| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:51 PM
WASHINGTON — In the grand scheme of the $16-trillion U.S. economy, the nearly three-week government shutdown and standoff over the debt ceiling may not look like much. Analysts estimate the loss at tens of billions of dollars, and reckon that much...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Stocks burst through yet another milestone Monday as the Dow Jones industrial average climbed higher than 16,000 for the first time.
The Dow rose 50 points in early trading, as this year's powerful stock rally continued on Wall Street.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe.
But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:11 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is famous for being unpredictable.
Lawmakers and lobbyists at the Capitol say they're never quite sure whether he'll sign or veto a bill. Brown also has a penchant for showing up at their offices along with his dog...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps to stimulate the economic recovery from the Great Recession, but the tab has risen to such tremendous proportions — fast approaching $4 trillion — that some worry the central...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Home prices in the nation’s largest metro regions jumped sharply in August, posting yearly gains not seen since the last boom, according to a leading gauge.
The S&P/Case-Shiller index released Tuesday showed that home prices in 20 large U.S. metro...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:37 PM
NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase has agreed to a $13-billion settlement with the government over selling shoddy mortgage investments, ending a legal battle that signals a tougher stance against Wall Street wrongdoing.
The nation's largest bank admitted to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Corporations are increasingly spying on nonprofit groups they view as potential threats with little fear of retribution, according to a new report by a corporate watchdog group.
The large companies employ former Central Intelligence Agency, National...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:10 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's standing with global investors plummeted over the last two months amid fiscal fights and the flawed roll-out of the healthcare reform website, with just 38% of respondents in a new poll viewing him favorably.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:03 PM
The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time, a testament to investors' hope that the plodding economy can gain momentum in the coming year.
The index, a gauge of 30 of the largest American companies, jumped more than 109...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Sony Corp. will address the state of its embattled movie and television studio in a five-hour meeting for investors Thursday morning at the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot in Culver City. The company is expected to discuss planned budget cuts at the...