The gas line explosion and towering flames damaged a nearby home and injured several other people.
Grocery chain Haggen has accepted bids to make two Bakersfield stores Albertsons once again.
Tensions with China and the Paris attacks could upstage trade issues at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, being held under extra-heavy security in the Philippine capital this week.
Hotel behemoth Marriott International is becoming even larger, taking over rival chain Starwood in a $12.2 billion deal that will catapult it to become the world's largest hotelier by a wide margin.
A Pittsburgh company that enrolls more than 100,000 students at for-profit trade schools and colleges across the U.S. is not admitting wrongdoing as part of a $95.5 million settlement with the Obama administration.
Investor Warren Buffett's company sold some of its Goldman Sachs and Wal-Mart shares during the third quarter, and made several smaller changes to its stock portfolio.
Official figures show that inflation in the 19-country eurozone was 0.1 percent in the year to October, slightly higher than the initial estimate of no change.
The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency is likely to fall this week as investors worry about what the Paris terror attacks will do to consumer confidence and key parts of the global economy.
Grocer Albertsons will get 34 stores in the Haggen's bankruptcy auction.
The prices charged by farmers, manufacturers and other producers fell in October for the second straight month, fresh evidence that there is little sign of inflation in the U.S. economy.
Volkswagen's flagship brand saw global auto sales fall 5.3 percent in October in the wake of a scandal over cars equipped with software that let them cheat on U.S. diesel emissions tests.
J.C. Penney reported stronger-than-expected sales for the third-quarter, but the department store operator's failure to raise its forecast for the year appeared to add to worries that upcoming holiday shopping season could turn out to be a dud for retailers.
With $2 trillion in buyouts since January, 2015 has become the year of the megadeal. But with the Fed appearing increasingly keen on hiking rates, that party may be coming to an end. That is, unless you're in health care.
The Game of Life is known for turning events such as marriage, going to college and paying for auto insurance into moves on a board. Now, it's at the center of a different real-world experience: a lawsuit.
Local growers hope they can avoid the destruction Florida has suffered from the Asian citrus psyllid, as more of the bugs turn up around Kern County.