| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:46 PM
A federal appeals court swept aside government regulations designed to ensure equal access to the Internet, raising the prospects of higher fees for consumers and more barriers for start-ups seeking to compete online.
The decision Tuesday could allow...
| Jan 14, 2014
Imagine the Dodgers have just won the pennant and are going to play the Yankees in the World Series. But the rules have changed: All games will be played in Yankee Stadium. And there are new umpires, hired and paid by the Yankees. With rules like that,...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 6:16 PM
SACRAMENTO — Employers, especially owners of small businesses, are about to see increases in their workers' compensation insurance bills.
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones looked at the $14-billion-a-year market and advised that premium...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:31 PM
As they worked to help repair some of the damage, people in New York and New Jersey on Tuesday commemorated the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which tore a deadly and costly path through the region one year ago.
Video and photo images show how coastal...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Tony Russo had a multimillion-dollar problem.
The Republican consultant and his team had raised piles of cash to use in California politics as last November's election approached. But a wrinkle in state law meant he couldn't spend...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Small business optimism plunged in October as companies reined in their hiring plans and lowered their expectations for the future during the partial government shutdown.
The National Federation of Independent Business said its optimism index fell to...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:27 PM
It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Nearly one-third of small business owners in Los Angeles plan to hire new workers in the next year, a recent survey said.
Among the companies looking to bulk up their payrolls, 37% are planning for an increase in business, according to the 2013 Small...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:50 PM
With 1 million Californians facing cancellation of their health insurance, state officials and the insurance industry were sharply divided over President Obama's call to let consumers extend their policies.
And the state agency on the spot, California's...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:05 PM
POWELL, Wyo. — The autumn moon has taken its seat low in the evening sky as the cars arrive at Wyoming's last drive-in theater. Pokey Heny stands ready to indulge in another night of small-town sociability.
At 52, the owner of the American Dream...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:14 PM
If anyone expected President Obama to be cowed, apologetic or remorseful Monday when he answered a barrage of criticism about the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act's website—which even he admitted “stank”--they must have been very...