.
Orders to U.S. companies for long-lasting manufactured goods fell for a second month in September, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped by the biggest amount in eight months.
The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes ticked up only slightly in September, as it remained difficult to qualify for mortgage financing.
Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around.
Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings.
The global economy has slumped. Turmoil has gripped financial markets. And the U.S. job market, despite steady gains, still isn't fully healthy. Yet when the Federal Reserve meets this week, few foresee any major policy changes.
Chiquita has sealed a deal to be acquired by two Brazilian companies for about $681 million, with the U.S.-based banana producer expected to go private by the end of this year or early next.
Russo’s Books, Bakersfield's only independent general bookstore, has opened a new office.
U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.