The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles - but also make it tougher for states to enact their own regulations.
Stockpiles held by U.S. businesses rose by a moderate amount in July while sales increased at the fastest pace in three months.
A divided Bakersfield City Council voted 4-3 to remove two members from the Golden Empire Transit District board of directors.
Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
In a blow to the Scottish independence campaign, top financial groups including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group say they will move their headquarters to England if Scots vote to break away from the United Kingdom.
RadioShack says it may need more capital to help complete its turnaround efforts.
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained near their lows for the year.
A top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official Wednesday rejected a federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until it can determine whether its reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will require most California employers next year to provide up to three sick days for millions of workers, a policy long-sought by labor unions but opposed by business groups.
Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered the Nevada Legislature into a special session to consider $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for electric car-maker Tesla Motors.
Stockpiles held by U.S. wholesale businesses edged up in July by the smallest amount in a year while sales rose at a healthy clip.
Not even a month after flatly rejecting a takeover bid by two Brazilian companies, Chiquita will open its books to them.
Based on what she's seeing among the bank's more than three million small business customers, Capital One's Keri Gohman is upbeat.
The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County.