As the U.S. job market improves, it's also evolving, with winners and losers.
In spite of their ongoing legal battle, the Taft City Council voted unanimously to work with the state again to put prisoners in their Community Correctional Facility. The state pulled out inmates two years ago, and the city's still suing over that, but Taft officials hope a new contract will have more assurances and a lot of benefits for the city and citizens.
Lamont-based Community Recycling and Resource Recovery Inc. will continue to stay open after it was denied due process of law by Kern County officials who shut down the facility after two brothers died on the job in 2011, a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled on Friday.
Growers across California have toiled this week to protect the state's prized $2 billion a year citrus industry and other key crops such as lettuce and avocados from the cold snap that engulfed the state, dropping temperatures to levels that can damage fruit and delay the harvest of greens.
U.S. consumers increased their spending in October even though their wages and salaries barely increased, raising questions about how strong the economy will grow at the end of the year.
The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in green energy while balancing its environmental consequences.
The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge called the "death" of software patents.
Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that it will spin off its Lands' End clothing business as a separate company by distributing stock to the retailer's shareholders.
A possible World Trade Organization deal moved closer to approval Friday after a row over food subsidies was set aside following hours of global negotiations that went late into the night.
After the orange harvesting and the sun sets, the toughest part of John S. Gless' day is just beginning: a desperate fight to stave off a cold spell threatening to destroy his citrus crop.
A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate in November to a five-year low of 7 percent. The surprisingly robust job gain suggested that the economy may have begun to accelerate.
A recycling center owner was arrested Thursday for allegedly violating state and local laws.
The board that oversees California's embattled $68 billion high-speed rail project was meeting Thursday to discuss how to respond to a series of legal setbacks involving funding and environmental reviews.
The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a trend that could reverse in the current quarter and hold back growth.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled 23,000 last week to 298,000, nearly a six-year low that shows companies are laying off fewer workers.
Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
Officials say temperatures in the citrus-rich San Joaquin Valley dropped to the low 20s overnight, but it was too early to tell whether there was any crop damage.
Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose sharply this week, making home-buying slightly less affordable.
U.S. factories received fewer orders in October, as aircraft demand fell and businesses cut back on computers. The decline suggests companies were hesitant to invest during the 16-day partial government shutdown.
Concerned residents in the River Oaks subdivision spoke up this past February to oppose a 150-unit apartment complex proposed at River Run and Elkhorn Creek Lane. Eyewitness News has learned the latest plan has major changes, including the developer’s name.
Those who have heard of Neel Kashkari know him as the former U.S. Treasury official who was in charge of the bank bailout at the height of the recession.
A California citrus trade group says temperatures did not drop low enough overnight to cause any crop damage.
U.S. service sector firms grew in November at the weakest pace since June, evidence that cautious spending by consumers and businesses may be slowing growth.
Americans ramped up purchases of new homes in October after three months of soft sales, evidence that the housing recovery is improving fitfully.
The U.S. trade deficit fell in October, helped by America's energy boom that lifted overall exports to an all-time high.
General Motors says it's in Japan for the long haul despite sales of Cadillac and Chevrolet models barely surpassing 1,000 vehicles a year.
Further signs emerged Wednesday to show that the paltry economic recovery in the 17-country eurozone is losing steam.
A New Jersey energy company required by an unusual legal settlement to build an extensive network of electric car chargers throughout California has delivered just 10 percent of what it promised in the first year.
With a unanimous vote Tuesday, Kern County supervisors privatized the leadership of Kern Medical Center.
Citrus farmers in California's Central Valley made preparations Tuesday to protect their crops, as a cold front that could bring near-record low temperatures in parts of the state began moving through.
The holiday weekend was good to U.S. automakers, as sales reports indicate the auto industry is on track to beat strong numbers from a year ago.
After years in which the ease of instant communication allowed bosses to place greater demands on white-collar workers, some companies are beginning to set limits, recognizing that successful employees must be able to escape from work.
A measure of U.S. home prices rose only modestly in October, adding to signs that prices have stabilized after experiencing big gains earlier this year.