Russo's Books will close its brick-and-mortar store after the holidays. The locally owned bookseller has been in business for 24 years. Russo's has operated from The Marketplace on Ming Avenue for the last 17 years.
U.S. factories increased output in November for the fourth straight month, led by a surge in auto production. The gains show manufacturing is strengthening and could help boost economic growth at the end of the year.
U.S. workers boosted their productivity from July through September at the fastest pace since the end of 2009, adding to signs of stronger economic growth.
Distinctly unpopular among voters and a scant presence in most congressional districts, federal workers have become an easy target in the hunt for budget savings.
AIG is selling its aircraft leasing business International Lease Finance Corp. to AerCap in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $5.4 billion.
A judge in the Detroit bankruptcy case is allowing unions and pension funds to immediately appeal a critical decision to a higher court.
Iran has canceled a planned $500 million loan to Pakistan to build part of a pipeline to bring natural gas from the Islamic Republic.
When Michael Bloomberg took the oath as mayor nearly a dozen years ago, he was a political neophyte faced with a city still smoldering from a terrorist attack that crippled its economy, wounded its psyche and left a ragged scar across lower Manhattan.
The second principal in the Crisp & Cole Associates real estate fraud case will accept a plea deal. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Fresno said Friday that former Bakersfield real estate mogul David Crisp will appear at a change of plea hearing Monday, along with his wife, Jennifer Crisp. Both are among 15 defendants in the long-running case.
A state board gave approval Friday for the California High-Speed Rail Authority to start the process of seizing property through eminent domain for a $68 billion bullet train.
The owner of the Orange County Register plans a new daily newspaper in Los Angeles, the boldest step yet in an expansion across Southern California that emphasizes printed publications while others in the industry are focusing on digital.
California has long been a union stronghold, but voters in the strongly Democratic state are gradually taking a more negative view of organized labor, a poll released Friday suggested.
U.S. wholesale prices dropped in November for the third consecutive month, pushed down again by cheaper gasoline and lower home heating oil costs. But excluding volatile energy costs, inflation was mostly stable.
If the spirit of giving — or of treating yourself — has inspired you to buy a car this holiday season, you're in luck. Many local auto dealerships are overflowing with sedans, trucks and SUVs, so there are deals to be had.